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1.0 out of 5 stars
Do not buy if....., 8 Sept. 2009
I use a ps3 joystick: Thrustmaster Hotas X (rudder control on thrust ok, hat switch to look, cheap and does not work well with game, if only it was analogue).
Mode: realistic and simulation. Cockpit only.
The game is beautiful, the best landscapes for a flight sim so far. But these issues impede my enjoyment, and game longevity:
Situational awareness is poor. The thrustmaster hotas hat switch (or on ps3 controller, D-Pad) for looking gives a 90 degree rotation, and due the non-analogue nature you cannot view, for example, at 45 degrees and stare into the distance.
Constant screen tearing when looking around (left and right).
Limited configuration. Not possible for simulation mode flying with enemy tagging to get around the poor situation awareness.
For PC, I have il2, with rudder pedals and tracker and cougar so had expectations.
rent, or buy it for the 7 year old (for mind development and to distract from lego starwars).
wait for the PC Storm of War: BoB.
Or if the (mythical) ps3 eyetracker was used with il2:BOP...I would be happy.
Ps3 hardware and software limitations prevent good situational awareness and game immersion. It was nearly there................