Big Sky Infinity

7.8 Overall Score
Presentation: 7/10
Gameplay: 8/10
Replay Value: 8/10

Various game modes | Four-player local co-op for home console version

Graphics not that impressive | Irritating narrator

Big Sky Infinity glides into the outer space of the PlayStation Network. Using either the Playstation 3 or Vita, you too can take part in the infinite amount of crazy action that lies ahead. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

In Big Sky Infinity, the game isn’t split by levels. Actually, there’s an arcade style approach to gaming here where you’re just trying to get your highest score without getting yourself killed. There are a diverse number of alien star crafts that’s out to get you as well as large planets that you have to drill through.

The real kicker here is how the game randomly generates depending on how you perform. The better you are, the more challenging your enemies get. Their AI’s get higher while the number of enemies you run into increases.


Big Sky Infinity functions as a space shooter that utilizes both the left and right analogue sticks. The left is to move your space craft while the right lets you direct your projectiles or lasers. Using either the X or right shoulder should active your craft’s drill which can be used when running into asteroids or as spin attacks against enemies. And when you hold this same button long enough and release, you can run into any enemies you come into contact. This particular function however can only be used four times within a round. Hence, you’ve got quite a big of freedom in terms of how you want to dispose of your enemies.

Along the way, you’ll come across power-ups that will alter your weapons. Additionally, you can collect star bits that your defeated enemies leave behind. These prove to be useful later on when you get to upgrade your ship at the end of your sessions.

The graphics behind Big Sky Infinity doesn’t have a lot of variety. That doesn’t go without saying that the colors look vibrant and attractive enough on both the Playstation 3 and Vita. However, because there isn’t much effects going on in either the background or on-screen firing action, the visuals can grow pretty bland in time.


On the other hand, Big Sky Infinity has very nice techno music that has added elements of the 8-bit melodies incorporated. The sound effects of the explosions do fit nicely and give that deep impact you get in outer space. One complaint I have is the narrations you hear on occasion. While the voice is not entirely clear, it can also grow to become unnecessary and even irritating. To hear a muffled scream during your action seems to take away from the authentic space shooter experience.

Big Sky Infinity has plenty of game modes to hold you over. Besides the typical Classic and Arcade modes where you’re just trying to survive but with slight variations in earning power-ups between these two modes, you have other ways to challenge yourself. Pacifism mode disables your weapons and gets you to depend on the drilling function. So basically, you’ll be flying around to avoid enemies and their projectiles while occasionally drilling across the incoming asteroids. One mode I did enjoy but also found excessively stimulating is the Boss Rush mode. This is where you have to keep on facing four bosses in a row. Not only is it challenging, but it also keeps you engaged all throughout the gameplay as it puts your skills to the test.


The gold star in Big Sky Infinity is the multiplayer implementation. This is where the Playstation 3 and Vita differs from each other most noticably. On the portable console, you can challenge either your online friends or strangers to try to beat your high scores while taking turns. As for the home console version, up to four players can join in at the same time to help each other out in a co-op fashion.

Big Sky Infinity may not be the best looking or sounding space shooter. But it sure is one heck of a game considering the number of randomly-generated experiences you can get as you continue to progress. And the best part is that for just $9.99, you get both the Playstation 3 and Vita versions. So if you’re looking for an infinite number of challenges, then give Big Sky Infinity a whirl.


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