Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dogfighter, I think I love this game.

My shooter of choice at present is indie fly em up Dogfighter. It is available for cheap on Steam and it is a total blast. Imagine the shooty madness of Quake combined with an arcade biplane fighter game.

The funny thing is I suck at shooters and I suck at flying games but I love this.  I am using mouse and keyboard to control the plane and I find I can fairly fling it around the sky. I am sure I could probably pull tighter turns with a joystick but the increased precision of the mouse compensates. It took me a couple of hours to get the hang of the controls before it clicked.

Favourite Aircraft:  Swift Strike Fighter. It is all about speed.
Favourite Weapon: Hard to say I love them all but probably the shotgun just for the improbability of using one in an aircraft. Absolutely lethal when used correctly.


Anton said...

Hey, that looks really high quality for an indie game...looks good for a non-indie game!

Where I work, a team is developing Sky Legends, if you decide you want to try another dogfighter in the semi-near future. Coming out next Spring.

mbp said...

I found the sky legends website Anton and it looks good. The browser based nature of the game is a great idea because it should help to keep the numbers up for multi-player.

Cap'n John said...

If you have a Wii, you could do worse than check out Sky Crawlers:Innocent Aces. Yes, it's a Flight Sim/Shooter, of sorts, but it's a lot of fun.

mbp said...

Thanks for the recommendation Cap'n John, I will check it out.