Posted: May 25, 2014
This is not even a bad game. It's not really a game at all. Imagine if a schoolkid was given some software a bit like Gary's Mod and they tried to "make a game" with it- that's what you have here.
For example here's how realistic mode goes:
You start off in a plane at an airport. You press space to make the plane drive forwards into a green box that is right in front of you.
Now a new level loads. You get an animated cutscene of inside the plane with some kind of voice over (no subtitles and I'm hard of hearing so dunno what it says- I think like normal 'this is your captain' and safety demonstration stuff).
Then you have control. You are walking inside the aircraft. Graphics are flickery, glitchy. The passengers are frozen, like dummies in their seats. You notice some of the aircraft doors have green blocks drawn round them. You walk up and you get an ugly UI on the screen with a button to close the door. You close all the doors. You have "solved" this level.
Now you are the aircraft again, bizarrely not on a runway but a seemingly open brown dirt plain. You press space for engines and Y to "take off". You do this. In the air you have a very weird and simple "flight model". The distance to your target is shown.
I pressed c to change view and was in the cockpit. The instruments are just static and don't do anything.
Now a new "level" loads. This time there's just crappy UI and it's showing me some kind of curved line on stars and saying you have to plot your course by the stars and draw the shape. I try with the mouse. There's no feedback or indication of whether I passed or failed.
A new level loads. Now I'm in the aircraft over water. Distance to target gets less and less. A city appears, with an airport right in front of you with a huge green box to "land" in. I fail anyway and the plane is upside down on the ground. I rotate the camera. Under the ground is the sea.
I press escape and try to restart. Now I'm in the middle of the city, can't see my plane and no keys will do anything.
THIS IS PURE GARBAGE. I'm serious. This is not like a game where some people "how can steam sell this garbage!" because the game is a bit crappy- this is really seriously, what the heck is this doing on steam because I don't even....
Be aware- there are people out there on the dev's friends list who are giving this glowing reviews and dismissing criticism. This is going to get pulled off steam it's just a matter of time. Earth Year 2066 did. This will too.