Reviews and Problems with Speed Racer: The Videogame
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Value for money 8
19 September 2014
Excerpt: Players will be able to take on the role of the characters from the film, getting behind the wheels of each characters signature vehicles to experience firsthand the films high adrenaline, combative racing style.
Excerpt: When a game is based on a movie you have every right to feel wary in its presence, given the poor quality output of many licensed games. There’s exceptions though, where love has not only been shown for the game itself, but for the source material as well.
Conclusion: So does the Speed Racer videogame continue the status quo of mediocre-or-less movie tie-ins? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. It has lackluster graphics, awkward controls, and just doesn't make a memorable or worthwhile game experience.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is a direct offshoot of the Speed Racer movie. Seeing the film will make many children want to play the game and vice versa. Experiencing both will probably result in an overwhelming desire to buy lots of Speed Racer toys.
Excerpt: What is it? A racing game in which you take part in lightning fast races on psychedelic courses. Speed Racer is based on the movie of the same name, although doesn't require you to play as only Speed, the lead character in the movie.
Summary: In Speed Racer, based on the upcoming film by the Wachowski brothers, where players will be able to take on the role of the characters from the film, getting behind the wheels of each character's signature vehicles to experience firsthand the film's high-adrenaline, combative racing style.
Excerpt: Reports are in and “Speed Racer” apparently isn't the incredible movie people thought it would be. Hype has a way of killing things like that. Now there's a video game, and at least with that expectations are more reasonable. It's license-based, after all.