Does what the next of a series should do - improve
Peter Ostman, Amazon
1 December 2012
Summary: Like all flight sims this game is hell to set up. Only the most determined players should try. It starts right off with install problems. Activation is problematic. Then, you must set up your controllers profiles for the 300 or so game commands. Then come the bugs; those irritating little anomalies inherent in all complex applications. I played the original LOMAC, then LockOn Gold, and DCS Blackshark.
Summary: I'll start off by saying even on my old P4 desktop this game is still beautiful. However I must also say this game is not for the faint of heart to fly. If you have ever wonder what or how these planes operate in real life this flight sim is it. The controls mimic every aspect of those planes. This is not a game where you can just pick it up and start shooting or have a few controls and go to town like Wings over Europe: cold war gone hot.
Summary: This game is designed as more of a simulator (such as Flight Simulator X) not as a fast paced "arcade style" in your face aerial combat game. The controls are complex, and game play true to life. My only complaint is the game want to use my Xbox controler instead of my Saitek x52 and rudder pedals. There is no way I have found to make it not want to use the game pad instead of the control sticks, other that unplugging the game pad.
Summary: Platinum is simply lock on and flaming cliffs 2 in a combine package. great intro game for the a-10... although the learning curve for the game is nothing compaired to DCS a-10c sim game. if you are looking for the average sim player to get in the air and shoot things easily, lock on is the one. If you are looking at learning and being patient with how many times you may crash while learning, DCS a-10c is the game to get. Love both in totally diffent ways..
Summary: Lock On Platinum ... this is a two cd distribution, "lock-on", and "flaming cliffs2". the latter, is said to augment and improve the former. when installed, both seem "playable", for lack of a better term. this 'simulation' includes assets from 'russian', and 'american' aircraft inventories. as an aside.
Summary: Looking for high intensity air combat? Lock On fills the skies with lots of opportunities to test your skills as a computer based fighter pilot. Good graphics and flight control, the rest is up to you.
Conclusion: If you want to fly a range of modern-day jet fighters, this is your chance! This game is especially attractive to those that wanted to fly those awesome Russian fighters such as the Sukhoi SU-27/33 and the famous Mig-29. While the simulator is accurate to the detail, controlling the planes is fairly simply and easy to get into. The missions can be challenging and are fun. However, nothing can prepare you for an online battle.