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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.0


Critic Reviews

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Game Arena (Apr 10, 2012)
If you’ve ever wanted to get into a non-combat flight simulator but thought it sounded too difficult or esoteric, Flight is one to try out. After all - the price is right, and flying planes is so much darn fun!
82
PC Gamer (Apr 25, 2012)
This is a flight sim light on content, but it’s not like you have to pay for it, is it? You cheeky entitled fusspot, you.
80
Flight offers an approachability and sense of progression that rarely is seen in the sim world. While it certainly doesn’t replace X-Plane, there’s an appeal to leaning back with a controller in hand, watching the scenery go by as your invisible copilot practices her ukulele. Yeah, that happened.
80
Eurogamer.it (Feb 29, 2012)
Con simili premesse, dunque, ci avviamo alla conclusione della nostra recensione, che, al di là delle qualità tecniche e ludiche di partenza, deve necessariamente tener conto dell'evoluzione per la quale Microsoft Flight dovrà passare. Solo se lo farà, solo se saprà arricchirsi con costanza e intelligenza, questo titolo potrà ambire a tenerci impegnati gli appassionati del genere. In caso contrario, l'esordio di Microsoft nel campo del free-to-play, con una presentazione da blockbuster e una strisciante familiarità tra interfaccia e feeling, non resterà che l'intrigante esperimento di un pomeriggio di fine febbraio.
80
Eurogamer.dk (Mar 06, 2012)
Set som et enkeltstående produkt er Flight er en særdeles lovende begyndelse på en ny civil flysimulator serie. Man kan mene hvad man vil om Microsofts beslutninger omkring add-ons og integrationen med Windows Live, men det fungerer lige ud af boksen og det er mere end hvad man kan sige om flertallet af nye flysimulatorer på markedet i dag. De designmæssige beslutninger der er truffet er interessante og jagten på aerocaches og luft racerløb skaber udfordrende tekniske scenarier for selv for en gammel simmer som undertegnede og, måske vigtigst af alt, de giver den virtuelle pilot masser af lave lige fra starten og fjerner effektivt den snigende ennui der altid lurer lige bag næste sky i civile flysimulatorer.
75
Everyeye.it (Jul 28, 2012)
La “scomparsa” prematura del team di sviluppo e la conseguente, inevitabile cessazione del supporto al gioco è un durissimo colpo per un prodotto pensato e plasmato secondo una struttura espandibile. Il solo pacchetto base offre un'esperienza ludica evanescente ed il costo eccessivo degli altri contenuti, ora più che mai, rappresenta un ostacolo non indifferente per la fruibilità di una simulazione che avrebbe potuto ammaliare molti più giocatori. E' un vero peccato perché Microsoft Flight, nonostante alcune ingenuità e la pochezza di contenuti, offre una struttura credibile, un ottimo modello di volo e spettacolari ambientazioni dove destreggiarsi in acrobazie e memorabili atterraggi. A questo punto è probabile che l'intero pacchetto venga proposto ad un prezzo ribassato come avvenuto nei recenti saldi di Steam, un'offerta cui prestare attenzione poiché poter sorvolare l'Alaska, in Microsoft Flight, è un'esperienza videoludica semplicemente meravigliosa.
75
Spazio Games (Feb 29, 2012)
Giudicare Microsoft Flight aspettando di trovarsi di fronte a un nuovo Flight Simulator sarebbe un grave errore. Le frontiere del volo vengono aperte a tutti in un in titolo più ludico e accessibile sebbene non poi così tanto lontano dalla simulazione. Nel suo intento vi riesce perfettamente. Purtroppo vi è una relativa scarsezza di contenuti, che si spera arriveranno col tempo, e un prezzo un filo troppo elevato per gli add-on a pagamento. Si tratta comunque di un titolo gratuito che merita una chance e andrebbe provato da tutti almeno per qualche ora.
72
As an introduction to flight simulation, Microsoft Flight does a sterling job. It is immediately accessible and offers a gentle but genuine challenge. Veteran pilots may find its leaning towards arcade-type challenges a bit of a turn off at first, but flight stick compatibility, a versatile free flight mode, and aerocache hunting all indicate the presence of a deeper game with lasting appeal. The free content on offer is generous, but on completing all available challenges and missions you may be left feeling that you have been playing an extended demo all along. The decision on whether you board Flight for the long haul will largely be determined by your willingness to embrace Microsoft’s payment model, which is certainly interesting, but could turn out to be a costly long term proposition.
