Rev up your rocket-powered hydro jet and put your racing skills to the test. Riptide GP™2 features dynamic racing on fully interactive water surfaces, a deep career mode with tons of upgrades, customizable riders and skills, online and local multiplayer, and fully integrated controller support.
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Data wydania: 7 Mar, 2014

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Get your Riptide on with Vector Unit!

Join the Vector Unit team for an evening of multiplayer mayhem in Riptide GP2, Sunday, June 15, starting around 6pm Pacific Time. We'll be online, joining games and occasionally bouncing out to join another game if there are multiple going.

We really appreciate all of you who've supported the game, and are looking forward to playing together! Bring your A-game!

Komentarzy: 4 Więcej

7 kwietnia

Riptide GP2 Steam - Update 1 (Apr 7, 2014)

This is our first update to the Steam version of Riptide GP2, which includes a handful of asked-for feature enhancements and a few minor fixes. All users are strongly encouraged to update to this latest version! The largest enhancement is Online Multiplayer QuickMatch Mode:

  • Allows you to see who else is in the Lobby with you.
  • Allows you to join a Match that's in progress at the next Race start.
  • Shows you the status of each racer while you're waiting.
  • Allows up to 6 players to race simultaneously!
Highlights - Update 1 (Apr 7, 2014):
  • Added Multiplayer Waiting Room for Quick Match
  • Fixed Cloud Sync issue for save data. You can now sync properly on multiple machines.
  • Increased MP Stability
  • Graphical enhancements
  • Art improvements
  • Economy tweaks to rider progression
  • Various other bug fixes
Full Changes - Update 1 (Apr 7, 2014):
  • Waiting Room Screen for matchmaking
  • Cloud Sync fix
  • Added fresnel term compute to jetski paint shader
  • UI focus state bug fixes
  • Removal of unnecessary UI text
  • Helmet tweak
  • Rider female model tweak for shoulder and groin
  • Rider Shoulder texture and mesh tweaks
  • Updated Display Settings
  • QuickMatch now tries to join you in lobbies with people from your friends list, if found.
  • Render state cache bug fix and performance improvement
  • Attract mode camera target bug fixed
  • Adjustments to the starting grid
  • Cross-version incompability enforcement added
Thank you!
Thank you for all the great feedback! We maintain a prioritized list of issues that are reported by our players so don't hesitate to hit is up for fixes, changes, etc. in the Steam Riptide GP2 Official Game Group Discussion Forums!

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Recenzje

“What's grand about the game is the freaking gameplay. It's unabashedly fun. In a world of things trying to strip fun away from you, that's something you should hug like a long lost relative you haven't seen in years.”
Gaming Blend

“Riptide GP2 has the feel of an old school arcade racers and it is easy to get sucked into the experience.”
8/10 – GAMERamble

O tej grze

Rev up your rocket-powered hydro jet and put your racing skills to the test as you rip across a dynamic, ever-changing torrent of waves in Riptide GP™2.

Race through futuristic cityscapes, twisting canals and rivers, open harbors and mysterious research facilities. Hurl yourself off sky-high jumps and bust out death defying stunts. Build a collection of powerful watercraft and customize their performance and paint schemes to suit your individual style. Take your skills online to battle other players around the world -- or trade elbows with friends in split-screen matches right in your home!

Featuring dynamic racing on fully interactive water surfaces, a deep career mode with tons of upgrades, customizable riders and skills, online and local multiplayer, and fully integrated controller support, Riptide GP2 is the standard in modern water racing games.

From Vector Unit, developers of Hydro Thunder Hurricane on Xbox 360 and Windows 8.

Features

  • Single Player Career Mode
    Compete in over 60 challenging Race, Hot Lap, Elimination, and Freestyle events.
  • Upgrade Your Watercraft
    Collect 10 powerful hydro jets and upgrade their performance and colors to gain an edge on your competition.
  • Thrilling Stunt System
    Level up your character to unlock and master 25 outrageous stunts. Wow the crowd, charge your boost and make your competition eat wake.
  • Online Multiplayer
    Pit your skills against the world's best in fierce online battles.
  • Split Screen Multiplayer
    Trade elbows with your friends in 2 player, 3 player, and 4 player split screen races.
  • VR Challenge
    Race against virtual recordings of your Steam Friends' best performances in "VR Challenge" mode.
  • Full Controller Integration
    Play in Big Picture mode. Seamlessly switch between keyboard and gamepad without having to tweak settings.
  • Online Sync & Backup
    Keep your game synced to the cloud and continue your game across computers with your Steam ID.

