System: Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go
Price at Time Of Review: £6.99 ($8)
Comfort Rating:Red (Extreme Movement)
Genre: Flight Simulator
Input: 3 Dof Controller
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
Description: Flying Aces is a story based virtual reality experience unlike any other. You will experience what it’s like to train to become a navy pilot. As gamers, we search for experiences that aren’t possible in our daily lives. With Navy Pilot Simulator, we’re able to bring the armchair pilot into the cockpit of a fighter jet.
The Oculus Go allows us to create an experience that previous generations of hardware aren’t capable of. Conquering the game will require a skillset of hand eye coordination, decision making, and a tough stomach. You start out as a low ranked Ensign (below a junior lieutenant) tasked with learning the functionality of the F-18 Super Hornet. As you progress through the ranks, the missions become more challenging.
Review: It feels like I have been waiting for an eternity for a good flight sim to be released on the Oculus Go and while Flying Aces: Navy Pilot Simulator is pretty good it is not good enough. The graphics are choppy and at times stop being in VR for some reason (via a single display) but the controls are where it really shines. It feels responsive and when the graphics are behaving themselves it feels pretty immersive. With some small repairs, this could be a great game, but for most people, it will be too overpriced given the amount of content you get. So one to keep an eye on for sure, especially if it drops in price in a sale.