Ive been debating whether to get this for a few months, and today (rather stupidly after the Steam sale ended) I bit the bullet. Im rather sorry I left it so long, because Its one of the most engaging games ive played in some time.
Dont be deceived by its cutesy look. What you have is a game distills some of the best things about the old B17 game, removes the simulation bits and leaves you with a crew management sim. Which is actually considerably more fun than it sounds. You also end up so engaged with a crew whom you have been upgrading, its actually heartbreaking to see them all FTR. Well there is always one survivor to keep the game narrative moving, but its invariably the rookie, and it costs you and arm and a leg to kit out your crew with steel pots and winter jumpers, not to mention buying upgrades like the ventral turret (yes ME110's with 'Jazz Music' are in this game). Even the menu is a work of art, emulating the Bomber Command memorial in London in cartoon style. It is by turns deeply silly, deeply stressful and deeply moving.
Look just try it. Just be warned its addictive as crack cocaine.