Review by Jack Bankhead
Game provided by publisher
Flying in the air is so much fun in a video game. However, there aren’t a lot of dedicated dog fighting games out there. Enter Skies of Fury DX, a game with a lengthy campaign and amazing multiplayer. With more than 50 campaign levels, a versus mode and survival mode for up to 4 people, and different planes to play as, you can’t go wrong with it.
The game is a World War I dogfighting game, where airplanes fly around in the sky shooting at each other. There are a couple of different sky arenas, planes, and skins for planes. There are a ton of missions and fun to be had in the multiplayer modes. The campaign has you doing one of three types of missions- escort, fight, and time attack. While there is not a large variety in missions, they do get progressively harder. The campaign, however, is the weakest element of Skies of Fury. That’s not the selling point, however.
The progression system is level based- after gaining enough experience points (XP) you gain a level. After reaching certain levels you unlock different planes. Every time you level up you get a loot box, which I will explain in a bit.
The multiplayer is the best part of this game. Skies of Fury is a blast playing with friends. With a versus mode that doesn’t get old easily, and a survival co-op mode, the multiplayer experience is complete with 4 player splitscreen. If you are looking for a multiplayer game on your Nintendo Switch, this is the game you are looking for. I played with some buddies of mine to try out the splitscreen, and it is literally some of the best fun we’ve had in a game. Split Joy-Con controls are really good, in fact, I prefer them over the traditional controls. Illumination Games really put work into making the split Joy-Con work.
There are lootboxes, but luckily, they’re completely free. You can get skins for your plane, or crosshairs. If you get the same skin that you already have, you get experience points.
Although the campaign is repetitive, the multiplayer alone makes this game worth its price. It’s great fun working together to take down enemies in survival and then duke it out in versus. You’ll have a lot of fun playing this game, I can promise you as long as you have a friend.
Reviewed on the Nintendo Switch, provided by Illumination Games