Wymagania systemowe

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium 2.4 GHz or Athlon 64 3200+ or greater
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6800 / Radeon X1800 Shader Model 3 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Shader Model 3 or greater required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel P4 3.0 GHz or Athlon X2 64 3800+ or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 GT 512MB / Radeon HD 3870 512MB or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
Pomocne recenzje klientów
7 z 7 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
15.5 godz. łącznie
This is a very fun arcade racing game, though only if you're interested in the single player or have friends who also play it, as the multiplayer community seems practically dead.

I had a great time completing the single player campaign. There is a real sense of speed here, and while the graphics are nothing to write home about, they are pleasant enough and run great on my Radeon HD4850. It took me many tries to score 3 Stars in quite a few of the events, and some I had to come back to later after a few level ups and with a further upgraded hydrojet. The AI is decent, and I didn't notice any rubberbanding. Crashing into other players or even the scenery only slows you down a little (or a lot if you actuall hit the scenery head-on), and the only way to wipe-out is to land back in the water in the middle of performing a "Trick". In that case, you lose precious seconds while your hydro jet resets back on the track, and then has to accelerate back up to speed.

The game worked perfectly with my 360 controller, but didn't recognize a Logitech Attack joystick, so perhaps only the 360 pad is supported. There is keyboard support , but I didn't use it so can't comment much about how well it works. It's worth noting that "auto-acceleration" can only be disabled when using the controller and is forced for the keyboard. Mouse is only supported in the menus.

The single player Campaign mode is made up of 9 "Series" of events . The events in a series are played stand-alone - there is no "comlete these X events one after another and then total up your score to get your placement" type of tours in this game. The first "Beginner's Luck" Series contains only 4 events, but this increases all the way up to 12 events in final "All Stars Cup". In each event you get 1, 2 or 3 Stars for placing in the third, second or first place respectively, and the total number of stars are used to unlock/qualify for latter events.

There are four types of events. "Race" is self-explanatory. In "Elimination," every 15 seconds the racer in the last place is eliminated until only the winner is left. "Hot Lap" has you race a single lap against time, and "Free Style" give you 60 seconds to score as many points as you can by performing Tricks. The first 8 series all contain a mix of these four event types, while the final "All Stars Cup" only has Races.

A core part of the game game is the character progression system. As you place in the events, you earn experience points to level up your character, and money to purchase and upgrade hydrojets. Every time you level up, you get 1-2 skill points to spend on either new Tricks or perks.

There are 9 hydro jets to purchase in addition to the one you start with, all with upgradable Acceleration, Top Speed, Handling and Boost attributes. Each hydro jet has a different starting and maximum upgradable value for each attribute, and not even the most expensive hydro jet is the best at everything. I personally prefer the Lancer which is a Jack-of-all-trades - pretty good in every area but not the best in any.

Tricks are crucial to doing performing well in all event types as they are used fill up your boost gauge, as well as scoring points during Free Style events. Complex tricks giving greater boost and point rewards require more skill points to unlock, and the most difficult ones even have "prerequisite" tricks that your character must have first. As mentioned before, Tricks can only be executed while the hydrojet is in the air, and landing back on the water before the trick is completed results in a temporary wipeout. The more difficult the trick, the more airtime is required to execute it. Using the same trick multiple times in a single event results in diminishing returns, so it is recommended to have multiple tricks of each difficulty in your repertouire.

Dissapointingly, Perks only come in two flavors - extending the boost time granted per trick, and allowing you to land a tiny bit earlier without wiping out while performing a trick (though you get less boost/point rewards if the trick isn't completely finished.)

And unfortunately the progression system is a detriment to the Online mode. Even if you do happen to find someone playing, the chances of them being a similar level as you are very slim, which leads to very one-sided races. There is an "Invite Friends" option though which would work much better if you have Steam friends who you know are a good matchup for you. I played a few online matches against a couple mis-matched opponents, and didn't notice any lag - the game ran the same as offline.

There's a Split Screen option for 2-4 local players, but I couldn't try it because it seems to require each player to use a 360 controller and I only have the one. I'll update the review if it turns out there's a way around this.

The final mode is the "VR Challenge" which has you race against the "ghosts" of your Steam friends to try to beat their times. Again, you need to have Steam friends who play this game and have a similarly built up character to yours.

TL;DR get this game for the great single player arcade racing, unless you know you have some buddies to play with.
Zamieszczono: 13 września
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
3 z 3 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
8.2 godz. łącznie
I loved the original Wave Race and have been looking for something to scratch that particular itch for a while now. Make no mistake, this is a budget game and I originally played it on my mobile. The transition onto PC has worked pretty well and the game definitely benefits from using a controller. The graphics, sounds and music are well implemented although I use SweetFX to further enhance the visuals.

