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The graphics are really good, it has the usual Sega "vibrance" that is missing from games that try to be realistic, but Sega Rally Revo isn't cartoony. The track deformation (especially the snow) is very well done and is the highlight of the game. Unfortunately the car physics aren't great and seem to be the standard "rotate on a central axis" style used by many budget arcade racers. This combined with the small selection of cars tends to make this a weekend rental at best.
If you love arcade style racing, you will love this game. For those that played RalliSport and were expecting something in that aspect, you'll be disappointed. No car damage, no steering wheel support.
The cars aren't hard to drive. And if you make a mistake don't worry, there are invisible barriers that keep you from leaving the course. As far as arcade style goes this i a great game. That's why I gave it a 7. But as far as fun, well...not for me.
It does have multiplayer, but what's fun if you can't smack your buddy in the quarter panel and send him flying off into the jungle? Again, if you like arcade style racing ie Midtown Madness, then this game is for you. But if you are like me and like the more realistic type, here's to hoping we see Rallisport sometime in the future for the 360.
O.K. Let's get this out of the way ... I am a driving game FREAK! I love to play driving games and I will give anything a shot on pretty much any system. I was a HUGE Sega Rally fan on the Dreamcast and I dropped my fair shair of coinage into the arcade version to feed a small family for a month! I was looking forward to playing this after hearing about the terain deformation, seeing the screen shots and what not.
Drop the game in and you are presented with a really nice arcade menu presentation ... load up a quick race and you will notice the game looks really good. Kudo's on some nice looking graphics and environments. Take a few laps around the track and win a few races and you are thinking that we have a winner. But, that's all you get.
Although, at first galnce the game has it all you notice the shortcomings (I will not say flaws). There are too few tracks, too few cars, too little customization and suprisingly ... No wheel support?!?!?! DUDE! I will, however, give it props becuaes it does what it does very well. I just wish there was a little more of what it does.
Oddly enough though, I am kicking myself for not shelling out $20 when I had it in my possesion over the Holidays and it was on sale because it IS worth having, just not for full retail. $20 - $30 is a good investment range to consider IMHO.
If you are into arcade racers, this game delivers. Just don't go into it looking for a buffet, because this game delivers a pure fast food experience. Small selection, small portion sizes and leaves you wanting a little more for a little less!