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Sky Rogue Fills the Sky with Nostalgia and Lots of Polygons

Some of my fondest video game-related memories involve playing some of the early entries in the celebrated Ace Combat series. In fact, I’ve had a fondness for flight simulators ever since I first booted up F-15 Strike Eagle on my dad’s Commodore 64 back in the ​‘80s.

So watching the trailers for Fractal Phase’s recently released Sky Rogue — ​“a fwooshy rogue-lite action flight simulator” now available on Steam — has me itching to relive the Top Gun and Iron Eagle fantasies of my inner fourth grader.

I particularly love Sky Rogues stylized look, which trades ultra-CGI photorealism for bright (almost garish) colors, fantastical looking aircraft (shades of Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere there), and an abundance of polygons.

Sky Rogue is currently available for Windows, OS X, and Linux.

Aug 25, 2017