I really have mixed thoughts for this game...
Essentially you race around in clunkers and beat up old muscle cars. The cars are supposed to handle like clunkers too, which they do. At least for the first couple of races. Once you're past like the fifth or sixth track, you'll realize that even though you're driving the same exact car with all the upgrades, all the AI cars start handling like exotics which doesn't seem right.
Second, this is one of those "make one mistake and you're done" racing games, if at any point you come to a complete stop you might as well just restart the track because everyone will get so far ahread if you weren't first..
Another strange flaw is the turbo/nitro system. The game will give you turbo not for driving good, but the opposate. Instead of getting boost for drifting corners successfully or maybe jumping something, it will give it to you for smashing things around you which seems really counter prodcuctive. If I slam through a stack of tires to get boost, the speed I've lost will is almost always more than the speed I'll get from burning all my boost. Also, most of the things required to get huge amounts at a time will slow you down almost to the point of stopping.
Another huge flaw is the reset button. I find that I use it every single race. Want to drive through a fence or buliten board? sure smash it up. What about this wooden pole or small tree stump? Nope, that will wreck your car completely causing you to need to reset. But, this wouldn't be as bad if the game didnt make you sit there and watch your driver ragdoll around for 3 seconds before you can get back on the track. On top of the 3 seconds you just lost watching your ragdoll, the game sets you back a pretty good distance away from where you wrecked. This alone will send you from a decent first to last in seconds.
For me I just can't be happy and play this game with these flaws. I can drive like a boss the first couple laps then screw up once and be done for the rest of the race. If I cant get at least third then I just reset it because theres no money awarded below that. Now, I'm not saying I want the game to be super easy because this isn't a pull ahead and win game by design, It's just the objacts that you'd think would be breakable and arent, or having to reset the race because I crash at the last second and lose my standings, and the terrible reset, I just can't enjoy the game without getting mad.
Now if you want to just get the game to drive backwards on the track and smash stuff or play the demoliton derby minigames, then get it, But if you want a fair driving game that you can have fun and progress in this isn't the game you want.
Publicada: 4 dezembro 2013