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    Christ I don't mean to bump an older thread for the sake of it but Dek linked it for me and I have just read EVERY page, and the game review, as well as a fair few threads over at UBI.

    NEVER, I say NEVER have I ever seen such blatantly appalling moderating as that guy T_O_A_D displayed, it was completely ridiculous, almost a caricature! I honest pity the poor bloke if he genuinely believes he acts justly, fairly or indeed sanely in almost any of the threads. I'm a moderator at a bustling overclockers forum, unpaid naturally, and does that make any difference...? Do I lock threads and threaten people willy-nilly? Do I bollocks, I treat it like it should be treated, as an extension of my hobby, and a chance to give something back to the people who come to the forum.

    I read the game review also and I can honestly say that though I have'nt played it, if the concerns he raises in the review, along with all of the bugs and faults are true, then the score would be justified. A game that is released unfinished, IRREGARDLESS of whether it will be patched to perfection in a few week, reeks of laziness and sloppy programming. What else can it be? Can anyone seriously give me an excuse that would even remotely hold up? A patch should be designed to add to or increase longevity of a game, not make the thing bloody work properly.

    Anyway i'll shut up now, it's just that after wasting over half-an-hour of my life reading some of the frankly ludicrous threads and, childish, unreasoned and oft nasty comments from fanboys (Fly_by_Fire), hicks, and power-mad imbecillic moderators (raise your hands T_O_A_D) a quick rant was the least I could do. It's a bloody game and one man gave his honest opinion on it, as any reviewer worth his salt does. This draws such petty kne-jerk reactions from supposedly grown men that it is enough to make you seriously, seriously wonder. Shameful.

    Sorry for harping on, it just really wound me up.

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    This may seem to be a relatively hard assessment of Pacific Fighters.
    The game is solid, well made and overall gives the player exactly what he or she wants from a Pacific War simulation.
    lol, right, so deflect any abuse and then tell the simmer exactly what he wants to hear... oh dear....
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    No mention of the AI flying into hills! Or of the lack of flyable carrier based torpedo bombers in a Pacific Theatre game. Or of the lack of flyable Japanese multi-engines. Or of the fact that the Eauropean and Pacific theatre aircraft are slightly mismatched. Or . . .

    . . . well I could go on.

    There was a lot of excusing of criticism. Lines like, "This isn't a slam, but. . ." It's a shame when reviewers can't give critical opinion for fear of being burned by the backlash.

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    Oh well. Its only because it gives good advertising. Their website will be mentioned on the PF one and hence get more visits.
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    Could be REALLY cynical and suggest that it was the only way a review was going to get up on the site....

    But I have no grounds other than my experience of what that site is like if you fly in the face of convention....

    (no pun intended, but a good one nonetheless!)
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    True, true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MA_Moby
    Or of the lack of flyable carrier based torpedo bombers in a Pacific Theatre game.
    Did you read the review or skim it?
    " hate to say this, but the lack of flyable carrier born torpedo bombers has to be one of the biggest disappointments I have in this game... Its not that torpedoes aren’t modeled in the game. Both the IL-2 He111 and Beaufighter carry torpedoes in the game."

    Possibly part of the reason for this has come to light recently with the whole Northrop trademark issue.

    I think that it addresses many of the same points but aimed at a different readership than here. At SimHQ they probably expect people to be aware of downloads etc. for the game & also to be able to trawl their forums for input.
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    why does the reviewer "hate to say it...." ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    ....Both the IL-2 He111 and Beaufighter carry torpedoes in the game."

    t.
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    My hint is never use a torpedo as a bomb at 50metres! BOOOOOM! No tail on an a20.
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