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Pilot Sports Review

"Ways to Soar"

Campaign

August 12, 2019 at 8:22pm
By Jason Stettner

This is an aerial focused game where players will control seven different flying vehicles while racing towards set goals. The aim is of course to hit three stars for each course, this in turn will assist towards unlocking new areas.

There are just more than fifty courses available that are divided between the various racing options. Some examples include the core plane where you fly along, the jetpack which is a sort of lazy soaring and the hang glider for gliding. Each option has distinct challenges, and every race with them is slightly different when it comes to goals. You may be aiming to fly through hoops in the air, gliding to certain spots or just blasting off to collect items against a clock.

Well, everything is timed and that will factor into your performance if you continue far enough you’ll unlock some free roaming options. There’s support for local multiplayer of four player splitscreen which is nice. I’ll also mention that this is a Xbox Play Anywhere title, buy it once on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC and own it on both.

Gameplay

The game features vibrant colors, and a light atmosphere. There’s a nice repetitive music behind this that is easy to listen to. Performance wise it runs well, but there some elements of pop-in when it comes to the island area of gameplay. I also found the vehicles to be rather hard to handle at times. They don’t have the smoothest of controls and that could be frustrating.

The variety of flying options was nice, but at the same time it might have been better to just focus on less craft. The main plane option levels were the most enjoyable here. They also could have explained the control setup better as you’re sort of just thrown in there which could make this less accessible despite the target towards being more for that younger player audience.
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The Conclusion

Pilot Sports has a fair amount of content to it, with bright visuals and somewhat stiff controls at times. Honestly, more of a focus on just the plane would have been better. I do however appreciate their effort in regards to providing a variety of flying vehicles to enjoy. It’s nice that free roam options become available and it’s fair enough in terms of the required completion in order to progress.

The local multiplayer splitscreen was a good idea considering the targeted market for this and therefore a nice addition. It’s mostly alright to play, some of it can be rather fun as well. They had some neat ideas with this one and it does have the potential to be expanded upon further.

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Pilot Sports Review on Xbox One X
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Rating Overall: 5.5

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner