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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: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Oct 19, 2018
    87
    This is a unique product because it has toys-to-life elements but refuses to push players down that path if they don’t want to. Though the gameplay loop can grow repetitive over a long play sessions, the fact that players have so many customization options and a beautiful world at their hands keeps most frustrations away. Ubisoft Toronto has a vision for this game and it’s apparent there are more stories to tell since each character of the Equinox brims with personality. Space is a vast expanse, full of new worlds to explore and toys to make.
  2. Oct 19, 2018
    80
    A fine game for all ages that excels in the presence of awesomely detailed physical ships. Within the toy-to-life genre this comes as a great surprise that really delivers on the fun factor. The difficulty is a little bit unbalanced unfortunately which is somewhat inconvenient, considering the audience this game caters to. The gameplay tends to be repetitive by nature but on the flipside there is an enormous galaxy for you to explore in which there is plenty to see and do. The game plays well overall and the in-game customization of your ships is deep enough to keep you entertained for a long time to come.
  3. Oct 15, 2018
    78
    Starlink: Battle for Atlas offers a new way of playing by joining external toys with a title that, although it is focused on the smallest of the house, for the high cost of its collectables falls short in terms of content and variety of missions. Even so, if your hobby is having a good time in front of the screen admiring the interplanetary beauty while you enjoy making a collection, this title is totally recommended.
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    70
    Starlink doesn’t have many bells and whistles as a game, but the figures are just so dang cool and easily customizable that I can see it really appealing to a wide swath of people. The core gameplay is fine and while it’s nothing to write home about, it does enough to support what comes together as a very impressive experience. Starlink doesn’t redefine the toys-to-life genre, but it does have some of the most beautiful figures I’ve seen and a pretty good game to complement them too.
  5. Oct 22, 2018
    70
    Starlink offers a refreshing view on toys-to-life with a lot more seriousness than its competitors. Its an expensive one though.
  6. Oct 17, 2018
    70
    Clearly, Starlink: Battle for Atlas is repetitive and its storytelling is more than conventional. But the dogfight and the big open world are just so much fun. A good addition to the toys/video games cross-over.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 14, 2018
    50
    A good core experience with novel ideas stifled by a disproportionately high price tag, embarrassing amounts of repetitive filler, and pay-to-win mechanics. [Issue#156, p.87]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 23, 2018
    9
    It is EXACTLY the game I hoped it would be: arcade space combat a-la Wing Commander, X-Wing, and StarFox, well-made toys that would look goodIt is EXACTLY the game I hoped it would be: arcade space combat a-la Wing Commander, X-Wing, and StarFox, well-made toys that would look good in any display case, and casual open-world gameplay like other TTL games. Some of the characters are a little flat (Judge, Mason), others are fantastic (I enjoy the performances of Eli, Kharl, Shaid, Razor, and Hunter especially). The story isn't mind-blowing, however, it's easy to follow and compelling because it's very well-told. They don't waste a lot of time, they just jump right in, which is the best way to tell these stories. The StarFox stuff is probably the highlight of the game, though. All four members are there, same voice actors, they got the writing pitch perfect, and the inclusion of SF sound effects and music and Star Wolf can easily trick you into thinking you're playing an actual StarFox game.

    I think the low scores on this game are stemming from what a lot of low scores these days stem from: overhype and outsized, unrealistic expectations. The game world is huge, yes, but the game itself is pretty casual (space dogfights can be pretty hard though, even on Normal difficulty). There are a limited amount of things you can do, but as you do them you can unlock more and more lore, and upgrade your characters and weapons to enable better and better things. If that's what you're into, and you like that arcade style shooter gameplay, this game is for you. If not, it's probably not your cup of tea and you should look elsewhere. Personally, it's not going to make my Game of the Year list or anything, but it's a great way to unwind at the end of the day and collect some sweet sweet plastic.
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  2. Nov 6, 2018
    6
    Lo que parecía ser una especie de No Man’s Sky para niños acabó terminando por sumarse a la ola del género de los toys-to-life: la unión entreLo que parecía ser una especie de No Man’s Sky para niños acabó terminando por sumarse a la ola del género de los toys-to-life: la unión entre muñecos y videojuegos que se popularizó con Skylanders, Disney Infinity o LEGO Dimensions y que actualmente parecía haber desaparecido de nuestras consolas.

    En Starlink comienzas a jugar antes de encender la consola, todo lo que construyas interactúa con el juego. Además puedes mejorar las piezas de manera individual y acceder a nuevas y mejores habilidades conforme avanzas en el juego.

    Aunque es una parte importante de la experiencia de juego, no es obligatorio tener los juguetes físicos y puedes disfrutar de la experiencia de forma digital. También permite el multijugador con pantalla partida en cualquier momento durante la campaña.

    Jugabilidad

    Como piloto de la iniciativa Starlink tu misión es recoger y estudiar nuevos materiales y recursos energéticos. Mientras luchas contra unos malvados extraterrestres capitaneados por Grax, el gran rival del juego, que quiere desarrollar energía ilimitada y conquistar el universo de Atlas.

    A través de misiones en forma de puzle, ayudarás a los habitantes de cada bioma e irás ganando el favor de otras razas para que se sumen a la lucha contra Grax.

    Los combates son frenéticos y espectaculares, deberás ser rápido e intercambiar las armas de las naves para mezclar sus elementos y crear nuevos efectos.

    A las batallas y misiones se le une la exploración de mundo abierto. Podrás recoger objetos y cultivar plantas para aumentar tus ingresos y así crear nuevas bases donde construir talleres, obtener bonificaciones y vender los ítems recogidos.

    Estética

    Los mundos de Starlink recuerdan a los de No Man’s Sky pero, evitando el sistema procedural de éste, consiguen crear unos ecosistemas preciosistas e insólitos, con una paleta de colores vibrantes y estructuras alienígenas singulares.

    El sistema de Atlas se compone de 7 planetas, cada uno con sus propios ecosistemas. Además, la vida extraterrestre es muy variada, lo que anima al jugador a explorar y catalogar a estas criaturas nativas.

    Mientras vagas por los astros, descubrirás elementos de interés en cada planeta algo que parece sacado de Assassin's Creed. Esto le brinda al jugador desviaciones interesantes de la historia principal, ayudando, al mismo tiempo, a sentir que estos mundos forman parte de un sistema estelar vivo.

    Conclusión

    Si bien se queda escaso o es demasiado asequible para los jugadores más experimentados,
    no deja de ser una propuesta novedosa y sin precedentes que pretende acercar esta rama de la ciencia ficción a los más pequeños, cautivando también a los más fanáticos de este género.

    Abarrotado de magníficos mundos, gigantescos titanes, emocionantes combates y fascinantes misterios, Starlink: Battle for Atlas se convierte en una aventura espacial necesaria para que, ya seas niño o adulto, dejes volar tu imaginación.
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