My Sims Sky Heroes Review
From Zero to Hero, a Sky Hero…
Driven by habit, when I opened the game I ended up reading the manual. It briefed me on the story. The evil Morcubus and his company MorcuCorp are here to cause total chaos and destruction. The Sims are having lots of trouble as MorcuCorp have captured the skies and have made it nearly impossible to trade or even travel freely. If anyone opposes they would end up facing Morcubus’s “MorcuCorp Security Squad” (a.k.a Chaos Pirates).
You wake up on a beach, lost and confused and to add insult to injury you’ve lost your memory as well. The ones who save you help you regain health and as expected you join their battle against Morcubus as a part of Sky Force along with Justice, Derek, Violet and others.
So, you are an amnesic pilot who is confused and has gotten into a battle which keeps getting worse with every passing minute. The only plus point is that you are an ace pilot which is depicted by the first reactions of all the members on the team.
Once the game begins you have to customize your sim and planes which isn’t a very difficult task. There are also some presets for the Sims like Sheppard from Mass Effect 2, Isaac from Dead Space etc. You can have many planes in your hand at a time which means you can customize planes for each kind of battle or terrain.
There are mainly two types of battles, race and dogfight. The latter is split into two – team dogfight and dogfight. Race as it says is basically racing through various check point and taking down your opponents while doing so using the power ups which you collect. Dogfight just focuses on taking down your opponent maximum number of times within the time limit again by using power ups and your weapons.
Speaking of power ups, there are 11 types such as shield, tornado, radar jammer, f-beam etc. Each different from one another. The tricky part is that the power ups which are spread through out the map are kept in spots which require some serious flying action.
The gameplay is kind of glitchy but is made up for by the attractive and creative visuals. The controls are really frustrating and require a real fast reaction time which reduces the essence of gameplay. The sounds are very appropriate but as usual I am bugged by the language they speak in the background.
Let’s get to the aspect of multiplayer; you can either play local or online. Local multiplayer was fun and exhilarating. I couldn’t enjoy online multiplayer as there were no servers available.
Overall the game is very nice and just about playable. The effort was very nice considering that this is the first of the My Sims series to get released on consoles besides the Nintendo. They can still make it better especially the flying aspect of the game.
|The gameplay is very nice but sometimes loses sync with the mission requirements thereby beating the purpose.||
|The graphics are very attractive and creative.|
|The sound and background effects of this game are really awesome.||
|The game is definitely worth the buy if flying and fun are on your to-do list.|
|The sum of the game makes for some fun times.||
|The game is very decent, but definitely could have been better.|