4,312 of 4,445 people (97%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
This game is disgusting. It rarly works and most of the time sound only plays through one of your ears. You can barly do anything you read about in the description and the screenshots do not look anything like the game itself. DO NOT BUY!. It is the WarZ of plane simulators!
2,949 of 3,095 people (95%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
Rubbish game. Worst thing on steam, unplayable. Framerate issues, rubbish gameplay mechanics, screwed up HUD and graphically disgusting.
After seeing ton of people quoting specs of my PC(High end I7 with xfire 7970 and 16GB RAM) or Nerd's PC with his 64GB of Ram and other incredibly over-kill components and claiming that the developer's comment under this review, as well as many others is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, I have this to say;
The comment below isn't so much about the performance and frame rates that my rig or Nerd's rig are getting on this title, but the fact that I THOUGHT I was unable to load certain levels, which in turn made me think that the game was simply broken. When I spoke to the developer they told me that the loading times are wonky, sometimes they load fast, and sometimes they dont.
Not defending the dev here, overall this is still a crappy game which needs tons of work, but before you start talking ♥♥♥♥ about people, at least have the decency to check out what the hell is going on before doing so.
'killjoy games [developer] Posted: 23 May @ 1:25pm At first, this review was made on weak computer. Secondly I want to say you guys that this guy who recorded review did not read about game controls and that is why airplane fell down in the end.
This review was written by developer to clarify some moments.'
1. This was recorded on the highest setting. 2. That is part of the controls, you hold Y and it does that. 3. Quality doesn't change much if anything at all and FPS is just as bad when not recording.
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.
Horrible audio, controls, ui, texturing and lighting. Strange cursor lock buttons all over the place. Your mouse controls both the cursor and your view at the same time, making you look around as you're trying to click on "ui elements".
Gameplay in realistic mode makes no sense.
1. Taxi plane straight into walkway. 2. Teleport to inflight safety speach. 3. Walk around as what I assume is the flight attendant closing the already closed doors (Any flight I've been on they generally close the doors before they taxi into the walkway) 4. Teleport to the pilot's seat. "Space" to start the engines, "Y" to hover like a UFO until the plane decides to flip inverted and crash into the runway. 5. Alt-f4 to quit your bugged upside down plane and uninstall
I don't think Delta Airlines gave the devs permission to use their safety video
This game has potential to be one of the great parody "sim" games like Surgeon or Goat Simulator, but the technical issues with the controls and poor optimization ruin the experience.
That's just the icing on the cake: -There's no logical consistency between the tasks you complete in casual mode -Pressing "y" makes your plane lift up as if it was a helicopter -Selecting killjoy mode caused the the game to sieze up and crash. -There's a "Coming Soon" button, which leads me to believe that there is a mode they haven't added yet! Why didn't the developers submit this to early access instead?
Also, in Realism mode, you are treated to audio that sounds very familliar if you fly a certian airline. I haven't found anything in the game acknowledging permission from Delta to use their work.