Week in Arcade: Skydive


One of the few (if only) $7 games on XBLA arrives.


Skydive carries itself amongst the best stereoscopic 3D games on the market, a purely exhilarating rush of diving suicidally toward objects in search of points… without brakes. Stunt work creates a point system which doles out numbers at astonishing rates, but deserved considering the likelihood (or lack thereof) of success. It’s a tough game to grab hold of, with tough, slogging movement dependent on angles, air and more. With time, it becomes a breeze, if only because puns are awesome. Skydive is a visual stunner and hopefully most are willing to give it the time needed to adjust to its unfamiliar flight style.