62 of 66 people found the following review helpful
Re-released with good reason. A much more complete experience.
, July 1, 2010
Rise of Flight Iron Cross Edition is a re-release of the original Rise of Flight that now includes 8 flyable planes instead of 4, and 2 new multiplayer modes, with the aircraft spanning from the start of the war till it's end. The development team is expanding the single player career mode and constantly developing new aircraft which will include more scouts (fighters), and the addition of bombers/recon aircraft.
Rise of Flight has a steep learning curve and is unforgiving initially, but with a few hours of practice you can start mixing it up with others and a real sense of achievement comes out of flying this simulation.
Everyone has had issues with the game at some point, however I run the game on Win7 64bit with no problems whatsoever. The latest patch enabled higher memory use for those running 64bit systems. It is a game that is constantly being developed and improved, can't ask for much more than that when you compare it to the stagnant development in most games today.
Additional purchases for aircraft are required as in other flight sims, and this is necessary to fund the development of future aircraft to fly. At only a few dollars each the cost/flight time ratio certainly balances itself out over time. As always though, the option is there and you don't have to buy any aircraft you do not want.
Overall it is a much more complete game than when it was first released and the development team has a great rapport with the community and is open to input and suggestions which is a rarity these days. One example is recently they allowed custom made player skins in as part of the core game so you can fly your own individual skin without mods being on. The team are very helpful on the forums and the community is always there to lend a helping hand also.
If you are craving not just a World War One flight simulator but a true flying experience, it is hard to go past Rise of Flight.