Excerpt: Having you ever heard the phrase: "seeing is believing?" Well in terms of Stardrone: "playing is believing." This downloadable Playstation 3 video game that works with Move is a strange hybrid.
Summary: There are a lot of genres in video games that provide short bursts of fun for those who lack the attention span to sit through a 40+ hour narrative (myself included). What happens if you take a little bit of each of those genres and blend them all together into a single game?
Stardrone's vibrant, physics-driven arcade action suffers from difficulty spikes and frustrating design elements.
15 April 2011
Summary: If you've been playing games for a long time, you might remember an old NES title called Clu Clu Land. It starred a strange little fish-lady named Bubbles that constantly swam her way through a playing field, trying to find hidden gold ingots, as well as avoid traps and obstacles.
Pros: Colorful visuals, Easy to learn how to play, Lots of potential for replay and mastery
Cons: Core gameplay mechanics just aren't that interesting, Certain levels are painfully difficult
Excerpt: While I love PSN for something deep, like Flower , or chock full of options, like Pixeljunk Shooter 2 , simple downloadable games can be great fun as well. They just need their own gameplay hook, like being able to push and pull the ball in Shatter , or compacting trash in Trash Panic .
Excerpt: There are a great many quality action/puzzle games on the PlayStation Network; they are excellent contrasts to the $60 big-budget blockbusters. They offer something simple yet charming, accessible, and oh-so-addictive. They are, in short, great for a rainy day.
Conclusion: Overall, despite its obvious replay value, at £6.29, StarDrone is slightly difficult to recommend. However, until 5 th April, PlayStation Plus subscribers can take advantage of a 50% price cut, and grab it for a bargain £3.15.