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  • Summary: Ready. Set. Chocobo! Start your engines and get set for a new racing experience, featuring a roster of dozens of your favorite Chocobo characters, complete with their own unique abilities and variants. Equip Magicites and take out the competition as you drift through various familiar coursesReady. Set. Chocobo! Start your engines and get set for a new racing experience, featuring a roster of dozens of your favorite Chocobo characters, complete with their own unique abilities and variants. Equip Magicites and take out the competition as you drift through various familiar courses in online and offline multiplayer modes. Compete in tournaments and become the reigning champion of GP!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 73
  2. Negative: 5 out of 73
  1. 90
    It's hard to stay mad at Chocobo GP, though, even when you're hit with what feels like an endless barrage of magic. The game's just too bright and cheerful. Obviously, your mileage is going to depend on whether you're a fan of Chocobo. Not just Final Fantasy, but also this specific series of cute mascot characters. If you are, though, you couldn't ask for a more loving treatment. The expansive roster, the adorable presentation, and the quality kart racing mechanics will combine to give you something that you just might prefer over Mario Kart. The latter might be a bigger and tighter racing experience, but Chocobo GP has a killer weapon up its sleeve that makes all the difference: Chocobo.
  2. Mar 9, 2022
    78
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Mar 3, 2022
    75
    Chocobo GP is a nice game for classic Final Fantasy fans who wanted a good alternative to the Mario Kart series. However, its lack of much variety and amount of microtransactions keep it from being a standout game.
  4. Mar 14, 2022
    60
    The races can be fun under the right circumstances, but it will get repetitive fast and the annoying menu music will never get any better. It’s likely that many things will be addressed such as the lack of variety in tracks as it seems possible more will be added down the line. Right now at release, however, Chocobo GP is utterly barebones and pales in comparison to so many other kart racers before it. It’s a disgrace to see this title even released how it has, especially when Mario Kart 8 is getting a DLC expansion that’s half the price in a little under a week. To give credit where credit is due, Ben the Behemoth is a cute character that would probably have an adorable plushie worth buying, but it’s not enough to make Chocobo GP worth picking up for anyone.
  5. Apr 18, 2022
    60
    Chocobo GP is a fun game. It is, yes, "more of the same". It doesn't introduce any super elaborate or even new mechanics, it just recycles everything that the games of the genre already bring to the time. But it's fun, familiar and… cute. Of course, how enjoyable the game is can depend a lot — also — on how much of a fan of the Final Fantasy franchise you are. It's easy to be convinced by the cuteness of the characters (Chocobos!!!!) and have fun with the game. It's not a phenomenal game, but it can give you a few hours of fun, especially if you're playing with family or friends.
  6. Mar 16, 2022
    55
    Chocobo GP is not armed enough to compete with Mario Kart. Beyond the limited number of circuits, it is above all their failed design that makes racing boring. The driving also lacks finesse and the races become a real mess. It's not enough to place items and vehicles on a track for the magic to work; it also takes a good dose of mastery to find a good balance, something that Square Enix will never have been able to find.
  7. Mar 3, 2022
    30
    It's possible that Chocobo GP could become a respectable kart racer in the future, and the free-to-play version means everyone can try it out without needing to spend any cash. As it stands, the game needs work, as the current product just isn't fun. The spells and abilities need to be toned down and the tracks need redoing or replacing. There is no shortage of kart racers on the market, especially on Nintendo Switch, and there are much better alternatives available right now than Chocobo GP in its current state.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 70
  2. Negative: 59 out of 70
  1. Mar 16, 2022
    10
    Chocobo GP is a great idea on paper but in reality is a kart racing game for switch that nickle and dimes players for every cent in theirChocobo GP is a great idea on paper but in reality is a kart racing game for switch that nickle and dimes players for every cent in their wallet. Horrible monetization brings an otherwise decent racing game down to a 0 out of 10. There's simply no way to justify the microtransaction shop in this full priced Switch game. Square Enix has been on a spree of bad releases lately and this is another casualty. Expand
  2. Mar 15, 2022
    7
    I love the gameplay, it's really fun and addictive, but the whole season pass day 1 dlc thing and pretty much being forced to play online ifI love the gameplay, it's really fun and addictive, but the whole season pass day 1 dlc thing and pretty much being forced to play online if you want to unlock everything, really puts a damper on the whole experience.

    Still enjoying the game, it's built incredibly well and definitely a lot different from Mario Kart, but the whole microtransaction thing just ruins what would be perfect otherwise.
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  3. Mar 16, 2022
    3
    A solid blueprint for a fun mascot cart racer is horribly squandered in yet another cynical cash grab. Chocobo GP is a full-priced game, yetA solid blueprint for a fun mascot cart racer is horribly squandered in yet another cynical cash grab. Chocobo GP is a full-priced game, yet is still ripe with excess monetization. Between Avengers, Babylon's Fall, Final Fantasy XIV, and now this, Square Enix has fully embraced the horrendous live-service model. Expand
  4. Jul 2, 2022
    0
    this game is so bad on many ways. really doesn't worth play this. bad gameplay
  5. Mar 18, 2022
    0
    Do I really need to say why? Im disappointed with this game and its company tbh.. Smh
  6. Mar 13, 2022
    0
    The menu music alone is worthy of the zero, good lord.
    Then there is the absolutely ATTROCIOUS monetization.
    Then there is the uncomfortable
    The menu music alone is worthy of the zero, good lord.
    Then there is the absolutely ATTROCIOUS monetization.
    Then there is the uncomfortable control scheme.
    THEN there is how poorly balanced some of the items feel.

    All in all, it feels like a closely finished product that just needed a bit more polish, but then was forced out the door with as many cash grabs as possible crammed in.

    Why Square? Why?
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  7. Mar 12, 2022
    0
    I have been waiting for over 20 years for a new version of Chocobo Racing. I still play the original every year with my childhood friend.
    But
    I have been waiting for over 20 years for a new version of Chocobo Racing. I still play the original every year with my childhood friend.
    But this Gatcha, MTX, nickle-and-dime hot piece of garbage can go straight to hell.
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