Flight sims make good sense for VR, however there are valuable few choices on the market in the marketplace. Think about our delight when Flight Limitless popped up on Oculus Go, then. Sadly, this isn’t the VR flight sim you’re searching for, and it’s not an important arcade expertise both.
This can be a little bit of an odd one. Although the identify is barely totally different, it seems to be a port of a PC recreation known as Flight Limitless 2K18, which described itself as a ‘informal flight simulator’ (by the way, there doesn’t appear to be a hyperlink to the basic Flight Limitless trilogy from the 90’s). That recreation by no means left Early Entry since launch in 2017, holds a ‘Principally Damaging’ Steam rating and seems to have develop into a little bit of a joke for YouTubers to mess around with. Not essentially the most encouraging begin.
The Go model of the sport positively retains issues informal. Upon booting up the app you’ll end up sitting in a reasonably detailed cockpit. However as a substitute of setting about studying what each knob and change does, you’re relegated to simply controlling the throttle, the wing flaps, breaks and the touchdown gear. You steer by treating the Go’s controller as if it had been a flight stick.
Although it’s eliminated a lot of the element you may be hoping for, enjoying Flight Limitless can really be a reasonably enjoyable expertise in a goofy form of method. The movement controls are extremely delicate, so attempting to remain on target generally is a problem. However the missions contain some fulfilling challenges, like touchdown a airplane on the Golden Gate Bridge. Crash and also you’ll almost certainly be handled to a stomach-churning tumble into the river and a few violently-clipping belongings to chuckle at.
As daft a delight Flight Limitless could be, although, it’s not an important port to VR. The sport kind of seems to be a straight conversion of the PC title with the little completed to replace it. In truth, generally it’s lower than that; in the primary menu, for those who flip your head barely you’ll see a hastily-added, staggeringly blurry and warped picture of an plane hanger that appears like this.
Not solely that, however the scale inside cockpits ranges from acceptable to hilariously enlarged. It’s like some craft have been designed for giants, and it provides you completely no sense of ‘being there’.
It’s a disgrace, as a result of there are some genuinely spectacular sights within the recreation, taking Go’s restricted energy into consideration. Hovering above a Google Maps-flat San Francisco won’t be essentially the most convincing expertise, nevertheless it’s enjoyable to select 3D landmarks. The identical is true of Vegas, though something that’s not an iconic resort appears to just about be a gray field.
So, no, I wouldn’t advocate forking out on Flight Limitless; you’re higher off sticking with one thing like Ultrawings. It’s far too simplistic and goofy for the flight sim crowd and slap-dash VR implementation makes it onerous to justify for anybody with a extra informal curiosity within the style. The seek for VR’s final flight sim doesn’t finish right here.