Blue Angels Aerobic Flight Simulator – Xbox One Review
“Blue Angels fly back to the simulation games”
It`s been absolutely years since I touched a Flight Simulator game. I remember playing a number of Microsoft`s Flight Simulators that have been released over the years, and quite a bit of time did get invested into them, I won’t lie. However, over the last week or so, I`ve had the chance to get my hands on something a bit different. It`s a flight simulator, but not your average flight simulator. You won’t be flying from destination to destination. No, it`s Blue Angels Aerobic Flight Simulator. Yes, you`ve probably gathered from that it is going to involve Aerobic flying, and in simple terms, tricks and stunts. Carry on reading to find out my Xbox One Review of Blue Angels Aerobic Flight Simulator and whether it was going to be worth the investment.
Developed and published by Rortos Srl, it released last week for Xbox One. Across a range of different locations and different scenarios, the goal is quite simple. To perform a specific trick in a plane. Whether that is on your own or part of a squad of planes, your goal is to perform the trick to perfection. You can decide whether to make it incredibly easy (Which in fact is too easy and quite frankly ridiculous as it does everything for you) or make it difficult so everything is manual, so you must get everything right to perfection. There are a number of tricks for you to master and every trick/level will be ranked in terms of a star system- Meaning that you can earn up to 3 stars for a perfect performance. That is the same for every level and again, depending on what difficulty you choose will depend on how easy it ends up being. I found myself playing on the middle difficulty for most of my time, being able to have a good balance between having to work it manually and work with assists, but it`s completely down to preference. Playing a level on each difficulty might be the best way to work out.
I must say very early on I was impressed with was how smooth the game felt. For an ID game and the type of game it is feels very fluid. It`s already a great start in my book as I hate playing games that are choppy and have a poor frame rate. It can ruin a game at times, and for a game like Blue Angels to launch with a poor frame rate would have been a disaster and been rather costly early on. But, you have got a game that is very fluid and works well with it being a simulator. Early on I noticed that it was a good start.
Despite it being years since I`ve played a flight simulator game, and although Blue Angels Aerobic Flight Simulator is not your main average flight simulator, I`ve really enjoyed what I`ve played so far. Think of it as being a pilot at an air show and being able to pull off all these fantastic tricks. Loop the loops, corkscrews, twists and turns are all going to be part of your schedule, and I must say it is rather enjoyable. If you`ve got kids you might find that they`ll get some serious and good enjoyment out of it.
Just like previous Flight Simulator games I`ve played in the past, it`s not a game that is going to offer much on the graphics. When you look at the floor and what`s meant to be below it looks like something that`s been taken from a Google Earth angled view (Remember Google Earth – They were fun days) and doesn’t offer anything realistic. Of course, when you`re close up to the planes they look quite nice and detailed, but that`s where the focus has been and not on the actual environment. But that`s okay in this scenario. I don’t get expecting a full blown out 3D world in a flight simulator.
Blue Angels Aerobic Flight Simulator is a game that I`ve really enjoyed what I`ve played so far of it. The game feels very fluid and smooth (Kudos to Rortos for that) and something that is rather enjoyable, and you`ll find that kids will quite enjoy as will adults to be fair. There`s not an awful lot to it and it may feel a bit repetitive to some people, but to be honest, Flight Simulators have never been known for their range. It has made me remember why I quite enjoyed the flight simulator games, and I`d love to see Microsoft release another version on Xbox. We`ve had Farm Simulator, Goat Simulator, we`re going to get Train Simulator in some form on the Xbox in the next year, can`t we add a flight simulator to that list?
Review code supplied by Rortos Srl