|System: PS3, Xbox 360, PC|
|Dev: Digital Reality|
|Pub: Digital Reality|
|Release: September 6, 2011|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Mild Violence|
The music is your standard fare that has been showcased in just about every game of this sort since the PSOne era: screaming guitar riffs over frantic drums with the occasional string accompaniment. But I don't mean that as a complaint; the music fits the game quite well, in my opinion.
What doesn't quite work for me is the narrator. At some points he gets so excited that he sounds as if his microphone is clipping, causing his voice to be a bit distorted, and at others his voice sounds emotionless and robotic. If either of these things were consistent, it wouldn't be much of a complaint. But throughout the game, the voice work sort of bounces between these two, while sounding remarkably clear in some other places. However, there is only a substantial amount of voice work in the tutorial, and after that, it's sort of left to those little reminder phrases like "You're in first place!" and "Final Lap!" If you skip the tutorial entirely, you won't even notice the inconstancy. And really, if the only complaint I have with a downloadable title is that the narrator sounds a bit weird, that stands as testament to the high overall quality of the rest of the package.
Skydrift is an enjoyable experience with a low price tag, a substantial amount of content, smooth controls, and breathtaking environments, and all this is remarkably polished for such a low entry price. Hopefully the online community is able to survive over the long term, because this is a game that could be almost endlessly enjoyable with its multiplayer races.
CCC Editor / Contributing Writer