Summary: This game is for anyone who enjoys flight sims, action games doing mission for money and engrossing story lines. The graphics in this game are some of the best I've seen. Don't let the title or box art fool you, this is an action, flight sim game. You play as an air pirate in an alternate reality North America in the year 1937. The skies are the roads of the world filled with cargo zeppelins, militia fighters and of course pirates.
Summary: A while back I gave Crimson Skies 1 star for a simple reason, it was a monster on my system, it took ages to load levels and drop screens became a hard drive grinding trap, I swear it even took nearly 4 minutes just to change options or simply exit the game so why my change of tone? Simply put, RAM is the answer!
Your machine WILL crash, but you will still want to play it
Chris Cornish "firebird", Amazon
4 June 2001
Summary: I read all the bad reviews, But after downloading the demo I was hooked. I thought, maybe the full version won't crash my system every other time I play it. wrong, it did. I had the same problems everyone els did, it would just freeze and I would have to restart, basicaly, a major pain in the a**. I tried the above mentioned things (the "patch" and Direct x 8, still the same.
Summary: I bought Crimson Skies on a Friday and I played it continuously until I was forced to go back to work on Monday. I would highly recommend this game to anyone. What is so great about it? The game's storyline, centered around a group of "Air Pirates" in an alternate 1930's era Earth was very engrossing. The whole idea of flying armed prop planes and having a zeppelin as a base was great.
Summary: This game has caught my attention for a while. it is well paced and has stunning graphics if your system can run them smoothly. The only downside I've seen is that you can't choose your own mission, the game does it for you and it's always the same sequence of events.
Summary: This is one awesome game ! Beautiful graphics, very nice cloud and haze effects. Unlike FS98 or FS2000, you don't need to master your piloting skills. Very playable. But, I have a PIII 800MHz, GeForce 32M card... Slow load times, once it loads, no slowing down. On another 300 MHz machine I have, it takes 5 mins to load and has a low frame rate.
Summary: First off, I don't think this game should be rated as harshly as a lot of other reviewers have done. Yes, the load times are long, but not unbearable and I (only) have a P266 with a Voodoo 3. Those who complain about the load times in this game are going to be livid waiting for 'No One Lives Forever' to load (a great game, by the way).
Summary: and 4.5 isn't an option. I'll get to that in a bit, but about the good. Atmosphere: Amazing. While playing, you will become immersed in the world created here. The voice acting is terrific, the in flight chatter is informative (though can be repetetive at times). It's downright fun. Gameplay: Excellent. If you're looking for something to challenge you to the point where you'll tear your hair out, look somewhere else.
Hard on system resources, but still a blast to play
D. Wetzel, Amazon
1 October 2000
Summary: Once I got this installed and started a mission I thought the game had crashed. For some reason, this game has pathetically LONG load times. It seems to freeze your system, but its just going through its routine. Very frustrating at times when you are in a hurry to shut the game down, or to get into a mission. Once you get through all of that pain in the arse stuff you will find the game to be a blast. The storylines are terrifically entertaining, very original.
Summary: Flight sims? Fun? Action oriented? Campy? Wait a minute, you said "fun"!? Talk about being on target, Zipper Interactive has really nailed the fun quotient with Crimson Skies. Forget your preconceptions about flight sims being boring and tedious, overwhelming you with controls, air intake valves and flap setting. There's no fussing with landing gears here... just guns, rockets, and babes!