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  • Summary: 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
    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!
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  1. PC Gamer UK
    Apr 16, 2012
    85
    It's utterly compulsive. [May 2012, p.111]
  2. Mar 19, 2012
    65
    Really Big Sky is a very colorful game and really easy to understand. It sadly offers just a handful of bosses and enemies. Still, this game is worth the purchase.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 25, 2012
    50
    Thoroughly average indie shoot'em up scores with fantastic graphics, but its playability doesn't reach the quality of its visuals. [Apr 2012]
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  1. Jun 17, 2012
    9
    Highly satisfying - provided your reflexes are sharp! If you like HARD twin-sticks shooters and can handle a lot of visual distraction, ReallyHighly satisfying - provided your reflexes are sharp! If you like HARD twin-sticks shooters and can handle a lot of visual distraction, Really big sky delivers the goods. While the game doesn't have a lot of different baddies and bosses, it mixes and matches them randomly so that every game is different and always challenging. The different modes offer yet more replay value - If you like to rely on your reflexes (and not on your memory) to score big, this game will fulfill you. Pros : - Awesome shooter that will offer quite a challenge even to the best gamer
    - Great soundtrack (put some headphones on and crank the bass!)
    - Randomly generated levels keep the game fresh
    - Funny narrator!
    - Visually stunning (provided you enjoy strobe lights and trippy/psychedelic visuals)
    - Simple controls, works very well with Xbox 360 controller (or PS3 controller + MotionInJoy software)

    Cons : - Framerate sometimes dips quite low, even on relatively recent hardware (Core I7 + Radeon 5850)
    - Soundtrack change during "bullet-hell" events is quite unpleasant and disrupts an otherwise great musical experience
    - Only 4 bosses that are easily defeated once you get to know them
    - Game should not offer to upload scores when it knows your score isn't in the top 100
    - This game BEGS for an expansion pack with more baddies and bosses!

    What are you waiting for, go buy it already!
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  2. Jun 30, 2012
    9
    What great surprise. The graphics and music are what you expect after seeing the trailer. The levels are wonderfully random. I can't stopWhat great surprise. The graphics and music are what you expect after seeing the trailer. The levels are wonderfully random. I can't stop playing it. I gave it a 9 because Co-op is local only. I like local Co-op (I think it should be included more in PC versions of games), but most of my friends are NOT local. Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2013
    9
    This game is so COLORFUL! Color and particles flying around a tons of enemies and pure awesomeness! If you have an xbox 360 controller you canThis game is so COLORFUL! Color and particles flying around a tons of enemies and pure awesomeness! If you have an xbox 360 controller you can play this game with it! Expand
  4. Jun 24, 2015
    6
    Really Big Sky is amazing, with its madness all over the screen, great music, great British comedy, great narration and very satisfying game,Really Big Sky is amazing, with its madness all over the screen, great music, great British comedy, great narration and very satisfying game, the only thing that put me off was the bad optimization for the full screen options, it seems like the game cannot play in 1080p and can only play in 720p, so if you do not want to go through madness trying to fix the game, don't mess with the full screen options

    But overall this game is great!
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  5. Jun 7, 2013
    5
    Really Big Sky is a side-scrolling space shooter/bullet hell game where you go through procedurally-generated levels, blasting enemies andReally Big Sky is a side-scrolling space shooter/bullet hell game where you go through procedurally-generated levels, blasting enemies and upgrading your ship for the next time you play.

    It seems like this game has a lot of strategic depth to it, but I'm having a hard time telling for sure because the game doesn't tell you anything. The tutorial is fine for getting the basic controls, but the game is terrible at describing anything else. I have little idea what most of the upgrades actually do, so I can't really make informed decisions. It's cool to blast stuff and all, but I feel like 90% of the game is going over my head, and the game itself is just fine with that.

    The game, at least, is very pretty, and the music is nice to listen to. The narrator's somewhat entertaining. The controls really suck at first, and I had to do a lot of customization in the options before they were even passable.

    Overall, this game seems like it has decent gameplay, but it's completely ruined by overall poor execution. I wouldn't recommend Really Big Sky to anyone but the most enthusiastic of bullet hell game fans.
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  6. Jul 20, 2013
    4
    It's alright. Really underwhelming. I didn't find it as addicting as Geometry Wars. The music is really cool, but like others have said, theIt's alright. Really underwhelming. I didn't find it as addicting as Geometry Wars. The music is really cool, but like others have said, the game is vague. It's hard to know what things do, and the progression system of powering up your ship feels kind of pointless. I never really started to feel badass at any point, but I suppose that isn't the purpose? I don't know. It's a cool arcade game, but it failed to keep me coming back for more. It's too bad. I really loved Geometry Wars and played it for hours a few years ago. I was hoping RBS would be similar, but it failed to capture. Chalk it up to personal preference maybe, but it didn't do it for me. Expand
  7. Dec 15, 2014
    0
    Dont buy this! Even 1 is too much for this thing! A very bad and non-optimized "game" that treats you like a drooling idiot! The pointlessDont buy this! Even 1 is too much for this thing! A very bad and non-optimized "game" that treats you like a drooling idiot! The pointless "tutorial" for using the most common Keyboard-keys wasn't the worst thing. Annoying resolution-issues are the final nail in the coffin! No WIdescreen-resolution. No real Fullscreen (!) and the plain dumb menu-controls are way out of hand! Just another uninspired boring highschool-project from some "artists" who make better trailers than games! Expand

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