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Flight Dynamics EXCELLENT
on 1 March 2012
Many reviews seem to be comparing this to FSX and are rating on the basis of that disappointment. This is not FSX and has a totally different starting point for Flight simulation.
X-Plane 10 is far more realistic in terms of flight dynamics, weather modelling and its affect on the aircraft. If you are just looking for eye candy other than the millions of vehicles and nice lighting effects then this is not yet the sim for you, but I can see that before long, commercial add-ons will enhance the missing aspects. Many users are so used to having FSX with all the bells and whistles given by the commercial expansions like Photographic Scenery, Ground Environment, highly sophisticated add on aircraft etc, that they have forgotten the critisisms that FSX (and even FS2004)had on release. FSX scenery was considered drab and boring and only one season, the default aircraft are still a pile of rubbish, but not many people fly them as there are far more convincing aircraft available to add on. X-Plane 10 has MUCH better performance and is far smoother than FSX.
My view is I will keep this on my hard drive and wait for the expansions to come and hopefully take this to a level far in excess of what serious flight simmers hoped FSX would be. Microsoft have blown it with Flight and the way they have kicked their serious simulation community in the teeth. I will not forget that and will certainly back X-Plane as the way forwards now.