I really think that the game lacked many of the aspects that they had in the original. The changing cars just weren't as nice (boat was hard to steer) as they could have been, and just amounted to a bad gimmick idea. Unless you are REALLY set on renting this game, you'd be better off getting another game, in my opinion. (Not to mention some of the ever-annoying current voices. We're looking at you, Amy Rose.)
posted by InfamousLion (GRANITE FALLS, WA) Nov 17, 2012
Member since Aug 2011
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
The original All-Stars was a very enjoyable (albeit deriative of Mario Kart) cart racing experience, and was the title that got my son into gaming. The sequel while having the right intentions, is a bit of a miss in some areas. First off, the career mode is more focused on mini game style challenges then actual races, and the new boat and flying segments are abit forced. Don't get me wrong they defiitely switch things up, but they don't control as smoothly and too many invisible barriers (especially while flying) tend to destroy the illusion of freedom the extra modes would entail. Plus, it's a scripted thing when the tracks dictate, not an at will thing. I also dislike the layout for the world tour which branches out in all directions family tree style. It works, but far too cluttered for my taste. Visually in alot of ways I feel the original trumps this. The original was very colorful, fast, and detailed.This one looks decideably low-res at times, almost like it was designed for standard definition Wii standards. (Even though there is no Wii version go figure.)
All that said, this is still one of the better Kart games and definitely worth a rent to see how you feel about, especially for the 360 since there is so few options available. Now if only we could get Banjo and Kazooie in here again like the original....
posted by raymondx (APACHE JUNCTION, AZ) Aug 7, 2013
Member since Mar 2012
I was very surprised how good this game was and how much i wanted to keep playing it to progress in the game. I've rented other racing cart games on gamefly the little big planet racing and modnation. Both were fun but where missing something and that was iconic characters, nostalgia, and fun race tracks. The only bad thing I could say about the game is the weapons could be a little better but they have so good original weapons as well.