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Gaming 1C and Ubisoft Announce IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 25 Jan 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    First post again today! Oh yeah perplekks45, that one was for you!

    Personally I've never been able to get into aeroplane games, I would like to, they just all seem pretty dull to me.
     
  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    nice!

    may be it's finally time to invest in a good joystick. always wanted one since going on a couple university flight simulators and a proper C130 simulator.
     
  4. arcticstoat

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    Mmm, accurate Spitfire cockpit interior...
     
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    IL-2 can get your adrenaline pumping and hart racing. The trick it to play the game on as realistic mode as your hardware allows (head tracking is a must have if you fly with the cockpit always on). A server with 30 - 60 players on line is action packed like few other games I have ever played.
     
  6. WildThing

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    Wow, this looks great! I picked up IL2 a couple of years ago in a bargain bin, but never really got into it. I could appreciate the effort put into it, but I couldn't even get past the training missions.
    This might get me back into it though, time to dust off the old joystick! :rock:
     
  7. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    What's this game like? I'm not into learning how to take off, only into learning how to pull of a split S and shoot down some Nazi planes :)
     
  8. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    No need to get that excited!
     
  9. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    forgot to ask, are Ubisoft done with idea of intrusive DRM's?

    HAWX 2 DRM was horrible and totally not needed.
     
  10. arcticstoat

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    Heh, I'm totally with you there. What I really want is basically X-Wing, but with Spitfires and not in space.
     
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    taking off is really easy, it's landing that can be tricky for beginners. If you picking the dogfight missions, i'm sure you wont be landing that much. I miss my MS force feedback joystick. now they dont make them. Damn you EU monopoly commission - MS made the best joysticks.
     
  12. TWeaK

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    @Greigaitken: not sure you'd want your old Force Feedback. If it's anything like my old Precision Pro the software won't actually work meaning you can't map buttons XD Saying that my PP was an early generation - used the old gamer port but had an adaptor as USB had just come out. If it worked on XP you might have had a chance.

    Really would like something like this, but as I say I haven't got a joystick (that's practical). Unless someone can find me some hacked Precision Pro drivers, that is.
     
  13. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    We haven't seen the level of difficulty scaling yet but in the previous version, there was a huge amount which made it pretty easy to get along with. IIRC you could opt out of takeoffs and landings on each mission and make flying very easy with no stalling and the like with unlimited ammo, unlimited fuel etc. It's not an arcade flying game like HAWX - it's a proper simulator. There are plenty of WWII arcade flying games out there already.
     
  14. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    Yeah the first game (if it can be called that, 1946 was originally a huge pile of games until they compiled them into one) had excellent difficulty scaling. Not only could you turn the realism down a long long way, you also had an autopiliot and time compression. If you didn't feel like really getting into a long mission you just put auto on, sped the game right up and watched it whiz by until you got to the part with the dogfight.

    There were some unfriendly UI and mission design features in the first game though, so I've no idea if this one will be more approachable or not.

    It's fun though. The damage models were awesome on the original at the time, and the realism in full sim mode is pretty incredible. With realism on full it took me hours and hours or practice to be able to land some of the planes without exploding in a big ball of flame - or at the very least smushing the undercarriage into the runway.

    There's a demo floating around somewhere I'm pretty sure, people wondering what the first game was like should have a go with that.

    I have to say I had a lot of fun just messing about with it; learning to take off and land is often hilarous.
     
  15. WildThing

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    Hahaha! Can't believe I didn't see that... :duh: Pft, and I thought I had a dirty mind. :naughty:
     
  16. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Why do they still call it IL-2 Sturmovik if its set over England? The developer's reputation alone will sell this game, they don't need to use IL-2 as a brand. What next, a jet sim called "IL-2: War Above Iraq"? It doesnt make sense.

    Tried playing IL-2 1946 the other day on my Win7 PC but it was a pain in the arse to run so uninstalled. Will be sure to buy this new game though.
     
  17. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    It was originally going to be called Storm of War: Battle of Britain but I think it was decided that it was safer to stick to the IL2 Sturmovik brand. I can understand the reasoning but as you say, it seems odd to keep the IL2 name, especially as they dropped it for Pacific Fighters, which was essentially a sequel to the original IL2 simulator. Considering Cliffs of Dover is a totally new game with a graphics engine apparently built from the ground, up, you'd think it would deserve it's own title too.
     
  18. D B

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    Absolutely awesome news!
    I'll have to dust off my Thrustmaster Top Gun Afterburner FFB stick


    It's still called IL2 for the same reason that any release of HL2 wil have HL2 in it's title
     
  19. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    time to dust off my 12+ years old Logitech Wingman Strike Force 3D!!
     
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