Summary: I've got a shelf full of FirstClass aircraft, but this is the one I keep coming back to. If you just want to leap in to the air in a easy to master airplane, then please look elsewhere... You may need several destructive take-off attempts before making it into the blue with the trim set just right. I like putting in the effort and feeling the satisfaction of simply making a circuit around a lake and making it back to the aerodrome in one piece.
Excerpt: "My Review Of Flight Simulator 2002 Starter: I bought this game as I found it in a discount bundle pile at only £9.99. I'm glad I found this game as I really enjoy it! Installation: Installing the game was pretty easy and safe. Took around 30 minutes for me which was impressive for the flight sim range. It takes up around 1GB of your space. Game: Well the game runs off the hard drive file not the CD which is great in my view. No ...
Pros: Graphics, Game Play, Features - Must I Go On?
Summary: After previously owning a cheap flight simulator (similar to Microsofts) I found this to be an excellent way up. I'll admit, it does take someone with a bit of expierience to really 'master' the flying, but its still fun and enjoyable learning different techniques. To get the most out of the game, you really need a joystick so that the planes movments are accurate, and of course to simulate the likeness.
Summary: This bundle was great value for money. The combat flight sim itself is a great game with amazing detailed scenery and aircraft, but it was the 2 add-on's that made this game complete. As well as the WWII aircraft (including the Zepplin airship) there are many modern aircraft, for instance the new euro fighter which is great fun to fly and the RAF Tornado. This is one of those games you can play for hours and hours without getting bored.
Microsoft Flight Sim 2004 (PC): Just like the real thing
29 July 2004
Summary: When I first started up the game I expected it to be just another of the attempts at simulting fliying with limited terrain and control. How wrong I was, the choice of aircraft was extensive and varied. From antique craft of a bygone era through World War 2 up to the present day with the best known aircraft i.e Boeing 747 'Jumbo' and many variants within a type. Setting up the aircraft, flying conditions and default control settings was a task in itself.
Pros: Realistic Aircraft, Realistic Control imputs
Cons: Terrain add-ons are expensive, High spec graphics a must
Excerpt: "The simple phrase Microsoft Flight Simulator is enough to have certain individuals salivating, myself included. Sure, 2002 is no longer the latest and greatest flight sim to leave the Microsoft studios, but it is still an excellent piece of software, and the release of FS2004 has meant many shops have dropped the price of the 2002 edition to around £30. So, what does this simulator offer? In a word, lots. The game spans three disks, which should ...
Pros: Vast game, unlimited replay value
Cons: Several major landmarks from around the globe are missing
Summary: I have a hp pavilion (most idiotic pc ever created by mankind) pc with 500 mhz p3, 64mb riva TNT graphics card and 128mb of ram and I was still able to enjoy this game. Yes, I had to shut down every single program to let this game eat up my system resources, and yes it was so slow that I could practically count the frames on the screen as I flew the cesna over a night shot of las vegas. But the intensity! the magic!! woohoo! this game rules!@!@!