Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings
Feb 14, 2013This game is really a poorly designed arcade game. I got severely confused on what to do in the menu. When I finally got to drive, it isThis game is really a poorly designed arcade game. I got severely confused on what to do in the menu. When I finally got to drive, it is only time trials and no actual races, which got boring really quick with the unrealistic driving.… Full Review »
Mar 12, 2013First you have to know that this game has not yet been released, it is still in open beta phase! Metacritic staff, please correct this error.First you have to know that this game has not yet been released, it is still in open beta phase! Metacritic staff, please correct this error.
To the game/beta itself:
People complaining about arcade physics, too much understeer and alike should check two things: Are you driving in amateur mode? If so, switch to the "Get Real" mode. If you are using Get Real mode adjust the cars setup, it's up to you how your car behaves.
For me physics are good, better than in previous Simbin titles.
Graphics are decent but personally I would have wished for a bigger improvement compared to RACE07, it doesn't look as much better as I expected.
The sound is great, just watch a replay, switch to a fixed camera and turn up the volume. You will hear the car all the way round the track, it's really impressive.
There isn't much AI at the moment, but you can do a track test with 6 AI-drivers and supposedly they already use the "Adaptive AI" mode which does what it says, it adapts the AIs performance to yours.
Leaderboard challenge is fun and allows you to challenge any other drivers ghost, which helps you improve a lot.
There's already been a few challenges in some of which you could win prizes like Intel hardware or KW vouchers. You don't have to buy any content for challenges, you can participate even if you don't own the car used for the challenge, Try-before-you-buy challenges let you try a car for a limited time.
There's still many things missing, a lot of which are going to be there when it's released. The biggest question mark for me is the pricing system. At the moment content is pretty expensive and there aren't discount packages. But I guess market dynamics will force them to make special offers once it's released.
At the moment 8/10 for me cause it has got a lot potential.… Full Review »
Feb 23, 2013Sorry for my score, I'm used to GT and Forza and compared to those two, this game is awful.
First this isn't a sim, it's an arcade game whichSorry for my score, I'm used to GT and Forza and compared to those two, this game is awful.
First this isn't a sim, it's an arcade game which is promoted as a sim. Menu's are anti-intuitive, the game has a lot of bugs and the "free to play" design is retarted. Other games have done a good job with the free-to-play set-up, but this is not the case with RaceRoom because: "The more you pay, the better you are able to drive".… Full Review »