War Thunder Review
Review of War Thunder
Developer: Gaijin Entertainment
Publisher: Gaijin Entertainment
Introduction: War Thunder
My love of airplanes has made me a frequent player of pretty much any game that lets you fly planes and this is why I’m reviewing War Thunder. I’ll play just about anything flying related from true hardcore simulation to this style of casual jump right into the action packed dog fighting.
War Thunder is more than just an aircraft combat game, it has historically accurate aircraft, it adds a little bit management in the way of keeping your crews updated and of course the non-stop upgrading process to your planes.
I have been playing War Thunder on and off for the last couple months and now I have a good understanding of how all the mechanics work, so I figured now would be a good time to finally sit down and put my thoughts together on this game
As it stands right now there are over 100 different playable aircraft models in game that encompass the years of 1927-1948. So without a doubt there is an airplane for everyone’s liking in game.
Gameplay: War Thunder
When you jump in to War Thunder you a greeted with a tutorial that will get you started learning all the controls of the game and getting a chance to get into the air. As you progress through the tutorial you will learn how to land your aircraft and the basics of combat.
War Thunder then continues as you can compete in play versus player battles which can be amazing just watching alone. You get a lot more satisfaction shooting down other plays in game, well at least I do.
As you complete battles you will gain much needed points that can be distributed to your crews in order to make them better. As your crews gain experience you will also gain rank which is a combined overall experience of all your crews. With rank your able to use higher level and more powerful aircraft.
You will really feel a sense of accomplishment as you’re able to fly the more advance aircraft.
War Thunder can be played with joysticks, flight stick, or good ole mouse and keyboard, so there is no need to spend money on an expensive stick.
The one and only complaint that I can point out with War Thunder game play is the flight physics model seems a little weird at times. The only why I can explain it is you just get into some weird maneuvers that you can’t break out of.
The other complaint I have has nothing to do with the game or the game developers. This that the community can be a little over the top. During game you will here in chat that someone is intentionally ramming other players. If you don’t hear this then you haven’t played this game enough. I would bet that 9 out of 10 time the person pointing the finger is the rammer.
Is this an issue not really, because when you in battle sometimes it is hard to avoid another plane without hitting each other, it just happens! It happens sometime just from being to close and not being able to see the other aircraft.
The same can be said in the War Thunder forums were the finger pointed can be pretty brutal there also.
These issues can be over looked because the game play has one thing going for it, the game is fun to play. One other great thing is if just want to play for a few minutes you get into matches fast, usually less than a minute of wait time.
Graphics: War Thunder
The airplanes in flight in War Thunder are very impressive almost as if it were a picture than a video game. When I first started playing War Thunder I found myself looking at my plane too much and was shot down a few times before I stopped looking at my aircraft.
The scenery and terrains are very nicely done to give the look and feel of the campaign you’re competing in. Great reflections and fire/explosion effects have been integrated nicely.
Overall the graphics in War Thunder are very smooth and crisp in game.
Sound: War Thunder
Sounds are amazing which actually give a full feel of immersion in game. Sounds are just as you would expect in while flying in a WW2 era aircraft. You will love to hear the bullet ripping through your enemies and you will cry when the same happens to you.
Overall the sounds and sound effects in War Thunder are top notch there is no need for improvement here.
Verdict: War Thunder
Being someone who has worked in the aviation industry for the last 20 years both commercial and military based projects, this game has a lot to offer to the aviation enthusiast and on top of that it is fun to play.
Like I said earlier the only bad things I could come up with was a crappy community, which is more or less expected in a PVP based game if you didn’t already know.
The other minor issue was a little bit of a sloppy physics, this was normally found at high speed banking and twisting. This weirdness effected handling and sometimes the lack of control and loss of altitude. End result most of the time was a crash for no reason.
Some of the highlights of War Thunder are the beautifully crafted aircraft, highly detailed terrains, and historically actuate missions and campaigns. War Thunder is a lot of fun to play and it is free to play so give it a try it today.
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Verdict is 5 of 6
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