Star Horizon

No Gravity Games, Orbital Knight

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
53
Top Critic Average
13%
Critics Recommend
Based on 8 critic reviews
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Star Horizon

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

53

Top Critic Average

13%

Critics Recommend

Based on 8 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMay 14, 2020
PCMay 15, 2020

Developer: Orbital Knight

Publisher: No Gravity Games

Genres: Action, Arcade

KEY FEATURES: - Immersive action – engage in fast-paced, immersive space battles. - Upgrade your ship – buy upgrades and finish your enemies in multiple, fun ways. - Fun story - experience a mature story of a man and his AI spiced up with absurd and dark humour - Choices & consequences – make quick decisions – do you help your friends but fail your mission? Do you aid a space merchant and engage in a fight? Consequences of your choices alter the flow of the story. - 256 space ships, 10 missions, 3 bosses, 16 types of equipment, 10 enemies. STORY: A struggle between the Inter Galactic Corporation (a.k.a The Federation), which controls the entire galaxy, and the Rebels continues... You assume the role of John, a simple private space-pilot in the service of the Federation. Well.. the word “pilot” might be an overstatement. John’s ship AI – which he calls “Ellie” - takes almost all control of the ship. The space battles are coordinated by Motherships and “pilots” serve the mere role of the shooters (as the AI can’t ‘kill’). Inter Galactic Corporation is about to turn the tide of the war but an accident happens. Your Mothership is blown up into pieces which makes Ellie go crazy. It puts John into hibernation and wakes him up several years later in a completely different setting. What really happened? What is the AI up to? Will the two - John and Ellie - change the fate of the Universe?

Star Horizon Reviews

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Star Horizon simply has too many issues to warrant playing. Poor graphics, voices and variety make for a dull experience, and one level is broken to the point of unbeatable. If you want to blast some enemy ships, just play Starfox again.

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Star Horizon is a port of an on-rails space shooter mobile game that unfortunately misses the mark. The gameplay is simple enough to get into and not too difficult, but it's fairly bland at the same time. It's alright for a few hours of gaming, but at the time of writing, a game-breaking glitch prevents you from progressing past mission seven.

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Although Star Horizon could really use some more levels to stretch out its short story, if you are generally OK with on-rail space shooters, this game is generally OK. I can't say it is great, but it is a good game and should keep your trigger finger happy for a few hours.

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Levels are often large and expansive but without the enemy layout to fill them up. There are plenty of fun weapons at your disposal, but the targeting system makes them all less functional. While it runs well on Switch and certainly has its moments where everything lines up just right, overall it is at best a mediocre rail shooter. Even if you're desperate for this underrepresented genre, there are already better entries available on the eShop.

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