posted by Scott31815 (GOOSE CREEK, SC) Jun 1, 2009
Member since Dec 2007
So I got this game because I thought it would be a quick 1000 GP and easy achievements. It ended up being that and alot more! It's nice to have a break from RE5, Gears, X-Men and the other titles in that genre for awhile and just have some mindless fun! The only truely annoying thing is trying to win all 4 races in a tournament with the slowest, worst handling car available but thank goodness that didn't affect the achievements! Give this one a try!
posted by DankMojo (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Apr 20, 2008
Member since Sep 2007
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The Good :
Not Much.. Basically the only driving game with a corkscrew and loop=de-loop. Not early enough to make up for the Bad.
The Bad :
Basically.. the whole game. Only 4 Race Tracks.. ?!? All the car physics are horrible and unpredictable. Probably only a dozen cars to choose from, but they are all basically the same. You have to play through the same 4 Tracks over 100 times a piece to finish the game.. which honestly becomes unbearable even the second time around. This game will take you roughly 40 hours to get all the achievements.
Basically, they seemed to have skipped the whole play testing step in game development. Patches of the environments aren't mapped well enough, which results in your car flipping, losing control whenever you encounter them.
The AI is so bad, the game has to compensate by rubber-banding your enemies behind you, just to make a challenge. Which is really cheap, considering you'll be so far ahead that you shouldn't have to worry, but within seconds, they pass you or cheese you with a Tesla weapon.
You'll notice that physics don't apply to enemy's either. Something that would normally stop you cold, has little or no effect on them.
Final Say :
This game should have been an XBOX Live Arcade game.. not something worth burning a CD for.
With so many different racers for the 360.. I guess the Kid Niche was left out.. This hardly makes any ripples or even comes near filling it. Definitely Not a Buy.. and I'd even second guess Renting it. I rented it for achievements, but ended up more aggravated than anything.
I highly Suggest you pick something else, Esp if your choosing this for children. This was aggrivating enough for me to seriously want to throw my controller across the room. So I doubt children would exercise as much control as I.