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?
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?
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.
Conclusion: Even though there are quite a few negatives to be found inside of Asphalt: Injection and its dated feeling design, this isn’t a bad game. Though, with that being said, it certainly falls far from being a podium contender. What PS Vita early adopters will find is a serviceable racing game that hovers over the fulcrum of mediocrity. There is some fun to be had, but this isn’t a game that friends will be clamoring over when the device is showcased.
Conclusion: Asphalt Injection isn't quite a terrible game, but it isn't a good one. If Gameloft had upgraded more than just the visuals when they brought the franchise over from the mobile platforms, this could have been a fun racer. As it stands, it isn't.
Excerpt: Gameloft is a mobile game developer who knows how to milk their franchises, and one such franchise is Asphalt, a racing game that has been around the block on various mobile devices such as phones, tablets and other handheld consoles. Not to be left out, the PS Vita gets a version of this racing franchise courtesy of publisher Ubisoft. Asphalt: Injection is already on store shelves for eager buyers who bought the First Edition PS Vita bundle, and it’s also there for...
Conclusion: That said Asphalt Injection is still a good game, and if it wasn’t for the 69p game on iTunes it would have received an 8 without a doubt because it is an enjoyable and well made launch title. The Vita doesn’t struggle to handle the at times hectic gameplay, and although there are better looking Vita titles already available, the Vita’s fantastic OLED screen brings out the best elements of the games graphics.
Pros: Hours and hours of game time here. 10 different race types to keep things interesting.
Cons: Can be a struggle to get a decent multiplayer room. The price is shocking when comparing it to its iOS cousin.