IGN writes: "Stop me if you've heard this one before – a horrible empire of aliens descends upon a group of worlds in the galaxy, threatening to annihilate everyone on their surface. The lone hope for humanity lies in the hands of a pilot and his experimental craft, which flies off to face impossible odds and almost certain death. That's part of the basic premise behind NovaStrike, the new PSN title from Tiki Games. Unfortunately, a bland premise, weak gameplay and poor visuals make this title completely forgettable.
There is practically no story to speak of within NovaStrike's Campaign mode – in the future, humans have obviously colonized several worlds across the galaxy. An alien race known as the Draelus have started invading these worlds, attacking settlements, and killing anyone they find. Fortunately, humanity has a single hope in you, a young pilot who flies the Scythe, an experimental fighter built from half human and Draelus technology. It's up to you to use your piloting skills to repel the invaders, protect the settlements, and destroy any chance of the aliens gaining a foothold on these worlds."