Red Wings: Aces of the Sky
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Aces of the Sky immediately hits you with frenzied, stylized, WWI-era aerial combat, then does little to change the formula throughout its two stories. Whether you can deal with the repetitiveness depends upon how much of an arcade gamer you (and hopefully a nearby squad mate) really are.
Arguably where it stumbles most is in trying to force in diversity via the bombing missions. When Red Wings accepts its own simplicity it is brilliant. The local co-op makes for a wonderful and unexpected addition, and strong art design helps to maintain its charm for many hours. Red Wings: Aces of the Sky is no doubt destined to become a hidden gem of the Switch eShop.
If you're a fan of flying games then participating in Red Wings: Aces of the Sky's dogfights will surely keep you happy for a while.
I don’t think I would have enjoyed Red Wings: Aces of the Sky if I had played anywhere else but the Switch. Its arcade-like controls inspired by Rogue Squadron, short missions, and excellent survival mode are a perfect fit for a portable system.
At the end of the day, Red Wings is actually a good game. Is it great? Probably not, mainly for longevity reasons, but it's fun to play. It feels like a well-designed and executed WWI dogfight game and it certainly is a comfortable bit of fun on the Nintendo Switch. Will it be replacing your Flight Simulator on your PC anytime soon? No, but that's okay. It's honestly not trying to do that at all.
Red Wings: Aces of the Sky is a solid first effort by All In! Games. I hope this isn’t the end of the road for the franchise, because there’s tremendous groundwork that’s been laid here for something that could be truly special. If the developers were to flesh out the modes, further the variety in the missions, and hire actors more capable of conveying the power of the writing, we could have one of the all-time great dogfighting games ever made. Until then, Red Wings remains good, but not great.
I’ll be honest, I came into this review not expecting much. However, Red Wings: Aces of the Sky fully surpassed my expectations! This is a pure game at heart. It offers up enticing gameplay, simple but charming graphics and hours of intense aerial battles!
Play as the World War I ace, in his Sopwith Camel, taking on the Red Baron in: Red Wings – Aces of the Sky on Nintendo Switch. This review takes a look at the mechanics of the game and what to expect in the skies over Western Europe.
Red Wings: Aces of the Sky is a fairly solid dogfighting game presenting a good selection of maps, and some alright supplementary modes.
Red Wings: Aces of the Sky puts us at the controls of an airplane during the Great War. With a campaign that mixes true historical events with solid arcade gameplay, we will fly planes from both sides while facing each other in dog-face combat. The powerful starting ends up being simplified to an interesting arcade, although it aimed at much more.
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