Skies of Glory Review
- Refreshingly agile aerial dog-fight gameplay.
- Quick competitive online play. A great mix between sim and arcade styles.
- Rendering distances can be bad despite what your radar says.
- Variety is the spice of life, but you can actually have too many planes.
Skies of Glory is value for money no matter how you look at it and gamers casual or otherwise would be remiss in ignoring such a great dog-fighting game.
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There's a kind of magic that comes from developers that use the free-to-download but pay-to-play model correctly and Skies of Glory by SGN will have you handing out cash almost willingly.
As the name implies it's a flight simulator with arcade style dog-fighting. The game's set in World War II and takes players on a world-wide tour as you progress through the missions. Your accelerometer controls the basic tilt and lift of your plane, while touches and drags allow you to manipulate your air-speed, yaw and weaponry easily. The aim of the game is accurate agile maneuvering and after a few short minutes you'll be doing loops and twists like a pro.
A lot of detail has gone in to replicating the vast amount of planes in the game. Each is skinned vividly and looks stunning as it swoops around at high-altitudes. The world itself is fairly poorly rendered and uses washed out textures, but the overall design is immersive and authentic. Depending on your prowess, planes and weapon configurations will unlock, but it's also worthwhile checking out the additional missions, skirmishes or planes available from the in game store.
You may need to buy at least one plane to play competitively online, but while you're at it you may just find yourself buying more missions to keep you occupied offline. But even without paid content Skies of Glory has so much to offer and from casual gamers to flight-sim fanatics the game's free to play content is stunning value.
DescriptionGear up for the ultimate in multiplayer air combat! SKIES OF GLORY takes you back to the groundbreaking aeronautics of World War II, set in the real life terrain of both Pacific and European theatres of war. Over land and sea, under realistic weather conditions, you and your friends can team up to defend a base, destroy enemy compounds and logistical resources, or show off your piloting skills in a full-force free-for-all.
“Pretty graphics? Check. Lots of action? Check. The ability to blast your friends out of the sky over a WiFi connection? Check.” Brian Caulfield, Forbes.com
Skies of Glory features a robust list of multiplayer options for WiFi and Bluetooth play. Host 8 player simultaneous combat over a single WiFi network. Synch up over Bluetooth for one-on-one action. Use any 3G or WiFi signal to connect up to 8 players from around the world.
Fly the SKIES OF GLORY any time, any place!
• 3D accelerometer based flight combat
• Get up close and personal with your opponents in WWII style planes
• Stunning graphics and immersive audio make for a more visceral combat experience
• Multiple skirmish modes, campaigns, and tons of training missions with more to come
• Engage with opponents from around the world in 8-player combat over the internet via 3G and WiFi
• Fly with friends over any local network for up to 8-player combat
• Buy more planes for your hangar to maintain a competitive edge over your opponents
• Take off from your base or aircraft carrier on bombing runs to eliminate enemy ground targets, bridges and ships
• Play your own music over our customizable jukebox
Skies of Glory is developed in collaboration with Revo Solutions.
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