At 12/3/12 09:01 PM, SuperSampleStar wrote:
Sonic Drift 2 - All the characters are fun to use and it has a great selection of tracks... fun overall
People pan sonic drift solely because of one stupid joke "WHYS SONIC IN A CAR LOLOLOL"
I think.. No, I BELIEVE sega was the king of racing games back in the day. Yu Suzuki had great ideas and conceived classic titles suck as OutRun and Daytona USA that are still fairly fun to play, though they have dated immensely since their release
Mario Kart 7 - Reason Why
I agree. MKWii was like the drunkard bastard child of the series, completely wasted off of his ass, left to rot in the gutter, and 7 was what MKWii should have been all along... But the first one remains my absolute favorite out of the entire series, despite it's crude and dated feel now. Due to technical limitations, the tracks feel more like actual, small karting tracks rather than roller coasters, with sharp and windy turns. Because it doesn't have BLUE FUCKING SHELLS HDSUOAHGALDJKHG and is one of the most challenging of them all. The karts handle much, much differently. It takes a while for your kart to reach it's peak speed, drifting can send you all over the track if you don't know what you are doing, and it is essential to collect coins in the game to increase your top speed. The items are much smaller in selection as well.
You can practically beat every single mario kart sequel with a blindfold on. This one takes you for a fucking ride, by the time you're at the 150cc level you'll be throwing your controller against the wall and pulling your hair out. The CPU's are beyond relentless, and if you fuck up too much, they'll leave you far, far behind in the dust. I LOVE every bit of this game.
Why am i going on about a completely unrelated game? Because I feel that sequels to a game shouldn't forget their roots. MK 7 pleased me with the addition of coins, but the series has strayed FAR, FAR away from the game that started it all. The original is simplistic, ugly, and difficult. And it's an absolute blast, alone and to play with another person.
also, random unrelated fact, if you can beat mario circuit 1 under 1"05 seconds, you would have qualified to be a Nintendo play tester back in the day this game was conceived. It's pretty tough and requires you to master the Expert characters to achieve, but it's also not completely impossible.
Cruisn' World - Going through every major landmark in the world in almost every single car imaginable... plus the music is pretty cool
Yeeeaaaah I was okay with the Cruisn' Series, and world is definitely the best of the bunch, though that's not saying much considering USA was a disappointment (The pixelated bikini women from the arcade are wearing SHIRTS? FFFFFFFFFF-) and exotica was just ridiculous. It feels like a 3D version of outrun if the good music was replaced with generic butt rock slash euro trash, and the challenge was stripped down. It's strong point comes from it's 4 player split screen, but for the 64, there are better arcade style racers out there.
But of course this is just an opinion of mine.