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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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Starlink: Battle For Atlas - Official Star Fox Trailer | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 62
  2. Negative: 2 out of 62
  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 24, 2018
    82
    As an open-world game, Starlink lacks of creation, which probably reminds you some former Ubisoft games. But still, it has great combat experience, and allows you to explore different planets with your starship. So if you are a fan of space theme, Starlink is obviously a good choice for you.
  3. 80
    The story has enough to keep you engaged and the inclusion of Star Fox is inspired. I don’t think this is the game that will reboot the toys-to-life genre, but I believe that it has enough to live on as a standard IP. I, for one, would be delighted to play through more adventures in the Starlink universe.
  4. Oct 21, 2018
    75
    Ultimately the toys-to-life aspect feels like it gets in the way of an otherwise competent and fun space shooter that’s packed to the brim with things to do. Flying ships feels great and the occasional difficulty spikes rarely take away from the excitement of tearing through the atmosphere onto a new planet’s surface. But not all platforms are created equally, with the Switch’s Star Fox content shining as a bright point.
  5. Nov 1, 2018
    70
    Starlink is a game I expected to groan and roll my eyes at. Instead I found myself enjoying it on multiple levels. The StarFox content makes it a must-own on Switch though. It feels like a chapter in his journey. Nintendo has done well to partner with Ubisoft on their projects, and it is paying off. While the toys are unnecessary this game is heaps better than it has any right to be.
  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: 29 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. Dec 5, 2018
    10
    I love this game, it's wonderful. Has anyone noticed that starfox is cool? nobody...and that's why all of us at switch have bought this game.I love this game, it's wonderful. Has anyone noticed that starfox is cool? nobody...and that's why all of us at switch have bought this game. To say that playing with the ship is a bit tedious and you end up playing in digital which is easier. I love everything that can be done in the game and everything that needs to be recovered to be able to do things in it, you can expand the game a lot and that's appreciated. If it has popping and a thousand things but that's not why a game has to be bad...we have the spiderman of play or the red dead 2 and everyone is like crazy...because that a game misunderstood like the xenoblade 2...things of life.... Expand
  2. Oct 19, 2018
    10
    I can't stop playing - OMG - this game is so good. It's really hard to write in a few lines why Starlink on Nintendo Switch is so good.I can't stop playing - OMG - this game is so good. It's really hard to write in a few lines why Starlink on Nintendo Switch is so good. Ubisoft has nailed it - this is far the most beautiful innovative open-world RPG mixed into Star Fox / space battle world + a really interesting RPG. Last night I forgot all about the clock - and it's really a long time since any game has been that good, thank you Ubisoft and Nintendo!
    I'm 38 and really enjoying the toys lol, it's so snap and one thing I noticed no one tells, the light from the Nintendo grip, there is blue led light in the ships, Arwing with light or Neptune.....awesome. The gameplay can at first hand look a bit repeatable BUT when you get 20-30 hours gameplay - you'll see how the whole star system is alive....I'm amazed. I left planet Haven from start which gave me a challenge last night.....the WHOLE PLANET was invaded, oh dear! Game on!
    The game runs incredieble fantastic on the Switch docked/handled (omg, handled I can continue in bed digitally :P) - graphics WAUVV, the lightning and textures. Sounds is also really intop that universe......I loveeeee the sound in my subwoofer when I'm leaving the planets atmospheres, BOOMMMM and TOTAL silence in space :P ...the Prime battle music is also epic.
    Fox and his team is merged beautiful into the storyline + the Wolf Star hunt is amazing.
    Happy it's weekend....ROCK'N'ROLL BOYS!
    PS. Star Fox theme on special abillity, ohhh yes Ubisoft, that's the way we like it.
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  3. 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
  4. Dec 24, 2018
    9
    When I played this game for the first time it brought me other games on mind like Destiny, Skyrim and Star Wars Battlefront II (when you fightWhen I played this game for the first time it brought me other games on mind like Destiny, Skyrim and Star Wars Battlefront II (when you fight as a starship in space).This game perfectly combines 3rd person shooter gameplay with open world exploration and rpg elements. Ubisoft did a fantastic job with excellent graphics and addictive gameplay.

    The story is not a big deal but you will find yourself playing for hours exploring the different planets and space and completing various side missions on each planet. Even if you just go for the completion of the main story, the game still has plenty of stuff to offer you to do.

    in spite of the fact that it can turn or feel repetitive, in my opinion it's not a game that you are going to play all day-every day. The multiplayer works great; It was amazing chilling with a friend, exploring a specific planet, completing missions and upgrading our ships and weapons.

    Overall, the game is outstanding for what-it-is; an open-world 3rd person shooter with rpg elements.
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  5. Dec 26, 2018
    8
    I bought the digital version and it's a good game. There are a lot of repetition but the worlds are diverse to look at. Overall, I am veryI bought the digital version and it's a good game. There are a lot of repetition but the worlds are diverse to look at. Overall, I am very happy with this game. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2018
    6
    bought it mainly for starfox, it started off as a great game and continues to be great if you play in short bursts, however prolonged play andbought it mainly for starfox, it started off as a great game and continues to be great if you play in short bursts, however prolonged play and you realise there isn't much depth to the game, its very grindy and very repetitive in nature, the game needs more variation in activities as once you've done the first planet, you've practically done it all. space combat can be confusing and overwhelming with so many enemies you dont even know what to target... overall its a decent game.. but not the best, Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2018
    0
    300 dollars for essentially a no mans sky clone, you have got to be kidding me...

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