The stunning 3D worlds will knock your socks off, and the mix of aircraft will keep you coming back for more. Sky Odyssey is remarkable -- every PlayStation 2 owner should rush out to grab this one. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
This game, despite going back to the beginning of the millennium has aged beautifully. 20 years later I still find it VERY playable and memorable, not sounding biased but I've harbored this game within my heart since I started playing it when it came out here in Europe in 2001. For me over the years I do remember when I was back in Primary School drawing what experiences I'd had in this game. However when I mentioned it to my fellow peers they'd never even heard of it!
The adventure most is the most challenging but is the most memorable part of the game with secrets and ''On the edge of your seat'' missions which does get the adrenaline going (Especially if you were new to it at the time). It has plenty of content to unlock when you master the flying game-play and it feels genuinely rewarding in yourself. For myself it's 2020 and I STILL play it to this day despite completing everything the game has to offer. Customising the aircraft is another huge up for this game as it give you the ability to modify your plane to whatever aerodynamic changes as well as paint-schemes available for all aircraft, emblems are a nice touch as well as they give you the ability to make your own! Talk about having a PS2 version of Microsoft paint in a game! Which is brilliant!
For many who've played it and still do it's aged beautifully as I said above like a fine wine or cheese. It's sad to think that this game isn't recognised greatly despite being a genuine one of a kind as no such effort for using flight as a base for adventure has been re-visited by modern game developers.
Sky Odyssey should have got more recognition as said above. It's forever going to be a legend in terms of being among the greats in the PlayStation 2 era.
Simplicity with a reliance on skill over chance is generally the recipe for console gaming success, and that's the case with Sky Odyssey -- this is gameplay in its purest form, and despite the oft-times ugly visuals, it's an addictive and enjoyable experience.
Quite a break from the norm this one! This is pure flying and no combat. Its is nothign like HAWK, Ace Combat or anything similar that involves aerial combat. However, for those of us (including me) who like skimming across vast landscapes, going thorough checkpoints, and starting and ending a mission like a jolly good, down to earth pilot, then this is a must have game! Fun for both children and adults alike, it teaches you the basics of maneuvering an aircraft, and doesn't get you bogged down in the theory or mechanics of it all. Its got very good graphics for a 2000 game, and even after 23 years, it feels great to play. The music is simple, but pleasant enough to keep you focused on the gameplay blissfully (composed by the same guy who ws the the Shadow of the Colossus team). Each mission has its own objectives, from point A to point B, but with a whole host of variety to make things interesting, such as changing weather conditions, falling rocks, tagging onto other vehicles (e.g. the re-fueling train!!!) or alternative routes. This is a rare treat, and I have not heard of one single game with these unique elements on the PS2. For most this brings out the child hood dreams of flying around and/or adventuring!
Frustration is there, but it is still a boat load of fun in the end. Extremely low end visuals will demand the player go in looking for more than just a pretty face, but they will find their dedication to be well worth it.
SummaryTake to the sky in addictive, action-packed missions, flying authentic planes and jets-even experimental aircraft. Attempt to refuel from a moving train, fly through underground tunnels, and touch down on an aircraft carrier at sea. From the thrill of barnstorming to the challenge of rescues, your piloting skills and nerves will be teste...