Saturday, 18 April 2009

Danday Reviews: OutRun Online Arcade

Price: 800 Microsoft points
Consoles: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Age: 3+
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: Sumo Digital

OutRun has been with us for over 20 years now, and we've had 3 years (or so) without another OutRun game. With OutRun being my third favourite game series (below Mega Man and Sonic), as you could tell, I was excited about this game.
First good thing is the price. 800 Microsoft points.
I was expecting at least 1200 points.
Secondly, the looks. Yes, it looks like an Xbox game, but really, it looks beautiful still.
Thirdly, is the gameplay. It's good old basic arcade driving.
You don't have to go around bash the crap out of other cars (Wheelman anyone?), nor customize your car in such a crzy way so it goes 345mph (Need for Speed). It's just you, your girlfriend and a drifiting Ferrari that can go nearly 200 mph.
And the multiplayer is great. Sure, it's not the BEST, but what do you expect from an £8 game?
All in all, OROA is an outstanding game and a definate buy if you have a spare 800 points.
Those looking for complicated customisation or mindless bashing of cars, this is not your game. But for people that JUST want to drive, this is your game.
A masterpiece.

Score: 10/10

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