Really Big Sky! A super fast, twin analogue shooter for the modern age! Way over in the big void of space live some aliens. They coveted [your planet] and would do anything to live there themselves. So what's [your planet] to do? Yeah, blast through them all! Face off against waves of enemies, bosses, big laser planets, blackholes, wormholes, giant lasers, planets and asteroids across 11 game modes! Everything is procedurally generated from the way YOU play the game, from attack patterns, strength of bosses and enemies, pacing between waves, generosity of bonuses... etc! Features a comprehensive statistics system to let you hone your mad laser skills!
Like "Space Impact" on the old siemens phones but on drugs! (in a good way) The game is very fun and random and maybe sometime even a bit creepy (space dinosaurs!)
The voice acting is very good as well and funny at times.
A great game to play simply for fun.
The visuals are quite nice as well..
FRELL YEAH! I pre-purchased Indie Royale's Really Big Bundle before the games were announced because of the obvious title hint. I have not regretted it. This is my game of 2011.
Are you interested in the shmup genre but despise pattern memorization? The procedural generation in RBS removes that problem. Do you like to earn upgrades or do you prefer a level starting point to earn your score? RBS offers modes for both styles of play. Buy it!
Really Big Sky is a feast to the senses. As a shmup it may not be the greatest or the most difficult, but the procedurally generated levels, great visuals (note: sometimes the graphics do get on the way, which kinda ruins the games chances to be a pure skill kind of game, so if you're looking for a legitimate bullet hell-shooter, this is not for you) and the kick *** booming soundtrack keep drawing you back... especially if you're armed with a full HD monitor and a decent sound system.
Oh, and you can NOT complete this game... you just can't. Levels just keep coming in every mode (BTW, there's lots of them to unlock and enjoy) and the pace gets faster and faster and the action gets more hectic and cryptic until you die. But no worries, since 'they' gave you a ship and they were not expecting it back. By the way, you get to upgrade your ship too, so if you're wondering why everything is so difficult at the beginning, that's because you and your ship suck at the time being. Both, you and it, are expected to get better in time though.
Good stuff - that's what the 9/10 is for.
I was enjoying this game a lot, but had some problems with one of my controllers and began to take a lot of time to load, after that I wasn't able to play it with my gamepad.
I contacted the developers but only gave me some links, didn't actually help and looked like they didn't take the time to read all the mail concerning the problem.
it's a shame, because the game it's really good, and if nothing happens to you or you can stand to play it only with the keyboard and wait about 5 minutes for the game to begin, then you should play it.
Great shoot'em up title. A bit cocky, flashy and eccentric, but enjoyable enough. There's no real story or plot behind it and... why should it be? All you need is a xbox controller or any other controller with two analog sticks - that's the only proper way this game should be played. Levels are generated randomly so there is no specific route you need to take or to remember. You can't predict what boss will kick your *** and when he will appear.. or what obstacle you'll encounter. So as you see, replayability is really HUGE.
You die alot in this game. That's not a bad thing, after each death you become stronger and stronger.. So dont be discouraged if this Really Big Sky beats you every time. Just spend your xp points wisely and it will all be fine! :) If you're shmup fan, i recommend you buy it now!
I don't usually like this type of game, but the visuals, soundtrack, and gameplay are so fresh, clean and smooth, that it just doesn't matter. Anyone who enjoys games can have a great time with this. The only con to this would be sometimes it gets a bit confusing, but that's part of the fun! Giving it a perfect score may not seem realistic, but i felt like giving it less than that was unfair. A true masterpiece.
The main menu is hard to read thanks to using the BF3 "glow-worms mating" technique of UI design.
There's an unskippable splash, and if you hit escape during it, the game exits. Classy. At it turns out, hitting escape causes the game to exit regardless of what you're doing. Is there a pause button? None that it told me!
All in all, the menus are very unintuitive. I'm still not sure what the threshold is between the game letting me replay a level, or requiring me to refuse two social media requests before I am able.
Gameplay-wise, I don't ask for handholding, but sometimes you have to throw me a bone:
The gas clouds: I died once or twice before I realized I was allowed to touch the gas but not the balls inside them. Also, when I figured that out, the gas killed me.
The "Core": The hint you're given: "Shred the core with your laser!" Obviously what that means is: Use your drill. Yeah, I died a few more times before I found out that there are exactly two weapons I can be using, and in any given situation only one will work, and he told me to use the wrong one.
This game proudly announces that it's about exploration, while each level plays completely linearly, with a boss battle that prevents you from moving.
During boss battles, this game would occasionally randomly freeze (usually causing my death) for a second or two on my computer, which 3-4x all of the recommended system requirements. conveniently enough, these requirements aren't listed here or on the official site; I grabbed them off Game-Debate. Is this another one of those situations where they're not holding my hand, and I'm supposed to just guess if I can run it?
The game can't display my screen's native resolution (1366x768 is NOT uncommon).
I'm out of characters so I'll finish by saying that you will get tired of this guy's voice really quick, so turn it off.
2 Stars for OST; 1 for reminding me of better shmups.