Before we start it is important to know that the Skylight, I am reviewing today for the Oculus Go is the Deluxe Edition. This is an improved version of the game that is adding much more content. What is cool about this is that the game does not actually cost you any more money. So, if you have ever fancied yourself as a captain of a starship in an intergalactic war, Skylight for Oculus Go is the game for you.
The first thing that really impressed me is how great the bridge you are on is. There is a lot of immersion here and I really did feel like I was on the bridge of an intergalactic starship. I do wish though that they added more people on the ship and let you walk around more and really explore. To be fair though this is all about the combat so if you are the captain you would not be walking around the ship.
I would best describe Skylight for Oculus Go as a turn-based strategy game. You have a ton of different ships to select from and you need to select one and what you want it to do. It is a game that requires you to think before you act as one wrong move can cause your whole battle to come undone. I would say that Skylight is one of the most slow-paced turn-based games I have played and I think this is something that you will either love about it or hate.
The single-player mode has close to 40 different missions for you to play through so there is a lot of content here. There is a tiny bit of story to the game, but I do feel that they could have done more in this regard. The visuals of the battles are really cool. Rather than see them actually happen, you are watching them on this really awesome holographic projector. It looks just like something that would be on a futuristic starship.
As well as a pretty lengthy single-player campaign. Skylight for Oculus Go also features a strong multiplayer setup as well. You can play against a buddy if you want or you can play with a random person. I found the matchmaking to be pretty quick and one thing that works quite well is how you can take your turn and then walk away from the game. This means a battle can be spread across a very long time. Of course, the flip side of this is having people lose interest, but I do think the idea has some promise.
There really is not a whole lot to Skylight for Oculus Go. I am not saying it is a bad game at all, but the slow pace might certainly put some people off. I do feel like it could have used a little more flash! The actually turn-based battles are quite fun and I do like how the game does not bombard you with options and it is a more relaxing kind of game. There are certainly a lot of missions here so that along with the multiplayer mode gives it a lot of longevity.
The holographic space battles are cool
The bridge looks pretty awesome
You do feel like a space captain
There are close to 40 missions to do
Plenty of ships to command
It can be a bit boring
Nothing really that blows your socks off here