Posted: January 27
DCS happen to be "the" flight sim developers right now, and their numerous flyable aircraft offer a high degree of detail and realism that is unsurpassed in the military flight sim genre. The Ka-50 Black Shark helicopter, and the A-10 C Warthog for example, are two highly detailed aircraft that will take most budding pilots weeks to get to grips with, let alone master. Fortunately, DCS World provides a more immediate introduction to the flying module without the extremely high learning curve in say the A-10C, and with a reasonable joy stick, you'll be flying fairly quickly. There are several aircraft to pilot, including the F15, Su27, Su33, Mig 29S, and the Su25. The flight modeling is exceptional and level of world detail extremely high. I would recommend having a fairly high end PC to really enjoy the physics and visuals in the game - it is processor heavy. Ideally, you probably want to invest in a joy-stick and possibly flight pedals down the road, if you really want to immerse yourself in the art of combat flying. I've been playing for several weeks now getting to grips with the Su-27, and it's been suitably challenging, offering a lot return playability. Cranked up to full realism, and this quickly becomes a very, very challenging simulator - which of course is where a lot of the joy comes from. Be prepated to be truly immersed in the flight environment.