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Starlink: Battle for Atlas Review
Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
Like Skylanders, Lego Dimensions and Disney Infinity, the game uses toy spaceships and clip-on attachments to access these in the game. Unlike those games, it offers a digital-only route on both console and PC that means it is really good value.
Players pilot spaceships to traverse different parts of the Atlas system, both in outer space and within a planet's atmosphere. As you progress you discover stories about different alien species and slowly advance the technology on your ship. The story doesn't branch but takes a winding path through combat and political alliances. As you make these choices the game's world state changes.
Each planet is different with unique stories, dangers, flora and fauna. Players also take on enemies in outer space. In both these instances, they are using spaceships that are extensively customized with different parts.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Split-screen multiplayer enables two players to explore and battle together.
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Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. The game uses toy spaceships, clip-on weapons and figurines that would unlock content like . These are still available at a discount cost, but unlike Skylanders, Disney Infinity or Lego Dimensions you can also purchase a digital copy of the game with everything unlocked.
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas Boxed Game: You get two ships and pilots a couple of weapons as physical toys that also unlock the content in the game.
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas Digital Version: You don't get any toys but get 4 ships, 6 pilots, and 12 weapons.
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas Deluxe Version: This is digital-only too so you don't get toys but you do get 5 Starships, 9 Pilots, and 15 Weapons included.
You can buy additional ships, weapons and pilots either digitally in the game or via physical toys (most likely found cheaply second hand). The Nintendo Switch versions of the above also include additional exclusive missions featuring Fox McCloud of the Star Fox series.
You can adjust the difficulty in the gameplay menu once you have started a playthrough, and you can adjust it at any time. During dogfights, timing and the precision of button presses is essential, especially on higher difficulties. You can disable friendly fire, and motion aiming is only supported on the Switch version. On the switch version, you can also remove button-mashing requirements, a feature not available on other versions. You can remap buttons only in the PC version.
Much of the text throughout the game is quite small and cannot be adjusted. On top of this, much of it can be hard to read against the background, especially during space battles where your focus is primarily on the action. However, subtitles can be adjusted in size, and you can add a background behind them that makes them easier to read.
There is only a speaker indicator available during gameplay, not cutscenes, so it isn't possible to fully play the game without sound.
Our Starlink: Battle for Atlas Accessibility Report documents 25 accessibility features:
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