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. Players have a star that they shoot out into the level, then grapple on to certain other stars to swing around. I swung around and around in circles, or would use one to alter my trajectory for just a second. The possibilities were mind boggling.
Excerpt: 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. The only way you could control Bubbles was by pressing and holding down a button to have her cling to poles scattered throughout the level, making her spin around in circles until she faced the...
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: With the rising popularity of games on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, the best titles really need that extra “something” to stand out amongst the crowd of titles. Sometimes that little “extra” is a totally off-the-wall mechanic that manages to work, and sometimes it is an art style that captivates its audience. Whatever it is, that “something” is definitely necessary for a game like StarDrone, a recent Ukranian PSN release.
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 . Stardrone is definitely unique, but is that enough to achieve greatness?
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. We’d be lying if we said it was the best game on the Store, but it’s definitely worth a punt at that price, because if you give it a chance you’ll find a decent challenge here.