Helmstif[肉搏♂战神] Nov 4, 2012 @ 11:30pm
Is it an accurate sim?
I'll be honest, I'm obsessed with helicopters but the desire could only be satisfied in BF3. And I'm a student who can't afford helicopter training, so Take On seems to be the best way to go - well, it's the latest heli sim from Bohemia so it sounds pretty official.

However seems like many of you guys don't like it...and I don't wanna buy DCS Black Shark cuz I'm not very interested in military helicopter's ridiculous start-up. So, guys, is Take On a heli sim that accurately represents real helicopters? Does the game work fine with some tuning? And, if I don't have a foot pedal, will the game work for me?
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Bud Spencer Nov 5, 2012 @ 6:02am 
I purchased it three days ago, and i really like it!
A quite good story, multiplayer mode, editor and much more... It's also pretty realistic (Startup, Shutdown, Aerodynamics). Playing it with high video settings is awesome. I really enjoy this game.
Kenny Nov 13, 2012 @ 10:10am 
Can Hind helicopters do double barrel rolls 500 feet off the ground? No it isn't accurate.
Rattner219 Nov 13, 2012 @ 6:35pm 
Not everything can be simulated on a PC, c'mon Ugly. There simply aren't enough resources to cover every single aspect of a fluid and analog world. So developers try to focus on what is possible within the envelope of what the simulated vehicle is supposed to occupy. Are Hinds supposed to do barrel rolls at -any- altitude (apart from aerobatic displays)? Is this a common manuever to escape being fired upon? Is it a good way to lock on to any enemy craft with your weapons? I think not. Take On wasn't designed as an aerobatic helicopter simulator (or game ... whatever you choose to label it). As for regular flight, it covers most of the common aerodynamics ... with the exception of a few items that you shouldn't get yourself into anyway, like Vortex Ring State (you have to try on purpose to put yourself there).
JojoTheSlayer Nov 17, 2012 @ 11:13pm 
Take on Helicopters is a great go between.

Its way more realistic than say Arma 2 vanilla or BF3, but its no where near as realistic as say BlackShark. It has a bit of features like simuated wind, physics with longwire, weight etc, ground effect is kinda simulate and you can even destroy the engine with a bad start up.

Whats not as good is the handeling. What is done in the game is done within the limits of the Arma 2 engine. So acrobatics whise and flying sidewasy fast etc isnt very realistic.

If you dont want the super complexity of BlackShark, but would like a bit more than the average helicopter game then this is a good choice.

I recommend getting the bundle when its on sale.
Hind DLC is, apart from flying Hinds, lack luster. Its just a bunch of missions not linked with a story etc. Main game story is decent for a civilan helicopter game, but the ending was a little lack luster.
FSB 332 Nov 24, 2012 @ 1:23pm 
i think we need a better helicopter sims like gunship 2000 its was a good game,but take on helicopter is a acarde game i like it but why the programmer didnt give more realistic?
Arclight57 Feb 20, 2013 @ 11:54am 
My favorite Helicopter sim of all time is still Longbow-Longbow 2. A great sim based on the Cobra attack Hello. Very deep and complex. It scared off tons of people. The manual's that came with flight sim's back then were out of this world as well. (Falcon 4 comes to mind)
It was very much worth the digging in and pushing past the frustration. Once you "got it" man, talk about fun, realistic, and a real sense of accomplishment. I miss the old days of Combat Flight Sims.
Helmstif[肉搏♂战神] Feb 20, 2013 @ 6:13pm 
Nevermind I got EECh for 3 bucks on GOG :D
Rickenbacker Jan 21 @ 6:09am 
Originally posted by Arclight57:
My favorite Helicopter sim of all time is still Longbow-Longbow 2. A great sim based on the Cobra attack Hello. Very deep and complex. It scared off tons of people. The manual's that came with flight sim's back then were out of this world as well. (Falcon 4 comes to mind)
It was very much worth the digging in and pushing past the frustration. Once you "got it" man, talk about fun, realistic, and a real sense of accomplishment. I miss the old days of Combat Flight Sims.

Surely you mean the Apache? I remember having loads of fun in Longbow 2, which also included the Kiowa and the Blackhawk. Doesn't hold up today, but it was still way ahead of its time.
Atech66 Feb 4 @ 2:23pm 
somewhere in game i read " this is not intended to train anyone to fly helicopters" lol
Fabe Feb 7 @ 4:27am 
I think take on helicopters is a must for people who are into helicopters, realistic enough i think to enjoy it alot!
Piro Feb 7 @ 3:51pm 
It's realistic "feeling" on the harder difficulties, but it is not a study sim. You wouldn't be using this to study for any sort of real training, but it's close enough to have fun.
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