In this day and age, we have a copious amount of racing games that promise to be innovative but very rarely hit their mark. Need for Speed went from king of the arcade-racer to the bullied kid in the school ground, and Gran Turismo Sport had to get micro-transactions to stay afloat because it released as a shell of what it was promised to be at launch.
What we need is the return of the prodigal son, to show all these young fellas how a real racing game is made, one last hurrah from a racing title that we haven’t seen in ages - V-Rally. A 20-year-old original, developed by the talented minds of Infogrames Multimedia. The game had superb graphics (for the time) and an amazing focus on split-screen multiplayer. The car physics were utterly useless, though. Nevertheless, it’s time for a comeback.
What we need is the return of the prodigal son, to show all these young fellas how a real racing game is made
There is one big problem, however, is that none of these disciplines are of any fun, which just makes V-Rally feel very hollow, lacklustre, and a failed attempt at the series.
If a piece of shrubbery so much as breathes on you, your car will flip on its roof and proceed to race upside down for a few kilometres.
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Big Ben Interactive Studios
11 September 2018
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