I agree with some of the previous reviews of this game, you MUST take time to learn the controls or you will never make it past level 1. But even after you learn them, you will find it challanging. there are 2 control levels: training, where your helo will level itself after you let off of the controls, and Realistic, I should take time to tell you about realistic, because it is kind of, well, realistic. In a real helicopter, you have two control sticks: the caliper, which controls your vertical lift and touchdown, and your collective, which controls your speed/brake and your strafe, your pivital turns are controlled by the 2 foot pedals. In realistic mode, it's kind of the same, your right analog sitck is your caliper and your foot pedals, and your left analog stick is your collective, with that in mind, you will have to really focus on your controls. you have to use your right analog stick to take off and push your left analog stick up to move forward (Note: it's not like an airplane, there isn't any throtle or air brake, you have to angle a helo forward to move forward, and back to stop or back up), if you give it too much stick, then your helo will start to fall, and too little and your helo will move, but slowly, then you must use your caliper to move faster, but too much will cause you to gain altitude, so you must hold each analog stick at the right angle to get what you want or you will get negative feedback from your helo. Because of this, I would say that you should really try free flight with the enemies turned off so you could get a feel for how the helo reacts before you try realistic in campaign mode. If you want instant action, try training in free flight mode with the enemies turned on before you go into campaign. Once you learn the controls of this game, you will find yourself owning the skies. For even more realism, try the game in 1st person cockpit view.
yes: I recommend this product