Excerpt: While there are a lot of excellent racing games on current consoles, fans of frantic, combat based kart racing have rather limited choices. But now you can add one more viable option, as SkyDrift is simply a blast. This racer takes place in the skies of course, but has the same power-up driven, arcade style associated with kart racers.
Summary: " SkyDrift " is a decent little game. It’s perhaps slightly overpriced at 1200 points, but there are plenty of tracks and planes on offer. Unfortunately, it suffers from many of the classic pitfalls that XBLA games fall into, with poor sound and a somewhat generic feel to it. Perhaps as a result, the online is also a graveyard, further reducing overall value.
Summary: Unlike many arcade racers, SkyDrift is not for the faint of heart. For all incredibly beautiful courses and seemingly blast-‘em-style approach, the game is remarkably difficult, giving very little leeway to newcomers to the aerial racing scene. The added freedom as a racer actually complicates the experience dramatically, particularly when you factor in the often breakneck speeds, wily AI, and sometimes unforgiving course design.
Excerpt: Combining elements of racing and shooting, does this downloadable title from Namco Bandai contain enough action? There are three different types of races played over the six locations, with the courses played in reverse to provide extra longevity. In a Power Race, the power-ups are available allowing the player to attack and defend. Speed Races have the added bonus of speed rings that the player’s plane flies through to gain a burst of speed.
Excerpt: After Digital Reality released the well thought out but poorly executed zombie-defense game Dead Block , I honestly had no idea what the company was planning to do next. So when it was announced that Digital Reality would be developing and publishing a plane-racing game called SkyDrift I was, well, intrigued; from a zombie game to a plane-racing title, that’s quite a change.
Conclusion: Skydrift brings gorgeous visuals, addicting multiplayer competition and interesting mechanics to the Xbox Live marketplace, which feels a little too saturated by art-games at this point. It doesn’t want you think, interpret or behold any artistry that so many arcade games opt for. It’s just trying to entertain you and offer a terrific mash up of games and genres, and save for some controller and direction inconsistencies, a repetitious soundtrack and rather sparse...
Excerpt: Skydrift is an action-heavy arcade game focusing on the ultimate racing and speed experience of flying in a light, quick, fast-paced style.
Choose from a huge variety of state-of-the-art airplanes tuned to the max with extreme weapons. Dominate...