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PC Gamer BOBII 2.10 Review - 12/15/2009 6:47:20 PM   


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This month's UK edition (Issue 208, Christmas 2009) of PC Gamer carries a double page feature/review of v2.10, and very complimentary it is too.

Tim Stone reviewed the original BoB II (giving it 68%) and revisits it since 2.10 in the Extra Life/Update section.

Some excerpts:

" (Bob II)......has gone from disappointing lame duck to breathtaking bird of paradise. The main architects of this transformation are an improbably dedicated, incredibly knowledgeable band of officially-sanctioned modders called BDG."

" ...Fans call Battle of Britain II 'The Time Machine' and new features such as the 'multiskin' bombers show how passionate the team are about authenticity...."

"...AI expert Buddye has, over the years, helped hone one of the finest AIs in all Simulatia..."

"...Always striving, the team have also worked out a way to wring yet more truth from the authoritative flight models..."

"...3D instruments such as the Spitfire's compass and fuel gauge, faulty since Rowan times, are now fully functional..."

He concludes:
" Even with direct competition from Oleg Maddox's Storm of War just around the corner, BoB II is going to keep winning new devotees with it's potent atmosphere, extraordinary dynamic campaign engine, classy AI and constant stream of BDG-engineered improvements. Forget what I said in 2005, this is one bally marvellous sim."

Obviously lots more in the article, thoughts on MP, ground update, mixed skills etc. Well worth buying a copy. ( Not sure if the US version carries the same piece though.)
A pleasant surprise to see it in a 'mainstream' gaming magazine and nice to see the BDG receiving some 'more public' recognition.

WOW, what a Christmas Present for the BDG and BOBII. A very big and special thanks from the hardworking BDG to PCGamer and Ron Stone for doing this BOBII 2.10 review.

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