Can't Believe It Took Me This Long to Play This - Absolutely Brilliant!!
OrangeCrush "Still shooting with Film!", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I hate to admit this, but I purchased this game back in September of 2012 and I finally got around to playing it for the first time a few weeks back. Unfortunately, thats one of the downfalls of having such a massive backlog of games, games like this can easily get swallowed up and forgotten. Anyways, in the mood for a flying game, I finally decided to unwrap this baby and finally give it a spin.
Summary: Simply put, this is the best flying game I've ever played. After spending a good 10 hours on the same so far, here are my impressions The attention to detail in the lighting and the interior and the landscapes is of a very high quality, and the game looks terrific at all times, and also making it really realistic looking. The amount of planes in the game is huge. This is essential Simply put, this is the best flying game I've ever played.
Summary: WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! AFTER HOPING THAT SOME ENTHUSIAST FOR FLIGHT WOULD BRING OLD WAR BIRDS TO LIFE,WELL FOLKS THIS IS JUST ANOTHER POORLY DONE FLIGHT SIMULATOR.NONE OF THE PLANES FLY VERY WELL,THE BATTLES WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE,OR SINGLE PLAYER MODE, PROVES TO ME WHY WE SHOULDN'T TRUST THEM.ENEMY PLANES WOULD RAM YOU RATHER THAN TAKE A HIT,SOME FLEW UNDER MOUNTAINS,& THE SEA TO ESCAPE MY GUNS.THE F-2,& F-4,COULD PERFORM BETTER THAN THE F-6 WHICH WAS BUILT TO...
Electric Joe Czarnecki "Electric Joe Czarnecki", Amazon
22 July 2014
Summary: Good game. Simple, relatively realistic and enjoyable. Only flaws are the typical game "lock-out" structure of denying certain aircraft until a certain level of points and the fact that every enemy airplane and anti-aircraft gun aims at you (typical of games but not of real world operations where opposing fighter pilots and anti-aircraft gunners have a very difficult job seeing and selecting targets). "Big sky - little airplane" as we say in the business.
Summary: I got this game for my grandson. He really enjoys the airplane shooting games involving the slower moving propeller driven aircraft as opposed to the faster jet aircraft games, and such games help him with his hand eye coordination. Birds of Steel seemed to be highly recommended for its more up to date graphics and realism, factors I thought would help hold his interest.
Summary: I have been playing WWII flight sims/games almost 20 years and this is DEFINETLY the best game yet! I don't even play online yet and am enjoying hours of replay value. The number of planes available to fly (as you unlock/purchase them) is incredible!! I especially enjoy the Dynamic Campaigns as you can play virtually an infinite number of possibilities. Can't wait to get an online account and get the DLC, one of my all time favorite fighters (P-47) is included.
Summary: Like Birds of Prey before the control scheme is completely hopeless. Throttle on the right stick and flight controls on the left stick. I understand the need to operate the A,X,Y,B buttons with your right thumb, but like most people I'm right handed so I would rather at least be able to swap the sticks for controls. Next the AI is terrible. When they are friendly AI they fly all over the place shooting at nothing or crash into each other.