I have always loved Karting games since the first time I played Mario Kart so was keen to pick this up and give it a try. So far I have been loving it, the customisation, the way the Karts handle, and the track designs. I havent really delved into the online mulitplayer part yet (still dont feel good enough or know the tracks well enough).
But there are a few things they could have done to make it better.
A battle/arena mode
Im not sure how well that would have worked, but I loved the arena mode in MK series it was a nice change from racing.
A Reverse Weapon
This is the main one for me, a weapon you can fire backwards or leave in your trail (like the Banana peel) so if your leading a race you dont feel quite as vulnerable or unable to defend yourself from those chasing.
On Screen rear view mirror
Why dont racing games have these any more? its a fast paced game with twists and turns, looking behind you is not always an option. A constant on screen rear view mirror should be on all racing games imo (with an optioon to turn it off for those who dont like it).
Things to allow you to improve the handling, speed of the car etc. So you dont feel so generic in performance.
The best parts of the game
The freedom to Create
Always going to be one of the biggest selling points of the game, like LBP you are free to create and customise your character, car and even tracks. Giving the game lasting appeal and a unique twist
The shield is great for defending yourself, and its something you have to think about using carefully as it uses up another resource to use it (your boost).
I like the idea of the modcentre, with other players there looking around, leaderboard for best design cars and characters.
Other all, I enjoy the game, it is just another Mario Kart clone, but Mario Kart set the standard and if your going to emulate something try to emulate the best. Its not a Mario Kart beater for me, but its one of the closest I have come to playing and has its own strengths in its customisation that MK doesnt, and of course MK will only ever be available to those who own a Ninty system, so this gives a good alternative.
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