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  • Summary: Trials Fusion melds the classic, proven Trials formula of simple yet addictive competition with the social and visual breakthroughs of the next generation of gaming.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Apr 18, 2014
    90
    Fun, frustrating and incredibly well designed, this is the perfect game to see you through the summer next-gen drought.
  2. Apr 17, 2014
    85
    Great tracks and high adrenaline levels distinguish RedLynx' new foray in the Trials franchise; the new FMX tricks didn't turn out to be a valuable addition to the series, but the core gameplay stays as addictive as ever.
  3. Apr 22, 2014
    85
    As expected, Trials Fusion is a real success. Ubisoft is now leading the game, and it's enhanced technically as well as in a gameplay matter. The track editor, challenges and extra content weren't even needed. It's kind of strange but the multiplayer modes is the only bad argument against this title, that deserved much more on this side.
  4. Apr 16, 2014
    80
    Nevertheless, Trials Fusion is every bit the Trials game you’ve come to expect and then some.
  5. Apr 16, 2014
    80
    This is another expertly designed entry in the enthralling series. Though the core action remains largely unchanged, it's as exciting as it has ever been, thanks in part to the gorgeous visual design that brings each location to life.
  6. Apr 16, 2014
    80
    Despite the poor resolution, Xbox One controller provides the best experience for Trials series. The game's formula is still fun and addictive, but someone could need something new.
  7. Apr 18, 2014
    62
    It’s fun, but it’s not nearly as fun as other Trials games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Apr 16, 2014
    10
    Amazing game , i have never played a Trials before and instantly got sucked into the joyous gameplay and the breathtakink visuals. The music is fantastic and the huge level track selection is also really cool. Expand
  2. Apr 19, 2014
    10
    I have never played Trials before, but this game looked fun as heck. Boy I was right. Half of the career is a fun time with easy and medium events. When I got to the hard events I was raging at the screen (extra fun). The track creator is incredible. I can't wait for the insane maps to be shared. There is a local multiplayer which is always a great bonus, and online multiplayer is coming in the coming months.

    It's an awesome and fun game. Turn off the announcers though. :)
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  3. Apr 16, 2014
    9
    Step 1; Settings, Turn off announcers.

    I've been a huge fan of the console version of the Trials games. This is a great addition with some
    quirks. I think the graphics are good and the gameplay is smooth. The levels are much more varied than any other Trial game. The game has a techno, futuristic feel so I guess there will be some mixed feeling on this. I wouldn't pass this game up for $20. Expand
  4. Apr 19, 2014
    6
    RedLynx proves that, once again, once the speed dies down and bunnny hopping perfectly becomes a requirement for every jump 2/3 into the game, the fun factor falls flat on it's face and I end up dashboarding to another game.

    That, and the FMX trick system feels completely unnecessary, and at times nearly broken. At times it takes entirely too long to go into a trick.

    RoosterTeeth and user content are the lifeblood of this game, and rightfully so, because RedLynx turns it into a controller-throwing hardcore skillfest in the final hours of the career.
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  5. Apr 16, 2014
    5
    I am a huge fan of the 2 previous Trials games, so I was very excited to pop this into my Xbox One when I got home last night.
    There was
    always cheesy intro music to Trials games but the intro to Fusion is just terrible. It was not a good first impression to the game.
    I felt right at home with the gameplay as it is very similar to the other games. The issue I have is the performance of the game itself. First off it doesn't look very good at all, with a ton of jaggies and texture pop in everywhere. These are nothing compared to the screen tearing which drives me insane personally. There is no excuse for this. Normally I don't let these things bother me, but the PS4 and XB1 are supposed to be next generation machines. This game appears to be very much a relic of the last generation, ported up to the new systems.
    Overall it just seems the game is missing something. It's not a bad game but it isn't very good either. Oh the first thing you should do is turn the announcers off, they are horrible.
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  6. Apr 16, 2014
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. -Intro:
    I've always liked Trials games for the music, the gameplay and that it was simple yet efficient. This one however is not just not as good.

    -Music:
    This is the first thing you will want to turn off in the settings, unfortunately that's not the end of it. Your AI Cindy in game is going to talk and when you are on a retry streak it gets annoying so go ahead back into settings and turn too.

    -Performance:
    The game was originally set to release at 800p for a reason but was bumped to 900p with a day one update. You are going to feel this, texture that are not loading fast enough, frame rate drops and the image having hard times. The X1 is a powerful machine and Trials Fusion is NOT beautiful enough to make it suffer.

    -Tracks:
    The tracks are Ok, no breath taking drops or jaw dropping action and appart from a few original concepts their pretty basic stuff. There is a Track Central where users can upload home made tracks in a user friendly UI so I have high hopes for this.
    Every tracks have 3 medals and 3 challenges, medals are based on your time and retries and challenges are objectives (eg. Don't release throttle and never brake etc...). Trying to get all challenges WILL be painful.
    Each event has a skill game, overall they are fun but not super fun like the Cage ball in Trials HD. One of them consist on replicating tricks which to me feels really broken, even though I have managed to get a Gold.

    -Controls:
    If you have played Trials before, basic controls are the same and that is GOOD, Go, Break, Lean. You can do tricks with the right thumb sticks, It's not awesome. Some tricks will register a flip when you just leaned forward too much while other flips won't be counted at all. I suggest you stick with basic tricks and you're not going to have any problem getting those gold medals.
    They have implemented impulse triggers but they just activate on accelerate and break, not thought out like in Forza where it's actually giving the user important feedback.

    -Extras:
    There is a bit of customization.
    There are collectable squirrels hidden in some tracks.
    You can unlock a special outfit by getting gold medals on 3 tracks of Trials Fusions and 3 tracks of Trials Frontier.
    There is local multiplayer.

    -Conclusion:
    If you leave music ON, there is going to be a dude yelling "Welcome to the Future" but I assure you this is not the future of Trials gaming yet.
    I will continue to play the game for challenges and achievements, I'm just worried it's not going to be as fun as it should.
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  7. Apr 18, 2014
    2
    My perspective for this review: I have played every Trials game...and I have loved them all. Because of my loyalty I bought Trials Fusion for the Xbox One without thinking twice...and without doing any research...and as things turn out this was a mistake and I now feel cheated and ripped off (actually going to see if I can get my money back even though it was a digital download). My issues so far with the game: 1) It doesn't feel quirky, cool and funny like the previous Trials games...now it feels kinda stiff and goofy. 2) Trials Fusion is an unfinished game...several features don't work...they show up in the menus, but say "coming soon"...this is LAME. 3) There is NO ONLINE MULTIPLAYER...and the developers have the nerve to say that people didn't use multiplayer...well my friends and I loaded up online multiplayer races all the time and had a blast...no online multiplayer is VERY VERY LAME. 4) The career is ok...but just ok...the events go from too easy to very hard without much middle ground. 5) There is a +$5 Xbox One surcharge...this should still be a $15 game, but they are now charging $20...and for an incomplete game. Overall I am just really disappointed with this game...sad to see it go downhill like this and lose its heritage and fun factor...also sad to see it was rushed to market without being finished. Save your money for now... Expand

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