Reviews and Problems with Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War
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6 September 2013
Summary: This in-app purchase model needs to die. You spend $40 to $60 to buy the game, and it only comes with a handle of aircraft and it costs $7 to $10 to buy more aircraft and options. Avoid this junk, don't let in-app purchases be a thing.
Summary: Unbelievable sim. It's simulations like this is why I got into PC gaming in the 80's. This with a decent flight stick, a throttle system and TrackIR, and your there. For the first time since the old mech0sim 'Earthseige' This sime lets you finally get the fighter high, which is coming back to base,out of ammo, several kills under your belt, and your craft has horrific damage, which may Unbelievable sim. It's simulations like this is why I got into PC gaming in the 80's.
Summary: Most of these reviews are way out of date now, and the game has developed nicely in the meantime... It has absolutely beautiful graphics and flight models are decent. I also has an engaging career mode, and multiple maps available including the English Channel to fly submarine-hunting missions in your flying boats and seaplanes.
Summary: Flightstick required should have been painted all over the website. I read the journal of the PC Gamer pilot and thought this game sounded like fun. I was horribly wrong. The flight model is terrible, you have the owner of one of these planes in the review section telling you it is wrong because he owns the real thing and has compared the two. If real planes were this un-flyable no Flightstick required should have been painted all over the website.
Boxed Version: You Must Be Prepared for Large File Downloads
3 October 2012
Summary: This review is based upon Windows 7 (64 bit) and it is assumed these comments will apply universally to all PC users. Also, this is the first ever Review written on Amazon though the writer has many Amazon purchases over the years. Therefore,the reader can rule out a Review written by a constant complainer. I have a modest Internet service provider due to being in a rural area. The ISP has a "fair access" policy that limits downloads to, roughly, 60 Meg per hour.
Summary: I have ROF, and I am here to tell you WITHOUT A DOUBT that the Fokker Dr1 flight model is NOT accurate! And before you say "how would you know that?" , let me just say... Because I own one! I am the owner of a full size Fokker Dr1 Triplane that I have been flight testing for the past three months. Look up "vongrube" on YouTube and you can watch my flight videos.
Summary: I was immediately impressed by the well-done user interface and ease of use. The graphics are astounding, land, water, sky -- all of it. The flight model and sounds are the best I've ever seen in a flight sim. The developers seem very responsive and involved with the community. I look forward to many years of flying this wonderful sim!
Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War - Iron Cross
Richard Barchfield, Amazon
26 January 2012
Summary: I have been using Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War - Iron Cross (RoF) daily for the past six months and I have a lot of flight time on its planes. So, it is with amazement that I read some of the negative and IMHO totally uninformed and may I say stupid reviews of RoF. I believe RoF is certainly the finest flight simulator on the market. You might think that since it is WW I era and since its planes fly slower, etc.
Been Flying Sims since 1984...This is best ever!! Not for Wimps!!
25 January 2012
Summary: I've bought about ever flight sim that has been on the market since they started making them and this is the best one I've ever seen. In all these years I've noticed that flight sims come in a couple main categories... 1) Those that are for serious aircraft enthusiasts and have authentic flight model characteristics and if they are in a historic context, have accurate scenarios to fly in...
Summary: Have read the reviewers posting 1 star for this product, and they thought this was an arcadish game. Not so, its a fully realisctic WW1 SIMULATOR, mind it, the planes are fragile, no radar, no missiles, no uber guns you just point in the general direction and fire away. this is a simulator constantly updated, with single seat scouts (fighter planes), two seaters recon planes than can take pictures of the ground, bomb places, direct artillery strikes, etc.