How does Starhawk for the PlayStation 3 seamlessly transition between twitchy spaceship shooter to strategic ground-based build-and-battle gameplay? Lightbox Interactive's Dylan Jobe talks us through an entire single-player mission.

I might need to hire a friend to help me play Starhawk. When it comes to space sims, I am at the top of my game, ready to take on all comers. Once I hit the ground, however, I might need to pass the controller over to someone a little more qualified to shoot-n-scoot.

I'll have to act fast—Starhawk is due out on the PlayStation 3 next month.