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Fly! (Windows)

73
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
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Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 3.2


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100
Spel för Alla
Den här flygsimulatorn är precis så bra en simulator på PC kan bli. Åtminstone innan tekniken tar nästa jättesteg. Ska du bara köpa ett spel i år, äsch – i livet, köp Fly. Du kommer inte att ångra dig.
90
Jeuxvideo.com
Tout simplement, le meilleur simulateur de vol civil. Fly! a réussi son pari de détrôner celui que l'on pensait indétrônable. En augmentant le réalisme et la beauté de la simulation, Fly! comble les défauts de Flight Simulator.
88
Power Unlimited
Fly! kan de concurrentie met flightsim toppers makkelijk aan. Realisme, graphics, besturing; alles is in orde. Als je deze game onder de knie krijgt, kun je volgens mij zo bij de KLM soliciteren.
79
GameSpot
In short, Fly has it where it counts: in the cockpit and, for the most part, in the flight model. The terrain will be of less concern to serious simmers. More problematic are the regular frame rate hits, which can adversely affect control. This is Terminal Reality's freshman effort in the highly competitive world of flight sims, and as such, it heralds a talented group worth watching. Will it topple Microsoft Flight as the top sim? Not a chance. Everyone else is just vying for second place. And Fly is a worthy contender for that spot.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Wanneer in de toekomst de diverse fouten worden rechtgezet en men denkt eraan om op tijd en stond enkele leuke add-ons en scenery's voor dit spel uit te brengen dan is het niet ondenkbaar dat Fly! zal uitgroeien tot een heuse, geloofwaardige flightsim.
74
Gamezilla
Fly! will require a very high-end machine to run in full detail. Even with a screaming system, frame rates will drop below 10 fps quite often when flying in certain situations. Multiple cloud layers in the rain near a high detailed city will slow down even the fastest systems below acceptable frame rates. This is hard to understand once you see how non-detailed the terrain graphics actually are. Terminal Reality is currently producing patches at a rate of two per month, so they really seem dedicated to standing behind and improving this product. Fly!’s spotlight is on those of you who use flight sims for the fun and instruction of operating the actual aircraft down to the smallest detail. The detail within the planes is exact but the detail looking out the window from 5,000 feet is a bit of a disappointment, so if you like the aviation flight sims for flying around and seeing the sights, you will probably be dissatisfied.
70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
This is one advanced, playably deep simulation on the piloting of civilian aircraft. Its open-ended worldwide flight area and realistic representation of actual planes allow it to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with titans like Flight Simulator 98 and Flight Unlimited II. For the moment, I would not have a problem calling it the civilian flight simulation of choice. Will FLY!, however, be able to withstand the barrage of competition coming soon from Microsoft and Looking Glass, who will both be releasing updates to their respective products? Hard to say. Its sketchy elevation rendering and complete and total lack of damage modeling will definitely count against it, and Terminal Reality will really have to dedicate itself to patching things until there are no more bugs. If they do so, and considering some of this simulation’s definitely appreciated features, however, it appears that FLY! stands a good chance of sticking around.
70
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
The gameplay in FLY! is the typical stuff of civilian flight sims, in that its canned adventures are rooted more in the real world than in whimsical flights of fantasy. In fact, although general aviation sims are never intended for the twitch crowd, FLY! may model just a little too much reality. Few concessions were made for greater ease of use. A single key start sequence and clickable maps to tune radios made it in, but that’s about it. Even those who are fond of extreme realism in their flight sims could probably do without having to scroll through the instrument panels (stunning as they are), flipping every switch. It’s obvious FLY! was released way too early. Although technically excellent, the sim ultimately amounts to a lifeless experience. To their credit, TRI has been very aggressive with post-release patches and additional documentation, but FLY! will probably frustrate more than please until all of the promised features and bug fixes are in place.
70
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Поэтому я бы дал такой совет: если вы уже летали в MS Flight Simulator, то подождите выхода его следующей версии, MSFS2000. А вот если только собираетесь приобщиться к миру гражданской легкомоторной авиации — смело покупайте Fly! Кстати, вот вам напоследок моя самая любимая цитата из «Ваших крыльев»: «Если вы переутомлены, лучше не летайте, пока не отдохнете».
70
PC Games (Germany)
Die Flugphysik der Maschinen ist dank der engen Zusammenarbweit mit den Flugzeugherstellern sehr überzeugend gelungen. Die spielerische Tiefe hält sich bei einer zivilen Flugsimulation natürlich in Grenzen. Viel mehr als von einem Flughafen zu starten und auf einem anderen wieder zu landen, ist auch in Fly! nicht möglich.
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GameStar (Germany)
Fly kann seinen Konkurrenten nicht das Wasser reichen: Die Grafik ist bei Flight Unlimited 2 besser, die Fluggebiete sind bei Pro Pilot detaillierter und der Realismus ist, wegen des fehlenden Schadensmodells, auch nicht überragend. Was ich außerdem vermisse, sind Missionen, die den grauen Fliegeralltag etwas auflockern könnten. Warten Sie lieber auf den Flight Simulator 2000.
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PC Player (Germany)
Leider konzentrieren sich die genauer ausgearbeiteten Umgebungen auf fünf Gebiete in den Staaten. Auch den Flugplaner hätte ich gerne unkomplizierter, mit dem vorhandenen ist es eine echte Tortur, bis man Abflug- und Zielflughafen gefunden und eingegeben hat. Ein Tutorial hätte ebenfalls nicht geschadt. Dazu kommen Probleme des Flugmodells: Teilweise gerät die Maschine bei heftigen Ruderbewegungen merkwürdig ins Trudeln; sie zittert so schnell von einer auf die andere Seite, wie es gar nicht möglich ist. Dazu schmiert selbst die eigentlich idiotensicher zu fliegende Skyhawk 172 sehr leicht ab, läßt sich aber auch genauso schnell wieder fangen. Dafür dürfen Sie Treibstoff- und Gepäckzuladung detailliert verstauen und sogar einzelne Plätze im Flieger zuweisen. Die detaillierten Szenerien sehen auch schick aus, ebenso die 3D-Wolken. Alles in allem ein überdurchschnittliches Programm, die Gipfelhöhe bleibt ihm jedoch verwehrt.
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PC Gamer Brasil
Fly é uma boa opção para aqueles que curtem voar por instrumentos, sem armas e inimigos. Seu grau de dificuldade é bem elevado, mas seu efeitos gráficos não conseguem empolgar, mesmo exigindo uma boa placa aceleradora.
48
IGN
Fly!'s biggest problems are its misplaced emphasis on avionics, its lack of adequate documentation, and its indestructible titanium miracle planes. Fly! does an exquisite job of modeling detailed and functional dashboards for each of its five aircraft, from the relatively rudimentary Cessna Skyhawk's simple layout to the jaw-dropping complexity of a Hawker jet's expansive cockpit. If you're the kind of guy who has always wanted to lean into the cockpit of a jet airliner and ask the pilot about specific buttons, you'll love the detail here. Curious about that tiny toggle switch at the bottom left of the King Air's panel? Hold your cursor there and pop-up text will tell you what it is.