At some point in your life, it’s probably fair to make the assumption that you wanted to be a cowboy. At some point in your life, you hopefully outgrew that desire and moved on to bigger goals in life. Even if you outgrew that dream, there’s always that little part of you that wanted to go back to those roots.
In steps Starhawk, which releases exclusively for the Playstation 3 today. In the lawless frontier of space, your childhood dream of being a cowboy returns! Okay, so maybe not in the exact way you imagined it, but in theory. Lightbox has crafted one of the most intriguing third-person shooters in recent memory behind their “Build & Battle” system. In the midst of your run and gun battle, you’re able to call down various offensive or defensive structures from a drop ship hovering above. Items such as vehicles, artillery, or even buildings can be simply just a button away. In a jam? Bring one of these items crashing down on a nearby opponent to put a smile on your face.
Featuring both a singleplayer campaign and robust multiplayer, it’s great to see another quality title hit the Playstation 3. The multiplayer features up to 32-player matches, up to four-player online & offline co-op, and even splitscreen options for both competitive and cooperative play.
Starhawk also includes a compelling single-player campaign with various missions set in a number of diverse interstellar environments. The Starhawk universe is set in the distant future, out in the far reaches of space where factions battle over a rare and dangerous resource known as Rift Energy. In this galaxy, colonies of humans, called Rifters, explore a scattering of planets, known as the Frontier, in attempt to mine this energy to make an honest living, but find their way of life threatened by the Outcast, a ruthless species of humans who have mutated into psychotic monsters due to exposure to this very same Rift Energy. Caught in the middle is Emmett Graves, a hired gunslinger ostracized from society because of his own exposure to Rift Energy, leaving him partially mutated, but still able to retain his humanity. Starhawk allows you to take on the powerful role of Graves who is drawn back to his home settlement of White Sands on the Planet Dust to face a mysterious outlaw and a war band of Outcast warriors only to discover that this job may mean more to him than he could have ever imagined. He will soon find out that his family is involved in the clash between the Outcast and the Rifters and therefore must decide between those close to him and those he swore to protect.
If Starhawk sounds like your kind of game, we strongly recommend that you pick it up today through Amazon. If you’ve already picked it up, what do you think of it so far? Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or discuss Starhawk in our forums.