Folks have been bugging me to play the new flight simulator game and now that I finally have, I can't believe how bad it is in every way.
Okay; I know this isn't the Flight Simulator that people have been going bananas over. It's one of those quick cash-grabs for Switch that a few unfortunate souls will be suckered into buying and after they do, they'll surely regret every penny that they spent on this atrocious mess of a "game". I put game in quotes because there's nothing really game-like about Easy Flight Simulator.
Easy Flight Simulator begins in an awe-inspiringly heinous menu that simply prompts you with Previous, Next, and Select which allows you to choose a plane then start the game. The plane types are a passenger jet, a bigger super-jumbo jet, a massive cargo plane, and a little biplane. You then choose the time of day, take off, and no matter what options you chose, you'll fly through the same course.
Apparently, there are 22 ring checkpoints to fly through but I've honestly tried and I always seem to get to a point where the next one is out of sight and there is no arrow pointing to where it is so screw it. I mean, who on Earth would care enough to finish this?
Anyway, the 4 planes control differently. Well; at least the biplane does since it's extremely unwieldy. Whenever I picked it, it would just keep doing loops and corkscrews and getting it back on course proved to be a needlessly frustrating endeavour. Oh, and when you pilot the biplane, the visuals slow to a crawl as it spits fumes out which I guess consumes a lot of the Switch's graphical capabilities. No, that can't be right. This is the same console that can run Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition seamlessly. 🤔
Speaking of graphics, everything looks terrible. In fact, the environments don't appear too bad when they're all blurry in the distance but as you approach things, the grainy textures pop in as subtly as a kick to the nards. The sound is terrible, too, as all you hear is the nauseating sound of engines whirring which will instantly remind you of how utterly unpleasant real-life flights can be.
There's not much else to say. The basic controls have you use both sticks to control your plane and there's also a brake button but steering is so gradual and slow that you'll get impatient before you even reach the 3rd ring. There are also a couple buttons that let you toggle your wheels and change the camera if you really want to get a look at your textureless plane at different angles. One thing I think is funny is that the lights on the runway at the beginning stick out and make your plane bounce as if it's driving over speed bumps. That's all Easy Flight Simulator is good for: a laugh. However, please don't buy it because I don't want to see more games like this. 🙄
Next time people tell me that I have to play a certain game; I'll ignore them because this new flight simulator is a steaming pile of crap.
- + It's good for a laugh
- - There's no gameplay besides flying through rings and that even sucks
- - Graphics and sound are unbelievably bad
- - No content aside from 4 planes to fly