Excerpt: Simulation is always something I’ve been very much for. I love the feeling of actually putting myself in the same situations with the same complications faced by those who do said chosen activity in reality. I believe in most cases that the more realistic the better the experience.
Pros: In depth options menus
Cons: Poor execution, Not engaging, Frequent glitches
Excerpt: Typically simulation games pride themselves on providing exact recreations of some mechanical process which the every day person wouldn’t normally get to experience. Whether this is driving a formula one racing car, flying a 747 or, in this case piloting any number of different ships, in order to...
Excerpt: Okay, so whose stupid idea was it to add EXTREMES on the end? Straight simulators, in general, are not very exciting to anyone except sim fans, and chucking an EXTREMES on the end isn't going to help. Especially when your first Core mission can be described as EXTREMES frustration.
Excerpt: Naval wargamers often forget that there’s more to sailing than finding the right position to deliver ordnance. Underlying all maneuvers is the constant foe called by Monsarrat " The Cruel Sea." To get a feel for what handling ships is really like, turn to Vstep’s Ship Simulator Extremes .
Pros: Great range of accurate ships; many exciting and challenging missions; fantastic graphics.
Cons: Low FPS; some GUI problems; simple damage model.
Excerpt: System requirements • Operating system: Windows XP (Min. service pack 2), Windows Vista or Windows 7. 32 and 64 bits OS supported. • Processor: 3 Ghz P4 Intel or AMD equivalent processor • Memory: 2GB (Windows XP) or 3GB (Vista or Windows 7) • Hard disk space: 3.5 GB • Video: Geforce 8800GT or ATI...
Excerpt: One thing that is fun about reviewing video games is to try new products which you would never have thought about playing otherwise. It puts you face to face with new challenges, giving you a chance to sample many activities which you would probably never experience otherwise.
Summary: For as long as I can remember, my wife has wanted me to take her on a cruise. Oddly enough, I resisted. For some reason I didn't mentally or emotionally equate a cruise liner with being a boat; I viewed it more like a hotel laid on its side and set adrift on an ocean.
Excerpt: Ship Simulator is a franchise that’s been around for several years now, produced by VSTEP and published by Paradox Interactive. The latest entry to the series, Ship Simulator: Extremes, comes with a bit of new content, and a lot of old.