14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2014
I REALLY like this one. Its more than a hover space craft race thing. Which of course it is. But the added weapon elements, and extras make it quite intense if you really want to go full on. Race, crash into, blow up and destroy etc opponents and aim to win as well. Great! The graphics are pretty good, should get good results even with a low end graphics card.
If you want to know what this game is all about think... Star Wars Episode one... not not the original Star Wars from the 1970's, but the new Episodes... the one with Jar Jar Binks and the underwater world of amazement.. Think Young Anakin and his flying pods... This game tries to emulate that feeling.. and it manages to at the very least be as good as the First Episode of the new Star Wars trilogy.. provided you think Episode one was garbage like 99% of the free world...
You get behind the wheel... err the joystick of a flying milatary experiement.. Your goal is simple... come in first place, and blow up any other pod that gets in your way... Rockets, a gatling gun and some mines.... your competition is in for a rude awakening! Although your gun is massively underpowered, the AI cheats, and the controls are hyper responsive...
So should you buy this game, hailing at a price of 4.99, I'd say you would be better off avoiding this game, the AI totally cheats,, more so than most other racing games, and the controls are super responsive, an option may have existed to tone down the sensitivity but I really didn't care to bother looking..
Avoid this like herpes... both of them are stuck with you for life, but atleast with Herpes you don't need to be ashamed to tell your friends you have it...
This game really has the feel of star wars pod racing. You can pick up power-ups that can affect the gameplay of the match. It can get a little frustrating in the begging to drive each vehicle. The graphics are alright and fun to look at. The opponents can be very stupid at times and run into the walls. The game is a good arcade racer with potential to be alot of fun. I would recommend this game to any racer that likes having power-ups to blow the competition away. Its a good game but can be improved.
The 1C Racing collection obviously didn’t impress others either as 'Streets of Moscow' has now been dropped from steam making the collection unavailable! But as part of my ongoing torture of playing through these games ‘A.I.M. Racing’ is really not much better… Although it’s one of the strongest of the four, unfortunately the game really isn’t very enjoyable! I was actually quite invested in the idea of racing these futuristic aerodynamic vehicles with “unique glider dynamics”… But it appears that this description was code for handles like any other average car racing game (if not slightly worse)! Come on though, when you have the likes of Sega All Stars Racing and even Post-Apocalyptic Mayhem on Steam for your kart-esque racing pleasures, you just don’t need these sucky games with weak handling, dull tracks and generally poor visuals…
Avoid like the plague. It's very bland and generic. It controls like crap. You often come to complete stops. All the tracks except one are locked and I couldn't even beat that first one. It's just incredibly tough and your blaster is totally underpowered. Probably the worst 3d racer I've ever played.
I would prefer to play the RPG that this is linked to rather than the racing game that came after it. Played through a few championship matches before giving up.
I like different weapons slots for different pick ups, sadly I was having trouble getting this to work with a 360 controller all that well.
I didn't really like the feel of the vehicles, I know they are hover based, but it would still be good to have some greater feelings of inertia and a center of mass on the vehicles somewhere so they roll and dig into corners.
Worth trying if you get it in a pack, but I'm not sure it will be something that you play for long.