Why 3D Flight Simulator Games Are Better than Mario

Posted by Darcy on February 2, 2013 at 8:10 PM

The great thing about video games is that there is never a shortage of variety to choose from when you’re looking to sink your teeth into something new. Every video game enthusiast has his or her own take on what they consider to be the best type of game available.


I’ve taken the time to create a site solely dedicated to 3D Flight Simulator games and you’ve searched online and found your way to this page so obviously, we both fall into the category of video game players who appreciate the finer details of the flight simulator.


Time and time again I’ve gone back and forth with friends and colleagues about why a flight simulator is the greatest genre of game you can play but today, I thought I’d make things a little more fun and give you some insight into how our favourite game stacks up against the stiffest of video game rivals; Mario!


Here are some reasons why 3D Flight Simulator games are better than the icon, Super Mario:


No Performance Enhancing Substances Required – When you climb into the cockpit of the best flight simulator only thing that you can call upon to get you from taking off to landing safely are your own skills, reflexes and levels of concentration. The world’s most beloved plumber struggles to even go five minutes without munching on ‘shrooms in order to obtain special abilities to help him progress forward. It can’t be long now before Mario’s interviewed by Oprah.


No Time Limit – On a more serious note, I’ve never been a fan of any game – simulator or otherwise – that forces you to tear through an experience in order to beat a time limit. The beauty of a flight simulator shines through in the high level of details it provides. Magnificent machines and picturesque skylines are all a part of the flight sim experience – being able to take soak in the sights while you’re flying, time limits aside, is what makes the genre so popular.


So there are just two little teasers that you can trot out to your buddies or colleagues next time they ask you why you love flight simulator games so much. If the genre is good enough to stand up to one of the most recognizable video game characters of all time then surely they’ll have to respect that our favourite sim has more merit than they may have given it credit for!


Thanks always for reading, guys. If you want to point your friends in the direction of where to read more about 3D Flight Simulator games, you know where to direct them!




Flight Simulator Games Aren't Just For Nerds!

Posted by Darcy on January 26, 2013 at 5:15 AM

One of the most common things that I’ve been asked throughout my entire life as a fan of flight simulator’s has been what I see in them. A great deal of my friends and family – many of who are also video game lovers – have struggled to wrap their heads around what I see in the genre and why I have always gotten so incredibly excited when I heard about any new flight simulator games that were about to hit the market.

It’s a misconception that flight simulators are for nerds; this comes from the fact, I believe, that there are no (or at least, minimum) guns, no ‘storyline’ and no cut scenes. Gamers who have only ever played console titles struggle to understand the beauty that comes along with the true freedom of flying around in one of 200+ beautifully recreated aircraft.>

I’m certain you guys – actual flight simulator enthusiasts – have no doubt faced similar discussions with friends in the past. I’ve always likened a flight simulator game to something like olives or anchovies if we’re speaking in food terms.

I know that sounds like a weird analogy but before you think I’ve gone completely bananas, just hear me out!

Like those two very distinct flavours, flight simulator games take a while to get used to. They don’t boast the same ‘pick up and play’ ability that some of the easier, mind-less titles on a console do. You actually have to put in some effort to learn the controls and to hone your skills a little before you can begin to fully appreciate what you have in front of you.

I suppose some of my colleagues and friends are destined to never fully understand the appeal of the genre because they’re unlikely to give it the time and chance it needs to begin to become a flight simulator fan. That won’t stop me fighting an uphill battle though because I’ll forever stand up and tell anyone who asks that a flight simulator game isn’t reserved exclusively for nerds!

To read more about my favourite of all the flight simulator games I’ve had the pleasure of playing, visit my links/resources page now.

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