Many people in their forties remember the first Microsoft Flight Simulator, which seemed a miracle of technology when introduced in 1983. Their latest version of Flight Simulator has new aircrafts and busier airports in a wonderfully realistic world that lets you fly anywhere in the world. |
Rich, "living world" graphics provide the gamer with real-life experience, gazing down on traffic, livestock, wild animals and water highways while flying aircraft from ultralights to sailplanes to commercial jet liners. Gone are the sterile skies, replaced by a realistic landscape where dolphins frolic in the sea below and birds soar with the pilot's incredibly detailed aircraft.
This interactive software even allows for multi-player flights from thousand of airports worldwide. Pilots can talk with air traffic controllers or even switch roles. This new version of Flight Simulator includes missions such as a airborne drag race and an air performance show but still includes search-and-rescue missions, instrument procedures and other popular features from previous editions.
A joystick, once required equipment, has become optional. Gamers can use their mouse as a yoke, the keyboard or even the Xbox 360 controller, which many people feel is more natural and makes precision control easier.
The standard edition includes aircraft, high-detail airports and cities and more than thirty structured missions. The deluxe edition has more of all those features, plus a glass panel cockpit and a tower controller.