First Impressions

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#1  Edited By notha

holy cow, I wasn't expecting much from a f2p microsoft flight sim game but man have I been blown away so far. the graphics are very slick, and the aircraft interiors look fantastic. it's very user friendly, especially for a flight sim. native controller support with simultaneous keyboard and mouse support for advanced commands. and the multiplayer oh man. lots of stuff to do, lots of people to chat with and i kind of got blown away when someone warned in chat that they saw a storm was coming in, and a few minutes later everybody was complaining about all the rain and windy conditions. oh and also, you can land the plane and run around on foot. i am thoroughly impressed.

what do the rest of you think?

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#2  Edited By Ravenlight

Sounds great! Is it hard to play with your broken Shift key?

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#3  Edited By notha

it's very easy to play without a shift key, as you mostly use the controller. nice way to up the grammar nazi ante though, i didnt know this was a college essay. could you not read what i said without capital letters?

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#4  Edited By WilltheMagicAsian

This game can get expensive fast, at $20 for an island and $15 for a plane, I think I would have rather payed $60 for this game.

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@WilltheMagicAsian: Or you could get this one for $30. :) http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Flight-Simulator-X-Gold-Pc/dp/B001DPZE84

I still haven't decided if this is a good thing or a bad thing, or if I ever will, but Flight seems aimed at those people who would never ever consider buying something like FSX. I don't know if this will even split that community in two, since the offerings are so different. What I do know is that I can point friends who have no interest in flight sims at Flight, and I guess that's really the best thing that could be said about that game.

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#6  Edited By mikemcn

Dude.... 8 bucks for a P-51 Mustang that doesn't even have a cockpit view is really dumb.

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#7  Edited By selbie

This is a great game...for free. I'm not sure about spending that much on just two aircraft and some extra islands.

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#8  Edited By buft

@Mikemcn said:

Dude.... 8 bucks for a P-51 Mustang that doesn't even have a cockpit view is really dumb.

are you serious? i was actually considering spending cash on that but with no cockpit, no thanks

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#9  Edited By doobie

@buft said:

@Mikemcn said:

Dude.... 8 bucks for a P-51 Mustang that doesn't even have a cockpit view is really dumb.

are you serious? i was actually considering spending cash on that but with no cockpit, no thanks

how much would you pay

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#10  Edited By mikemcn

@doobie said:

@buft said:

@Mikemcn said:

Dude.... 8 bucks for a P-51 Mustang that doesn't even have a cockpit view is really dumb.

are you serious? i was actually considering spending cash on that but with no cockpit, no thanks

how much would you pay

I think 8 bucks.

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#11  Edited By sins_of_mosin

I totally forgot about the game but I'll be sure to start the download tonight. I think it would be a fun relaxing thing to do. At least this time I won't have to buy a stick.

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#12  Edited By Edin899

Where do i download this game? Link pls

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#13  Edited By doobie

@Edin899 said:

Where do i download this game? Link pls

just type MS flight in to google. thats all i did

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#14  Edited By chilibean_3

@Ravenlight said:

Sounds great! Is it hard to play with your broken Shift key?

Well done!

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#15  Edited By ZimboDK

I like it. It's very relaxing just flying around. I'm considering buying the Hawaii DLC, though I won't pay for any planes.

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#16  Edited By butano

Played it last night for about 2 hours. Really enjoyed it. First flight sim game I've tried that didn't have the tutorial(or lack thereof) scare me away. Definitely considering getting all the islands. Have they announced any plans for helicopters?

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#17  Edited By sirdesmond

@Butano said:

Played it last night for about 2 hours. Really enjoyed it. First flight sim game I've tried that didn't have the tutorial(or lack thereof) scare me away. Definitely considering getting all the islands. Have they announced any plans for helicopters?

I don't think they have, but you can see several on the ground at a few of the airports across the Big Island so I wouldn't be surprised if they added some.

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#18  Edited By ethan_raiden

I JUST FOUND OUT THIS GAME IS NOW AVAILABLE AND THREW AWAY MY COPY OF ME3, LETS GET SOME MF'ING FLYING DONE
 
I've now calmed down a bit. How in depth is this game, all switches usable, can I have a monstrous amount of key bindings for things, how is the realism aspects of it all?

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#19  Edited By kindgineer

Huh, didn't know it was F2P. The posts here have sold me and I'm downloading it right now :) Hopefully the Micro-transactions aren't insane and are limited to just planes and other things, but that I can get the core fun from the game itself.

"The player should get the core experience from the game and when they feel that they have thoroughly enjoyed the game enough, they should feel that it is time to pay a little to the developers for their hard work. Not the other way around."

-Totalbiscuit (Paraphrased)

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#20  Edited By CzarTim

I'm an old school flight sim fan, and this game is... interesting to say the least. The fact that you can't radio towers for permission to land/take-off, the lack luster plane selection (5 if you buy everything when X had 20+??? Not to mention most of the planes aren't very interesting), no AI planes, and the inability to make waypoints on your GPS (save for missions) is a big turn-off to me.

On the other hand, I'm glad they are making the game more user friendly and approachable. A FTP model seems like it will suit this type of niche product well. Kind of like Rise of Flight. I just wish there was more depth for those who want it.

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#21  Edited By subyman

I want to like it, but it is far too limited right now. The two planes you start with are kind of lame and I don't want to spend 15 dollars a one plane. I also don't want to get stuck in the trap of paying 20 dollars for each new location. I wish they would have made a proper addition to the FS series and sold it for 60. Once you get 4-5 locations and some decent planes you are looking at 100+ dollars. No thanks.

I'll wait a year or so for a bundle to come out.

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#22  Edited By NickL

I think this game has started me down a deep dark flight simmy path.

I bought the island pack, am now considering getting this, and am looking into what other flight sims I can try.

Next comes the track IR....

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#23  Edited By selbie

@NickL said:

I think this game has started me down a deep dark flight simmy path.

I bought the island pack, am now considering getting this, and am looking into what other flight sims I can try.

Next comes the track IR....

Buying hotas sticks and track IR is officially cool now that Vinny, Drew and Dave have taken the plunge :P

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#24  Edited By eccentrix

I like this game because it has Games For Windows Live support. Because I'm the only one in the world who likes GFWL.

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#25  Edited By CzarTim

@eccentrix: At least that part is free :P

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@eccentrix said:

I like this game because it has Games For Windows Live support. Because I'm the only one in the world who likes GFWL.

O_O

Well, whatever floats your plane/boat. :P

Microsoft Flight definitely sounds interesting... I might make time to download it at some point. :D

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