Legendary simulator returns . It is ruled by realism , plays a major role the single player campaign , and go deeper into the game and help the joystick Oculus Rift
Thus, a series of ” IL-2″ has always distinguished by two features : first, a high level of realism in everything , starting with the behavior of the airplane and ending with historical authenticity of a particular modification , and secondly, there was an atmosphere that allows you to immerse yourself in world War II era with all the ensuing consequences . In the history of the series and have been successes and failures, and more recently about it and even more so could hardly be heard .
” IL-2 Sturmovik : Battle of Stalingrad” – work virtually from scratch. «1C Game Studios» – an independent company , consisting of experts in their field . Many guys here often spend weekends at the airport and personally piloted aircraft , and therefore knows firsthand about aviation . In addition, when using used historical documents and drawings, many of which were recently declassified . Thus, according to the developers at our disposal will be quite well, such aircraft as they were in reality. And it will affect how some fundamental points , and trivia. When you hit the plane will ruin the way it happened to reality. All coloring historically accurate (ie no pink Messerschmitt «Hello Kitty» would not be here ), and each arm is there, where there was actually . Dashboard with detailed much detail . Each sensor shows exactly what should and arms behave as expected, even on autopilot. In realistic mode most advanced pilots , by the way , to be guided towards the instrument – no artificial interface will not be here .
Even on the runway plane behaves very realistic : bouncing on the bumps , and shakes his wings gleamed from burning mixture. All this explains the abundance of details modest amount of available machines – all ten of them . Although it is also easily explained historically : over Stalingrad (a game and it is the period covered territory climactic battles of World ) and other machines were not. By the way, about Stalingrad , he also fully consistent with historical reality. Flying over the city , you can see the famous elevator tractor factory and railway junction . But apart from the city on the Volga , and there is as much as 300 kilometers of its surroundings with the settlements and airfields , which runs between civilian vehicles and all kinds of simulated life.
This whole area will be actively used in several modes. For quick fights we can simply choose the terms of the complexity , time and other parameters with settings that takes the least time . This mode is suitable for both training and like to play with the settings , and for fans of historical battles that can recreate the actual events in the editor . They can also be shared with friends and other fans of the game.
The main game mode , however, will still campaign . All unlocks will open here, and indeed it looks quite unusual. Instead of the usual set of missions before us are only the initial conditions : the date , the situation at the front and the player chooses the level of realism. All the rest will be the editor , located on the server developers. This lets you receive 100% unique mission of which will consist campaign .
Very nice developers have solved the problem of balance between the various levels of realism and thus complexity. Each modifier simplifies the game , reduce the amount of the final experience. Want to miss the takeoff and landing ? Get 20% less experience. Need markers on the map , and a third person view ? Donate as much again. As a result, in one hardcore mission we get , say, as much as four arcade . This will give players an incentive to sharpen their skills and strive to pass the job the way it did , in fact , the pilots in the Great Patriotic War. Especially that it is here and there is the very unique atmosphere for which many so loved the original “IL-2 “.
Side the player will choose himself pumping , thus defined planes and give appropriate rewards . Improvements also fully consistent with the historical . For example, IL-2 can be equipped with an additional place to hand with all the ensuing consequences : as positive as increased protection of the rear hemisphere and negative – armor is weakened, and the aerodynamics worse. Generally all unlocks here, as in the same Battlefield, have a double meaning : lose something , get something , so choose them wisely to be based on personal driving style . Besides large unlocks like already described equipment gunship place for a shooter is here and less global . So , one of the German planes bronespinku can install that will protect the pilot, but worsen the visibility from the cockpit .
For some special feats in the game will be issued to achieve , and for them, in turn , every insignia. For example , you can get the airplane coloring Kozhedub to use it not only in a single, but in multiplayer. Here, incidentally , would rank as the server statistics , and simple , where players can get up to almost anything they want . All by itself , though the network game has many customizable features, but nothing to pump and open (except for the same achievements) can not be there .
It is important to understand that ” IL-2″ is playing on a different field than War Thunder and World of Warplanes. Network battles can take place , for example, written by the famous historical battles , and in no way are non-binding . It is rather more an opportunity than a basic. Also , unlike the games above , this is not an arcade , and clean water simulator. This confirms at least that is practically mandatory conditions for a comfortable game will stick . How would archaic as it may sound , but you need to play the same joystick ( not gamepad !) As one big stick with an abundance of buttons. On the other hand , it now stands is not very expensive, so let it be yourself is not difficult , and the thrill of piloting will be much brighter.
Very interesting and important feature of the game – Full support Oculus Rift and Oculus Rift HD. While in the studio Albert deliberately disavowed the term «NextGen», what we experienced with virtual reality helmet , or simply not name. After hoisting device on the head detailing cabin feels quite differently. One gets the impression that you sit at the helm of the aircraft completely , and each arm is made so realistic that I want to immediately grab for it .
Picture outside no less impressive : the wheels of the aircraft leave a trail in the snow, which is not just a smooth white finish and melted surface with pits and mounds . When an airplane takes off , then turns and on flights over the famous elevator simply breathtaking. The closest analogue demonstration flight , perhaps, be called on fighters of flight Battlefield 3 , with the only difference that here we are feeling , in fact comparable to that experienced a real pilot , except that no congestion and the chance to be killed to death zasmotrevshis sunset .
” IL-2 Sturmovik : Battle of Stalingrad” today looks very good and more than realistic. The more that the game has no analogues all.
The first time in a long time we have a real hardcore avisimulyator where emphasis will be placed on the single-player campaign , historically accurate battles and the atmosphere of World War II , and the most immersive gaming joystick and help Oculus Rift.