Excerpt: Ting. That's the distinct, SEGA-smeared audio cue that resonates from your speakers when you flick through the menus in SEGA Rally Online Arcade. It's a familiar, beautiful sound - the exact same Ting which blurted out of your screen during 2007's SEGA Rally, a largely underappreciated racer from the now-defunct UK developer SEGA Racing Studio. While the team has now been snapped up by Codemasters, you wouldn't get a rich Ting like that in DiRT 3 or F1 2010.
Excerpt: PlayStation era memories are dominated by the likes of Ridge Racer, Wipeout and Gran Turismo but for many, a racer on a doomed system proved to be the most incredible arcade game ever to be released on a home console. That game was SEGA Rally. After a semi-successful sequel on the equally ill-fated Dreamcast and a less than brilliant PS2 incarnation, SEGA has finally put together what can truly be considered a real sequel to the cult classic.
Summary: Sega Rally Revo offers a decent rally experience on the go, but fails to really intrigue beyond that. It does have a lot of unlockables and a decent multiplayer to keep the replay moderate, but only racing fans need apply to this game. We recommend users rent this one before a commitment.
Pros: Easy pick-up and play racing, Varied cars and environments, Ample replay value from unlockable cars and tracks
Cons: Over-simplified racing mechanics, Aggravating A.I drivers
Excerpt: Sega Rally doesn’t begin with any fanfare. No lengthy celebratory introduction video showing off the game. No overly hyped-up music to get you pumped for the races to come. Not even the traditional arcade “Sega Rally!” voice-over to welcome you in. No, everything is pretty subdued and functional in this direction of Sega Rally, which can mean either the game wasn’t given the necessary time and budget, or it simply serves to reflect the fact that the chosen direction for...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It looks lovely. It plays well, once you get over the initial: "how the shit do I control this crap?" feel. It's a good update to a dear series. It also cheats and is shallow. All in all, I recommend it. Just lower your expectations first.
Excerpt: The long-awaited next-gen appearance of Sega Rally is here, and it's definitely been worth the wait. The whole package of sound and vision does not disappoint, even on a non-HDTV, and Sega fans of an offroad bent (we know there are plenty of you out there) will lap up every mud-spattered, dust-blown moment.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Sega has been in the games business for decades now, churning out games to the ever-hungry masses. With developers now fully focused on next-gen consoles, Sega makes yet another milestone with the brilliant Sega Rally. The ‘keep it simple’ formula seems to work well here without making the game seem boring in any way. The racing is smooth and realistic, and the no-fuss controls make this a dream to play.