When I want to fly a military aircraft simulation with any semblance of realistic flight modeling, I use DCS. Already have the Hornet there. Wouldn’t spend a nickel for one here just because Cruise made another flick.
I only come to MSFS for the scenery. And with that, it is awesome.
I know it’s probably been said before - if someone could combine DCS flight modeling / aircraft fidelity with MSFS scenery… then we’d have a serious flight simulator.
Fumbling through my first Darkstar flight, knowing I had to get around M4 before the scramjet engages, stalling at 50k feet, recovering somehow, assuming the beeping was because I was too slow for scramjets, figuring out I need to turn on the fuel cells, realizing what engine 3 and engine 4 were, then hearing the scramjet engage and watching my speed climb to M9+, asking and receiving ATC clearance to and beyond FL1000 (!), seeing the plane glow orange, landing (hard) at KSAN after a trans-continental flight…
The low-level flying challenges are great and the carrier landing challenge is hard - it’s been months since I’ve flown the F-18 and it shows.
How-the-heck-ever … I’m annoyed as ■■■■ that the little demo game clip I made showing the tie-in to friends in a closed, private FB group was auto-stricken for copyright violations as soon as it processed. How can you even help advertise fun stuff to your own friends when the Copyright Police are breathing down your neck? Infuriating.