• Review: Wings Over The Reich

    Review: Wings Over The Reich

    By Michael Hayward

    Wings Over The Reich

    After many years of success with Wings Over Flanders Field, the first of only two mainstream WWI themed flight simulators around, the developers behind it OBD Software decided to try out a new simulator based on WWII.

    Bringing in many of the features that made the original a hit, in this article I take a look at WOTR to see the hype that surrounds it, as well as to see if it serves as a worthy 'successor' to the original while keeping with the theme of World War II.

    Wings Over The Reich     Wings Over The Reich

    Download And Install

    Installation of Wings Over The Reich is a simple process as a stand-alone product, but does break away from the grasp of digital stores that are almost the standard of these days.

    Purchasing the game from their web site, transactions are securely made through the third-party 2Checkout before giving you a download link to install the game. Download the installer, run the file and the game is ready to play. It is also very strongly recommended to head over to the web site and install any updates on top of the initial release.

    In terms of documentation and manuals you will need to learn the basics, the web site is also full of resources that you may find useful such as a key guide amongst other things. The forums is also useful to find extra help if required.

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    Navigating The Menus

    When you first launch Wings Over The Reich, it takes you into the front menu of the game and the theme song starts. Now I don't usually hum along to game theme songs, but this one has a very British Patriotic feel to it, and I caught myself humming along without realising it! A good start so far.

    The menu does have an older mid-2000s feel to it, but navigation as a whole is not particularly difficult. Heading into the campaign is simple, as is the decision making for your next battle, and going into quick combat is also easy to do.

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    Initially I had issues with the game loading, but this was quickly sorted out after messaging the developer and running update for the game. Sometimes there will be a small pause on 'loading runtime', but this doesn't usually take more than a minute as the simulator program itself loads in the background, separate from the menu.


    2 Comments
    1. RayH's Avatar
      RayH -
      Shame its restricted to Windows only.
    1. DangerUXB's Avatar
      DangerUXB -
      Like most serious flight sims you need Windows, you can also get it to run it under OS X or MacOS using WineSkin etc.
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