The core structure of the game is simple; compete in various types of challenges to earn stars and unlock new events. Competing also earns currency and skill points. The former can be used to purchase and upgrade racing craft while the latter allows new tricks/stunts to be earned. When stunts are performed, a boost meter is filled allowing a considerable pick up in speed. This becomes essential for staying competitve in later stages.

The hydro jets interact well with the dynamic water surface which ultimately leads to a fairly satisfying and enjoyable experience. The controls also respond in a consistent and fairly believeable way.

On the down side, the races are a little short (2-3) laps and the courses fairly similar (mainly closed but some which are more open). I hope that this issue is addressed should Riptide 3 be made.

If you can pick this up on sale, it's a firm recommendation if this type of game appeals to you.
Zamieszczono: 21 września
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
1 z 1 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
31.8 godz. łącznie
This game is a winner - like others say - if you liked waverace on the nintendo you might like this a lot. I bought a 4 pack and gave it to my kids - age 10, 8 and 4 - we all have 360 controllers and each one of us has put quite a lot of time into it. My 4 year old gets upset when he doesn't win, but still plays it quite a bit. Good simple race game and i have to say i can't believe its so good and an android port. I hope to see some new content and am pretty impressed that the game is only 231 mb download for the amount of play.
Zamieszczono: 12 lipca
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
1 z 1 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.4 godz. łącznie
It's like that old Jet Moto game for the PS1. Just needs more than 2 player multiplayer and more than one lap for the online races. If it gets that, it will be one of the most enjoyable games I'll have played on steam. Super simple and super fun, great for just messing around with friends.
Zamieszczono: 5 kwietnia
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
1 z 1 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
4.5 godz. łącznie
This is a fun little game. You learn different tricks as you level up. Great music and graphics.
A great find in the bundle i got it in.
Zamieszczono: 4 września
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
76 z 114 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.1 godz. łącznie
I have a hard time recommending this game in its current state.

First the things I like.

The games controls great using an xbox 360 controller.

The game looks really good. They didn't just port the mobile version, they upgraded the graphics and it shows.

I have not been able to connect to a multiplayer game yet to make any comments about that. The game just sits there saying waiting for other players

What I don't like. and hope they are able to fix

First the sound. I am a huge fan of hydro thunder. And part of what makes that game so awesome is the whole background music and co-pilot talking to you type thing going on. Sadly there is none of that in this game. I actually really dislike the background music, it fails at making you feel like your on the edge of your seat like it does in hydro.

The sound effect used for wrecking your jet ski is just plain bad, reminds me of broken glass. seriously I just trashed a jet ski and the best sound they could come up with is the sound of dropped glass?

I could learn to live with the whole music thing, after all I can turn it off and play my own tunes, which I would recommend doing. However after 37 races I am losing interest in this game very quick. I have gone from this is really cool to this is really annoying. We all know this game is a port of the mobile version. The mobile version had in app purchases. Now to their credit they did remove that part of it. For the record I hate playing games that are pay to win or we are gonna make you grind grind grind. Well that's what it feels like to me, a giant grind.

Yes this game is nothing more than a grind when you get right down to it. I am on the third series of races out of 9 all together. Within each series you have multiple races. Each series requires x amount of stars to open and each race within requires x amount to open. I started to notice after the first series that I just could not compete anymore. I spend what little money I have on upgrades and bam all of the sudden I am coming in 2 and 3rd. I have reached yet another point in the 3rd series where I simply can not compete cause my bike is not good enough. So what do I have to do, gp back to the first series of races that I can actually come in first place now and start racing them over and over again until I earn enough money to be able to compete once again. An average race only lasts a couple mins so it doesn't seem bad really. But let me give you an example. I need 60,000 to unlock all 4 upgrades to my bike. I would buy a new bike but to get a comparable one in stats it would cost me 100,000. If you win a race you can make approx 1100 to 2200 if i recall a race. if come in second or even third you get paid squat. You do gain extra founds every time you level up as well. for example if you reach level 8 you get a 8,000 bonus. a thousand per level if I remember right.

My problem with this all is the fact I have reached a dead end in the game. I can't win any more races to collect stars to be able to continue in the game. The only way I can accomplish that is to upgrade my bike so I don't keep getting smoked by an average of 4-6 seconds. And the only way to upgrade my bike or buy a new one is to grind out races I have already won over and over again.

Keep in mind I am only in the 3rd series, this may or may not get better. I don't know and a may never find out because I am already burned out racing the same couple races over and over trying to earn money so I can upgrade my bike.

I can't begin to tell you how many hundreds of hours I have sunk into to hydro thunder, from the original arcade to the dreamcast, even this company's redux of it. This game was a no brainer for me to purchase. Kind of regretting it right now. This is not the next hydro. However with a few tweaks this game could be awesome in its own right.
Zamieszczono: 9 marca
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie