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Beautiful But Boring - 10 Games That Look Great, And Not Much Else (Update)

When playing games, it's hard not to pay attention to the graphics. But sometimes, it overshadows the most important element – the gameplay. This can result in beautiful productions, which are terribly boring.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Speaking of Game Pass and flying. Microsoft Flight Simulator is a very realistic simulator of civil aircraft. Again, I was tempted by availability in Microsoft pass, although in this case, I knew immediately – or at least assumed – that the game wasn't really for me. However, this is how the service works. As part of it, we check titles that we would never buy otherwise.

The views are really amazing – until we get closer to land. - 10 Beautiful Games That Are Boring - Documentary - 2022-11-20
The views are really amazing – until we get closer to land.

Nevertheless, a few hours spent with MFS was enough for me to perfectly understand the motivation of people reaching for it. It is just stunning. The views are literally breathtaking, and the machines have been reproduced with great reverence. The flying model has been designed to give much pleasure to all players – regardless of their skills. If you want complete relaxation, it's enough to lower the difficulty and you can enjoy volumetric clouds and swathes of air space beneath them.

However, it wasn't very difficult for me to break away from these views, because there's little to do in the game itself – at least for a "regular" player who counts on a typical mission or story campaign. It's a simulator after all, isn't it? It's about enjoying the flight and playing the role of a pilot. It's not a game for everyone – it definitely isn't for me, especially in the long run. Average MFS people get bored very quickly. Fans of flying will probably never get enough of it.

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Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.

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