Feb 21, 2013Here's the problem with this game. Bugs.. so many bugs it's stupid. After you solve the bugs you find a mediocre game. First off, there's 2 american planes, the rest are Russian. No european jets nothing The missions are half baked generic garbage. Not much attention paid to detail at all This game purely comes down to the flying.. which it does exceptionally well to the detriment of everything else.
The radar is stupid. I have read manuals/forums to no end to try and get the upper hand on my enemy. The way I see it if you're flying the F15 you are LUCKY to get a radar reading of anything beyond 10 nm.. when something comes within 10 miles of you it's a scramble to get the heap of radar system back down to a 10m radius to lock on to the damn planes.. IF... IF you can find them again in time before a missile is launched.
It's just not the reality of most situations.
The missiles.. the missiles. They're stupidly effective.. and for some reason hard to see. On that note everything is IMPOSSIBLE to see in this game due to the lack of proper anti aliasing.
Basically if you enjoy flying jets this is the game for you, but ONLY flying jets. Everything else plays out terribly, inaccurately, and above all frustrating.
This is after playing both the F15 and A10 campaigns. The A10 campaign was fun, but was just shooting tanks non stop. The F15 campaign was an exercise in relying on my wingman to direct me to the bandits as you're essentially flying blind 90% of the time.
The AWACS is useless too, every few seconds it bleats in your ear the enemies bearing instead of being any actual help. Wingman likewise RARELY throw out a 'Watch your six'
Your early warning radar is the epitome of useless despite what the manual says. It is blank 90% of the time when it should be flashing to telling you where missiles are, telling you where everyone is.
Nope, instead it just tells you where the enemy AWACS is half the time then proceeds to tell you when a missile is launched but gives you no idea of how long until it's right at your doorstep.
As I said if you enjoy flying the aircraft, get it for that but do not expect anything other than that.… Expand
GlenW.Dec 16, 2003If you own a Radeon 9800XT, 1gig of RAM and have windows XP, then this sim is ok. If you run on any other operating system or if you have a mid grade graphics card then you will have serious problems at this time. Once a patch or two fixes the insane number of bugs this will be a must have for any flight sim fan. But at the current time I can?t recommend it. The terrible performance on good PC?s combined with serious stability issues and some very funky radar bugs on some planes makes LOMAC a bad sim to buy at this time. At the current time it is debatable as to if it was beta tested at all. I consider this an alpha version of LOMAC, it doesn?t even qualify as a beta. If you like flight sims I suggest you wait and see how this one turns out. Maybe in a month or two it will be worth getting but at the current time it is not.… Collapse