Excerpt: The Nintendo 3DS has me interested in racing games again. Asphalt 3D is an interesting racing game. It accentuates the high speed crashes, but at times I felt like I was watching two Hot Wheels cars smashing into one another. I will try and elaborate on that in just a bit.
Excerpt: Ridge Racer 3D isn't a tremendous game, but in comparison to Asphalt 3D it's a masterpiece. Whereas Namco's game nails the arcade handling model, this Ubisoft launch title feels like a racing game for beginners, rushed out for the launch of the handheld.
Summary: In Asphalt 3D you'll power a wide range of high-performance cars and race through 17 exotic locations with the 3DS system's accelerometer, creating the most realistic, immersive racing experience yet.
Excerpt: I've heard pretty good things about the Asphalt games for iPhone. And I believe most of what I heard is true, despite my experience with Asphalt 3D . This could have been a must-have launch title.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The 3DS’s launch lineup has not been that great. Only a couple of titles really drew people in while most of the games didn’t really make people feel the NEED to get a 3DS.
Excerpt: Gameloft’s Asphalt racing series is infamous for being available on a number of different platforms and mobile devices. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that they would make sure an Asphalt game was available on Nintendo’s brand new 3DS at launch.
Summary: Competent controls and track design are ruined by a general lack of livelihood to the racing and having too many stumbling blocks to going as fast as possible, many of which were clearly unintended and spawned by graphical problems.