Conclusion: Namco Bandai All in all, Ridge Racer Unbounded is a bit of an uneven experience. It makes a pretty terrible first impression with a brutally hard first few races that will likely turn a lot of players away in frustration very early on. If you keep at it and get over the hump, though, you'll find a game with interesting gameplay ideas, nice presentation, and a wealth of content to open up.
Conclusion: Overall, Ridge Racer: Unbounded offers cheap thrills that don’t thrill at the end of the day. Technical issues, a lack of original music, and a lack of traditional Ridge Racer game mechanics is very disappointing. Sure, the game may be worth a weekend rental, and fans of the series may enjoy the game to a certain extent, but it still fails to deliver the Ridge Racer experience we all came to expect.
Excerpt: When you played with matchbox cars as a kid, you didn't obsess over gear ratios and downforce: you sent those miniature whips flying off jumps and crashing through buildings made of blocks. Like your inner five-year-old, Ridge Racer Unbounded is far more interested in bashing scenery to bits than it is in realistic physics. Accessible arcade handling makes drifting a breeze, and forgiving side-on crash damage encourages almost homicidal recklessness.
Pros: + Approachable, attractive arcade street racing that rewards aggression over technical prowess., + Track-creation tools expose a surprising wealth of creative possibilities.
Excerpt: After many entries in the drift-happy Ridge Racer series, publisher Namco started looking to other games for inspiration. To go beyond even that, they started looking at entirely different developers, too, and chose Bugbear Interactive - creators of the Flatout games - to infuse what they hoped would be some new blood into their long-running racing series.
Excerpt: series, publisher Namco started looking to other games for inspiration. To go beyond even that, they started looking at entirely different developers, too, and chose Bugbear Interactive - creators of the
Conclusion: Unbounded isn’t the Ridge Racer you’ll remember as a bestseller on the PS1, but the series hasn’t been at that level for a very long time. While the single-player fails to inspire much more than indifference, the real gem will be the level editor and the ability to see what people have worked on. Personally, I enjoyed my time playing and, of course, actually enjoying a title is much more important than it being a technically great game.
Conclusion: De fapt, Bugbear a dat-o în bară la toate capitolele împrumutate din alte jocuri: distrugerea oponenţilor nu este nici pe departe la fel de nebună precum Takedown-ul din Burnout; vandalizarea nivelurilor nu are nimic din adrenalina şi pericolul aproape real şi satisfacţia distrugerii din Split/Second; driftul este doar o sursă de suplimentară de nervi, iar hotărârea de a domina toate cursele este motivată de punctele câştigate şi nicidecum de cât de antrenante şi...
Pros: Editorul de trasee, Posibilitatea de a publica online nivelurile şi explora creaţiile altor jucători
Cons: AI extrem de scriptat ce trişează într-o veselie, Control deficitar, fără suport pentru volan, Lipsă de variaţie în trasee, Muzică nepotrivită şi efecte sonore neconvingătoare
Conclusion: Actually, Bugbear missed pretty much all its marks: destroying opponents isn’t as fun as the Burnout takedowns; ruining the city has nothing of the adrenaline and the real danger and satisfaction from Split/Second; drifting is one more stress factor and the decision to dominate races is motivated by the points and not by the thrill of the competition.
Pros: The ability to publish your creations and explore those of other players, The track editor
Cons: Bland music and unconvincing sound effects, No steering wheel support and lackluster control scheme, Poor track variation, Very scripted AI that cheats as much as it can
Summary: Es gibt dutzende Rennspiele auf dem Markt. Ridge Racer Unbounded ist eher weniger zu empfehlen. Es kann momentan nicht mit den grossen Titeln wie Need for Speed, Forza oder Gran Turismo konkurrieren. Die Fahrpysik und hauptsächlich das Gameplay muss verändert werden. Es steckt zu wenig Abwechslung im Spiel. Die Events im Einzelspielermodus sind oft die gleichen. Die Steuerung, vor allem die Lenkung, ist zu träge.