Have you, or anyone you know
A) Played Crimson Skies?
B) Wanted to live vicariously through an alcoholic frenchman?
C) Experienced terrible customer service that left you foaming at the mouth and require someone to restore your faith in humanity?
If you answered yes to any of those question this game might be right for you!
BOMB allows you to live out your Porco Rosso fantasies such as verbally abusing your companions and engaging in nail biting aerial combat. This game is FUN.
Although it might not be a 100% accurate sim experience it is a nice break from the stress of DCS World/IL2 mechanics, and does not require an expensive Track IR and joystick setup (although joystick is recommended because mouse controls are a bit wonky right now).
There are 3 views, pretty classic, 3rd person, cockpit (my personal favorite) and 1stperson no cockpit (why people fly like this i have no idea) Cockpit features lots of gauges and doohickys, all of which seem to function. Cockpits are also unique for each flyable plane, which seems obvious but is lacking in some other flight games.
It features believable planes that are a cool mix of prop and jet/rocket fighters. You can usually guess which realworld aircraft inspired them by how they handle. Weapons usually consist of your stock machine guns and your choice of cannons/flak guns and other options.
The game features multiplayer but i have not yet tried it, I think ill stick with the story for now.
One last note, the support is awesome. Email with an issue and you can expect a quick reply and fix within days. They're helpful and courteous, and even though my specific issue has yet to be solved they told be to expect a fix in the next patch. Worth a buy for this alone.
My only negatives are that mouse control and optimization could use some work (both are being worked on by the development team)
And that I would like to see more planes added (but to be honest, my ideal flight game features hundreds of unique planes, so take that with a grain of salt)