Excerpt: Let me preface this Urban Trial Freestyle review by saying that I hope you, dear reader, find this review to be an acceptable length. It’s hard to be verbose when a game stinks. Either I predicted this game years ago, or I’ve played it before, and in either case there’s a reason I’m not playing it...
Summary: At long last, PlayStation fans are no longer left in the dust by the Microsoft-published, Xbox Live Arcade-only Trials HD series. Tate Interactive has distilled the gist of the genre, and saw fit to spread the love across the PlayStation 3, Vita, and 3DS platforms, allowing anyone to experience...
Review: Urban Trial Freestyle (Sony PlayStation 3)
22 March 2013
Summary: If you’re looking for a Trials type game for the PS3, you’ll walk away disappointed. If you have a more open mind, than Urban Trial Freestyle is a fun motorcycle game with some interesting features and great leaderboard implementation.
Conclusion: Urban Trials Freestyle has a lot going for it, but it doesn’t push any of it’s ideas far enough to be anything other then a very capable and entertaining clone. I never once found it frustrating to the point of screaming, which is a plus comparatively, but it also never really challenges outside of...
Summary: It’s near impossible to not compare this to the series. Ok, so RedLynx didn’t the genre, but they modernised it for today’s audience. In comparison, Urban Trial Freestyle feels lazy and lacks any personality whatsoever.
Conclusion: Concept: Take the much-loved Trials Evolution and make everything a bit worse
Graphics: Nothing too offensive here outside of the occasional animation glitch
Sound: One of the absolute worst menu songs I’ve ever heard. The rest isn’t much better.
Summary: One of my favorite games of all time, one that I can still play endlessly to this day, is Nintendo’s classic Excitebike. It is a simple and addictive formula that just keeps you coming back for more and more. It is really a simple concept: go, stop, and balance... that is all there is to it.
Conclusion: It's easy to get sucked into Urban Trial Freestyle for hours trying to perfect a run, and the difficulty ramps up that there will almost always be a new challenge for you. A nice "harder-core" compliment to Joe Danger .
Excerpt: Dirt bikes are rad. It’s not hard to sell people on the concept of a dirt bike. It’s a motorcycle that you can drive in the mud! What’s not to love? It shouldn’t be hard to make this kind of game fun; Excitebike did it in 1985. So then why does Urban Trial Freestyle frustrate me so much?
Pros: Simple controls, Fast paced gameplay, Dirt bikes
Summary: Let's get the obvious out of the way - Urban Trial Freestyle is a shameless imitation of Trials Evolution and its predecessor Trials HD. Of course, Ubisoft wouldn't exactly have a leg to stand on if it tried to do anything about it, since Trials itself was 'inspired' by the likes of Elastomania,...
Pros: Trials-style gameplay on PS3 and Vita, Background details are pleasingly ludicrous, In-level high score screens are clever
Cons: The physics are a bit too floaty, Doesn't have a massive number of levels, No level creation or multiplayer