Story - 35%
Graphics - 80%
Audio - 50%
Gameplay - 80%
Replayability - 65%
Take Battleship, but imagine it spent a few hours of Netflix and Chill with Eve Online. This leaves you with a VR-enabled turn-based strategy like you probably haven’t seen before.
While strategy games, let alone turn based ones, are not my strong suit, this is a really refreshing take on the genre. The use of VR tech makes the menu items and battle sequences really come to life.
The game is brought to you in stereoscopic 3d, which is uncharacteristic to strategy games. The gamer is presented with a view of his and his opponent’s fleet and places his vessels strategically to ensure victory. There are also check points during the battle depiction where the gamer may elect to change fleet position and optimise firing power to take out the enemy.
Ships vary from small pods to fighter vessels and single carriers. The gamer plans the formation to combat the enemy’s ship location and optimises attack and defence strategy in terms of ship armour, speed, strength and firing power.
Graphically, Skylight delivers. It elevates turn-based strategy games to another dimension. However, the soundtrack leaves a lot to be desired. The main story left me wanting and I was confused as to how or when the upgrades become available.
In conclusion, Skylight is a great strategy game that would entertain the strategic mind for hours on end. But if you prefer a fast paced, action packed game with big explosions and an awesome soundtrack, Skylight probably isn’t for you.
Reviewed on: Steam
Available on: Steam(VR and non-VR versions), GEAR VR, HTC VIVE AND OCULUS RIFT
Age Rating: A
Publisher/Developer: E McNeill
Estimated RRP: R105
Release Date: 28 December 2017
- Great turn-based strategy
- Intuitive menu and use of VR-capabilities
- Very genre specific
- Can be tedious, without many levelling capabilities