Starlink brings exciting Space dogfights and exploration to your PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but I personally recommend you buy the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Starlink for the Nintendo Switch brings new life to the cult classic Star Fox, thus reintroducing memorable characters such as Fox McCloud, Falco, and the soft-spoken Slippy Toad. You can put many hours into the game and still have plenty to do. Furthermore, the toys/hardware are excellent quality and make the overall game experience feel as magical as it should be.
Today’s Story is sponsored by Best Buy; all opinions are my own. In addition I’ve been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.
As an adult, I didn’t think I would be into Starlink because obviously, the game’s target demographic isn’t my age group, but man did I really enjoy this game. My sister ,Imonni Joy, loved it and I think it’s an over all great game for the whole family. Starlink has what a lot of people would typically want in a full-blown open world game. There are alien species to study and research, materials to collect, shipwrecks to investigate, and even NPCs who will hand out missions for you to do, all from the comfort of your ship.
Not only does the game have a Nintendo exclusive Starfox ship and Fox McCloud pilot to use, but it also has cutscenes that include the entire Starfox crew. Based on all of the work that has gone into the Nintendo version of the game, you can tell that the developers have a lot of respect for the Starfox franchise, to the point where Starlink almost feels like a brand new addition to the series, in a way.
Getting thrown into the open world for the first time is a little overwhelming because the entire map is belted out. Entering and leaving the orbits of explorable planets was seamless in a similar fashion to the self-redeeming game No Man’s Sky. Furthermore, the boss battles were all fun and fulfillin. I honestly, had a hard time putting the controller down. This game caught me by surprise, and I want to give kudos to the developing team for that.
The quality of all the toys that come with the Nintendo starter pack is great, and it seems reasonable to me to want to expand your collection by buying more pieces for your collection. Although, I can’t see myself using any other pilot besides Fox. The toys are very customizable and add plenty of room for personalization. You can plug different wings in and out of your ship’s build, and weapons are interchangeable as well, some weapons are even more effective in battle than others too and can be switched out at any time.
Starlink hasn’t received nearly as much buzz as it should have, but that doesn’t stop it from being a great addition to your Nintendo Switch collection. While the game is currently available for Playstation 4 and Xbox One, I think the Nintendo version is on its own level. Just to be clear though, this game is still incredibly immersive on all platforms and is easy for anyone to pick up and play, as all family games should be. I would recommend it as a Christmas gift because I know a younger version of me would be stoked to play this. Expect this game to be on sale throughout the Holidays as it is the best time to pick it up.
About Starlink: Battle for Atlas
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an open-world space saga that features modular toy technology that allows players to assemble and customize real-world physical starships, link the starships to their game controller, and launch into an epic adventure across the Atlas star system, either in single player or with a friend in two-player split-screen local co-op.
- Each modular component and pilot attached to the starship appears instantly in-game, allowing players to directly affect the course of their battle in a meaningful way.
- Available on Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One
- 12/16-12/22: Save $25 on Starter Packs. Plus, save 30% on Starlink toys.