Your digits drop to the arrow keys to control flight movement: left and right turn your aero-bird, but you'll need to take gravity into account – climb at a low speed and you'll stall; dive and you'll pick up pace. Constant movement means staking a favorite place on the map is tough, but keeps the tumult of conflict pulsing. It's indicative of Altitude's easy charm that after two games, our brain had hardwired our plane's keyboard-based controls into muscle memory and we were flying like a pro.
Keeps the tumult of conflict pulsing
Rewarding to learn and master
Perk system unfriendly to newbies
Bots are suspect at best
Flying doesn't come quickly to all