When Starlink: Battle for Atlas was announced at E3 2017, I immediately wrote it off. Here was a new toys-to-life product in a time when other franchises in that niche were starting to die off. In 2017 it seemed like an antiquated concept. In 2018 it’s downright ancient. When Ubisoft went silent on the new IP, I told myself it was either being canceled or changed to remove the toys-to-life aspect.
Ubisoft proved me wrong. It didn’t cancel the game, nor did it drop the toys-to-life accessories. In fact, it doubled down on it, surprising audiences with a Star Fox crossover right out of left field. As I watched its most recent trailer, I thought I was wrong to write the game off so quickly.
Guess what? I was wrong. Really, really wrong. Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a banger, and everything I wanted Star Fox Zero to be.
Source: Destructoid Starlink: Battle for Atlas is Star Fox evolved