TBH i found flight a very good game, very solid flight sim. Yes there is no AI aircraft, Yest there is no ATC, yes there is no jumbo jet, Yes its only hawaii and yes its got really expensive DLC, but then again you cant comparte it to its predecesor and say "well because the other game had it, made by a completely different company on a different engine made by a much bigger team with years of experience aimed at a hardcore sim market" that it makes it worse.
IMO (yes opinion) flight is brilliant. its really really optimised, hell even on my laptop which is a dell with no graphics card, on lowest settings it still looks beter than FSX on my beastly computer (PCG issue 237 page 88 for its specs (sorry, had to tell someone) (and if that dosent show my dedication to flight sims, i dont know what will).
yes, its an extreamly cut donw game, yes even i rage at it sometimes during challenges, or the fact that the P-51 has no cockpit, or that even me, someone who has landed a real plane, with just me in the plane, cannot even land tha maul due to no doccumentation or tutoirals whatsoever, BUT it still is a very very nice "arcade" game.
its about the joy of flying, the joy of a nice, controllable aircraft flying over a beautifuly detail landscape, about just wanting to look around. if you want to do that, you can, but if you want to crank up a a massive side wind, turn the hud off, and hardcore mode, you can.
so in conclusion, i think that the 83 may be a tad too high, but it dosent deserve anyhting less than a 70-75, as its such a great game that hits it right on the head, just knackerd by the fact that the marketing guys and devs completely forgot that the only people that will play a flight sim game is, erm, a flight sim entusiast. and lets put it this way, how many of you have gone out and brought custom terrain packs for FSX, or high detail aircraft. that is probarbly that they are tapping into, instead of other companies making high quality "DLC" why dont they make it, and reap the reward (yes, yes, all money going to evil microsoft).
also, i hope no-one worries about this sudden influx of bumb DLC. i bet it was all planned from the beginning, and hell, hopefully they will do a "when we hit our £XXXXXX target we will make future DLC free"