Reviews and Problems with Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
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Fun but not realistic
2 January 2011
Summary: My sons love to play with the flight sims so I was excited to get this for them. They are having fun with it, but are slightly disappointed that it will not allow them to crash. Who ever heard of a plane bouncing back up into the air or sinking just to end up back where you started from? Not very reallistic. The planes are cool, but the bouncing thing got it a lower rating than I would have given it otherwise.
Summary: After swearing that I'd stick with "Flight Simulator 2002" and forego upgrading it with FS2004, I had a second opportunity to fly this ship. While it's still not quite the wonder sim I thought it would be, FS2004 is a dependable performer. While I was quite happy with 2002, 2004 adds more integrated Air Traffic Control, more realistic looking GPS and pre-flight navigation.
Summary: I was flying a precision approach to Latrobe (KLBE) and to my surprise there was no airport. All the nav-aids worked fine, but there were no structural facilities. Apparently game was shipped with a corrupted BGL File. Uninstalled and reinstalled with no good results.
Summary: I got all excited when I heard the new FS was comming out, and bought it right away. First of all, the sceneries are nicely improved. The clouds are rather nice looking, the runway lights are gorgeous, the runways themselves are really lifelike, so are the taxiway markers and tha parking points at the gates. The liveries are also pretty nice. I particularlly like the new Learjet 45 Anniversary livery. The weather engine is fantastic in its premise.
Summary: While the game is very detailed and realistic, the controls are VERY difficult for even an FPS-RTS player like myself to try. For example, when you press the left arrow key to turn left no matter how sensitively you press right or left again you can NEVER fly at level or straight again, there's little excitement in it, and the constant roar of the engine is an atrocious assault on your senses.
Summary: You buy this to waste money!!!!! Buy X-Plane at X-Plane.com for the same price. Get upgradees for FREE, 100's of free add ons. It comes with 40 aircraft and scenery for the whole world. You can download hundreds of free aircraft from the internet. You can even download a plugin wich alows you to fly with REAL GLOBAL AIR TRAFFIC. Do not buy MSFS 2004, get X-Plane. The latest version is 7.41.
Summary: At first glance, this game looks and is really fun. But after so long of playing it, it really gets a little boring. Sure the features and graphics are really nice, but the game starts to seem a bit pointless when you fly your mission (which can be hours long), and absolutely nothing happens when you finish! You take off, fly, land, and hit escape to end the mission. There is no reward for the efforts of playing this game, and gets boring somewhat quickly.
Summary: As I headed to the store for fresh copy of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: Century of Flight, I was hoping for the very best experience and couldn't wait to launch it when I got back home... unfortunately, the game is somehow disappointing. It can be certainly very impressive piece of software to those without any previous experience with MSFS series, or to those who flew it in the days of MSFS version 98 or earlier.