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FE_pilot
03-14-2007, 11:51 AM
After looking around on Gamestop.com I might have found the new realistic flight Sim called

Air Battles: Sky Defender for the PC.

From the looks of some of the screen shoots it looks like a remake of BOBII Wings of Victory.

If this is a realistic game like IL-2 is, i can play this until SOW:BOB comes out.

http://www.gowildhare.com/airbattles/multimedia.html

ploughman
03-14-2007, 12:26 PM
Hmmm. Don't like to prejudge, but when it says that it's designed for the novice AND has an emphasis on extreme realism, well those two birds don't generally occupy the same bush.

NAFP_supah
03-14-2007, 12:31 PM
Oh meh scripted missions, not buying that then.

BGs_Ricky
03-14-2007, 12:33 PM
On some shots the ground looks very similar to the original Rowan's BoB...

Son_Regal
03-14-2007, 12:34 PM
Here's some more info.

http://flyawaysimulation.com/article1892.html

FritzGryphon
03-14-2007, 06:33 PM
Those cockpits make original IL-2 look good. Budgetware shoot'em up.

orkan_3d
03-14-2007, 06:59 PM
Original IL2 cockpits ARE good.

Bearcat99
03-14-2007, 07:13 PM
Sky Defender?.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

I'll pass.....

Copperhead310th
03-14-2007, 07:45 PM
Realistic? Hardly. this line cught my eye in the discription. It's a dead givaway that's an arcade shootem up noob love fest.


Game Features:
Designed with the novice in mind just jump in and fly!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif
no thanks, Like BC siad, I'll pass.

T_O_A_D
03-14-2007, 08:00 PM
Just taking the Devils advocate here.

But IL2 if switched properly has the Novice in mind too Guys.

FE_pilot
03-14-2007, 08:11 PM
Well the game is a is a mix of simulation and fps.


Why go buy a game like that when IL-2 offers you both those things with the realism settings tweaked.


I only mentioned the game because it looked like BOB2 Wings of Victory. I also thought that if it was realistic i would try it.

jermin122
03-14-2007, 08:16 PM
Competition is good for us. But it's just an arcade game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

M_Gunz
03-14-2007, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by FE_pilot:
If this is a realistic game like IL-2 is, i can play this until SOW:BOB comes out.


We haven't got final patch of this series after which, and this is very important:

We will have a stable sim with time to get to know unchanging planes and handling.

Please understand that to me this is the better situation than change every few months,
I can't understand what seems to me an "it is finished, time to move on" attitude at all!

Philipscdrw
03-15-2007, 03:47 AM
Why would I want to use a WW2 sim other than FB?

trumper
03-15-2007, 03:50 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif Why the ****ging off.If you look it up you will find it is a sim based around Rowans BOB BUT it is geared up to get "new" players up in the air and enjoying flight sims .Lets be honest everyone started somewhere and it can only be good to get more youngsters involved.
I bet the average age of serious flight sim users must be mid 30 - 40 's and have a basic pre interest in WW2 aviation.
Starting from scratch ,you need to get enthusiasm to keep people interested in learning a huge steep learning curve.
Have a read of this thread,it explains it
http://shockwaveproductions.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7266 ,,oh nice to see a mod encouraging new entrants to flight simming BTW. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

BillyTheKid_22
03-15-2007, 04:07 AM
http://www.gowildhare.com/airbattles/images/wallpapers/wall04_800x600.jpg

tagTaken2
03-15-2007, 04:25 AM
The more people who get interested the better. No matter what they start on, they'll eventually find their way to this sim...

DKoor
03-15-2007, 05:00 AM
Sounds nice I wouldn't dismiss that simulation already. I'll just wait and see.
BTW am I imagining things or that Spitfires have roundel color backwards? Instead of blue-white-red dot combination, they are red-white-blue dot combination (actually a French roundel).

If I'm right, someone tell them before release http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9701/absdroundqr0.jpg

ploughman
03-15-2007, 05:14 AM
That'll be the extreme realism again.

p-11.cAce
03-15-2007, 11:24 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Chivas
03-15-2007, 12:23 PM
Nothing wrong with having an arcade sim to bring fresh souls into the combat flight sim market. They would have a better sim if they bought 1946 and played it on arcade settings.

I have no problem with Shockwave making a few extra dollars on Sky Defender to help keep them in the combat flight sim market. Although If it came right down to it I would rather Oleg got the money as he produces a better product.

jannaspookie
03-15-2007, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by DKoor:
Sounds nice I wouldn't dismiss that simulation already. I'll just wait and see.
BTW am I imagining things or that Spitfires have roundel color backwards? Instead of blue-white-red dot combination, they are red-white-blue dot combination (actually a French roundel).

If I'm right, someone tell them before release http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9701/absdroundqr0.jpg

Thats probably the orange of the explosions reflecting off the bottoms of the wings creating a sort of red shift in the colors. However, as I'm typing this I see the fuselage roundel is clearly red on the outside, so I think I'm wrong and they're stupid. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

jannaspookie
03-15-2007, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by jannaspookie:
Thats probably the orange of the explosions reflecting off the bottoms of the wings creating a sort of red shift in the colors. However, as I'm typing this I see the fuselage roundel is clearly red on the outside, so I think I'm wrong and they're stupid. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Also, why is that Spit white/grey on the upper surfaces?????