I’ve been playing my Xbox 360 much more than my PC these days, and like my PC, I’ve got a stack of games for the 360 that I’ve barely touched, some not at all. I remember a time when I’d have one game and stick with it for months before switching to another. Now I’m buying new stuff before I’ve even taken older stuff out of the shrink wrap. It has to stop!
My latest acquisition is IL 2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. This was a title that I almost picked up on release at full price, but never did for whatever reason, so I was quite happy to see it for $18 and I grabbed it. For once though, I didn’t just throw it on the pile of games… I’m actually playing this one, and I love it.
I’ve always liked the idea of playing a flight simulator, but I just don’t have the time to dedicate to learning how to play them. The great thing about IL 2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, is that it has both realistic and arcade modes of play. I’m having a tonne of fun with the arcade mode; I can whip around in my plane and not have to worry about stalling, thrust, or aerodynamics. It reminds me a lot of Crimson Skies in a realistic setting.
I have a feeling this game is going to keep my attention for the next little while.