Buying a New Flight Simulator and Getting the Best Value

Posted by Darcy on October 14, 2013 at 2:25 AM

When you’re buying a new flight simulator game there are a few things that you should keep your eyes peeled for in order to ensure the title you decide on is the best suited for you and your virtual aviation needs!

With such a large spike in flight simulator games that are currently available on the market these days, sorted the rubbish ones for the gems can be a little more time consuming than it once was and the margin for error is a lot higher.

To avoid the lemons altogether then you should really know what to look for when buying a new flight simulator so I thought I’d share with you some pointers to make sure that you’re headed in the right direction.

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The very first thing you need to look out for is a good, diverse line up of aircraft that’s available for you to climb into. Far too many games these days will sell you the bare bones of a title and then demand that you flesh those bones out with additional downloadable add-ons. More often than not these additional ‘packs’ and ‘updates’ are not worth the money you pay for them and really, is it too much to expect that the game we pay for these days is actually the game we get?

Unfortunately as much as we love the flight simulator genre, it is not immune from some greedy developers trying to squeeze you for every addition dollar that you have in your wallet. You should make sure that the game you decide to buy contains a sizeable amount of planes to begin with that come as standard.

To avoid getting bent over a barrel, you’re going to want to get at LEAST 100 aircraft – a mix of helicopters, planes and gliders – for your initial purchase price. This is regardless of whether or not you’re buying the base or deluxe version of the game!

Fans of flight simulator games are blessed at the moment because the large amount of choice that we have available to us means that we’re able to pick and choose the games we buy very selectively and are usually lucky to play some truly wonderful titles. Unless we’re careful, however, and follow the tips laid out in this article then there is a chance you might end up spending your money on a terrible flight sim and that, needless to say, should be avoided wherever possible.

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The Ultimate New Flight Simulator Experience

Posted by Darcy on May 3, 2013 at 7:10 AM

It should come as little surprise that one of the most popular reasons given by flight simulator fans as to why the love these types of games is because of the unrivalled, thrilling experience that they get while playing.


Several 3D Flight Simulator games are quickly reaching a point where they’re getting so vivid and realistic; it’s difficult to tear yourself away from your PC monitor at times as you feel so engrained in the virtual world you’re piloting your way through.


All you have to do is think for a moment about how a flight simulator game stirs your emotions more than most other titles and you see why they’re so popular.

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Imagine this for just a second:


You’re soaring majestically, thousands of feet in the air and you’re totally focused; you’re ‘in the zone.’


The safety of the aircraft you’re currently sitting in the cockpit of as well as the lives of all of the passengers you might have on board – depending on which aircraft you’ve opted to fly today, of course – are all in your hands.


Some people might panic when given this much responsibility but you love it; you crave it.


All of the gauges are lining up perfectly and your journey is going smoothly. You savour this moment; you make it look easy but the process of flying this enormous machine is literally sending the adrenaline coursing through your body almost as rapidly as your aircraft is moving through the skies.


It isn’t long before you have to think about touching down but a fleeting second you take a look outside the windows and realise just how spectacular the view really is; no matter where in the world you fly, it always looks amazing from the seat you’re currently sitting in.


This is similar to the feeling that I – and every person who chooses and plays a new flight simulator – feels each and every time they pull on their virtual pilot uniform.


If you haven’t played a flight simulator game yet, or if the game you’re currently playing doesn’t make you feel like this, then you’re absolutely missing out.


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New Features for a New Flight Simulator

Posted by Darcy on April 26, 2013 at 5:25 AM

It isn’t easy to find a flight simulator game that is perfect; in fact, most people would argue that the perfect game hasn’t yet been created. Some have come very, very close but as it stands, no title has received the virtual ‘10 out of 10’ score from the flight simulator community.


There is a game that comes extraordinarily close, however, and the thing that sets it apart from the rest of the back – its many, various competitors within the genre – is the huge array of features that it offers players right from the very beginning.


Some flight simulators games will give you the bare bones, especially those which are free to download or are destined to play in your browser while on a lunch break at work. They’re very basic and aren’t designed to blow your mind but instead exist to keep you entertained for a few hours here and there.


If you’re searching for a more in-depth flight simulation experience though, you’re going to have to look for a much more in-depth game.


Simply jumping into the cockpit of a few planes shouldn’t be good enough in your eyes – set the standard higher than that!


When you’re deciding on which new flight simulator games are for you, keep an eye out for these relatively new features:


• Real-Time Weather Updates – An incredibly well thought out detail that keeps you immersed and involved with your virtual flight journey more than just about any other feature.


• Reasonable PC Specs – You don’t want to have to rebuild your entire PC from scratch just to enjoy a flight; the best flight simulator has reasonable specs that mean its playable on a large variety of computers while still remaining a stunning game in terms of visuals and graphics.


• Aircraft and Airports – A handful of planes isn’t good enough anymore; if you’re looking at a flight simulator that delivers any less than 200 planes and aircraft then you’re looking at the wrong game!


• Free Updates for Life – Don’t get suckered into constantly shelling out more and more of your hard-earned money for additional planes, airports and scenery. Make sure the flight sim you buy comes with free software updates for life.

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Many new flight simulator games have a small of features that make them stand out and makes them ‘must play’ titles but very few have all of them in one.


The flight simulator I’m playing at the moment might not be ‘perfect’ but in my opinion it’s hands-down the closest thing to perfect flight simulation that I’ve ever played!


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Virtual Pilot 3D Review and Discount Offer

Posted by Darcy on February 15, 2013 at 11:50 PM

One of the great things about being a consumer in today’s video game industry is that because there is so much competition out there for your business, you’re almost always guaranteed to find what you’re looking for – be it a flight simulator game or even a console release – at a discounted rate online.


Some of these discounts are only subtle and come in the form of free postage or other little bonuses along the way but every now and then you’re also greeted with some high-quality value that makes it really difficult to purchase from anywhere else.

We’re really lucky because the Internet makes finding the best price on almost everything a breeze and that wasn’t the case not too long ago; just a few years ago finding a discounted price for the best flight simulator games for PC was near impossible and you’d usually just have to rely on catalogues or word-of-mouth to find the best bargains.


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Things are really different now, however, that sharing information online has become such a free-flowing experience. It’s great because regular video game players like all of us can get our hands on the best flight simulator games around while also keeping a fairly large chunk of our hard-earned cash where it belongs; in our pocket.


A perfect example is the discount that you can find on my Virtual Pilot 3D Review page right here on this site. Despite the fact that I do receive a commission for this product – something I’m absolutely not ashamed to admit straight up because it is genuinely a game I love and widely recommend – I’ve still put in a huge amount of effort to get across as much information about the game as possible.


If you haven’t checked it out yet you should really take a minute to visit the page and check out what I’m talking about. A discount is a fantastic thing (especially when it’s like this one that saves you more than 70% of the original price - which works out to you saving up to $165!,) but it is when you couple that discount with some really detailed insight on the game in question that readers truly benefit from that particular offer.


I aim to offer insight and genuine information first and foremost on a gaming genre I adore. If you save 70% and I make a commission in the process then I struggle to think there would be many out there in the wide world of flight simulator fans who could see that as anything other than a true win-win situation.



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