Been a while since I've been active on here. I miss it, but finishing Uni sucked up all my free time, and really got me out of the habit of even
posting on ATS so I thought I'd take a minute to share a couple of games that I'm sure some of you have played.
Firstly, let me start by saying that I bought a joystick for PC. Probably the first time I've used a joystick since the last time I played on my
Amiga 600+ - it's been a while. I thought I'd start with something not totally crap, but nothing expensive either. The
Logitech Extreme 3D Pro. I instantly loved it though, and had an immediate
hunger for some games I could get stuck in to.
I ended up buying a couple of early access games. I know there's been some bad press recently what with Stomping Land looking like it's about to be
imminently pulled from steam, but I choose games from developers who I trust.
So... the first purchase I made was IL2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad. On normal settings the learning curve is
steep. On the more realistic settings however, it becomes a full-on combat flight simulator. Here's a wee video...
It is extremely hard to learn this game's flight model. Nothing will master it except time, and patience. In fully realistic mode the enemies
don't have any kind of hud maker, there is now way to find yourself on the map other than sheer navigational skills, and if you bank a turn too hard
you're plain will fall out the sky and drop to the earth.
I've only had 1 kill in multiplayer after 12 hours of game time. It's hard, but the kill was one of the most satisfying moments in my recent gaming
The game is really immersive, and you always feel very connected to your ship. Using the joystick alone you can fly, thrust, look around the cockpit,
access various systems, set targets, etc, etc. It's an open-world game (and for the older gamers among us) developed by the original creators of
Elite - a game so beyond it's time in both scope and execution, I'm surprised it hasn't been challenged.
As mentioned the scale, and feature set of this game is still incomplete. It already feels like a very well polished game though, and it's receiving
I forget to mention that the devs over at IL2 are extremely quick to respond to big issues too, having solved a login problem lots of us new players
were having since a recent patch.
So you guys... has anyone played either of these? Any potential new joystick users/buyers out there?
What a coincedence, just a few days ago I took a look at my fav combat sim I still have standing on my bookshelf. My first flight combat sim is called
Night Hawk and the second sim I ever bought is Total Air War from Digital Image Design (DID). To this day I can not find any combat sim with simular
or better graphics and game play than the DID game. But your games look promising tho..
After trying to instal the games I tried to find an other Joy-Stick on the web and arrived on
this website. If you are not familiar with this site you should certainly check it out. Even if
it was just for getting up to date with the latest stuff there is to buy. And man, this shop has some high-end toys for boys.
Something else... unfortunately I live in The Netherlands otherwise I would certainly try to get one of the ejection or ordinairy pilot seats out of
the many old warplanes the US government has stored at a plane graveyard site in Nevada .... or was it Arizona.
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I like to play games on my PC with my joy stick.
Where do I find them.
I just can't find games for my win 7.
I liked Mechwarrior and Fighters over Europe and Pacific.
There was some space games to, what was it, it started with a Tych something Gate,,,
I miss those games, mrs g. would leave me alone for hours and hours knowing that I was saving the World!!!
I have the cd's for IL2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, but it's so glitch at times.
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There a few free flight sims out there. If you want things a little more arcade, then the full-realist, or simulator battles on War Thunder are
actually pretty good. If you're after something much more simulation based, then you could try Rise of Flight, or DCS World. I believe all 3 of
those are free to play, although DCS and RoF are both a few years old now, and are fairly quiet.
Funny you mention Mech Warrior. I absolutely loved that game all those years ago. What a game. That feeling of immersion you have with your mech -
you and the machine being one. That's how I feel about Elite: Dangerous.
I might look in to Mech Warrior Online though - it's got me interested
a reply to: Thundersmurf
Thank You I'll look into those, I like that Space Citizen.
I like to Kill Things, I like to use my Joy Stick, I Hate to use a Mouse, Key Board or Game Pad.
I was always a big fan of WWII Arial Combat Games.
Have you pledged for Star Citizen? I've been dying to ask someone who has it how it actually plays just now.
I've been on their store so many times, and almost bought it. Still very tempted to make the pledge - I seriously doubt this game is going to be
anything other than fantastic.
Do you know if SC is planning on doing seamless transitions to planet surfaces like Elite has planned? I don't know why, but there's just something
really beautiful about the idea of taking off, and flying in to space.
I think this one's going to be exclusively ps4 (for the first half year or so anyway)..
I really hope everyone's heard of No Man's Sky. It's an open-world (universe). You fly between planets, and
solar systems exploring. I'm still not sure if you can see other players in the game, but I know that if you are the first one to encounter a new,
undiscovered animal/cave complex/space anomaly then it gets named after you in the online universe.
Any, let me know if you have any first-hand experience of Star Citizen
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