Just 10 bucks, right?

July 21st, 2007 by Chris

I was talking with somebody the other day about flight simulators, and how I missed WW2 Fighters* (which is the best, i.e most fun, combat sim I’ve ever played to date). So then today I get the GoGamer 48 hour madness mail and what do I see, but…

THIS MADNESS IS RIGHT ON YOUR SIX! Get Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe for only $7.90 and Save 73%!
This ain’t no free-flight, cloud-gunner, glory ride! Bombs shatter enemy airfields, trains, tank columns and more-as you streak across the European countryside! “The best-looking and most entertaining simulation in the series” (CGW)
Game Box

I admit it. I’m weak. I’m a splurge buyer. At least for things costing about $10 (with “Dirt Cheap Shipping”). I figure, what can $10 hurt. I’m hoping the multiplayer works… and that at least one person who reads this blog has (or buys) the game.

What’s sad is I know I won’t even get around to installing it any time soon. Let alone playing.

And of course when I DO get around to playing, I’ll realize that I just can’t fly without pedals.

And I’m sure my pedals are well and truly defunct (after several thousand hours of WW2, NFS** and lets not forget MW4 abuse). That will be another $150 or so.

But it’s just 10 bucks, right?

* In researching for a decent link for the game I found ww2fighters.org which seems to be a still active online community for the game. A game which unfortunately has an extremely buggy early multi player implementation. Anyone remember IPX networking!? I am AMAZED that enough people got the MP working to be worth still playing after so many years. This
** The Need For Speed franchise was a staple in my action gaming repertoire for years. I haven’t bought a NFS game since NFS:HS2, they got too modder-underworld-backstreet-oversized-glass-pack-tailpipe for me. If I’m going to drive a car in a game, its got to be something that teenagers can’t afford. Regardless, there is something very cathartic about running a police car into a bridge abutment at 150 mph with only a few scratches on your shiny Ferrari. Sorry mom.

2 Responses to “Just 10 bucks, right?”

  1. Stephen Says:

    Boy. It’s very tempting – when I went to GoGamer it JUST hit the 14 00 00 hour mark, and I got to see it roll over to 13 59 59!! (sorry, slight jab at, admittedly cooler than I’d like to admit 100,000-miles post).

    Honestly, after reading the reviews I can’t justify it, even with a very decent purchase price. I don’t know if I’ll ever play another combat flight sim type game again. Gunship 2000 spoiled me back in the day, and nothing since has come close for me. I know the sims are much more realistic today, but nothing beat the ‘career type’ elements of GS2000. (Although, some of the other old Microprose combat games were close).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunship_2000

  2. Kim Says:

    StumbledUpon this today – don’t know if you’ve heard about it.

    http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/08/31/google-earths-easter-egg-a-flight-simulator/