I understand that Aces High has been around the PC world for over 20 years. But… For me, (a 40 yr console player) its newly discovered.I’ve been a console player since 1974 when I got Pong for my birthday. Of 40 yrs gaming, over 25 has been flight… any and all, especially the Ace Combat Series where I gained a bit of fame as 3rd globally.
In 2017 I got an Oculus Rift and never looked back… As expected I immediately downloaded every flight sim I could find. I own and have played all the sims you have here and although DCS has incredible realism, graphics ect… playing in VR is exhausting and frustrating not to mention very taxing on my gtx980. IL2 is also an old favorite of mine from the console days but I wont play anymore because the VR UX and UI are so horrible.
Then I found Aces High III from Hitech Creations… since then I havent played any other… Furthermore I can’t believe there are not any reviews, guides or even any reference to Aces High anywhere on your forum. Yes, I understand that Aces High’s graphics are not equal to DCS, But I have learned it’s by design so it can run fast on any machine and for me, in VR, the graphics are awesome engough for me to spend near 4 to 8 hours daily playing it.
Another great point is that it takes literally 43 seconds from when I laaunch the game to in the air dogfighting. In VR, the mapping and use of touch controllers for flight is unmatched. Not a single flight game is even close. In fact, it is so good that I don’t even use my HOTAS anymore.
Now, I just kick back in my lazyboy, feet up while I’m downing 190’s and Yaks in my BF110G2.
For me, when it comes to dogfighting in VR, Aces High is the absolute champion. My question to any and all who have read this. Why don’t you play Aces High?
Lt. Col SAAM I AM