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#3499891 - 01/21/12 02:06 AM Re: Ot, maybe, sorta: Most immersive sim/game you have played and why. [Re: Ajay]  
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The first game that came to mind for me, strangely enough, wasn't even a war game. It was Bioshock. My God, I was drawn into that world. I couldn't wait for my chance to get back to it, every day. A masterpiece, really.
Falcon 4.0 is an example of a flight sim that does this. It creates a realistic, living world and draws you into it.
And to be honest, with all of it's flaws, and there are a bunch, Cliffs Of Dover is probably the closest I've ever felt to actually sitting in a WW2 fighter. The noise, the vibration, the need to keep an eye on your engine, feels very real. The airplane feels alive. I flew IL2 since it came out, so I'm not putting that sime down when I say that those airplanes never felt like that.


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#3499955 - 01/21/12 04:19 AM Re: Ot, maybe, sorta: Most immersive sim/game you have played and why. [Re: Ajay]  
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Falcon 3.0 Gold series and the reason I bought my first gaming pc ie sound blaster & pc joystick, Wing Commander!!!!!

#3500007 - 01/21/12 07:00 AM Re: Ot, maybe, sorta: Most immersive sim/game you have played and why. [Re: Ajay]  
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SH3 had a great atmosphere to it. There was something about OFF that dragged me in too.

#3500653 - 01/22/12 12:50 AM Re: Ot, maybe, sorta: Most immersive sim/game you have played and why. [Re: Ajay]  
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i wanted to give the SH series a go but from reading the forums at the time ..i knew it would have dragged me in too much so i left it.


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#3505739 - 01/28/12 05:18 PM Re: Ot, maybe, sorta: Most immersive sim/game you have played and why. [Re: Ajay]  
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Immersion is generally what you make it.

IL2, for all its sterility, I remember the first time I flew in one of the Virtual Wars missions in IL2. I'd never had to navigate without the little airplane on the map and trying not to get lost, not to get bounced and also fly the mission I was supposed to fly ... well, I was terrified and confused for almost the entire flight of roughly 45 minutes ( I didn't want to get shot down and cost my side dear ).

Well, I was immersed I think. The feeling of actually finding the airfield I was meant to land at was awesome. Luckily I didn't meet any enemy or I would have been taken for breakfast as I wasn't too good without icons in those days either. I must have been just like any other rookie pilot.

I don't think any of the previous sims I flew ever sucked me in to that extent.


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#3505786 - 01/28/12 06:30 PM Re: Ot, maybe, sorta: Most immersive sim/game you have played and why. [Re: Ajay]  
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Silent Hunter 3, European Air War, Falcon 4.0, Red Baron 2, Operation Flashpoint for me.


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#3506717 - 01/29/12 11:51 PM Re: Ot, maybe, sorta: Most immersive sim/game you have played and why. [Re: Ajay]  
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Battle of Britain II just for the sheer complexity of the battles and AI. You really do forget those are programmed robots.

#3506877 - 01/30/12 05:29 AM Re: Ot, maybe, sorta: Most immersive sim/game you have played and why. [Re: Ajay]  
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I'll go Cliffs of Dover, if we are talking strictly from a "feeling of flight" sense. Maybe it's my new x52 pro and CH Throttle Quad that adds to the immersion as well, but when flying CloD I get the most real sense of flight compared to other sims I have flown. It's the flipping of switches, the great 109 engine sounds, all the levers and gauges you must constantly watch, the cockpit shaking, the heavyness of the airplane feeling.

From a total package of immersion including menu's and presentation I'll go with Janes USNF'97 and the X-Wing/Tie Fighter series. You really felt like a recruit just starting out and working your way up in those sims. X-Wing's mission briefing screen is still the best in my opinion. It felt right out of the movie, like you had Luke and Wedge sitting next to you. I still have some of the harder mission briefings memorized I tried flying them so much.....like this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsbiuEZAaok


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#3506932 - 01/30/12 09:32 AM Re: Ot, maybe, sorta: Most immersive sim/game you have played and why. [Re: Ajay]  
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The best game in the world is Combat Missions in my opinion. It's a brilliant game that simulates combat at company, and lower, level.


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#3507085 - 01/30/12 03:57 PM Re: Ot, maybe, sorta: Most immersive sim/game you have played and why. [Re: Ajay]  
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In that case, ArmA 2, especially the i44 mod. Pure pleasure, just wish more maps/missions and more people playing it online!

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