Monday, 02 July 2018 08:06

REVIEW: Rainbow Skies (PS4)

Written by Brett Hale
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Rainbow Skies is a fantasy RPG with turn based battles, something that I’m not overly fussed to play unfortunately. The genre just doesn't keep me interested for long. But as a reviewer I like to give every game a chance to impress me.

This is the follow up title for the PS3’s Rainbow Moon.

You play as Damion, in a universe where two parallel worlds exist, one is light and the other is a dark world. You start out as Damion by default however, you can change your name at the beginning. The game begins with it being his final examination as a monster tamer, which is a pretty big deal for where he is from due to his hometown being forever attacked by all sorts of monsters big and small. But Damion isn’t the only main character featured in Rainbow Skies, there is also Layne and Ashly, each have their own personalities.

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Cross save is something Sony offers with games that feature on multiple of their platforms, Rainbow Skies has the feature to cross save on PS3, PS4 and PSVITA.

Starting out for the very first time your given two options, one that can start you off with a few items, the other you’ll get nothing. While you work your way through the many towns you’ll gain new weapons that can be upgraded, along with opportunity to acquire better armor to.

The point of the game is to learn and interact with others all whilst completing the main quests as well as optional side ones. Being an RPG, it's certain that there will be stores to spend all those rainbow coins you’ll earn, from upgrades to buying extra health from a local healer.

There is a pause menu that can be quite helpful for checking over your characters stats, anything from hit and magic points can be checked on, as well as the strength and defense of characters. It’s also the place to go to check what quests you have to do, and ones you have already completed.

The areas you’ll venture through aren’t ever too big but I still found the map handy and easy to understand on which direction I need to head to my next quest.

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I’m not a gamer who’s all about visuals, and it's quite understandable that for the fact this isn’t just exclusively on the PS4 that it’s not going to be visually cutting edge. it only runs at 30fps but being a top down style game it seems to meet the needs that were required to be playable & enjoyable without any issues. There isn’t much of verbal interacting either, a casual grunt or sign, but all conversations are displayed in text bubbles, you can prompt the conversation on, or simply skip it.

Is this a buy or a matter or passing up? Well it simply depends if your into turn based games. I didn’t think the game was terrible or even close that anything bad. For owners of a PSVITA you’ll have another game to use on your handheld, or maybe you still only have a PS3.


Additional Info

  • Review Score: 3.5 / 5.0
  • Platform: Playstation 3, XBOX 360, PS Vita, Nintendo DS, PS4, Wii U
  • Age Rating: Teen
  • Developer: SideQuest Studios
  • Publisher: SideQuest Studios
  • Genre: Role-Playing, Turn-Based