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: 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.
Excerpt: StarDrone, the latest downloadable from Beatshapers, was something of a surprise . It seemed to land out of the blue, with little build up and even less fanfare, onto the PlayStation Network Store. It follows some reasonably solid releases from the Ukrainian studio in the form of Enigmo and BreakQuest so there is a certain pedigree for it to live up to.
Pros: Great visuals., Responsive controls, perfect for the interesting mechanics., Compelling gameplay.
Cons: Move support makes the game a touch too difficult., Music sometimes seems to loop awkwardly.