Skydrift Infinity Review
Welcome new pilots to this review of Skydrift Infinity out on the PC. I have played many combat racing games in all styles and fashions, but this time we are taking it to the skies. Race or dog fight your way to the finish in your plane of choice. Outmaneuver and outsmart each opponent while going through daring obstacles and terrain. Are you ready to be the ace of the skies?
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Every game should begin with a tutorial because throwing you right into the skies would be foolish. I am playing on an Xbox Series X controller so all the inputs will be documented from that. You have your standard acceleration with RT, slowing down with Lt and then you have your boost with A or RB. To gain more boost meter is by performing stunts and flying as low to the ground as possible.
If you really want to get slick you can perform knife-edge turns by using the RS which will help with tight corners and tight spots. Here is where drifting works the best is when you hit the LT button to perform a drift during a turn. The longer you hold the LT button to drift the more boost you obtain.
Let’s get into the weaponry of Skydrift Infinity. The thing that stands out to me is how you can enhance a weapon by grabbing another to stack. If you stack the power-up it will double its power. You can stack up two times and send out a devastating attack or stronger shield. There is a two-weapon limitation and you can switch between weapons by pressing the Y button. If needed you can use power-ups to boost your meter by pressing the B button. It’s all about strategy in utilizing the weaponry properly and absorbing the weaponry you need for boosting. I usually tend to stick to having a shield and 2x missiles which do a ton of damage.
You will have an abundance of planes to choose from with their own attributes in acceleration, handling, and Armor just to give you an idea. The more you use a single plane the more skins you will acquire from it.
Honestly, the experience is where it is at and the graphics come second this time around. It feels like an HD remake of a Dreamcast game which is not totally bad. I am getting visual nostalgia of Tropic Thunder and traversing through the different levels gets more dangerous. When I think I have a handle on my plane, another obstacle comes to play and has me rethinking my strategy to push my plane to the limits.
The sounds and action is done really well, you can appreciate that the developers had fun making this game. That is most important when it comes to an indie title that the developers want you to have a fun experience and not something with just “potential” to be good.
If there is one complaint I would say there is a lack of hazards when it comes to the levels. It can get repetitive after a while, but you can change that in multiplayer. I am spoiled when it comes to games that give you a transformation when you hit the boost, it would have been a nice feature. Nothing like your vehicle going into overdrive morphing into a totally new vehicle once you hit the turbo.
Skydrift Infinity is a simple concept with a fun twist to it. Games like Crimson Skies is why I can enjoy this title. Even though there is not much of a storyline or deep character racers. There was more too in racing games especially fake sponsors, but hopefully, Skydrift will get enough recognition to make some improvements in a sequel.
In that, Skydrift Infinity gets a 3.5 out of 5 paws. Check it out right now in the steam marketplace, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. – Beast Out –