Released in July 2016, Shattered Skies is one of the latest in a long list of survival games. You are basically up against up to 100 players to survive, scavenging for food, water and of course weapons to kill off the aliens that have been let loose when the sky shattered (the moon gets taken out by a comet).
One of the things people tend to like about this game is that you can play in both first and third person and you can choose how you want to get started, so if you want to jump straight into the game you can watch a rapid one minute intro video and get going if you think you know what you are doing. Alternatively, if you don’t have a clue what you’re doing with this game, you can take in a more detailed selection of videos. If you want to head straight to YouTube, this tutorial gives you a great introduction to get the hang of the game really quickly.
The game is quite easy to get into, starting off on a fairly straight-forward map. With the additional features including being able to stylize your character, there are lots of little additions that keep this game fun. You can even make trades with your fellow players throughout the game.
Lets take a look at what people have commented about the game:
“What Shattered Skies does well, it does really well. The environment is beautiful, combat is responsive, fast and exhilarating, graphically the game is satisfying and feels well optimised.”
In terms of ratings, it doesn’t score all that highly in the majority of the gaming reviews. Amazon doesn’t have any ratings for it yet and metacritic ratings show 3/5 stars which isn’t altogether that bad but doesn’t hit top scores like a number of the similar games you could play instead.
The graphics are certainly nothing to get excited about but it makes up for it when it comes to speed and responsiveness. If you are really into your survival games then definitely give this one a try but don’t expect too much from it. If you don’t get in there fast with your shooting then you aren’t going to last very long in this one, so be prepared! There’s a number of ways of getting around this problem, which you can find out more about from gaming sites like iwantcheats.net.
To round up, this one is not going to make it into anyone’s all-time top 10 but isn’t a total waste of time. You may be best waiting to see if a better alternative comes along. 2017 looks an exciting year for gamers, certainly if this article is anything to go by with loads of excellent games on their way, most of which will probably be better than Shattered Skies.