70
Multiplayer.it (Mar 30, 2012)
Microsoft Flight sa molto di occasione sprecata: a fronte di un impianto di gioco riuscito, che riesce a bilanciare efficacemente realismo con immediatezza e divertimento, organizzando il tutto in un contesto funzionale, troviamo una pochezza di contenuti disarmante. Gli elementi gratuiti si esauriscono in fretta, facendo assomigliare il titolo quasi più ad una versione dimostrativa. Purtroppo i DLC offerti a pagamento non ci sembrano comunque in grado di intrattenere a sufficienza, soprattutto se paragonati a quanto offriva l'ultima iterazione della serie. Il nostro consiglio è di dargli un'occhiata, ma Microsoft si dovrà preoccupare di rinfoltire l'offerta o vedrà l'interesse verso il proprio titolo svanire rapidamente.
70
Game Watcher (Mar 12, 2012)
It’s a new horizon and early days. It’s hard to say what the outcome of the series will be. Currently there’s a tiny slice of the world and the most limited amount of content ever seen in a game. Flight has nothing to do with Flight Simulator and the sooner people realise that the better.
70
GameSpot (Mar 13, 2012)
As the old saying goes, the free initial version of Microsoft Flight is here for a good time, not a long time. Serious flight simmers may be turned off by the easygoing nature of everything, along with the game-first approach of the structured missions and stunt-flying challenges. But all gripes aside, Microsoft achieved its goal of making a (somewhat) realistic flyer for everyone. You also get top-quality content here for a freebie, providing a lot of aerial endeavors over the main Hawaiian island before you hit the end of the runway and need to either cool the engine or take off with the DLC.
70
GameSpy (Mar 11, 2012)
Flight intends to carve out a niche for pilots who want a more casual, friendly, and inclusive sim, and that's something that's never really been done before. In a best-case scenario, Flight could introduce this genre to gamers who typically have brushed it aside under the assumption that it's too hardcore. If pure value is your destination, or you prefer hardcore flight sim accuracy, you'll want to book passage aboard a competitor like X Plane or the original Microsoft Flight Simulator X, but Flight at least serves as a reasonable and fun option to break the genre out of its hardcore-only rut.
65
Vandal Online (Feb 29, 2012)
Microsoft Flight se perfila como un buen juego especialmente orientado para aquellos que quieran probar a iniciarse en el género y empezar a aprender a pilotar. Sin embargo, los más habituales y puristas se encontrarán bastante decepcionados al ver como una de sus sagas más queridas ha perdido gran parte de la profundidad jugable que tanto la caracterizaba y que tan buenos ratos les hizo pasar. Su irregular aspecto técnico tampoco ayuda demasiado, quedándole así como principal atractivo el hecho de que sea gratuito, o al menos relativamente, debido a lo limitado de su contenido si decidimos no pagar.
61
4Players.de (Mar 06, 2012)
Es hat schon seinen Grund, warum hier kein »Simulator« im Namen steht: MSF ist sehr unterhaltsam, aber kein echter Ersatz für den Microsoft-Klassiker. Flugfans aus Sparta kommen daher beim sperrigen X-Plane mehr auf ihre Kosten, denn Flight ist deutlich entspannter und zugänglicher - und bietet dabei auch ein Spiel. Man darf halt nur keine echte Simulation erwarten; es gibt keinen Funkverkehr, im Luftraum über Hawaii ist außer im Mehrspielermodus nichts los - und dieser bietet lediglich eine Plattform für gemeinsames Schrabbeln durch die Lüfte, keine echten Koop-Aufträge. Sucht man über den Wolken einfach nur etwas Entspannung, ohne telefonbuchdicke Handbücher wälzen zu müssen, fliegt man hier richtig. MSF ist quasi ein erwachsenes Pilotwings, vergleichbar mit dem alten Looking-Glass-Freudespender Flight Unlimited. Das Ganze bleibt allerdings in jeder Hinsicht sehr oberflächlich und anspruchslos.
