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MK2aw
11-02-2004, 06:15 PM
I just got my Flight Journal magazine December 2004 issue (for all who might not know it is a top tier magazine regarding historical aviation).

Unlike gamespot and Hexuss, this reviewer understands the series completely. Finally a real reviewer that knows about patches and Oleg's commitment to his sims.

Here is the title of the article and an excerpt:

RAISING THE FLIGHT-SIM BAR

"With such a well established pedigree, one can be sure that the incredible flight modeling,damage modeling and stunning graphics that made FB/AEP the benchmark combat flight sim have been carried over to Pacific Fighters.

If Ubisoft follows its established practice, it's likely to continue to add more flyable aircraft with each succesive patch. Choice high quality and a beautiful Pacific island to strafe-what's not to like?"

MK2aw
11-02-2004, 06:15 PM
I just got my Flight Journal magazine December 2004 issue (for all who might not know it is a top tier magazine regarding historical aviation).

Unlike gamespot and Hexuss, this reviewer understands the series completely. Finally a real reviewer that knows about patches and Oleg's commitment to his sims.

Here is the title of the article and an excerpt:

RAISING THE FLIGHT-SIM BAR

"With such a well established pedigree, one can be sure that the incredible flight modeling,damage modeling and stunning graphics that made FB/AEP the benchmark combat flight sim have been carried over to Pacific Fighters.

If Ubisoft follows its established practice, it's likely to continue to add more flyable aircraft with each succesive patch. Choice high quality and a beautiful Pacific island to strafe-what's not to like?"

GT182
11-02-2004, 06:49 PM
Finally a smart reviewer. They do have a great magazine for historical avaition.

Old_Canuck
11-02-2004, 07:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GT182:
Finally a smart reviewer. They do have a great magazine for historical avaition. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Calling all trolls ... c'mon now are you gonna let a positive report slip through here?

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Spectre_USA
11-02-2004, 07:25 PM
Of course he is well versed in the IL-2 series, he is a BlitzPig!

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BPWingN
11-02-2004, 07:34 PM
Yessum.
He be dat.

ElAurens
11-02-2004, 08:58 PM
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CdtWeasel
11-02-2004, 09:29 PM
I dunno, I think the reviewer is a little looney, go back and see what he wrote about SWON http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Ruy Horta
11-03-2004, 12:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Old_Canuck:
Calling all trolls ... c'mon now are you gonna let a positive report slip through here? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll bite, I'll be your Troll.

He didn't review PF as is...

He reviewed PF and in said review he already mentioned the word PATCH.

He's already looking forward to future development that he cannot review, hence he's speculating...

I love FB+AEP+PF for the new a/c and carriers, but the bulk is NOT NEW, the major proportion of this product is evolutionary, we are actually discussing a glorified add on.

That is not perse a bad thing since WE ALL LOVE FB+AEP.

I simply cannot accept a review that is based on an assumption. In the financial world people are warned that success in the past does not guarantee results in the future.

Oleg may die in a car accident...
PF might have bad sales
Ubi might pull out of flight sims

All issues that could stop new patches from developing PF.

There are no guarantees when it comes to PF, period.

Anyone that reviews PF as a stand alone, with the lineage in mind, is being dishonest if he scores the product anywhere above a B.

We should stop reviewing PF on "what could be" and stick to "what is" right now.

Am I having fun with PF, yes installed together with FB+AEP.

Did I get value for money, sure, it pales compared with my overal hobbies (or RL(tm) for that matter).

Did 1C deliver as promised with their initial release, NO.

So the verdict should await those first patches.

Old_Canuck
11-03-2004, 01:02 AM
Since you outrank me, Ruy Horta, I'll just Salute! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Athosd
11-03-2004, 01:30 AM
I agree with you for the most part Ruy - but these reviews are for quite markedly different crowds.
The Nexus reviewer did as you suggest, looked at the out of box product with new buyers in mind and found a package rather below expectation. He tended to emphasis the negatives too much for my liking, but having skimmed through a few of his reviews I see he is a hard marker anyway.

The flight journal review on the other hand is aimed squarely at those who are already into the hobby, and know that flightsims take some effort to get into/configure. Who also know to expect patches and value adding content produced by the community. It might be a little too glowing a review - but would you tell someone you knew to be an old hand at flightsims that PF wasn't worth the bother?

Salute

Athos

Ruy Horta
11-03-2004, 02:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Old_Canuck:
Since you outrank me, Ruy Horta, I'll just Salute! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

But...

But...

er...

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<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">It must be said that what PF does well it does extremely well!!</span>

However I am getting very repetitive, or have been for some time now...or have always been.

Time for some reflection...

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Ruy

voidcracker
11-03-2004, 10:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CdtWeasel:
I dunno, I think the reviewer is a little looney, go back and see what he wrote about SWON http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


All BlitzPigs are...a degree of dementia is a must in order to become a BP...

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