When i first heard about a flight simulator on psp i jumped at the chance and brought it straight there and then in store. I am a really enthusiastic flight simulator player on PC, and i was really hopign it would be s good as X plane 8 on psp. Well, i wasn't wrong, but maybe i thought too much of it.
This is the first free roam flight simulator, and it has many options of aircraft, (civilian and military). It has a variety of missons and challenges, testing all of your flight abilities.
The graphics have been made to look very good quiality, but with a cartoon feel to it, still being a in depth flight sim, but made so any ages of person can play it.
The controls are simpled out, with the anolog stick to control your aircraft, but with a decent speed bar down one side with triangle to speed up, and circle to slow down. This type of speed measure is good because it can be changed and controlled easily but a little difficult to slow down for landing. The flaps setting is one of the best simpled doen features, because if you are taking off set the flaps to 'Take off' by pressing 'SELECT', and the same for landing. While flying you then set the flaps back to 'Neutral'.
For small turns the rudders can be used by L and R triggers.
This game (IMO) can be picked up and played, to do a short challenge, or a misson or just a lazy free flight. You can explore 64KM X 64KM maps, so there is enough space to have a round trip and land again. It is great for practicing manuovers or just having a play.
The load times are a bit long and boring, especially with alot of changing of missons and aeroplaners while you play.
I do think this is a great fun, quality graphicical game. It can be picked up and played, yet the loading times do cause a bit of a bore. The misson types are good when they are played, and the controls are able to use, after a bit of learning how to control the planes. There could be a few more missons for each section, but they take quite a while each so it will last.
There is a learning curve of the training missons, but once conquered, the game is worthwhile, and really fun.
There is stuff you always want to improve on, but for a first flight sim for a psp, its a really good attempt and fun for free flights when you start to unlock more planes.
Overall i give a 8/10