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Abel29A
07-06-2005, 09:19 AM
Has anybody tried this game? (I realise it hasnt been released yet - but maybe a demo or a beta version)

http://www.gmxmedia.net/bob2/

I need a BoB fix and seeing as 1C Maddox creation is 6 months or so off could this give me a fairly good dose?

murewa
07-06-2005, 09:35 AM
It looks like a bit of an arcade, the old one was and as far as I've heard this new one isn't much different.

Though the large numbers of aircraft and flying around in a "big wing" sounds pretty cool. If you have the cash to splash around recklessly, why not?

FritzGryphon
07-06-2005, 10:09 AM
Here's some more info for it, and a forum.

http://www.shockwaveproductions.com/bob/

According to the forum, the pre-orders are due July 19.

Abel29A
07-06-2005, 10:23 AM
Yeah the whole arcade thing is worrying me a bit - thats why I was hoping some Il2 simemr had had the opportunity to try it.

I am not interested in a game that is significantly less realistic than Il2 - which means I might very well be disappointed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Oh and thanks for the forum link Fritz - I'm havingf a read as we speak.

sapre
07-06-2005, 11:00 AM
Takeoff in BoB1 was so **** difficult.
I always ended up being a crater.

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-06-2005, 11:04 AM
While I wait for BoB, I'll be playing...FB+AEP+PF!

Abel29A
07-06-2005, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by TgD Thunderbolt56:
While I wait for BoB, I'll be playing...FB+AEP+PF!

Hehe well said Thunderbolt - and yeah, I have no intentions of shelving IL2. But in my mind I can never get enough WW2 sims - as long as they offer a realistic experience that is.

NorrisMcWhirter
07-06-2005, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by Abel29A:
Has anybody tried this game? (I realise it hasnt been released yet - but maybe a demo or a beta version)

http://www.gmxmedia.net/bob2/

I need a BoB fix and seeing as 1C Maddox creation is 6 months or so off could this give me a fairly good dose?

6 months? Where did you get that idea from? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

What would have been very interesting IF BoB2 had been (is?) much better than Il-2 is to see the "fanboys" defecting from these forums faster than faeces off a shovel.

Ta,
Norris

Chivas
07-07-2005, 12:11 AM
I think any combat flight simmers should take a look at BOB2. Its not an arcade game, although I was not a big fan of the Rowans orginal BOB, it had some very good points. Shockwave should be releasing its upgrade soon, so there should be alot more screenshots and reviews to make a decision.

diomedes33
07-07-2005, 12:48 AM
To all those saying that BOB2 will be arcade; Why? Everything that I've read about the campaign, click-able cockpits, ramp starts, etc ... I was hoping it would be similiar to Falcon4 in gameplay.

The only thing that I've seen that would hint at being arcade is all the screenshots/movies emphasize external.

I'm curious why others get this impression. I haven't.

Abel29A
07-07-2005, 08:58 AM
Having read much more about BoB2 I am convinced this is going to be great. The FM/DM seems to be moddeled to a high degree of accuracy.

The reports from those having played the betas seems to be very positive.

In fact I have preordered it now and am eagerly awaiting it.

A funny thing - one of the developers talked about BoB2 and that many people would probably switch to Olegs BoB when that was released - but he obviously saw no problem in two competing titles as BoB2 offers a much more strategic approach.

He also talked about liking IL2's FM/DM and that they strove for the same amount of realism. It all seems like great stuff to me.

We Flightsimmers are looking at happy days ahead http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

carts
07-07-2005, 09:04 AM
Nowt wrong with a bit of competition http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.giflets have more quality flight sims!