Originally Posted by HOSLAY3R
That does look pretty sweet, post up once you get a chance to play if it's worth the download.
ok so i got a couple rounds in before i left for the bar earlier. it's pretty fun and worth the download. right now the only part of the game that's functional are the airplanes. the graphics look very, very nice on max. it plays pretty similar to world of warplanes if you've played that. there are three game modes, only 2 of which are active right now. arcade style (exactly like world of tanks) and 'historical battle' which imitates famous real world air battles (using only the appropriate planes). it includes more realistic aspects like running out of fuel or wings shearing off at high speeds. you can use mouse or joystick (i use the latter). upgrading individual components and researching entire new aircraft is exactly like world of tanks. the only thing i don't like about it so far is that it takes 3-7 minutes to find a game.
also what's strange is instead of taking a single aircraft into battle, you take all of your aircraft from a specific country. i'm using japan right now and i have three starter planes all with the same stats, and i can buy (with in game currency) additional crews and aircraft to take into battle. when one dies, i can spawn right into the others during the same match without issue. kind of a strange mechanic but its fun.
edit: there's also a cool landing mechanism. to cap various points on the maps you actually have to line up with the runway and land safely (not easy when people are shooting at you) to cap the point. you need to drop the landing gear and hit the breaks etc. so it feels a bit more like a sim in that aspect. also my matchmaking issues were fixed when i connected to the russian server (it has the most players).