Starlink: Battle For Atlas is one of the latest games from Ubisoft for the Nintendo Switch and enters the Toys to Life space similar to Disney Infinity and Skylanders. Unlike the previously mentioned brands, Starlink aims for a more older audience while making it still quite accessible to the younger market.
You can play the game with or without the toys but Ubisoft has made sure that the figures are a key part of the game and to enhance how you play. It’s more than just a solid little figure that reads a chip, the overall concept is cool and fun to use.
The story starts with a quite standard with a new fresh-faced space candidate locked into battle with some aliens. Not shy away from throwing you into the action the story in the start takes a bit of a backstep to get you used to the mechanics of the game, battling and selecting your weapons. For space battle, Ubisoft has done really well at creating a smooth 360 degree battles without making you feel a little sick.
Moreover, it is just fun to play, from the tutorial to when you end up on the ground of the first planet after the Aliens win and send your ship crashing down, battling the various enemies is an enjoyable experience. Partly this is down to some good thinking on how you combine your weapons depending on which enemies you are fighting. Some enemies are weak to fire, while others are weak to ice.