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Microsoft Flight Simulator - Review Thread

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Release: 18/08/2020



Video reviews

IGN - 10/10



ACG - Buy



GamingBolt - 9/10



Written reviews

Eurogamer - Essential

IGN - 10/10

VG247 - 5/5

Aus Gamers - 10/10

PC Gamer - Review in progress


 
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Ordering a hotas today.

Been looking for a couple weeks. The prices are a little silly. Normally $40 ones are $80. And the T.16000M ($90-$120) is $200+.

I'm sure its due to covid and demand, but I just got this feeling I won't play but for a day or 2. Game does look sick though....
 
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Senua

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Been looking for a couple weeks. The prices are a little silly. Normally $40 ones are $80. And the T.16000M ($90-$120) is $200+.

I'm sure its due to covid and demand, but I just got this feeling I won't play but for a day or 2. Game does look sick though....
Gamepass dude
 
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Been looking for a couple weeks. The prices are a little silly. Normally $40 ones are $80. And the T.16000M ($90-$120) is $200+.

I'm sure its due to covid and demand, but I just got this feeling I won't play but for a day or 2. Game does look sick though....

Yeh I've noticed a price increase and I'd guess it's due to increased demand because of this game.

Going for the T.16000M. Seems to be the best all rounder.
 

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It's such a shame that this can't contend for GOTY because there aren't any cut-scenes.

This game its way niche to be GOTY, as a flight sim aficionado cant wait for people used to play gears of war to take on a four hours city to city flight when most of the time you are looking at dials, i love that, but some people are expecting Ace combat, this isnt that
 

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It's such a shame that this can't contend for GOTY because there aren't any cut-scenes.

One of the most impresive looking games I have seen this entire gen. Not just in visuals, but design.
Hear, hear. It deserves GOTY just on the sheer scale of what it is trying to achieve.
There are always conversations about games that are pushing the medium forward and we have one right here.

It would be a shame if it was overlooked just because the sector of games that it belongs in are not the most popular with the masses.
 

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This game its way niche to be GOTY, as a flight sim aficionado cant wait for people used to play gears of war to take on a four hours city to city flight when most of the time you are looking at dials, i love that, but some people are expecting Ace combat, this isnt that
I dont agree. You can turn the simulation right down, pick a plane, and just go exploring the planet.
And i bet probably 80% of people will be doing just that, i know i will.

Anyway amazing reviews so far.
 

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Not as niche as you might think, non flight simmers will love to play it just to sight see the entire earth.
You could be right, I remember being surprised by the popularity of Farming Simulator in parts of the world
 
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I dont agree. You can turn the simulation right down, pick a plane, and just go exploring the planet.
And i bet probably 80% of people will be doing just that, i know i will.
Yup, four hours, I love flight sims, id been in this sutiation with a lot of people,they come and said wow that looks amazing, i want to play, sure try it,they tried and left bored, as much i will love this game, this gonma be the same
 
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It would be awesome if they made this work for the Series X even if they had to cut down the pretty stuff a bit.

We would survive just fine.
 
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Yup, four hours, I love flight sims, id been in this sutiation with a lot of people,they come and said wow that looks amazing, i want to play, sure try it,they tried and left bored, as much i will love this game, this gonma be the same
There are people that spend hours exploring Google Earth lol. I'm pretty sure this will be more desirable. I must of spent over 200 hours over the years on that old Google Earth/Google Maps browser flight game where it has that plane and you just go flying around Google Earth.
I feel this game is going to do a lot better than people think.
 
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Been looking for a couple weeks. The prices are a little silly. Normally $40 ones are $80. And the T.16000M ($90-$120) is $200+.

I'm sure its due to covid and demand, but I just got this feeling I won't play but for a day or 2. Game does look sick though....
Buy it through the Microsoft store. I had the same problem initially, but got the t1600m for 150$ From the Microsoft store and it arrived in 4 days.
 

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There are people that spend hours exploring Google Earth lol. I'm pretty sure this will be more desirable. I must of spent over 200 hours over the years on that old Google Earth/Google Maps browser flight game where it has that plane and you just go flying around Google Earth.
I feel this game is going to do a lot better than people think.
In talking about console players, and being a mass market thing, i spended hours on Google earth vr and I love it, but is still a niche thing, even the reviews talk about that, this is for people who love flight sims, and thats awesome
 

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In talking about console players, and being a mass market thing, i spended hours on Google earth vr and I love it, but is still a niche thing, even the reviews talk about that, this is for people who love flight sims, and thats awesome

I think us console players will lap this up as there is nothing like it on console currantly. It’s a nice change of pace. I guess there will be missions to do on it but a free roam mode would be great on console to
 

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In talking about console players, and being a mass market thing, i spended hours on Google earth vr and I love it, but is still a niche thing, even the reviews talk about that, this is for people who love flight sims, and thats awesome
This is my first Flight Simulator game and my hype level is huge. I bought a HOTAS. Talking to people, I think the fidelity and scale are bringing in a new fan base.
 

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Wow, 94 on metacritic, will see if it's really this good, while PC don't really have generation difference, however this could be the launch title of PC 'next gen' and a new Flight has been a game that I have been waiting for a decade. Hopefully it really is this good, this will show that MS should really focus on the PC and just let 343i and ninja theory go, they have so many awesome PC IPs and studios that can do great PC games, stop focusing on that xbox please MS, back to where you are best at, give up halo, gears of war and support flight, AOE4, AOM2, Stalker 2 and avowed. Fable 4 can be made into an awesome PC focused title as well if it's done right.
 

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The game looks like pure glory, the more I watch it the more I want it. I will wait a few months for some updates then get it for sure. The best time would be probably when I move to my new place, since new place means more space for stuff like joysticks :)
 
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