Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings
Feb 27, 2015"A surprisingly decent racing game!" Pah! Indeed. Well let me play devil's advocate here, because I certainly did not think it was a decent"A surprisingly decent racing game!" Pah! Indeed. Well let me play devil's advocate here, because I certainly did not think it was a decent racing game.
Despite it's otherwise none too surprising intro, you'd be expecting a pretty run of the mill WRC effort here, but it's not.
And that, ladies and gents, is not a good thing necessarily.
Despite the shiny graphics and the neat artwork with the title screen et al, this doesn't make some real annoyances seem worthy of overlooking.
This game has never crashed on me, so I don't know where sinadoom gets it from - I run a fairly decent rig that's good enough for Far Cry 4 and similar, so this game runs easily enough.
The annoyances, what were they? Oh yes, for one, that godawful music. Now don't get me wrong, I'm a positive supporter (usually) of any rock/metal music, but what the hell they put on it I don't know. I think the closest I can think of to it would be a cross between a desperate attempt at thrash metal with vocals provided by someone sounding like Jack Black only with an incredibly punched in nose. And fek me it's an affront to my ears - I'd sooner listen to Tenacious D. So the music was the first thing to go. If you're going to get music, get proper music done by easily recognisable people, lord knows the WRC franchise is popular enough it must get enough money in to warrant getting better music on there ffs?
Then there's the exceptionally long winded, unintuitive arcade style 'career', which is hardly rewarding enough to be honest.
You'd think you'd be able to pick a class of race, WRC, 2 or 3, win a rally on one stage and then go on to the next stage within that same class. Not so. No. That would be far too rewarding, and simply make the game so much easier on the brain to play. No what they make you do is race the same damn stages over and over again with each class, until you've won all those stages in order to unlock the next stage.
This is completely pointless - and without the added 'power ups' and 'collisions' makes this game dreadfully dull.
A very decent *looking* game spoiled by some really fekkin awful execution within the gameplay department makes this a very bad purchase choice unless you positively, absolutely, irrevocably LOVE arcade racing- and by that I mean you love it so much you'd marry it if it was a real person, go on honeymoon and do naughty things with it in all possible positions in all possible places then think again before getting this one.
In the words of Jeff Dunham (or his puppet Peanut), "Polish a turd, it's still a turd."
This one is a shiny turd.… Full Review »
Nov 13, 2014A surprising decent racing game! I was expecting this to be 5/10, given that it's made by the same developers that do the official WRC games.A surprising decent racing game! I was expecting this to be 5/10, given that it's made by the same developers that do the official WRC games. But Powerslide is actually quite fun with good design. The first thing you'll notice is just how great the graphics are. To say that this is an arcade title, the detail of the (real-life) stages embarass a lot of triple-A titles. The visual quality of the stages is fantastic, but the same can't be said about the car models. Although the lighting is OK, the textures are low-res (especially apparent when you flip your car). However, there is enough choice in cars and tracks, with each stage being around 3 minutes long. It does seem a little pointless having 14 cars in each of the three classes when most of them are the same car with different livery/driver, but given they have slightly different stats, it's excusable. The ability to turn on and off power-ups and adjustable difficulty are great features. Whether you want a party-style experience with collisions or a more serious test of skill, this game can offer that. It doesn't do much wrong, however there are some bugs at times. For instance, the game can crash randomly or when entering a race. I've also experienced the game repeatedly pausing itself at the start of a race too. The smoke powerup can also be incorrectly displayed and the framerate isn't as high as it should be. If you can overlook these issues, coupled with non-rebindable keys (although they're set to what you'd expect so not a big deal), WRC Powerslide is a good arcade racer which captures the sense of speed quite well with its brilliant camera angle.… Full Review »