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4 October 2012
Summary: I thought the Apache was good. I love the flight fidelity in this new DCS Sim where you actually feel like your flying the helicopter, not for the timid. It is a robust machine and takes some time to learn to fly. Best to fly with a HOTAS set up and ruder pedals.
Summary: I purchased this game after reading some of the reviews, and I was looking for a game like Apache Longbow 2 (Janes). This is a tough simulator to learn, but once you figure out how to fly and lock your missiles it is a lot of fun. I don't try to cold start the Black Shark helicopter from scratch (there are 51 steps that have to be followed). Instead I let it self start, using a HELP key labeled for the purpose.
Summary: I really love this sim. I was looking for something deep and interesting to challenge me and my hardware. Initially I looked at the A-10 sim but then Black Shark looked like something completely new to try. There are excellent reviews here already so I will just say this is a superbly designed program and worth the effort. Just learning how to properly start the helicopter is hours of study. I can't comment on the software protection as I got mine off of Steam.
Summary: First off, let's get one thing straight: this "game" requires a LOT dedication to get the most out of it. If you are one who likes to immediately jump into a game, power it up, and see all it has to offer in the first few hours, you will be sorely disappointed with DCS Black Shark. However, if you are the type of person that finds gaming a lot more satisfying when it's required to put some serious effort into it to get the most out of it, you may want to give Black Shark...