LifeisXbox’s ‘Skydrift Infinity’ review | Digital Reality is a Hungarian company that has made some strategy games such as Imperium Galactica and the spectacular Shoot ‘Em Up Sine Mora, now they bring us a game of airplanes where we must run with our airplanes and defend ourselves thanks to some power ups, that are placed during the route, in the purest Mario Kart style. Although it may not seem like it, this is not the first game and rather we can call it a sequel, since the original title was launched back in 2011, which was coincidentally called Skydrift. Xbox 360 received this game and it really didn’t disappoint as it delivered on everything it promised. This new chapter, if it can be called a continuation, adapts to new technologies and tries to be more dizzying than ever.
ℹ️ | We played Skydrift Infinity for about 20 Hours on Xbox Series X. This game is also available on PC, Xbox, PlayStation Nintendo Switch
What we liked!
- A game that fulfills what is proposed | In this game, we are released directly at the controls of a plane and run on quite spectacular circuits, history is conspicuous by its absence. It’s a shame, because a story mode could have made the setting improve a lot. But we are really facing a game that reminds of the arcade games of yesteryear, straight into action, but with the counterpart that we don’t have to put coins that empty our pockets.
- Simple controls but difficult to learn | The controls can be simple, but at first it’s difficult to get hold of them, because in addition to turning, we must worry about going up and down like good airplanes that they are. But with some time, we learn to handle these fast airplanes and that is where the fun really begins. The handling reminds me a lot of the classic arcade games like Afterburner, from Sega, but with the usual technical differences of the technologies.
- A very good technical section | In the technical section, we find a game that meets and shows that it is adapted to new technologies. We have 2 graphics modes, Quality mode where you want to enjoy the graphics in maximum resolution and Performance mode where the FPS rate is higher and I would say that they don’t drop at any time. The game fulfills everything that is expected of it in all graphic modes, both in frames per second and in resolution. The graphics are honestly not photo-realistic, like what happens to us with Microsoft Flight Simulator, but their correct modeling and beautiful range of colors make them enjoy their fair share.
- A sound section that accompanies the game | The sound is quite good and doesn’t bother at all, we have some songs that have surprised me. Sound effects such as engines, explosions and so on also meet what is expected of them without being too prominent. The technical section in general is good, without too many flourishes but it more than fulfills it’s mission and remains stable at all times.
- Good variety of game modes | Among them we can find the so-called Power Race which is the typical Mario kart-style race with power ups and others, Speed Race where our objective is to go fast enough to reach the goal first and last but not least Survival mode, that is a race where our goal is to reach the finish line and also take care of the other competitors.
- A duration that could be better | The duration of this game is provided by a solo mode and the necessary multiplayer. The solo mode doesn’t stand out too much, and we are doomed to win races to get new planes and be champions, nothing new around here. Where if it seemed like a good job to me is in multiplayer modes, we have the online mode to compete and also the one that I find the most fun of all, the local mode that is the typical split-screen game and allows you to meet with the colleagues to take a few pits in your house of up to four players at the same time. I can attest to that, playing locally is a lot of fun.
- Multiplayer mode is very acceptable | Thanks to the multiplayer, I can say that the durability is much better and we can always take it out of the closet to play some games with friends or family, regardless of whether there are people on their servers. Speaking of the servers they are very stable, but it’s quite difficult to find people in some moments.
What we disliked
- Lack of story mode | As I said previously, from my point of view, a story mode in this type of game is very necessary and Skydrift Infinite is no exception. A story mode would add to the game that point that it lacks to be a very decent arcade airplane game.
How long to beat the story | –
How long to achieve 1000G | 15+ Hours
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