View Full Version : i was thinking about buying pf

03-20-2005, 04:54 AM
would u suggest it? i love taking off carriers and landing on them 2 - is it fun?

03-20-2005, 05:04 AM

03-20-2005, 05:06 AM
sorry i've never bought il2 last sim i flew was european fighters i think - some cheap ww2 game

03-20-2005, 05:09 AM

03-20-2005, 05:47 AM
Go for it, its a hell of a lot better than EAW etc, the graphics are superb too........... much better all round, get PF as a stand alone http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif then if you like it, get the Forgotten battles and the AEP add on disc and reload it all as a merged version, that will give you some other planes and all of the european maps available......... but just get PF at first to see if you like ithttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif it rocks........... online is awesome, but games wise you will be a bit limited without the other 2 games in the series........ you can btw pick up the forgotten battles AEP add on disc in a set as the gold pack if you eventually go that route for about 20 uk

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03-20-2005, 05:58 AM
Buy PF!

I believe most hardcore flightsimmers on this board would agree that this is the best overall ww2 sim on the market.
And the one best online aswell.

Most have the combination or merged FB+AEP+PF and thus can fly on all theatres with all planes.
A clean install of PF gives u fewer planes and theatres.

03-20-2005, 09:14 AM
Dont just buy PF. Go to Comp USA and get the Forgotten Battles Aces Expansion GOLD pack for $29 US..... then buy PF as well. I know on the outset it may seem a tad pricey for a sim.. but the merged install is the only way to go in my opinion and also the best way to go. That way you have several fronts and a huge choice of aircraft and scenery to choose from. There are utilities around that can make you offline experience the best you have ever had in a sim. What kind of PC do you have? This sim is very demanding and is about to become e bit more demanding but it is more than worth it. In fact to me this franchise even at the full price I paid for it (IL2- $49, FB $39, AEP $39, PF $39, BOE $29) is by far the most bang for buck as far as sheer enjoyment and hours spent on any piece of software (other than my OS of course). It is still as fresh.. in fact it is even MORE fresh than the day I first installed it and booted it up.. but like I said, and opinions are like ********s.... everyone has one...... but in my humble opinion the full install is the only way to fly in this sim. Even if you dont particularly care for the Western front..... this sim is unlike any you have ever flown and it will all sem like a new and challenging venture. Good luck and welcome to our universe. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

03-20-2005, 12:23 PM
Don't buy it.

It takes years to work your way through all the planes, theatres and campaigns and you spend a fortune on controllers and things you stick on your head to earn the ridicule of your family and friends.

You also spend hours on end trawling through historical web sites learning about WWII aerial combat which you then talk about to your mates down the pub and bore them to death.

But hey! That's just my experience http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-20-2005, 12:36 PM
Well, I just did a merged install yesterday, having previously owned FB AEP. Too early to say anything conclusive, really, but some 1st impressions still:

1) Lots of cool new planes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
2) Lots of cool new locations http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
3) No bugs that I've noticed (yet?).
4) No abrupt FM changes, my favourite planes behave approx. like before.

So I'd say get it (or them, if you don't have any previous versions), do a merged install, and patch it up to v3.04m immediately. Sure is one cool combat sim environment, that much is definite http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

The only gripe I've got is the price. 40 fokkin' Euros _IS_ bloody steep, isn't it?

03-20-2005, 12:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>...which you then talk about to your mates down the pub and bore them to death. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Story of my last 3 months & before that it was FS200x & DC-3s for couple of years! Small miracle I still _have_ friends, actually...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>But hey! That's just my experience http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

...but when yer right yer right, right?

03-20-2005, 12:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by digitalDOC:
would u suggest it? i love taking off carriers and landing on them 2 - is it fun? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Landing on carriers is an interesting and challenging task because the carriers actually pitch and roll as well as move forward. In addition, while not every historically important carrier is modeled, there are several in the sim and they each have a distinctive look. If your primary use of the game will be carrier take-offs and landings, then I think you'll enjoy the experience.

The planes are beautifully rendered with 3D cockpits that you can use your mouse to look around in. Damage appears on your plane when you are hit, unlike in European Air War which may have been the 'cheap WWII sim' you played. The gameplay is somewhat similar to EAW however, especially in the radio commands and in the way the AI behaves.

As a game PF isn't perfect, especially if you are a hardnose on historic accuracy in campaigns; some important planes, ships and areas of operations are missing. PF continutes the IL-2 specialty of short-range, low-level dogfights and ground strike action; my personal opinion is that the earlier "Forgotten Battles" is better suited to this style of gameplay and FB's maps also look better. Multi-player overcomes some of the unevenness of fighting style and peculiarities of the AI planes that you will find in single-player gameplay.

In conclusion, if you like carrier operations and WWII naval aircraft, then I think you'll enjoy the look and feel of Pacific Fighters and will have plenty of fun doing the carrier landings. Offline play is somewhat disappointing if not patently controversial, especially if you are looking for historic accuracy or you were used to "Forgotten Battles," but the campaigns are playable otherwise and you can easily build or download your own scripted missions. Multiplayer is popular but the FB/AEP+PF 'merged' version of the series seems to be the favored option.

03-20-2005, 12:50 PM
thnaks for all the input guys im off to buy pf