Might work out good if there was a Windows Phone 7 version. Oh wait, its the FSX engine which is too bloated & no one bought a windows phone. Poor Microsoft. Seriously, this is AWFUL. Microsoft wasted our time.
I just installed FLIGHT as it was released last night to beta testers. I've flown it now for about 4 hours. At first you are forced to complete 2 missions in the ICON A5. These are very short ,very simple. Not very impressive. After completing these mission, the option to do Free Flights finally appears. You can choose starting locations, very basic weather & time options. Locations are limited to Hawaii. However, its only ONE island in Hawaii, you have to buy the remaining Hawaiian islands. Overall, its extremely dumbed down. It plays better on a Xbox360 controller than my 1000bux controls. Visuals are slightly better than FSX, not much to write home about. The autogen shadowing is nice. But, many features from FSX are missing. Theres NO AI traffic, No Jets, No Helicopters, No road traffic, No water reflections. No backwards compatibility & worst of all, No Addons from quality guys like Orbx PMDG. Its a Ipad game at best. I'm very disappointed. After 4 hours, I'm bored of it.
Shame... This is what happens when money becomes more important than a passion. But - creating a passion brings money back, so in my opinion X-Plane 10 has now a unique chance to be the first. Especially if they come out with a simple software to convert FSX sceneries. Stanislaw
Well someone just blew their NDA...
I'm not quite sure what MS is trying to do. It's certainly not a sim and as a free-to-play "Freemium" game it looks rather pale in comparison to its closest competitor, World of Warplanes. MS Flight look destined to fail.