Well I thought that Split/Second seemed like a popular choice amongst the community, but it seems I was very wrong. Only five of you weighed in with your opinion this week, clearly I need to go with something more popular when selecting this week’s title tomorrow. Anyway, even if there were only five of you who came forward with your opinion it’s still only fair to take a look at what you thought.
Let’s kick things off with Forrest_01 who broke down the game nicely throughout their review. It seems they were definitely in love with Black Rock’s racer.
It takes arcade racing to another level too as it adds a tactical element into the mix – Do you use your level one power play to try & take out the driver in front or at least make him wobble so that you can overtake, do you save up the power play ‘juice’ for a level two takedown so that you can attempt to take out more of the competition at once, or perhaps you could even utilise a route changer which can see you go from the back of the pack to the front in a ‘split second’ (see what I did there?)? The choice is yours & that choice is usually the difference between a glorifying win or humiliating defeat.
With the basics of the game detailed, let’s turn to a slightly less glowing opinion. Many of you will remember that when Split/Second was released it was hotly pursued by arcade racer rival Blur, from Bizarre Creations. For BrendanCalls it seems like there wasn’t much of a contest between the two titles.
I never really enjoyed S/S, and I think thats mainly down to the vastly under-rated Blur that came out at more or less the same time. I played Blur first and then moved straight onto S/S. I couldn’t couldn’t get into it, although I cannot deny if I had played S/S first its possible my opinions may well be reversed.
However, BrendanCalls was left pretty much on his own with his opinion of the title. In fact Death_In_Flamez took it to the exact opposite end of the spectrum, giving it the highest praise possible.
I don’t think any other racing game has got me thinking so maniacly before. Motorstorm comes close, but when you got a choice between either ramming another racer off the road, or dropping a skyscraper on the guy, I know what I’d do. Yet, with strategy also comes great excitement, thrills, spills. It’s an innovative racer, and a perfect racer game.
Perfect may seem a little strong for any game, but there you have it. Next, to Mickey2010‘s view of the game. He drew a comparison to the past, looking at Black Rock’s previous title, Pure.
After playing Blacrock Studio’s ATV Classic in my eyes Pure i thought the studio had alot to live up to and they duly delivered! To me it felt fun it felt fresh and very innovative the racing was intense the action was great the explosions were epic each track always offered something new one race you could bring down a skyscraper and chance the whole track next minute you can crash ships into docks all in all i think its a brillaint game and one of the best if no the best racer i’ve played this generation it Need For Speed on steroids!
Finally, to my favourite opinion of the week. This week it’s the turn of haz360, see if you can spot why I picked it.
Vroooooooooooooooooooom. Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech. Whooooooooooosh. BANG! BAAAAAAAAAAANG! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! CRASH! KAPOW! BOOM! Vrooooooo….
That sums up Split/Second right there. Adrenaline-fueled, fast-paced, explosion-laced thrill ride. It looks great in motion, it’s insanely loud and best of all, it’s extremely fun to play.
Time to turn to your verdict of the game. With only five of you taking part it was at least easy for me to count up the votes. There was one vote for Rent It, but with the other four of you turning to Buy It it’s clear that Split/Second is worthy of your attention.