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  • Summary: Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an action-adventure game through which you assemble a custom Starship model mounted to your game controller to launch into an interplanetary adventure. Lead a group of heroic interstellar pilots who use modular starships to mix and match their unique gear andStarlink: Battle for Atlas is an action-adventure game through which you assemble a custom Starship model mounted to your game controller to launch into an interplanetary adventure. Lead a group of heroic interstellar pilots who use modular starships to mix and match their unique gear and skills on the fly. Travel the stars to unite the galaxy against villainous destructive forces. Modular, customizable starships: Mix and match pilots, hulls, wings, and weapons to assemble the starship of your dreams with a level of customization and creativity. Changes to your physical ship instantly appear in-game allowing you to immediately jump into the battle. Starships at your fingertips - Take control of your starship in a whole new way. Your custom starship attaches directly to your game controller as you pilot through Atlas. Open, living star system - Travel seamlessly through the vast exotic alien worlds of the Atlas Star System, full of unique challenges to discover and overcome. Explore 7 massive unique planets and space. Plus, fly directly from the planet into space for more battles and back to another world. Creative combat - Build your unique play style. Experiment with different pilot abilities and weapons to discover and unleash devastating combos upon your enemies and overcome deadly challenges. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    100
    Regardless of which version you purchase, Starlink: Battle For Atlas will provide one of the best console space shooters in years, and is now my favorite Star Fox game of all time.
  2. Oct 22, 2018
    89
    Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a fast-paced and gorgeous space adventure that offers the toys to life option for collectors and a strong digital edition for those who just want to play. With fantastic controls and epic music, the game is marred by a drop in texture from time to time and unfortunately repetitive and stale dialogue outside of the campaign. Building and leveling up ships is a lot of fun, and some of the battles can be truly epic. Starlink has quickly become a game hard to put down and I hope this is the beginning of a growing franchise.
  3. Oct 22, 2018
    80
    With a gorgeous visual design – even on Nintendo Switch, it’s a striking-looking game – an enjoyable gameplay loop, fantastic audio design, and a lively cast of characters, there’s plenty to like in Starlink: Battle for Atlas.
  4. Oct 22, 2018
    78
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Oct 18, 2018
    75
    Our hope is that Starlink can really become an ever-expanding game. Like the universe.
  6. Oct 19, 2018
    70
    While Starlink may be a bit expensive for some, there's a tremendously fun game hiding beneath the toys-to-life options. The core combat loop stays satisfying throughout the journey. It's a great first entry in a new IP and I'm excited to see what else Ubisoft does to expand on the universe and gameplay.
  7. Oct 17, 2018
    30
    Before you know it, Starlink turns playing with toys into something that feels an awful lot like work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    Having such a blast with it. This game will be for you if 1) you like spaceships customization 2) well crafted space shooter gameplay 3)Having such a blast with it. This game will be for you if 1) you like spaceships customization 2) well crafted space shooter gameplay 3) STARFOX! The story is simple enough that you can simply enjoy it, the controls are tight and well thought and the universe is so cool to explore. The fact that you can take this with you on the go is so amazing! A must buy. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2018
    10
    Once again, grouchy, cynical reviewers who do not get it. Starlink on Switch is fantastic, fun, addictive, kept me up all night and love loveOnce again, grouchy, cynical reviewers who do not get it. Starlink on Switch is fantastic, fun, addictive, kept me up all night and love love love where it has gone. Stop whining over the toys. They are fun and innovative and...you dont need them to beat the game! Just level up bigtime, as you do in most RPG games, and you will defeat everything!

    If you want Zelda in Space meets Starfox, this game is for you!

    A must buy for ever Switch owner.
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  3. Oct 17, 2018
    10
    I been playing the game for at least 20 hours so far, and yes it's not the best game ever created, but let me tell you this it super fun, andI been playing the game for at least 20 hours so far, and yes it's not the best game ever created, but let me tell you this it super fun, and even though, I would love to say that is perfect it isn't, but not because the game lacks of content, is more about the quality vs price, is about how simple thing could have been implemented differently that could have made this title a real 10 for everybody, for example more creatures and more fauna on each planet to scan, once completed on of the member could give you something cool for it, the collecting materials? make them part of the upgrade system, material to upgrade the ships, materials to build the mods of the weapons, materials upgrade the bases on the planet, make the exploration on search of rare materials around the planets and the space a fundamental part, make the exploration rewarding, and if only while on the planet we had flying enemies that we had to take down while in flight mode I would have appreciate that, the missions are not bad, but a couple of well designs puzzle along side hordes of enemies another great addition, this are all minor details that could have easily been added to the game with minimum effort and would have made the game even better. The combat system is unbelievably rewarding and fun, the planets are gorgeous, and the story is not terrible as some people claim, I'm really enjoying the game a lot, but I can see why some people complain and I understand them. hopefully ubisoft releases a a where some of this issues are addressed and I'll be even happier, and if there is a Starlink 2 and all in to rock and roll! :D Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    Best Starfox game to date (without being a Starfox game perse), since N64!!
  5. Oct 22, 2018
    9
    It's pure fun and amazing to see such a big vast open world with flawless transition between planets and space. Of cause it is as repetitiveIt's pure fun and amazing to see such a big vast open world with flawless transition between planets and space. Of cause it is as repetitive as destiny or other mmoisch games, while the core game play is fun. Star Fox fits the game like it was intended to be in there from the start and you can sink n dozens of hours into the game. The only criticism I have are pricing models and that you are missing out on the great tactical opportunities without some weapon types. Expand
  6. Oct 16, 2018
    9
    I'm giving this game a 9 only because of the micro transactions. The exploration is vast, the gameplay changes frequently enough to keep itI'm giving this game a 9 only because of the micro transactions. The exploration is vast, the gameplay changes frequently enough to keep it interesting, the story and voice acting is great. It's a good game. I picked up the Switch version for the extra Star Fox content, and surprisingly Fox and his crew fit right into the game, not feeling out of place at all. The game reminds me a lot of No Man's Sky, but fun and full of content. Flying is great and once in land mode it feels like a 3rd person shooter, or like I'm playing Destiny with all the different world events that pop up. It also provides enough of a challenge to keep adults playing, and the toys are not required since you can purchase everything digitally. I'll be playing this game for many hours. Hopefully they keep adding expansions to the universe. Expand
  7. Oct 20, 2018
    0
    It's just another repetitious grinder with a cash shop taking center stage. It's more like a mobile game designed for whales than a game meantIt's just another repetitious grinder with a cash shop taking center stage. It's more like a mobile game designed for whales than a game meant to entertain. The praise i see this game getting is typical of shiny new releases, but if the reviewers bothered to put in any time into the game, they would realize they are hampered unless they dole out more cash for more ships. Of all the games Ubisoft has released in the last several years, this one is the most cash-grabbing piece of crap I've seen yet. Expand

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