Reviews and Problems with Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War
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C. Bremmer, Amazon
27 January 2012
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: This game is also a SIM, you can make it easier through settings but in the end it is tailored for a more mature and skillful audience. This game seperates the men from the boys and the stick jockies from the armchair pilots... I dont know which one is the compliment in the second comparison though...!
Summary: This game is amazing! Graphic are insane! Took awhile to learn the controls and figured how to fly, but I got right on it. I've been playing IL2 for awhile, and it wasn't until recent my friends have been bothering me to buy this game. Lots of fun, plane moves almost exactly like the real deal. Make sure you have a joystick for your Computer!
Beautiful, visceral experience, Great tech support
28 April 2011
Summary: I love this game. It's the best and most fun sim I have ever played. I'm no pilot and have a lot to learn, but you feel like you are there in this program in a way I have not experienced in another flight sim yet, including IL2 Sturmovich, which I still love, though the graphics and physics modeling don't hold a candle to Rise of Flight. But what convinced me to write this review was their phenomenal customer support. My computer died recently due to a bad power supply.
Summary: While it is true that this game had rough edges in it's earlier days, it has come a long way. The constant development is more akin to a MMO game like Aces High, or Warbirds. The benefit here is you don't have the monthly subscription. However, you do have the "option" of purchasing more planes. The nice part is you can purchase only the ones you want, and they do occasionally offer large discounts. Also, the game can request a lot of resources from your computer.
Summary: I bought RoF early on, way before the Iron Cross Edition. Despite it being full of bugs I fell in love immediately with the atmosphere of the game and the feeling of flying those WWI machines. As time went by the dedicated dev team released a new patch evey month, and managed to hunt down all those nasty bugs. So here are a few things you must know: Online requirement: yes, it's there.
Summary: To make it short, i am not a newbie with flight sims, indeed i think i must have played all and then some. I will boil this down to WW1 sims. The last great commercial WW1 game or simulator was Sierra's (or better Dynamix') "RedBaron2 3d", which is more than 15 years old, but still "flown" by some. Patches and complete rewrites of the original game have made this a phantastic sim, but it is showing its age.
Summary: Rise of Flight is a great flight sim and probably the best WWI sim since Red Baron. The graphics are exceptional and the planes are depicted in amazing detail. While I'm no expert on the flight characteristics of WWI aircraft, the planes in Rise of Flight handle like the books suggest they should - the rotaries have serious torque, the triplanes climb nicely, and Camel is a spin waiting to happen.