Tech-Gaming writes: "Many veteran gamers are familiar with the dreadful legacy of the licensed game- few interactive adaptations reach the potential implied by their source material. In anticipation of a preview build of The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces, I watched the game's celluloid inspiration. The anime proved to be an unconventional choice for a video game. The film was especially emotive, and had a spare amount of action. Moreover, the movie's message was decidedly anti-war- I felt guilty watching the fleeting moments of aerial combat."