Well...I can see different comments on this game. Some say it's brilliant while the others think it's stupid.
The truth is, all of them are right. The game is simple but of great fun. Unlike any other games from Milestone, This game is VERY Exciting. Milestone definately found a right path to catch up the pace of Codemasters Racing. I would like to say that the graphics and physics of this game are even too much for an arcade racing game. And you can even choose the gamemode to fit your own appetite. So it's a brilliant game.
However, there actually are some terrible ideas in this game. For example, the typical-Milestone-s&%tdesigned interface and Online games which only works fine in some specific regions. I won't list power-ups in this category because IT'S A GAME. IT'S BORN TO BE FUN. So if you are some kind of SERIOUS RACER, JUST GO AWAY. it's not a good game for you.
It's a super fun arcade rally racer. If you love rally racing, but sometimes want to be less serious then when playing Dirt or WRC Rally, and just want a bit of fun then give this a try. It complements the simulation style rally games rather nicely, and for the low price you are unlikely to regret your purchase.
It does have a few flaws however, not being able to remap keys is a big one, and it would also be nice if it had Steam cards/backgrounds/emoticons for those who would like to feature some Rally backgrounds on their Steam profile.
Overall a very solid arcade rally racer, but don't expect too much, after all its a 3,99€ game.
WRC Powerslide is a decent arcade style game that is a nice change from the normal more simulation type rally games. It can be enjoyed by people who want more of an arcade type game with power up and people who want more realistic gameplay by disabling power ups.
Heaps of variety with stages and locations. Heaps of unlockable cars (3 different classes) all with tons of different liveries and and a range of manufactures. Decently long single player. Surprisingly good damage system (Cosmetic Only) I wasn't expecting any damage system. Stages are a decent length. The ones I've played have been at least 3 mins. Stages and cars look great and are done to a high standard.
Disabling power ups also disables collisions (with other cars). Car sounds aren't the best (they may sound better with the better cars. I haven't unlocked many yet) Haven't been able to try multiplayer yet (game only came out Today)
I felt in love with this game when I saw the trailer. I bought it ... best decision ever. Do you like fast-paced / arcade style racing games? Well this one is for you! Can't wait to try it with friends ^_^. There are few racing titles that got my atention like WRC Powerslide and they are as follows: Blur, Trackmania series, Dirt 3 and NFS HP. If you enjoyed them as well, I strongly recommend you try WRC Powerslide. See you on the track! Race on! 10/10 (for being arcade/ and somehow old-school).
+ The isometric camera gives a good overview + Powerups (even if they are lame) + Pick up and play arcade racing
- Requires friends/people to show its true potential; AI doesn't do it justice - Unlocking stages isn't fun or rewarding and takes too long - You play in the same type of levels way too often; needs more variety much sooner to keep it interesting
Tip: play Blur instead (if you can still get your hands on it)
WRC Powerslide is a strange beast, a combination of the best of old school Colin McRae rally games and a multiplayer kart racer like Mario Kart or Sonic. While it excels at neither, there is still a lot of fun to be had here.
The single player element of the game consists of eight rally's from across the world each of 3 stages. To complete a rally you need to win all 3 stages in all 3 types of cars; WRC, Class 2 and Group N with a total of 50+ cars to unlock. The cars are from 2012 I believe and there are no obvious missing ones from Group N Lancers to Loeb's C4. While I can't place the exact game, many of the art assets are taken from an old Colin McRae game, the German, Greek and Italian locations are very, very familiar.
Each stage consists of 4 cars at the same time on same stage with various power-ups littered through out. Power-ups range from Nitrous, shields and smokescreens if you are in front to hailstorms and lightning bolts if you are not. The driving model has a definite arcade feel. You really never have to use the brakes, push the handbrake and throw the car at the corner, rinse repeat and if you even competent at racing games the campaign is very easy. The camera follows the car at a fairly high angle and lags a little from the steering input. Go round a tight hairpin and you can suddenly be heading towards the camera for a moment before the camera rights itself. This lag does take a while to get used to.
There are a few bugs in the game, cars mislabled and strange graphical glitches. The accident physics are a lttle out as well, sometimes a minor collision will result in multiple rolls and spins way beyond the energy of the crash.
There is also a multiplayer portion but sadly it is almost completely dead. The few games I did find were lag-fests and there was never 4 people online at the same time. The game uses it's own server and account system, maybe steam-works integration would improve the situation.
Even at the current full price of $3.99 there is a decent amount of fun to be had here and if you organise a group of four for multiplayer with voice comms instead of relying on randoms it would be a riot!
Really good game, I bought it to play with my friends. Multiplayer mode is just fun ! Only annoying thing is you can not change keyboard controls, to use powerup you need to press enter and it is hard to that while you are driving with arrow keys. But if you are looking for a quick fun game to play with your friends, I totally recommend it.
well, if u like mario kart u're going to enjoy this.
The game is fun, but starts to became boring after the first track, because each country has 3 "different" circuits, yeah the problem starts there, they aren't different, it's just the track in reverse mode! kinda sad about that!
It's a nice game to kill some time when u dont have nothing to do and u dont have your mouse with you to play your usual games!