Liftoff: Drone Racing
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You can have the most advanced drone piloting physics in the world, but if the tutorial is dull, the career structure nondescript and the racing lacklustre, I'm afraid the combined package does not enthral. A pity.
The real pity here is that Liftoff: Drone Racing actually manages to nail that the handling and feeling of control which should arguably feature at the core of any such title which aims to bring a drone racing simulation to console. It's just a shame that a real lack of inspiring content and a distinctly dated visual presentation do much to tarnish the overall package.
Everyone else? Save your controllers. Those things are expensive.
Liftoff does what it sets out to do amazingly well, offering a realistic simulation experience for veteran drone pilots and still managing to be entertaining for the casual gamer. But the first target demographic will probably get a lot more mileage out it than the latter.
So overall, I don’t think Liftoff Drone Racing will be for everyone but I do think that those that it was designed for will enjoy it. With plenty to enjoy from customizing your drones to flying them either casually or with your name on the line, there’s plenty of different ways to fly these fast and versatile machines at insane speeds.
A deep simulator game but difficult to enjoy.