Reviews and Problems with Flight Simulator X - Deluxe
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Good game, but you need a powerful machine!
20 January 2012
Summary: I love this game! My uncle bought it for me when I was 8, and I have been flying for 10 years! Real world and on the sim. The only bad review I have to say about this game is if you are planning on downloading some add-ons or other stuff to expand the game, you need a powerful machine. You also need a powerful machine just to run the graphics well.
Summary: Okay, first I would like to say that I am NOT a pilot, but I am a long-time veteran of PC flight sims (not just Microsoft FS). I really enjoy this game for a number of reasons, but as with many other games, there are also several things that frustrate me. I'm quite computer savvy, so I have some experience dealing with software and other computer issues. I'll just give a few points about the good and bad of this game.
Summary: This game is very interesting. The only problem I'm having is I also have a radio panel and a switch panel. No where did it mention that an additional program is needed to marry all of the controls together. I have searched the internet and found the needed program, but after reading the comments, I know that the program is need but how reliable is the company and program?
A well-done flight simulator with some minor drawbacks.
21 December 2010
Summary: I started playing flight simulators early this past decade with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002. There has been a steady progression in both features and graphics in the Flight Simulator series. The Good: 1) Good graphics (for 2006...the graphics are still respectable in 2010), detailed instrument panels, and the physics are all top-notch. 2) Wide-range of both missions/scenarios and realism settings.
Summary: I bought the game expecting more but it would be unfair of me to say it's bad. It's definitely a good game but i didn't find myself playing it too long. If you're a fan of flight sims or you own a joystick and wish to use it, I'd recommend getting the game, But if you're unsure if you're going to enjoy it i would pass.
Summary: Works good, fairly realistic depending on settings, could have better control screens. Excellent buy for money spent. You can spend many hours practicing landings, approaches, etc. This is really not a game, but a serious training tool for people interested in becoming pilots, or for pilots to sharpen their skills.
Overall great simulator - Not so good for real pilots to practice Instrument Rating
B. Burgraff, Amazon
9 December 2009
Summary: I have a private pilots license in which I spend almost all of my time flying the 4 seat Cessna 172. The game is fairly realistic in terms of all the options you can set including weather and plane confirguations. I would highly recommend if you plan on just flying for fun, whether you are a real pilot or not. However, if you are planning on practicing to obtain your instrument pilot license, there are better products out there.
Summary: I used to own a Microsoft Flight Simulator a few years ago. This is is a later version. I enjoyed the game then and I enjoy it even more now. This game is so realistic. I believe it is more fun than actually flying a plane. You can make mistakes and crash and get up and walk away. You can try things a real pilot cannot. The scenery is authentic. The airport at Kodiak, Alaska is exactly as I remember it.