When MK-Studios confirmed they were working on a Helsinki Airport scenery back in January of this year, I could not be more excited. Finally I would get a new version of my (nowadays) home airport. Until now I had been using the Aerosoft version, and happily so, but with the evolving simulators it was starting to look dated, even with the community made SODE jetways profile.
The MO of JustSim has long been known. A developer announces a scenery, and about a month before this developer is set to release their scenery, JustSim releases a version of the same scenery. It’s an interesting debate for another time, but one thing is clear: JustSim is ready for the competition.
And this scenery is certainly a confrontation between the two. Never before have I felt so conflicted about two sceneries that set out to do the same thing: give you a good-looking, entertainable and up-to-date version of Helsinki Airport. Going in to this review, I had certain expectations about either developer and what the scenery would look like. But both sceneries were rather surprising in both good and bad ways, leaving me conflicted on both of them. In this review, you’ll see why.