Summary: Just as I was settling in to start typing this review, I had to reach for the case while muttering, "What is this one even called?" Such is the existence of the Asphalt series, a racing game so indistinct that you could play five different ones in a day and struggle to tell them apart. This, however, is Asphalt Injection , the second of Gameloft's attempts to capitalize on the mesmerized confusion of PS Vita early adopters.
Excerpt: If you have ever experienced one of the Asphalt games in the past you already know how underwhelming they historically have been. The original was actually not that bad for an N-Gage title, but all subsequent iterations have proven to be budget quality at a full retail price. Does Asphalt Injection buck the trend?
Summary: Whenever a new system launches, there’s usually an air of expectation surrounding the games to be released for it. Players have themselves hyped up for a level of visuals they haven’t seen before, whether that’s on home consoles or handhelds, a new depth of gameplay and the kind of bells and whistles that just weren’t possible on previous generations. Gameloft ’s Asphalt: Injection , published by Ubisoft , brings absolutely none of that to the table whatsoever.
Conclusion: Booting up Asphalt: Injection for the first time feels daunting. With 10 different racing scenarios, a career mode that stretches over 20 tiers (way too long), and a full multiplayer suite, this racer appears to have everything going for it. The truth unfortunately, is that none of it makes an impression. The driving has no personality, and the sense of speed and competition are hamstrung by atrocious rubber band AI.
Excerpt: is one of the launch games for the PlayStation Vita that many people might not know about. The Asphalt series is somewhat popular on iOS devices, with developer Gameloft pushing out sequels almost every year. Does Gameloft and UbiSoft have what it takes to make the Asphalt series popular on the Vita?
Conclusion: Despite all of its faults, Asphalt Injection is a competent racing game on the Playstation Vita . There is a lot of content to wade through, and you always end up unlocking new content at the end of the race, which keeps players engaged . Asphalt Injection manages to keep the replay value on this title high, and that is always a good thing. There are some faults, but there isn’t anything that would break the game.
Excerpt: I guess this is officially a regular thing. For every new handheld device that hits the market, a new installment in the Asphalt series is to be in the launch lineup. The PS Vita is now here, and alongside it is Asphalt Injection . What's to be said about this arcade racer? Well, it's Asphalt . Same uneven production values, same iffy racing mechanics, only this time it's for Vita.
Excerpt: With Ridge Racer being delayed in the U.S. (probably due to the poor reception it received in the East), there hasn't been a better time for another racer to fill its shoes and claim the crown...
Pros: + Plenty of tracks, + Lots of cars and upgrades, + Multiple race types
Cons: Sub par graphics, Poor driving model, Terrible AI, Multiplayer is unbalanced