Reviews and Problems with Combat Flight Simulator 2
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air war in WW 2
Jimmy D. Whitter "sundance58 AKA jimmy", Amazon
8 January 2007
Summary: this is as close as i have come in any of my WW 2 air war simulators to being realistic, you are in the cockpit and see enemy and shot your guns and acctually see them rip into the other air plane, fantastic and holds true to the microsoft flight simulator series with even more realism, i give it 5 stars and recommend if you are a combat sim collector or just player dont miss out on this buy, well worth the money and hours of fun and diffrent air craft to fly, just great...
Summary: I purchased this game as a replacement for the venerable Aces Of The Pacific. While the game is a great flight simulator and is extremely involved The combat simulator leaves a lot to be desired. With all the intricacy of the flight model it seems they left out a lot of the fighting model. Planes that I know could do an Immelman turn in combat simply cannot do that in this simulator.
Michael Jones "avid music fan and book reader", Amazon
26 September 2006
Summary: This is a very good flight sim. CFS 1 was better in the graphics area. This has a way better story line though. This had wonderful graphics too but not as great as the first combat flight simulator. Some of the complaints I have about this game are 1. Your wingmen are useless when you want them to do something 2. Even though the game is pretty long I wish it stopped at the surrender of Japan or the Americans victory 3. It is too easy to complete missions.
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: Pacific Theater
G. Weber "Chavez", Amazon
19 July 2006
Summary: This really is a great game. As a WWII buff, I really appreciate the attention to detail in the aircraft, the scenery, and the campaigns. For those that have played CFS1, this is leaps and bounds better, and in my humble opinion, it even blows CFS3 out of the water. The terrain is MUCH better (gradiated elevation instead of flat or blocky), the damage profiles on the aircraft are more realistic... I would even say that the graphics are better overall than CFS3.
Summary: I have all three Microsoft Combat Flight Simulators. This review is for Flight Sim 2: Pacific Theater. It's challenging and a lot of fun, and I think much better than CFS 1 and somewhat easier than CSF 3. Players have the choice of free flight, quick battles assuming the roles of either Japanese or American pilots with the choice of airplanes armed with a variety of weapons, or campaigns which stretch over a period of time.
Summary: As an avid flight simmer, I was really looking forward to this game, but also with a lot of doubts. The game itself is incredible; graphics are the best I have seen from any flight simulation. The concern when I first got it was, the same thing that disappointed me with FS2000, the frame rate.
Summary: First of all I must agree that this game requires a very fast computer with a good graphics card. My system is a P-3 800MHz,128 megs of ram, and a GE-FORCE 2 card. It is very important to download the detonator 3 driver from Nvidia or your game will have continuous crashes and will not even run.
Summary: ...so I guess I'll have to wait for... CFS3? maybe. Seems strange though because torpedo planes played such a big part on both sides during the air war in the Pacific. It's a pity then that a flight simulator set in that theatre of war would not have modelled even one WWII torpedo bomber. Ah well, I am just a little disappointed with unmet expectations, but so what.
Summary: First, yes this game is going to be the most demanding on your hardware, however, have no fear if you have an older system. With a P-II 333 Mhz machine, i have to sacrifice a lot of the details, yet the graphics are still spectacular! The damage effects are very impressive. Dogfighting is thrilling and fun, with the realistic graphics and sound effects.
Summary: Two words - "Open System". Microsoft has allowed this game to be have an open system architecture. This means that you can add-on other planes, missions, campaigns, scenery, effects, etc... Sure you only start out with 7 planes, but I have over 40 or so now! Including some WWI planes and even some Korean ones, including the P-86, P-80 and a Mig-15. This keeps the game interesting.