60
Hasta los Juegos (Mar 01, 2012)
En resumen, 'Flight' es una curiosidad, un híbrido que busca un nuevo tipo de usuario que no es el amante clásico de los simuladores de vuelo, que descartará este título pocos minutos después de probarlo, pero que tampoco es el jugador casual clásico, ya que la poca variedad en el tipo de misiones le aburrirá enseguida y no tendrá interés en comprar nuevos aviones o territorios.
60
Eurogamer.cz (Mar 15, 2012)
Nový Flight nabral v sérii zcela nový vítr, když se nově v ořezaném základu nabízí zdarma, ale za těch pár rozšíření si zase nechává dost krvavě zaplatit. Navíc je třeba počítat s jeho arkádovějším zaměřením, což ale může někomu bohatě vyhovovat, jinému zase nikoli. Každopádně se stále jedná a příjemné a teď již vskutku nenáročné polétání pro každého, byť postižené tou rozdvojenou osobností: základ zdarma je sice střídmý, ale fajn, nicméně placené přídavky jsou obsahově plytké a velmi drahé.
60
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Mar 08, 2012)
Microsoft is attempting to do pretty much everything the purists will hate with Flight, but everything that is necessary to save the IP. How well it's doing it is open to debate, and much will reside on what steps it takes next with the DLC. At present, it's not really a simulation, and nor is it fully convincing as a game experience. But it's definitely no longer scary and that, at least, is a step in the right direction.
60
Adopting a free-to-play model is a bold move for Flight, but it’s obvious that the reduced budget has resulted in some severe trimming, and we’re not referring to the little flaps on the elevator (sorry, only pilots will get that one). With a severe lack of content and missing must-have features, Microsoft risks alienating their core audience by betting on the casuals. Yet, despite these misgivings, there’s a promising foundation here that might just inject a bit of fun and life into a sim that was once all very serious business.
57
GameStar (Germany) (Mar 15, 2012)
Flight ist für mich ein Titel der Kategorie »Warum sollte ich das spielen?«. Es stellt mich nicht vor Herausforderungen, die Multiplayer-Komponente ist ohne jede Funktion, und weil die Spielwelt obendrein in Bodennähe so hässlich ist wie Sponge Bob beim Rückenschwimmen, macht es nicht einmal Spaß, einfach nur ein paar Runden um die Inseln zu drehen. Vielleicht baut Microsoft den Mehrspieler-Part noch aus und schafft damit zusätzliche Motivation, bis dahin ist Flight reine Zeitverschwendung.
50
Eurogamer.de (Mar 27, 2012)
Ehrlich, das ist alles nicht wirklich schlecht, aber es wirkt wie das Grundgerüst für etwas, das es eines Tages etwas sein könnte. Was genau, kann ich noch nicht erkennen, aber ich hoffe, dass Microsoft einen Plan hat. Es wäre schade, wenn gerade diese wirklich altehrwürdige Serie einfach so dermaßen belanglos hinfort driften sollte.
50
Gamer.nl (Apr 05, 2012)
Free-to-play heeft Microsoft ook nog niet echt begrepen. Het spel is weliswaar gratis en je hebt standaard de keuze uit twee vliegtuigen, maar voor meer content moet je betalen. Dat is niet zo erg als het om kleine bedragen zou gaan. Microsoft vraagt echter 20 dollar voor het uitbreidingspakket en voor het duurste vliegtuig zelfs 15 dollar. Voor die bedragen heb je ook een volwaardige vliegsimulator (lees: eerdere delen) met veel meer vliegtuigen tot je beschikking. Bovendien is er nog niet veel beschikbaar op de marktplaats van Microsoft Flight. Het uiteindelijke succes van dit concept valt of staat bij de DLC, en bij een duidelijke speltechnische keuze. Nu is het spel in ieder geval voor niemand echt leuk en of daar verandering komt is nog maar de vraag.
50
IGN (Mar 14, 2012)
Microsoft Flight is not a terrible game. The environment, for example, may be eerie in its sense of airspace emptiness and its bizarre lack of animation, but the artistry is lush and convincing, the frame rate seems solid even if you're not running the latest and greatest equipment, and time of day and weather variables really add to the show. There is an initial wow factor, no doubt. But look closer, spend some time with it, and all is not what it seems. The one big question here – and yes, it's really big – is where Microsoft plans to take Flight in the future. Will we see other parts of the world opened up? More aircraft in the skies? More options for the hardcore…and the softcore? Only time will tell, but in the meantime, Flight is best sampled in its freebie guise.


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