Iron Sky: Invasion Demo
Sometimes, movies have such ridiculous premises, that it becomes difficult not to want to see how they turn out, even if it’s quite obvious that nothing good can come out of them. Hence, the same thing happened with Iron Sky: Invasion, which wasn’t much of a movie, but the fact that it featured Nazis coming from outer space certainly raised a few eyebrows.
Fight the Nazi blitzkrieg from outer space
Iron Sky: Invasion is a space sim with strategy elements, which aims to continue the events from the film and expand on the story, with a bit more action and the same general atmosphere. Hence, your primary concern is to fight Nazi zeppelins descending on Earth from a secret base on the Moon, which is about as exciting as it can get for a space sim. Unfortunately, the game suffers from quite a few other flaws as well, which makes it a tad difficult to enjoy it properly.
Story-wise, everything is pretty close to what you may have seen in the movie, although the events seem to be a bit more disastrous here. Not only that, but the same actors reprised their roles to act in live-action cutscenes, which keep the plot afloat over the course of the game. While this is certainly an interesting choice akin to Red Alert 3, it still gets pretty boring even so, mainly because the magic dispels once you have to actually play it.
Annoying controls and weird gameplay mechanics
Although the game is rather simple and straightforward, you may run into difficulties due to the fact that the control scheme is very uninspired. Not only that, but the gameplay in general feels cheap and repetitive after only a few minutes of game time, which is never a good sign. Thankfully, the action is a tad more enjoyable and you can even have some fun, at least after you get used to the controls.
Finally, the technical aspect is probably the most spot-on thing in the entire game, because the graphics look nice and you can really get into the atmosphere if you let yourself imagine. The music is decent as well, while the live-action cutscenes make everything feel more movie-like, which was the purpose all along.
Not enough strong points to be worth your attention
When it’s all said and done, there are not too many advantages when it comes to buying Iron Sky: Invasion. However, it’s not a terrible game either, because you can actually have some good fun after you get acquainted with the controls and you learn to love the whacky story behind it.