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dvezina1955
05-01-2006, 04:59 PM
I was wondering how good is this game. I have been thinking about buying it and was wondering if anyone would like to comment on it. I just recently bought Heroes of the Pacific and the dreaded Blazing angels or shuold I say ripoff, any comment would be great. Thanks

Bearcat99
05-01-2006, 05:25 PM
I highly recommend that you get the full version... That is... Foprgotten Battles, The Aces Expansion.. and Pacific Fighters .. there is a DVD of the entire series out.... I am not sure of the link... but dont just get Pacific Fighters... Look in the Essentials link in my sig below... hit the "Why you should merge" link at the top of that...

This is hands down the best WWII flight sim on the market..... No comparison to the two arcade games you mentioned above.... Be warned though.. it is demanding on your PC, and the learning curve is steep. if you know like a challenge.... and you want a sim experience you can grow into this is the sim for you.

Zeus-cat
05-01-2006, 06:11 PM
I fecommend it too.

In the fully merged version of the game there are 200 different aircraft you can fly. There is something for everyone: fighters, fighter-bombers, dive-bombers, level bombers and torpedo bombers. The planes range the war years too, so you can fly early or late war aircraft.

There is a huge amount of user-made content like skins, missions and campaigns. Check out airwarfare.com for some of the user-made content.

Crash_Moses
05-01-2006, 07:55 PM
In the US the complete DVD edition can be purchased from www.gogamer.com (http://www.gogamer.com) (mine came in the mail today!).

And speaking of user made content, Zeus-cat, I'm having a BLAST with "Straight Down". Better than "Wings over Waves" IMHO.

S!

Zeus-cat
05-01-2006, 09:29 PM
Crash_Moses,

I have part II of "Straight Down" more or less finished, I just need to test it and tweak it a bit. There are 19 missions in part II and it is mostly set in the Aleutians.

For a taste of the map I used in part II, try "Straight Into an Icy Hell". I used the same map and same Japanese base in that campaign, but the weather is quite a bit better than what I used in "Straight Into an Icy Hell".

Crash_Moses
05-02-2006, 06:33 AM
Roger that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Sounds like the star of the show will be the Val? I love the Val almost as much as the Dauntless (but neither as much as the PBJ).

Can't wait! S!

(sorry, dvezina. Didn't mean to hijack your thread!)

Skycat_2
05-02-2006, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by dvezina1955:
I was wondering how good is this game. I have been thinking about buying it and was wondering if anyone would like to comment on it. I just recently bought Heroes of the Pacific and the dreaded Blazing angels or shuold I say ripoff, any comment would be great. Thanks
Forgotten Battles review (http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_071a.html)
Ace Expansion Pack review (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sim/il2sturmovikfbace/review.html)
Pacific Fighters review (http://www.simhq.com/_air3/air_109a.html)
* Several new planes were included by update patches after PF. Take a look here (http://www.pacific-fighters.com/en/screenshots.php?mode=&page=3) for screens of a few of them. The G4M1 Betty was made flyable, for example, as well as were several Japanese and early USN fighters, the Mosquito, Tempest V, Do-335 and the Maachi 202/205 series.

If you're looking for a WWII air combat sim, the FB/PF series is the best total value for your money. As said, the new DVD version with the full series at the latest version is an excellent value and you can fly a wide variety of planes including single and twin engined, prop-driven fighters, multi-engined bombers and jet and rocket-powered aircraft. Some planes have multiple crew positions like machine gun turrets or authentic bombsights. You can fly dynamic compaigns (which means replayability), scripted campaigns or single missions for many nations including US Army, US Navy/Marines, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Russia, Germany, Japanese Army, Japanese Navy, Finland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, France ... there are language packs to support all of these nations. In addition you can add custom speech files and campaigns for Italy. You can land on carriers or islands in the Pacific or on concrete and grass strips in Europe. You might have missions ranging from intercepting bombers to attacking bridges and ground vehicles. You can design your own missions in the included mission builder, or just download custom packs from websites.

major_setback
05-03-2006, 05:32 AM
Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
I fecommend it too....



'Best word I've heard all day. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

dvezina1955
05-08-2006, 03:48 AM
once I have installed the game how does one play online with others?

Beirut
05-08-2006, 03:59 AM
You should only get this sim if you're interested in having hundreds of hours of WWII combat flying fun and discovering the wonderful eccentricities of dozens of different classic aircraft, all represented in spendid detail.

Otherwise it's not worth a dime. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BueJack
05-09-2006, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by dvezina1955:
once I have installed the game how does one play online with others?

This (http://games.saix.net/cgi-bin/sgsbb/ikonboard.cgi?s=9f2f7405921e965ab7be113345482d01;a ct=ST;f=150;t=39414)might help.
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Edbert
05-09-2006, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by Skycat_2:
As said, the new DVD version with the full series at the latest version is an excellent value and you can fly a wide variety of planes including single and twin engined, prop-driven fighters, multi-engined bombers and jet and rocket-powered aircraft.
Just be aware that this is NOT the latest version anymore.

Mjollnir111675
05-09-2006, 01:04 PM
Well then, if yer gonna join the darkside than ya may as well go balls deep , right?


Ok then after the above mentioned break for:

Track IR Unit,

Hotas unit.

Enjoy!

Advocate for Radio Free Pacific. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif< "Thats id channel 1942 TBF/M on yer dial!") http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif<Yee-Aghh!)

S!

"Whoever claims he has never perceived an oppressive feeling of fear has certainly never been to the front. The prerequisite for bravery is fear,just as the fear of dying and the uncertainty of what follows this earthly existence are the prerequisites for the origin and existence of every religion." Otto Carius