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: 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
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.
Summary: After nearly 20 years of sumptuous graphics, sexy rides and sliding around impossible bends, Ridge Racer has rightly become one of the best-loved speedsters in console history. But while Unbounded makes the bold move to update the series’ classic action for a modern audience hungry for the ballistics of Burnout or Split/Second: Velocity, the developers may have lost sight of what made Namco’s legendary racer a perennial delight.
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.
Ridge Racer Unbounded review: A series reboot that's slow off the grid
27 March 2012
Summary: Ridge Racer and developers Bugbear are a perfect match. They're both behind a tradition of racers that don't quite hit their mark. Bugbear's FlatOut chipped a glass ceiling that Burnout 3 was busy smashing to bits, and Ridge Racer is a much-loved series that, arguably, now belongs to a different time.
Pros: Varied career modes - racing, drifting, combat, The track creator is interesting
Cons: Disappointing lack of speed, Track design is uninspiring, Just one setting - a very orange city
Ridge Racer Unbounded tenta inovar, mas acaba se perdendo pelo caminho
17 July 2012
Conclusion: Ridge Racer Unbounded é o retorno da franquia de corridas da Namco para os consoles desta geração. A tentativa de implementar elementos de sucesso de outros títulos não deu certo e acarretou em um game com uma jogabilidade dura, gráficos medianos e uma dificuldade bem exagerada. A única diversão do jogo é a possibilidade de criar seus circuitos. Agora, vontade de correr neles é o grande problema.
Pros: Editor de pistas, Carros genéricos
Cons: Péssima jogabilidade, Dificuldade exagerada, Sistema de colisão irreal
Conclusion: Ridge Racer on pelisarjana kasvanut jo varhaisaikuiseksi. Vuonna 1993 julkaistun esikoispelin jälkeen pelejä pukattiin maailmalle tiuhaan tahtiin, kunnes vuoden 2006 jälkeen on eletty melkoista hiljaiseloa. Nyt Ridge Racer tekee ku ...
Pros: Päätön kaahailu
Cons: Vaikea jopa kokeneelle kuskille, Älyvapaa tekoäly, Driftaaminen tehty turhan kiikkeräksi