Reviews and Problems with B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty Eighth
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Lots of practice and patience
Amazon Customer "TEXAS12", Amazon
28 December 2002
Summary: This is an excellent game, but not one that you can really jump right into. It takes a lot of playing to get used to the (MANY) controls and commands. Microprose was quite thourough and everything is pretty darn authentic. If you've got the time and patience this game is very rewarding.......one downside, no joystick calibration? or force feedback....otherwise excellent!
Summary: Things seem a bit repetitive after a while, plus I found it near impossible to hit anything in the turret gunner mode, but other than that its great the graphics are wonderfully detailed (read: need a GOOD computer), it offers some challenge, and alot of flexibility if they would add some dedicated fighter missions then it would be spectacular(I know this detracts from what its called but they added the ability to fly the fighters they should have added a few campaigns)...
Summary: I had another B-17 game some years ago. This one is significantly different. This is a real challenge! First, the instrumentation and interior graphics are very good. They could be improved by allowing the flyer to operate the flight deck controls with the mouse, but that is nitpicking. The exterior graphics are not state-of-the-art, but they are plenty good enough to really experience the game. The sound is good and realistic.
Summary: My always crashes on my Windows-XP Proffesinal. If you buy one and get it to work, it ranks in the top 5 funest flying/fighting games ever. If you have an old computer with Windows-95/98 DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! But, if you have a new PC with Windows-ME and a lot of memory it should work fine. I don't think it works on Mac.
Excerpt: In my opinion, B17 Flying Fortress is one of the best computer games to have graced the PC in recent years. The graphics are superb (assuming you've got a powerful computer!), the sound blows you away (assuming you've got good speakers!), and while the gameplay isn't exceptional, even watching the "automatic" mode is enough to keep you entertained for hours and hours.
Pros: Excellent graphics & sound, Online Community, Overall an excellent slant on the air combat sim !
Cons: No provision for multiplayer, Requires a fair deal of processing power
Excerpt: Ever wanted to be part of a legend? We all know and love the heroes who flew daytime bombing raids to free occupied Europe, and now, Microprose is giving us the chance to try it for ourselves. Outstanding! I hear all you war flight sim fans cry. Not another one!??!?! Rumbles the muffled crowds of people who just hate the boring realism and generally impossible to fly aircraft.
Pros: Superb Realism, Immersive Environment, Totally new idea
Cons: Needs a monster computer, No multiplayer Support
Excerpt: I'm not the biggest flight sim fan in the world, infact, I think they are utterly boring. B17 2 is different though, it has action in it, it has some substance. You can take control of any part of the plane at all, be it as a gunner, even as the piolt, or if your real sad, the navigator and more. So how does it play? Well much like any other flight sim, but it's alot more detailed. You can let the computer fly, and just do the shooting!
Excerpt: I waited and waited for this title to be released and i must be totally honest with you all i was not as happy with the game as i thought i would be, maybe i just had waited too long and the final release just didn't live upto the amount of extra time taken by the developers. What ever the case is i really am dissapointed that the developers decided to take out the multiplayer part of the game, this would have make the game complete for me but it was not to be.
Excerpt: Have you ever wondered what it was like to take to the skys of Europe during the dark days of World War Two. Well this is as close as you ever going to get. Micropose has got this sim right. Want to pilot a B17, then heres your chance, want to be a gunner then look no futher for its all here in a seemingly flawless game.
Excerpt: Just because a game has planes in, it doesn't automatically follow that the game in question is a flight simulation. In the case of B-17, many flight sim fans that I know liken it to a role-playing game in that rather than having to master the mechanics of keeping a giant hulk of metal aloft, the core gameplay feature centres on managing the crew, making sure they survive their tour of duty and hopefully even gain a few skills along the way.