Hey G/T, let's talk about games that let you fly! I'm not talking about some IL2 Sturmovik or any of that nonsense. Just straight up Superman style flying. We'll make an exception for jetpacks (remember Jet Pack Santa
Flying games are few and far between, it seems, which blows my mind!Super Mario 64
Sometimes it seemed as if I spent more time flying in this game than I did on the green green ground.
Everything about it was perfect
: the speed, the sound of the wind, the way one could make Mario
hurtle toward the earth only to pull up at the last second and rocket back up to the sky. Every game
should have wing caps, there, I said it. Super Mario 64
, I salute you.Velella
An unexpectedly good time in the skies. Co-created by the guy who made Seiklus
, he said that their
goal was to recreate the flight one experiences in dreams. They've come pretty close in some regards if
you ask me. Only a demo
out now, but well worth the free dollars it'll cost you.CloudCloud
doesn't allow for the diving/swooping that one would assume, nay demand! in a flying game. But you
know what? It's still great. It has a wonderful sleepy feel to it, and it's one of those games that almost
feels more analogue than digital. Fly around and herd clouds for the good of people and the environment!Drakan: Order of the Flame
Okay, okay, I know. I said straight up Superman-style flying, and this chick's on a dragon. It's okay,
though, because the real love in this thread lies behind the idea of exhilarating, liberating flight. The
flying was obviously the star of the game; Arokh wheeled and dove through the air with wonderful
leathery sound effects. I didn't really care for the combat or ground segments, but there was enough
aerial goodness to keep me busy for months.
Okay, that's all I've got. I know there's some game called NiGHTS or some variation of capitalization out there, but I haven't had the pleasure. What else am I missing?