Hi, my name is Nik and today i am reviewing:
Dogfight 1942 is an arcade flight sim set in world war II.
Do i really need to know about the story? You are a pilot in WW2, you must follow orders, engage is aerial dogfights, and complete missions. That is all you need to know to enjoy the game.
Before i start the review, i want to point out the this game is best played with a xbox 360 pad, and i strongly recommend using one. Also there is no built-in in joystick support.
The most important thing in a flight sum is the plane handling and i am happy to say that Dogfight 1942 doesn't disappoint. All of the planes have weight, inertia and they cant turn on a dime, this makes them believable and enjoyable to fly. For fans of WW2 planes, the game also provides a large selection of over 20 planes.
The sense of speed is also fairly good, because of effects like zooming out, and motion blur. And this is where my first complaint come is, the game has too much motion blur, and no option to turn in down.
Now lets talk a bit about the guns. Every plane has several machine guns, rockets ,and if the mission requires it - bombs. I would like to point out the the bombs hit detection is kind of bugged, and sometimes when you hit the target - it doesn't take any damage.
Still the weapons feel very destructive, because of the good sound and visual effects. Probably half of the budget went in to the explosions - they are just very detailed and beautiful.
Now i can tell you where the budget was extremely small - writing and voice action. Some of the lines are really really bad, because they tried to imitate the military lingo of the '40s and they failed completely. They also failed in the british accents, which are juts horrible. At least the american accents are a bit better - i can listen to they without wanting to kill myself.
But the biggest problem i have with the game, is that it runs terrible. Even on my middle class PC is lag and stutters, on minimum setting. And that is just unexceptable, when i know for a fact that this PC runs better looking games, without this bugs. I hope that this gets resolved soon, so i can give this game a positive recommendation.
To top it all of, Dogfight 1942 is a fun, fast arcade flight sim, with some serious performance issues, and terrible voice acting.
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