Lightfield is a unique racing game, set in the future, where you pilot a ship around various open world courses. By holding R2 or L2, you move the ship forward, and if you want to race on the ground faster, you then press L1 or R1. Any of these combinations work, so both hands are always kept busy, the game also allows you to also race on walls and ceilings of the course.
When I first switched the game on, I was expecting something more like Wipeout, but after playing the game for a few hours, and getting used to the controls, it’s more like Tony Hawks, where you can do various tricks as you parkour your way through a course. These were difficult to begin with and took some time to master them. I did find myself struggling with the controls, and not doing so well with the challenges as I kept crashing into walls, and then losing the race.
I went straight into the career mode, where you get to sample all the different types of game modes, which include regular racing to checkpoints, time trials, and searching the course for various stars. You can also free roam around that map and try and locate the various hidden objects. The free roam also includes a photo mode, but unfortunately this isn’t yet available during the race mode.
There are 6 different maps to race on, but they are locked at the start of the game, and as you go through the challenges, you collect experience points. The courses are rich in colour and vary in sizes and difficulty.
Overall, my thoughts on the game is that it provides a different view on the racing game genre. The unique mix of racing on any surface thanks to the anti-gravity ship along with a futuristic bright world full of colour, leaves a game that you just want to pick up and play for hours.
Lightfield Hyper Edition
A fast paced, creative exploration racer that mixes in parkour racing to keep the game feeling fun.
- Easy to pick up and play
- 2 buttons to race
- Addictive, and makes you want to do better in challenges
- Music starts to get repetitive after a while
- Can be confusing to begin with
- Navigating the menu is not easy