posted by Kenholio (ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL) Sep 19, 2007
Member since Jan 2003
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
It's not a bad game... it's just not a good game either. This isn't one of those frustratingly-bad games though, it's just not very engaging. Boring to be all honest. Just... boring. Mario Kart combined with F-Zero in the air... except those games are actually kinda fun. No sense of speed (though as much as your hover-mobile-jet-cart- thing slides and 'drifts', speed would only make this game even worse) and just lackluster, no depth-gameplay. I don't hate it, but now am questioning what even compelled me to add it to my queue. Not even worth a rental really.
The is really my first review I have done for Game fly, so I will keep it short and sweet. The graphics were very good. I loved the speed of it and the way it look when you flew through objects. Fast paced. No, real reason for flying at these speeds, but fun to do anyway. I would actually like to see another one done, but with a little more storyline and a few nice looking "speeders". My son called them that. The design of the "speeders" was very excellent. They kind of reminded you of the kind of spacecraft in "Star Wars". Overall, very good game. A definite re-rent.
I was hoping that this game was better than the reviews claimed it was. I was wrong:
- Poor, flavorless vehicle models - Weapons feel useless in most cases (only one weapon that actually inflicts damage on impact?...lame) - Extremely short tracks - Poor sounds and repetitive music - Poor representation of speed - Horrible vehicle controls, poor default controller layout
This game is lacking just about everything that makes a good racing game. The ONLY redeeming thing I found in the game was decent environmental graphics. From the effects of the weapons to the ultra short tracks, everything about the game felt very underwhelming.
I was expecting something that was at least on par with the old Wipeout series but I was severely disappointed.
- Buy a PS1 - Buy a copy of the original Wipeout game - Enjoy your superior racing experience with extra money for pizza