B-17 Flying Fortress, an Excellent game

User Rating: 9.8 | B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! PC
Firstly I would like to say that anyone who complains about boredom obviously doesn't play many sims. Sims are very slow paced games but in my opinion more fun, challenging, and worthwhile than an overly flashy and violent arcade style shooter. I would also say this isn't only a flight sim. It is a combo of all the positions of the bomber, crew management, and also managing an entire squadron. I don't care about graphics if their decent and in this game they are amazing for when it game out and quite good now. The game is very stable and fun. I do though wish there was better documentation on how to navigate and operate the Norden bombsight. The game has many good points. The first being very realistic. The flight models are fair but unlike what a B-17 is. A B-17 is like a giant ship in the sky loaded with a few tons of bombs. They don't handle like that in the game. The realistic procedure you follow for all things and the briefing add a nice touch. The flak sounds are great and a bit scary when you see that after a bombrun one of the other planes looks like swiss cheese. all in all B-17FF is a great sim that is like another person said, much like Silent Hunter III.