[PlayStation 4] Lightfield Review
Lightfield is a futuristic spaceship parkour racing game. If that grabbed your attention, be sure to check out our Lightfield review to learn more!
Are you a racing aficionado? Do you like Parkour? Then you’re going to love Lightfield! It’s a futuristic hyperlight parkour-ish racing game with bright neon graphics and a trippy soundtrack. If I have to be honest, racing is not a genre I’m a big fan of, but if I managed to have fun with this one and ended up liking, imagine how you’ll feel if you are a fan of the genre!
Lightfield is a bit of a non-linear racer, which means that while the route is indeed marked for you, you can choose your own path to victory. You can race up walls, buildings and more, cutting some distance here and there as you aim to beat your opponents to the finish line. Unlike most racers out there, in this one, you have total freedom to race as you see fit.
The game features three modes: Time Trial, Exploration and Race. You can play solo or in co-op with a buddy, or dive into multiplayer matches with other random players and compete for a spot on the leaderboards. The game has seven tracks with four very different brightly colored environments, which might sound a bit short on the tracks department, but the replay value is high since every track has more than one path to victory – you can revisit each track to find a faster route or try something new here and there.
You can attach your sleek ship to any surface, and when you snap to another surface the ship spins around, giving you an extra speed boost which is great. The gameplay mechanics are easy to learn, and the action is very dynamic, making this the perfect game for those new to the racing genre. That doesn’t mean that racing veterans won’t find a challenge in here since tracks feature more complex paths as you move up the list, making it a great game for speedrunners as well.
The graphics are minimalist and clean, with a rich palette of colors – you can see the bright neon colorful opponents from a great distance to plan accordingly. The music is quite addictive – I could listen to all the tracks all day – and goes well with the futuristic theme of the game.
Let’s talk trophies. The game is very challenging once you get going, and with that comes an equally challenging trophy list – one of the trophies requires you to complete a perfect race without scratching your ship! Then there are the Pro Time Trials difficulty which will have you replay each track over and over as you cut down some valuable seconds from your total.
Although racing is not my thing, I definitely recommend the game. Despite the high speed, gameplay is easy to get the hang of, and you can tell the developers put a lot of hard work into the environments and the controls so that everything feels just right. Lightfield is a fun racing+parkour game, and I look forward to seeing what the team does next.
This Lightfield review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Lost in the Garden.