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. The race tracks have cars on them going both directions. Some tracks will even have the police try and run the player off the road. Which was not a pleasant experience.
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. There's plenty of content here and the 3D is at times decent, but I'd be surprised if a ropier game hits the 3DS this year. Asphalt 3D had the potential to be good fun.
Conclusion: Visually, Asphalt has decent car models, but suffers from choppy performance, lots of pop-in, laughable animations, and tire marks that float above the road in 3D. It's as if it was made merely to look good in screen shots. It all sounds good on paper, but the facade quickly fades as you put time behind the wheel.
Summary: In Asphalt 3D you 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.
Summary: : Asphalt 3D is the sort of game that assembles itself from the parts of other successful games without knowing why those parts work; you can see elements that might have been part of a good game, but the game itself doesn’t work as well as it wants to. There are a decent amount of gameplay modes to work with, the game looks and sounds okay enough while you’re playing, and the gameplay is simple enough to learn.
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. One of the games launched for the system is Asphalt 3D, a port of Asphalt 6 an arcade like racing game on portable platforms.
Summary: Parents need to know that Asphalt 3DS is an arcade-style racing game that allows players to compete in illegal, reckless road races in a variety of locales. Players drive a branded vehicle (such as a Mercedes or Ferrari), trying to win a high-speed race against nameless and faceless competitors.