Sky Force 2014 Review (iOS)Greg Srisavasdi |
Mobile based gamers will have a field day with Sky Force 2014, as its intuitive controls are a huge reason for its success. To navigate your craft, you'll press on your device and slide your finger to move your fighter. Your main concern is to dodge gunfire, fly over and rescue hostages, and to avoid crashing into the enemy. Firing your weapon is done automatically, since your ammunition and missiles are automatically released as you fly over the battlefields. Sometimes a bit of simplicity can elevate one's gaming experience, and not having to deal with a multitude of controls turns Sky Force 2014 into a seamless, and inevitably addicting, experience.
Although the visuals aren't exactly eye catching, the warm, muted colors are the perfect fit for this arcade-style shooter. The game's techno soundtrack, though also nondescript, adds to the hypnotic feel of Sky Force 2014. This is a game that was meant to celebrate the past as well as take a few baby steps into the future, and this app successfully balances both worlds.