Conclusion: The Wrap-up: I think I can sum this one up in 1-2 words. Incredible game! I have never been a very avid flight-sim person because it always was a tad boring to me. This game has begun to change that opinion as I found myself spending quite a few nights practicing my flying and making the ladies swoon. In a nutshell, these guys made flight-sim flying fun for those normally not skilled at taking hold on the throttle and rudders.
Summary: Crimson Skies offers players the chance to
pilot a variety of 1930's inspired aircraft through some wild missions. The
simplified control scheme allows you to jump right into the action and focus on
shooting down opposing planes. Successfully completing missions unlocks
additional craft upgrades and new missions. You can also battle against other
pilots in vicious dogfights using Xbox Live.
Excerpt: I started off my last review with a one-line summary that captured the entire flavor of the game quickly for those with short attention spans. I liked that approach so much, I'm going to try it again. Hmmm. How about: Crimson Skies - A rousing, swashbuckler adventure and an enormous, bug-ridden pain in the ass! With lines like that one, I can't understand why game companies don't hire me to write their box text.
Excerpt: Developed by: Zipper Interactive Distributed by: Microsoft Minimum System Requirements Windows 95/98, Millennium edition, Win 2000 compatible Pentium II 266 or faster 64 MB RAM Quad speed (4x) CD-ROM drive 100% Microsoft-compatible Mouse and keyboard 675 MB of available hard drive space 8MB SVGA Video Card (PCI or AGP) w\ Direct X 7.0a Super VGA, 16-bit color monitor For Multiplayer Play: 98 MB RAM 28.8 or faster modem Internet access required Da Introduction: With the...
Excerpt: Crimson Skies is a straight computer translation of the FASA board/RPG game of the same name. In the game, you take the roll of an air pirate named Nathan Zachary in an alternate 1930�s. The United States is now a fraction of its former self, having broken off into several smaller factions.
Excerpt: Crimson Skies is a breath of fresh air in a genre which is flooded with stale "me too" titles. It is a fantastic action experience packed with dames in distress, daring stunts and rousing piratical adventures.
Pros: Excellent voice acting; intriguing game universe; engrossing single player campaign; plenty of multiplayer options; fun-filled flight engine.
Cons: Horrendous load times; slightly choppy performance, even on high-end systems.