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!
Summary: Other reviews have touched on the excellent graphics and flight/damage modeling in Rise of Flight; suffice it to say, they are among the best available in any historical flight simulator (only the recently release IL-2: Cliffs of Dover is comparable). With the addition of the new career mode (released just over a week ago as of the writing of this review), Rise of Flight has move from a good sim to a great game, the first flight sim game to truly capture, for this...
Summary: I love this game and I cant recommend it highly enough. I bought it a few weeks ago after buying Cliffs of Dover and being frustrated with that, I wanted another flight sim and remembered this one. Originally it required a constant online connection to fly but that has since been removed which is why I re-looked at it. And I am very glad I did.
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 happened to pick up Rise of Flight - Iron Cross Edition on a whim, remembering other favorite WW1 flight sims like Red Baron 3D. I was not prepared for the quality of simulation. Unlike many sims you have several different aircraft types to fly, each with it's own quirks, weaknesses and strong suits based on historical data. You can move to the side of the cockpit and look over the side, where the wind noise increases because you are no longer behind the windshield.