Portcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1621 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3898 times:
I've been meaning to get a quality combat sim. No, do not suggest the cheesey and unrealistic Microshaft Combat Sim. I was looking at Falcon 4.0 in particular. I've seen it's gotten excellent reviews, however it is 5+ years old.
Is it worth buying such an old sim? Are there any newer military sims that are up to par with Falcon 4.0?
GunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3879 times:
I was a die hard F4 player in the days it was released. And I must say its the greatest combat sim ever.
Even though its four or five years old it remains te best sim out there.
A few cons though. The graphics are ofcourse a little old and i think 800x600 is the max it supports.
The sim does however support a lot of thirdware party software.
Like new panels and new sceneries. You might wanna check www.f4hq.com for more info. There are also a lot of online squadrons to join, and that still play F4 all the time.
It think its a game that will never loose its grace.
Ofcourse the choice of buying the game remains totally up to yourself.
just bear in mind that the flight dynamics and the use of weapons and other systems are just great. And really accurate. there is also a good manual written by Pete Bonnani, this man is a real F16 pilot and can tell you everything there is to know about the Block 50 F16.
Hope this helps ya out a bit.
If you have any questions please ask them.
Airhead711 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3841 times:
Check out it's a new combat sim thats coming out soon.It looks like a good one to me.Also,I play Novalogic's F-22 Lightning 3 quite often.It's not the most realistic sim but the graphics are good and it is fairly easy to learn the basics.Multiplayer is always fun with plenty of open games and people to fight with.