So I’ve never been big into these kinds of games, but I just downloaded this game for PS4 on a whim, and holy cow is it fun!
I needed a break from the multiple big open world games I’ve been plodding along with (Red Dead, Assassins Creed), and was looking for a game I could just casually get in and out of... something with shorter missions and fun gameplay.
This game, let me tell you, has delivered! I’ve always been fascinated with planes and jets. This game lets me indulge in an immersive air combat experience, with absolutely stellar graphics, amazing sound design, and very friendly gameplay. I’m not that deep into it yet, but am enjoying it immensely thus far. At this point, even though I’m not that deep, I’d be happy just replaying the first few missions over and over.
It even has a very intriguing back story (so far), and the main character is a female fighter pilot who builds her own planes. There’s even a future-tech component to the universe you inhabit, and it includes force fields and space elevators. This game is surprisingly well designed.
The most fun thing about it, though, are the full replays of your missions from different camera angles. They are actually really fun to watch! Which I think has to do with the incredible visuals and sound. In this regard, it reminds me of a game I loved as a kid: Top Gear Rally for N64. Here’s a clip:
Anyway, if you’re looking for a break from enormous open worlds, this game is a fun getaway.