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This means that you have to decide from the beginning if you want a game or a simulator because there is a big difference between the two.
A flight GAME must not be confused with a flight SIMULATOR.
A game must be very user friendly so even the most novice players can easily master it. The controls are simplified, the player usually follows a linear storyline, the graphics are usually exaggerated and the overall feel of the plane is just to “unreal” for flight simulators enthusiasts.
So because a flight game must focus on so many aspects besides the feel and look of the airplanes and helicopters, a true flight simulator enthusiast can’t fully enjoy it.
In the past this was not a very good thing because even the best flight simulators looked horrible, the maps and the sky were just big pixels, there were no 3d objects on the maps and the exterior physics of the planes didn’t look to good and the overall interface was anything but user friendly.
Because of the rapid technological evolution in computers and science, now the best flight simulators that are available to the public, feel very realistic ,look good and are much more user friendly.
Lately the Internet became flooded with all kinds of gimmicky games witch are more arcade than Super Mario.
The flight simulator we are suggesting still has some dings and dents and it also requires some getting used to, but once you do, you won’t be able to play any other aircraft game that is claims to be a simulator.
This refers to how accurate the controls and feel of the aircraft is, this is actually the main factor you need to consider when you want to decide which is the best flight simulator. This rating also includes the look of the aircrafts.
It takes a bit of getting used to the controls, but after a while, a hardcore flight simulator enthusiast will notice the effort the developers have put in the realism and feel of the aircrafts.
This flight simulator provides the most accurate flight experience of all the flight simulators we have tested, jumbo jets don’t feel like stunt planes anymore and every aircraft handles different.
There might be better flight simulators out there, but I doubt mere mortals like us have access to them.
Over 200 aircrafts, enough said…
But no, that’s not enough said. The aircrafts don’t feel the same, they look good and have individual handling characteristics. The cockpits look very realistic, and the aircraft physics are great.
This is the overall graphics quality and effects of the environment, NOT of the aircraft itself because this is rated by the “aircraft feel”.
While not as good in this department as Microsoft’s flight simulator in some parts of the map world, it’s quite a lot nicer looking in others and it doesn’t require NASA computing power to enjoy it without lagging.
Of course some parts still look flat from very low flying but even if that sometimes is the case, the map’s detail is still great.
Graphic details also depend on your computer’s hardware so, for example, even if you are playing the same game it will look very different on a high end gaming computer and on a mediocre “it will do” type of computer.
This is the second factor that the best flight simulator must focus on.
After the “aircraft feel”, this refers to the map size and how accurate the map is to the world. This also includes the number of airports in the game and how customizable the game is.
This is probably the best feature of this flying simulator, it successfully combines the planet’s actual map with how it looks from a plane, so you can really get immersed in the flying experience.
The developers of this game claim it has 25.000 airports, while there is no possible way to visit each and every airport in the time we had to review it, the airports seemed very well designed, offering a balance between decent graphics and playability.
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