I really didn't like the setting. It's a completely personal opinion, but I really feel they made unnecessary leaps of logic that I really disagree with, and that the basics of the universe are completely flawed as a result.
This being said, I really, really like the game mechanics. The aerial combat system manages to EVOKE air combat instead of SIMULATING it, and is light, fun, and still feels like dogfight without the need of a map of figures or anything that would throw the game into a tedious sub-session of wargame.
Do you want to roleplay some Crimson Skies ? Warbirds more than delivers !
[4 of 5 Stars!]