posted by TreeBeard (MORRISVILLE, NC) Jan 11, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
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Easily the greatest chariot racing simulation you will ever find! A selection of interchangeable parts (chariot, driver, horse-team, and warrior) provide a basic but really fun combat-racing game with all kinds of potential match-ups. Race against other players or the computer in races, death matches, or training challenges. Cooperative play means Player1 as driver with Player2 as warrior; and they can be racing against Players 3&4 in another chariot! Characters in the game are very colorful and ham it up beautifully with the "taunt" feature, which causes the chariot team's warrior to make loud boasts and rude gestures--perfect for a game of overtaking and/or wiping out your opponents. Lot's of fun.
If you loved the way double-dash worked then you should defenitely give this a try. The way you lean the attacks you make, everything affects the drive. Very responsive and a good challenge on the medium difficulty with true expertise needed on hard. Excellent graphics for an original xbox game. Overall one of the best out there for multiplayer fun. The only drawback is the need to complete the single player to unlock all of the chariots and tracks(19). Thankfully this is relatively simple on the novice difficulty and if you really want more characters the harder difficulties can prove interesting as you attempt to use both sticks and all buttons at once to keep your charioteers in their place. A fun single player game as well... just would like to see it not be required :)