Ridge Racer Unbounded details
|Formats:||7 PS3, Xbox 360|
|Rental release:||30 Mar 2012|
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Unbounded is only Ridge Racer by name, and takes its main game-play idea from BurnoutBy WildPork (60 reviews) from Leeds, England , 02 Jul 2012
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[Highly rated reviewer]Unbounded is only Ridge Racer by name, and takes its main game-play idea from Burnout. The overall aim is to race and come in the top 3, but on the way you can attain additional points by power-sliding and causing destruction along your way. Power-sliding subsequently charges your boost, which is then used to take out opponents, or plough through destructible objects or buildings to uncover minor short-cuts. Initially, the game is extremely tough to come anywhere near the top 3, but you can accumulate enough points to progress through many of the initial levels anyway. By coming in the top 3, you gain a large amount of points, so after 10 races or so, you do need to go back and try and take the top spots to increase your total score and unlock more tracks. Luckily, you unlock better cars as you progress which helps stay competitive. It takes a while to get used to the power-sliding because it doesn't seem as arcadey as you would expect. When you do start perfecting it, you will rapidly fill the boost bar and speed your way to victory. There are multiple game types, Domination is the main game type, Shindo races is racing with boosts, but you cannot use them to take down opponents or destroy buildings like in Domination. Drift races make you try and accumulate as many points as possible and aim for a target score. Frag Attack gives recharges your boost quickly, and you must chase a set of cars and take as many of them down and try and meet the target score. Time Attack has a course full of ramps and objects and you must navigate the course to meet the target times. Unbounded is a very tough and challenging game but maintains its fun even after many retries. Also worth mentioning is that choosing to restart the race sees no loading times at all. Graphically, Unbounded is very impressive, and additionally, I love their decision to place items such as laps and time along the city walls, rather that being located on your HUD. Unbounded is a great game, but obviously the decision to call it Ridge Racer didn't go down so well with the fans as many people expected a different game. If you expect to get a game like Burnout rather than Ridge Racer, then there's lots of fun to be had with this.
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bogus raceing gameBy iggy078799 (21 reviews) from Batley , 29 Sep 2012would of thought it would be a good raceing game rubbish abit like the arcade game sanfansico rush not for me i like raceing games but this game takes car raceing to a whole degrageable low graphics were poor realism is poor may be cause i have played forza but i would say a define not buy
Don't recommend (even for old RR fans)By hevzy (1 review) , 30 Aug 2012Glad I rented and didn't buy - extremely disappointed with this game. Although the graphics weren't awful, the gameplay itself was slow and unentertaining - I found myself turning it off after one race and sending the disc back pretty much straight away.
Such a shame as I've always loved the arcade style Ridge Racers, perhaps they should have just stuck with that.
burnout unboundedBy djillicit (1 review) , 15 Aug 2012im glad i rented it first what a load of proverbials , gameplay feel everything isnt ridge racer go back one game to the real latest ridge racer this shouldnt deserve to warrant the good name of ridge racer , ridge racer was always different to all the other driving games out there this time its joined them , waste of money if youre thinking of buying it feels more like burnout and should have been called burnout unbounded .... THIS IS NOT RIDGE RACER !!!!
complete toshBy elplicko (1 review) , 07 Jul 2012shocking when will game developers realise that gamers wont just play anything, they want to be entertained....i would have enjoyed myself more being trapped in the gears of a combined harvester
ridge racer unfinishedBy a customer , 05 Jul 2012Graphics are poor no feeling of real speed explotions just turn the screen yellow no fun, cars dont have any real go even when you hit the power the drift is ment to be the key but its just as easy not to use it most of the time