War Thunder – storm the heavens




War Thunder – storm the heavens

Developers eager to please everyone at once – as a hardcore pilots and casual audience. What is most interesting, as long as everything works. In War Thunder is fun to play, regardless of the level of knowledge in the field of aviation. Even if you do not know why airplanes fly and wings do not flap

Flight simulators are often deterred by inexperienced people entering higher threshold. The reason is clear: it is enough to recall the “IL-2 Sturmovik”, which discouraged by its complexity and realism. On the other side there are all sorts of Tom Clancy’s HAWX and Blazing Angels – such things «Call of Duty in the air.” Developers War Thunder, judging by what they see yours truly, have managed to find a compromise. The game should appeal to fans and explosive action, and those who want to “how to really.”

One and all

War Thunder covers the Golden Age of military aviation – around since the thirties by the fifties of the twentieth century. At the moment, there are five countries: Japan, the USSR, Britain, Germany and the U.S., and this is not the final number of parties. Each power has dozens of aircraft, and by the time we release will be available to 250 cars. Stop at the same time, developers are not going to promise and constantly releasing new models. But when you consider that in this point in time there were about two thousand different planes, work at Gaijin Entertainment will abound.

War Thunder – a massive project that can offer something of interest to pilots of different levels of training. There is also an arcade mode, and realistic. In the final game turns into a complicated simulator that the teeth except the present pilots and veterans, “IL-2 Sturmovik.” There will have to consider a lot of options, and an untrained person will be shocked by just one take-off process. Need to monitor the abundance of confusing at first devices to take into account the direction of the wind, the temperature of the environment – and that’s not to mention numerous settings of the machine itself. Play the simulation mode on the keyboard devilishly difficult, but there are craftsmen. We have to keep in mind the huge amount of information and to do it at the time, as the tail is hanging a pair of enemy fighters.

What a difference an arcade mode, which is sure to become much more popular than hardcore. The game turns into a natural air shooter. War Thunder gives an amazing feeling: the aircraft is incredibly docile and pleasant to operate, nothing to distract from the main thing – shooting enemies. However, the laws of physics still apply: detail are calculated damage, some maneuvers the car does not turn out to be too tough, and shamefully broken on the ground is much easier than it sounds. Nevertheless, the game is incredibly friendly to newcomers. Less than five minutes to get comfortable and not be distracted by the search for the right key. Especially in the arcade mode involved a minimum of buttons. On the control at all forget after a while, literally grow together with steel bird. The maneuvers are carried out and shooting with the mouse, acceleration and Furious assigned to the keyboard. Adapted, you can fly on the verge of the aircraft – you just feel this line.

Despite its apparent simplicity, all the instances of combat vehicles are completely unique. It does not cause difficulties in the game, but makes a pleasant variety. The strongest impression provides a rapid transition from a “shelving units” of the thirties to the fifties fast fighter – about how to be driving a Bugatti Veyron, after his grandfather’s “six”. And no Muhlezh for pumping of: fancy fighter is quite possible to bring down the frail maize with a machine gun on board if your piloting skills are superior opponent. High-level plane, of course, better initial models, but that does not make him invulnerable. Needless to say, the difference between similar models in arcade mode is quite difficult to catch. But to confuse the two aircraft simulator will not work if they wanted to.


In addition to the fascinating physics of flight, in War Thunder implemented an interesting “trick” – overload pilots. For example, if from a great height to go down dramatically, and at the last moment before impact to level, nearly striking a wing in the bushes, the screen will darken dramatically, and the game will tell about the transferred load. The same thing happens when the swirling curves, barrels and other frills. Check the accuracy of the complex, but the developers assure that all the most realistic.

It did a lot of attention is paid to the reliability, but this does not prevent to enjoy the adrenaline matches. Small details saturating the fights feeling of realism in War Thunder fully – for example, the temperature of the environment. If the action takes place in the desert, the engine under the scorching sun will overheat more quickly than usual, so it’s best not to push the button in vain afterburner. In the snow-capped mountains is no such problem. It should be noted that this refers mainly to the mode simulator. In the “arcade” in order not to overload the players, only the flight characteristics of the aircraft – no problems with humidity, temperature and other meteorological subtleties.

Battles unfold on a fairly spacious maps. The average span locations diagonally takes a minute and a half, but there are significant deviations in both directions. Gaijin Entertainment has made the battlefields such that the planes were not crowded on the patch, but did not need to fly to the target broken ten minutes. The battles are very intense, especially when the relationship is trying to find out two or three fighters from each side (it supports up to 32 players fighting). The landscape is of great importance: in the mountains more difficult to fly, but the chances of escape from the pursuer above. A special treat – to plant burning plane, earning additional experience. The very process of landing in arcade mode is pretty simple, just select the flat ground without obstacles. It is quite another thing when the bird is roasted wings, and the plane was about to jerk.

First of all – airplanes

War Thunder has been in development for about three years, the exact release date for the project has not yet received. It is important to take into account the true scale. The fact that the ongoing currently open beta test only covers aircraft. But still claimed ships and tanks! Of course, brings to mind the company Wargaming.net, which released an incredibly popular World of Tanks and is currently working on World of Warplanes and World of Warships. But if the Belarusian studio it will be a stand alone game, the Gaijin Entertainment is going to combine three elements in common mortal combat. For there is no reason to worry – you can see that the developers are really keen War Thunder and will do anything to project to release sparkled.


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