Flight Simulator

From: milko19 Aug 23:58
To: ALL1 of 11
Anybody partaking?

its quite fun seeing your own house and whatnot. I do immediately want to shoot down an IL-2 or something, of course. 
From: graphitone20 Aug 05:48
To: milko 2 of 11
I'm tempted, I used to be a fan of flight sims back in the day, but no longer have a joystick or £60 to drop on a game any more. :C
From: Dan Herman (HERMAND)20 Aug 09:08
To: milko 3 of 11
I desperately want to, but my laptop barely attempts to run it
From: ANT_THOMAS20 Aug 11:56
To: koswix milko 4 of 11
I think Kos is.
I'd need a new PC.
I'd also get even less WFH done.
EDITED: 20 Aug 11:59 by ANT_THOMAS
From: graphitone20 Aug 13:41
To: milko 5 of 11
Quote: 
its quite fun seeing your own house and whatnot
Is the experience much different from zooming out on Google maps over your house to a certain height and slowly moving the map making nnnrrrrr noises?
From: milko20 Aug 16:09
To: graphitone 6 of 11
£1 first month Xbox PC Games Pass, £3.99 thereafter. The joystick would be a dealbreaker for me, but some are having fun on gamepads apparently.
From: milko20 Aug 16:11
To: graphitone 7 of 11
Quote: 
Is the experience much different from zooming out on Google maps over your house to a certain height and slowly moving the map making nnnrrrrr noises?
 

I mean, this probably depends a lot on how much you like flight sims! And I think it'd be closer still in Bing maps.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)20 Aug 23:44
To: milko 8 of 11
IL-2 was an awesome game.
From: Matt22 Aug 18:03
To: milko 9 of 11
Thank you for reminding me about the £1/$1 PC Game Pass thing! I was going to buy FS 2020 on Steam, but now I don't need to. Hurrah!
From: Chris (CHRISSS)24 Aug 21:05
To: milko 10 of 11
£1 for the first month. But that's how long it takes to download!
From: koswix 6 Sep 15:53
To: milko 11 of 11
Have played a bit (runs OK on a 1060 gtx until you go to the really big cities), but only have an xbox pad which isn't ideal.

The graphics are absolutely stonking, and it's quite good fun just cutting about in a wee prop plane visiting places you know. It's amazing how much detail is in there, like being able to easily recognise which  hotel you stayed in on a Greek island years ago.