|Posted by Darcy on February 22, 2013 at 8:10 PM|
Scenery obviously plays an enormous role in any flight simulator as not only does it set the backdrop for each and every one of your journeys, but it is also one of the most important elements in determining how involved a player gets with a particular simulator and how real the overall experience feels for you.
In short; you need realistic scenery if you want a realistic flight simulator.
Flight Simulator software has come along in leaps and bounds in the past few years with its digital modelling of locations, landscapes and backgrounds and Virtual Pilot 3D is just one really good example of what can be achieved when the developers of these games are ready and willing to use all of the tools and utilities that are available to them to inject the most reality possible.
The attention to detail that some of the best flight sim goes into is truly amazing when you consider what previous games used to look and feel like.
Real world scenery is painstakingly recreated in this simulator, so much so that even things like ground lighting in built up suburban areas as well as car headlights on major roadways are perfectly laid out and only go to further your involvement in the experience and build on that feeling that you’re actually up in the air for real.
All of that doesn’t even take into account the accurate approach lighting at all of the airports around the globe that are accessible to you or the warning tower lights that guide and protect you and your passengers.
If you’re looking for that final cherry on the top to convince you that this flight simulator is the real deal then look no further than the fact that unlike other flight simulator games, this title used 3D, real life terrain from Google Maps to achieve an ever more authentically-rich appearance.
Take a look at some of the screenshots to see for yourself. It doesn’t matter what flight sim you end up getting, just make sure that when you do purchase a title that it matches up to all of the things I’ve mentioned above because when all is said and done, realistic scenery is vital and cannot be ignored.
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