Microsoft Flight Simulator: Top Gun
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Anyone whose childhood and/or adolescence occurred in the 1980s, inevitably and even if he is the most anti-war person in the world, let his imagination run wild and imagined himself at the controls of an impressive F-14 after enjoying the adventures and misadventures of Maverick, the protagonist from Top Gun.
We all wanted to put ourselves in Maverick's shoes, even if it was just for a little while and with our eyes closed, whether it was on a mission flying over hostile territory, maneuvers, or taking a "pass" to the control tower to annoy the controllers.
Despite the fact that decades have passed and many of us are already combing gray hair, the final premiere of Top Gun: Maverick, after being postponed several times, has undoubtedly scratched into the trunk of memories and made us imagine ourselves again, for a few minutes, in the skin of Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell.
Yes, with a significant change from what was experienced in the 1980s. And this time around, we have Microsoft Flight Simulator to help us out.
And it is that Microsoft and Asobo already announced at Gamescon 2021 that, in conjunction with the release of Top Gun: Maverick, they would offer a free DLC that would feature an F-18/A and numerous challenges of this aircraft as well as the context of the film.
With the film officially out, Microsoft Flight Simulator players who want to can now download this expansion and experience the new features.
Among them will be, how could it not be, landing on an aircraft carrier, but also high-speed and low-altitude flights and similar challenges, which are a bit different from the standard proposal of the Microsoft simulator, but which will undoubtedly provide an extra dose of adrenaline to those who dare to face them, and of which stands out, in addition to landing on an aircraft carrier.
The Microsoft Flight Simulator F-18 flying experience is a lot of fun and tough, but don't anticipate a realistic representation of the popular fighter. This is something we can see in huge airplanes like the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 747, and it is logically duplicated in this F-18.
The experience that Microsoft Flight Simulator provides is an approachable, engaging, and exciting proposition for the general public, which, in my opinion, makes it a success for people who wish to put themselves in the shoes of a Top Gun for a few minutes or a few hours.