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Comanche 3 (DOS)

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Written by  :  Ashley Pomeroy (233)
Written on  :  Oct 18, 2000

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Summary

Voxeltastic

The Good

This was a smart voxel-based flight sim, intended as a more arcadey version of Digital Integration's 'Apache'. The graphics stand out - using a 'Delta Force'-esque voxel engine, the terrain undulates by as in no polygonal game, but at the expense of CPU power. The upside of this is that the graphics haven't dated too badly, as you can just bump up the resolution. There is a decent variety in the missions, and the gameplay is challenging to say the least.

The Bad

It's very hard in places - you grow to fear the 'beep' of an incoming SAM, because you can't really dodge them. And the flight model is unforgiving, and really requires a joystick and throttle combination for effective play. It's not all that large, either.

The Bottom Line

A decent voxel-based chopper sim, worth it on budget.