This game is being sold BROKEN! It needs ~4gb of patches made by the fans (hats off to them) to be downloaded and installed in order to even be played. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!! DON'T Give it to UBISOFT and STEAM they are literally ripping you off! There is 0 excuses for this, UBISOFT should have known better and STEAM is in need of some serious FIXING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FIX IT! Not buying any games in protest until STEAM is fixed!
But other than that, the game is great, exactly what I thought it would be, and more, it's even more complex than older IL-2 games. The world is great, detail on the ground didn't blow me away, not when you compare it with other games on the market today, but compared to old Il-2 games much better, more realistic, just great. Lighting and shadows are so much better and so are the models. Simply put, if you like older Il-2 games you are going to like this one.....when you get used to it :) It's just a shame, it didn't deserve what Ubisoft and Steam are doing...So until that is fixed, can't recommend it.