I've been playing the Russian version for a month now, greatest combat helicopter simulation since Longbow 2... SimHQ has a 3 part review of it if intrested... http://www.simhq.com/
Anyway the English downloadable version has been released, they are trying to get a STEAM download version. Be advised that it uses the much hated Starforce, but no problems reported by anyone on hardware failures, it's a newer version of Starforce. Also be advised that it has a easy mode, but in simulation mode this is HARD, a true simulation, not a action game.
Great sim, I can tell this by the fact that I've owned it for a week, and I'm still getting basic flight smooth, as opposed to owning wave after wave of tanks. I have great hopes for the DCS concept. Really solid in execution and looks and plays amazing.
Do or do not, there is no try....
-- Yoda, Dagobah
I bought this a couple days ago. This is really something.
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Proud Former member of the 19th Mechanized Infantry
I just picked this game up last night. Haven't had any problems with Starforce. I just tried an instant action before I went to bed, and it's a little tough. I'm definitely going to have to put some time in training. Really, really cool though.
TG-18th 18th SF Operational Detachment Delta
If you're playing the game, be in the correct TeamSpeak Channel.