Note: Summary at the bottom of the review.
Ace Patrol is the first of the (currently two) Ace Patrol games. While its successor tackles WW2, this takes on WW1 where the strategy involves maneuvering your plane into the best possible position to shoot down the enemy. As you progress, nev maneuvers, planes and improvements become avaliable. The game is a casual one, but while you cannot expect much depth or complexity from it, you can expect it to be a fun pack-up-and-play game. And in all honesty, how many WW1 Air Combat TBS games are there out there? The originality of it alone deserves mention!
Another thing that should be mentioned is that your squadron will have female combat pilots. While I applaud the inclusion of female pilots on the principle of it being awesome, I am puzzled why Firaxis neglected to include an option to disable them for those that want to preserve some historical accuracy.
*Fun little TBS air-combat game.
*Includes female pilots, yay!
*Casual pick-up-and-play style.
*Lacking in depth and complexity.
*No option to turn off female pilots for those wanting historical accuracy.
*Not a lot of customization when it comes to graphics, etc.
Ace Patrol is worth its asking price, so long as you do not expect a great amount of depth, complexity or historical accuracy. That being said, it is a fun game set in a very interesting era of aviation! 5/10 -Recomended.