Lightfield Hyper Edition PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Lightfield Hyper Edition by Lost in the Garden.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game on Keymailer from the developers for video/review purposes. Like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Lightfield is a unique futuristic racing game where you pilot transforming ships around open world courses. By holding the L1 or R1 buttons you can transform your vehicle into a land going vehicle which makes you drive faster than as a flying vehicle.
The game allows you to drive on not only the ground but also the walls and ceilings of a course. The developers describe it as more so, Tony Hawk than Wipeout. You can do various types of tricks as you parkour your way through a course but pulling them off can be pretty tricky at first.
The game is very easy to learn and get used to though. You essentially control your vehicle with only 2 buttons, and you can choose either L2 and R1 or R2 and L1 allowing both left and right handed players to play the game with ease.
There are multiple game modes that you can play through as well including a single race, time trial, multiplayer and challenges for each of the game’s maps. Each challenge is unique to the game’s course and focuses on various aspects of the game.
There’s also a free roam option as well which allows you to wander around a course in search of hidden objects. Free roam also allows you to mess around with the game’s photo mode too. Unfortunately photo mode is limited to only free roam so you can’t use it during a race. Racers still race even if you aren’t taking place in it though so you can still capture some race photo’s so long as you can keep up with them.
The game features a total of 6 open world maps to race on but the majority of them are locked at the start of the game. To unlock them, you’ll need to gain a specific amount of experience points first. The experience requirement increases with each new course you unlock as well.
The courses themselves kinda remind of a cyberpunk themed city-scape and each one varies in size, difficulty and color/design.
One thing that’s really quite surprising about the Hyper Edition is the fact that just about everything I mentioned in this review was added in this update. Solo play, photo mode, local multiplayer, the campaign and the trick system are all brand new. It’s a major improvement over the original release for sure.
Overall, Lightfield Hyper Edition is a very enjoyable racing game with a lot of uniqueness built into it. There were elements of it that kinda reminded me of Extreme-G (Especially the transformed land vehicle) but the parkour elements and trick system was reminiscent of Tony Hawk. It’s a very entertaining game and if you’re in the market for a unique racing game to play with your friends then I highly recommend giving the game a shot.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks! I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!