Go! Sports Skydiving - PS3 Network review

  • Beautiful visuals
  • Charming tone
  • Well-executed control scheme
  • 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’t an activity many would ever take up in real life. As a game though, it’s OK.

In Skydiving’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’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’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’s more simulation-based one - however it’s not nearly as addictive as Monkey Ball’s Monkey Target.

It’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

Release date: Feb 01 2008 - PS3 (US)
Feb 01 2008 - PS3 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS3
Genre: Sports
Published by: SCEA
Developed by: LightWeight Co., Ltd.
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