OK, I'll buy in. It's a slow night
the devs who brought IL2 to the world, right? When IL2 came out in 2001 it was a stuttery bug ridden mess. Doubt me? Original Combatsim review:http://www.combatsim.com/memb123/htm/2001/12/il2-rev/
And quotes: ...This (eyecandy) doesn’t come without a price, however. The very nicely done forests and cities can easily put you into a case of the “stutters” if your setup isn’t configured well, or you’re simply asking too much from your computer.
...Also, distant objects show up on my system as black squares. As I get closer they take shape and that dark contrasting shape disappears, it’s definitely not a game-stopper, but it removes from an otherwise very immersive experience.
...It seems that the early morning or dusk missions with ground fog in the low-lying areas tax my video card, but it’s difficult to say without a frame counter.
...The AI gunners on bombers are also uncannily accurate, and the AI gunners on the Sturmoviks seem to have a much larger field of fire than what the player will have if he or she takes the gunners seat during a mission.
...I feel that even though the campaigns in IL-2 are very well done, though they are probably also the sim’s weakest link.
...Unfortunately, it seems, that Ubisoft didn’t put as much care into creating the IL-2 servers as 1C:Maddox Games put into the multiplayer aspect of IL-2. There have been a lot of user complaints about connection issues while using the Ubi.com service, but a fix is reportedly on the way.
And despite all this, the reviewer rates it 'Instant Classic'. Have we become more demanding/spoiled? Did men in black suits wipe our memories?
And surprise surprise, these same devs have done the same thing, all over again and released a bug ridden mess, that they are patching to playability.
While they are working on the sequel.
And the patches will come only slowly, and there will be years
between CoD and the sequel, and then years again to further sequels.
In case you did get a memory wipe, just to recap, the original IL-2 release came out in 2001, and it was not until two years
later that the expansion Forgotten Battles followed. It was another year
again until the Aces Expansion Pack and Pacific Fighters, and a full three years
after that before 1946 hit the shelves in ‘07.
If you can't live with development at this pace, you seriously need to find another game to play...
As to believing what you read on the internet...“You Shouldn’t Believe Most of the Quotes You Read On the Internet” -Abraham Lincoln