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: Asphalt: Injection is the latest in a long list of Asphalt titles, this time released to capitalize on the launch of the PlayStation Vita. Gameloft has tried to make a fresh start with this series, but the same old problems continue to plague this generic racing franchise. The game barely passes as playable even though it desperately tries to modernize its visual appearance. As a rule, arcade racing games are allowed to do just about anything within the laws of physics.
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.
Summary: Like a family station wagon, the Asphalt racing series has been around the track quite a few times since its inception in 2004. Beginning life as a mobile phone, N-Gage and Nintendo DS release, the franchise has since found itself on a plethora of different platforms, with a strong footing on Apple’s iOS devices.