Despite some issues, The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces has a lot to recommend it for. It will take most players a while to get used to playing the game with their hands "backwards," as it were -- a feat which could not be performed on any other system... well, until recently. It also seems strange to have the player character mute in a game with such an involved story line.
However, The Sky Crawlers is a solid flight simulator that touches on a era of planes that is largely ignored by video games as a whole. For fans looking for a solid flying game, or for something that's wholly different, this is a good bet.