Anyone else played this?
I'm not normally much of a sim guy (and luckily this game has numerous "aids" you can turn on)...but holy cripes this game is amazing. WW1 being arguably my favorite aviation period. The game is simply superb. I'm not stoked about their purchase plan...but now that I'm invested in it, its simply marvelous.
The weird thing is that the game is free. You can download the "demo" (which is the entire game except career mode) but it only comes with two aircraft. You can then purchase other aircraft, and once you've purchased one, the game unlocks career mode. For all intents and purposes you can play the game for free - you're just limited to one Central powers aircraft, and one Allied power aircraft.
The game is absolutely beautiful and is a blast to play (even though I've mapped it to an Xbox controller for ease of use). I host a server with my buds, and I use the mission editor to make up some pretty slick dogfights. The game visually is so beautiful, you find yourself up in the clouds just admiring the scenery (and then being shot down).
Definitely recommended. I have about $60 in the game now, with access to all of the aircraft except the huge bombers. Am I the only guy who's tried this?