Ryan Syrett for DeathByRobots writes: It’s a bit hard to define Big Sky. On one hand it’s a shmup (shoot ‘em up) with a spin on it. On the other it’s a never-ending reaction game with shmup elements. Full of bright colours and loud noises, it’s a title that will leave you scratching your head and finding it difficult to explain to any of your friends.
Big Sky is in essence one part Canabalt, one part Impossible Game and 10 parts R-type, but even this broad comparison doesn’t do it justice in the slightest.