Summary: I heard such great reviews of this game so I decided to check it out. I got my copy for $20 a little while ago but based on the reviews I though I was getting a steal I was really misinformed. The Graphics are OK but I honestly think overall but the lack of almost any Allied AI and infinite lives in campaign mode except in the challenge missions in a game claiming to be realistic is pretty bad.
Summary: If your game console is able to have a six axis controller you would think they would make use of it. I bought this as I like flight games. My problem with most of them is that useing thumb controls are a bit too touchy and (to me)don't react well with play. The first Blazing Angles game had the controls down where it was easy to fly and fly well. Since then all of them (including Blazing Angles 2) use thumb controls to manuver the plane.
Summary: This game is rubbish the fact I never received it doesn't help either I loaned it from a friend glad I did now it is absolute rubbish the planes are almost impossible to control you can't make out a word of what the co pilot/radio towers saying. Online game play? What online game play? Not one soul is ever online I wonder why that is.. Yawn.
Conclusion: I was looking forward to the relaease of this game, I was sorly disapointed! Graphices are nothing special and the game in arcade is easy beyond belief, and very predictable and repetative Who ever did the research for the aircraft wants shooting! When was an ME 262 slower than a Spitfire? And when was the P51 slugish and unresposive? I messed around in aracde mode pitching different planes against HE111's most fighters had problems keeping up with the 111's? PLEASE!
Summary: Whilst I was a huge fan of the original PC incarnation of Sturmovik I find the console version to be very lacking. The so called simulation mode seems way too sensitive to me (almost unplayable) and does nothing to add to the game play, whilst arcade seems very wooden and unrealistic. The campaign is little more than Call of Duty in the sky and could have been so much more engaging.
Summary: Configuration: I use a ps3 joystick: Thrustmaster Hotas X (rudder control on thrust ok, hat switch to look, cheap and does not work well with game, if only it was analogue). Mode: realistic and simulation. Cockpit only. Review: The game is beautiful, the best landscapes for a flight sim so far. But these issues impede my enjoyment, and game longevity: Situational awareness is poor.