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Go! Sports Skydiving - PS3 Network review

Letting rip in the sky

For

  • Beautiful visuals
  • Charming tone
  • Well-executed control scheme

Against

  • Actual controls too touchy
  • Not much to do
  • Not much to unlock

Jumping out of a plane at 5000 feet and having your face flap about like a bulldog in a wind tunnel isn%26rsquo;t an activity many would ever take up in real life. As a game though, it%26rsquo;s OK.



In Skydiving%26rsquo;s Formation mode you tilt and twist the Sixaxis to float your parachutist into one formation after another, with his three teammates alongside him. It%26rsquo;s a surprisingly good concept, even if the spinning is a bit hard thanks to the over-sensitive controls. The other problem is that, even though it%26rsquo;s fun, the limited formations and lack of competition in single-player means the gameplay is shallow.

Landing mode offers a different challenge, however, and it%26rsquo;s more simulation-based one - however it%26rsquo;s not nearly as addictive as Monkey Ball%26rsquo;s Monkey Target.

It%26rsquo;s a nice idea and the whole game has gorgeous visuals and an irreverent, likeable feel - from the plinky-plonky music to a big fat man called Captain Rainbow teaching you the basics. But it would have benefited from a better structure and more unlockables.

Feb 11, 2008

More Info

GenreSports
DescriptionA pretty game with touchy controls. It would have been better if there were more unlockables.
PlatformPS3
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Alternative namesGo! Sports Skydiving
Release date:1 February 2008 (US), 1 February 2008 (UK)
Available platforms:PS3
Genre:Sports
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