Yes, and I love him. I have been a sim since FS 4.0 (DOS) and have run every version in the meantime..
The graphics are really cool. Remember that literally the whole world is being simulated. Every village, every road, every square meter, everything is there and visible (if it’s obvious of course) from ground level to 40,000 feet. This also makes troubleshooting difficult: no one has seen and tested 100% of all scenes in all conditions. Because it is literally life size.
Of course there are things that could be better. and improved. ATC (traffic control) does not always do this correctly. Or that some of the radio signals are not in the right place. Or that the mechanics of some of the aircraft included leave something to be desired. A major global update is released every few months in which parts of the world are updated (USA, UK, Scandinavia, Benelux + France). And there are free scenes that add extra layers (think Orbx’s free Iceland scene just came out too!).
Flight Sim has always been a third party/developed “framework” rather than a first party. Except for MS Flight which actually flopped prior to its launch a few years ago… but we’re not talking about that. The basics are really decent and if you start with (free) extensions on that basis (think Salty mod for 747, WorkingTitle mod for Cessna Citation or FlyByWire mod for Airbus A320NX) you’ll get a lot more. Then you have excellent paid software mods (PMDG’s DC-6, JustFlight Piper Arrow III, Coronado version, Aerosoft CRJ…)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOe6Ls_q2Cg (By the way, this video is old since right after the release, it’s been a bit improved in the meantime, also in terms of performance)
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