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Back to Baghdad (DOS)

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Worst flight sim ever? Maury Markowitz (226) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars

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PC Player (Denmark)
Desværre flyver man meget 'alene' det meste af tiden, da man ikke har særlig kontakt med hverken sin wingman eller omverdenen. Det er meget synd, da det ville have gjort spillet meget bedre, mens det nu føles temmeligt tømt.
World Village (Gamer's Zone)
If you felt that George Bush left some work undone in Iraq, now is your chance to step in and take care of it yourself. If you want a challenging and accurate flight simulator that stresses realism, then this is your game. Run, don't walk to get this product. You will not be disappointed.
Power Play
Mit „Back to Baghdad“ wird wieder mal deutlich‚ daß für ein gutes Spiel nicht unbedingt eine riesige Firma nötig ist, Ich finde es kaum schlechter, wenn nicht sogar ähnlich gut wie „EF 2000“ was aber auch am simulierten Flugzeugtyp liegt. Die F16 war schon immer eines meiner Lieblingsflugzeuge, Gut, “EF 2000“ ist hier und da noch ein wenig realistischer und grafisch feiner aber dafür auch etwas zu komplex in der Bedienung. “B2B“ geht hier einen anderen, meiner Meinung besseren Weg. So finden sich Neulinge und Hobby-Simulanten in MSls F16 schneller zurecht als in Europas Wundervogel. Das Szenario ist in beiden Fällen etwas an den Haaren herbeigezogen — wobei mir Golfkrieg die zweite doch ein klein wenig realistischer erscheint als der russische Einmarsch in Norwegen. Den Kampf um die bessere Dokumentation hat jedoch eindeutig DID gewonnen, hier kann MSI nur mit einem zweitklassigen Büchlein aufwarten.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
B2B's lack of a meaningful campaign, mission editor and multiplayer mode renders it a niche product. However, its undeniable strengths in the areas of flight and systems modeling give it a strong foothold in that niche. This is just MST's first entry into the computer game market, and they've said they plan to expand the base simulation engine in the future, presumably broadening its appeal. An overall rating won't mean much because B2B tends to polarize gamers. Those who insist on games that simulate the unpredictable chaos of entire battles or wars may be bored to tears by B2B. But if coming as close to the experience of flying an actual F-15 as you can get on a PC excites you enough to accept limited gameplay, obtuse documentation and a high price, then pack your bags, because you're due for a trip to Baghdad.
That's a long list of flaws for a sim that boasts it's for the hard-core market and comes with a steep $69 list price. Some of these, such as the manual, are fatal failures that will keep any but the most flight-savvy sim enthusiasts away. With such a beautifully executed suite of avionics and such careful recreation of the handling properties of the F-16, it's a shame that the rest of Back to Baghdad couldn't be equally impressive.
PC Games
For some reason, this made me uncomfortable. And discomfort pretty much sumps up my response to Back to Baghdad. I do like a good flight sim, but here, again, and again, I felt lost in a world that offered small rewards for hard work. Hardcore flyers may dissent, but I think I'll just watch this on TV.
High Score
Det finns högvis med olika radarlägen att välja mellan och knappar att trycka på. Tyvärr finns det ingen knapp som tillför spelet den spelglädje och flygkänsla som det är i så stort behov av.
PC Player (Germany)
Neben der unergiebigen Grafik enttäuscht das langweilige Missionsdesign und vor allem der fehlende Realismus. Wenn man ohne Probleme quer über zwei Landebahnen und ein paar hundert Meter Wüste hinweg starten kann, wirkt der großmäulige Werbespruch, den realistischsten Flugsimulator geschaffen zu haben, doch arg lächerlich. Da Back to Baghdas auch noch extrem atmospährelos ist, gibt es derzeit eigentlich keinen Grund, die Rückkehr in den Irak zu wagen.