You know only too well that in the world of mobile gaming we often get to take the good with the bad. We may find high-quality titles, with smooth and addictive playability, or we may find just the opposite. This time we have come across a game that will surely make people sit up and take notice. There are plenty of reasons why Subdivision Infinity will win over both hard-core and casual players.
Firstly, its well-crafted visual elements catch the eye. Everything you see on the screen moves fantastically smoothly; there are no blips in performance, it is simply a delight to play. The controls respond well and enemy destruction is satisfactory, even if aiming does take a bit of practice before you get the knack of it. You can choose between using touch controls or using the phone’s sensors. Both work well, though personally, I prefer the touch controls.
A new concept for a shooting game
One thing to bear in mind is that it is not a typical shoot ‘em up. In fact, while it shares some game mechanics with other titles of the genre, the controls are a bit more like flight simulators. The developers really want players to feel in control of the spacecraft at all times and that they are right there in the cabin flying it.
The story is another of this title’s strengths. It’s not a game like Galaga or Space Invaders from way back when, where the screen was filled with rows of targets to be destroyed just because. On this occasion, we take on the role of a pilot responding to an S.O.S call, getting lost in space, and trying to get back home.
We should add that the first missions and the first background scenarios of the game are unlocked for free; but you do have to pay something if you want to move through the rest of the game. Spacecraft can be upgraded and updated using money that you get by completing missions, or you can purchase them with real money at the in-app store. That’s where you can also get new spacecraft or modify the look of the default craft that you already have.
- Excellent 3D graphics.
- Choose between sensor movement and touch controls.
- Intuitive and addictive playability.
- An engrossing story.
- Chance to customize your spacecraft or to buy new crafts.