Summary: When Starhawk was announced as the follow-up to 2007's PlayStation 3 exclusive Warhawk , cynical gamers wondered if it would be nothing more than Warhawk in space. Going into this completely cold, I was expecting another generic space marine story.
Excerpt: You break free from a drop pod after a fresh respawn, and immediately a Hawk swoops within your team's shield generator and launches an array of cluster bombs, disabling that precious bubble of protection the generator had been providing while enabling the enemy tanks perched on nearby precipices to...
Excerpt: Starhawk is the spiritual successor to 2007's chaotic, multiplayer-driven Warhawk. This update adds real-time strategy elements, a single player campaign and its own version of horde mode. With these new additions, the third person action game takes on an even more unique identity all its own.
Pros: The multiplayer madness, Flying, driving and blowing the crap out of everything, The co-op horde mode
Cons: Shoddy AI in the campaign, The story mode is short, Not being on a well organized team
Summary: Let me paint a picture for you. You’re pinned down behind a small barrier; 3 to 4 enemies are closing in on you on foot while another continuously dive-bombs you with a futuristic, miniature jet. You have exhausted your entire arsenal and are down to nothing but a simple pistol with unlimited ammo.
Excerpt: It took Sony close to five years to release a successor to the popular Incognito Entertainment developed Warhawk, which itself was made by some people that were involved in the 1995 PlayStation game of the same name.
Conclusion: The current generation has done a remarkably good job of sating our hunger to ‘play army’ online and yet at times it can all get a bit wearisome. It is with this in mind that we should be thankful for a title such as Starhawk which (much like its predecessor) takes an established framework and...
Summary: The Blast Factor: There could have been a million ways to screw up Starhawk, but, thankfully, Sony Santa Monica did a great job avoiding many of these pitfalls. What they’ve created is a fun, chaotic mix of genres that’s easy to fall in love with and hard to put down.