Speed Racer: City Traffic promises players a different game than what it delivers.
It boasts features like multiple missions, high-quality graphics, and life-like tracks. While technically the game provides some of the features it mentions in its description, it is very lackluster. The game’s 4.4 rating on the Google play store gives players false hope for the quality of Speed Racer: City Traffic.
Given the title, you would think that the game would be set in a bustling city, but this is where Speed Racer: City Traffic first drops the ball.
The game only features cars in select areas where the cities slowly render into the game. Speed Racer: City Traffic has a rendering problem, making the game wildly unappealing. The world is always actively rendering in the background of the game making driving disorienting. Due to the simple graphics, players can see through buildings if they are going too fast. But the poor graphics and bad rendering are only the beginning of the problems with this game.
The top features of Speed Racer: City Traffic are barely even present in the game.
Out of the 12 challenges in traffic mode, I was only able to locate and complete two. The lack of access to challenges makes the gameplay mundane as players are left to aimlessly drive in a barren environment. The only other objective available to players in traffic mode is collecting blueprints for new cars. Only half of the blueprints are actually accessible as many of them are above buildings.
While there are three game modes it becomes tedious to unlock the other two after traffic mode.
Many of the cars as well as the other two game modes are unlocked by driving a certain number of in-game kilometers. This becomes difficult because of how simple the environment is. Despite this, the mystery of these game modes acts as an incentive to keep and play the game.
Unfortunately for the player solo mode and checkpoints are as disappointing as traffic mode.
The solo mode is traffic mode with no challenges, blueprints, or traffic. This would be rewarding in a driving simulation game if the controls weren’t so sensitive making the game unplayable. While checkpoints provide more in terms of gameplay it isn’t much more. Checkpoints have the user endlessly touch green points that randomly generate after one another.
Speed Racer: City Traffic has numerous problems from simple graphics to rendering issues, but these could be overlooked if it weren’t for the constant advertisements.
Despite this game having 690 total reviews, only about 20 of them were public with most of them giving the game five stars. This game, like many others, has negative comments with five-star reviews. If you are a fan of driving simulation games this game is not for you. Speed Racer: City Traffic is better suited for children who like cars and I’m not sure even children would like it.
Is it Hardcore?
Is it Hardcore?
This game couldn’t be hardcore if it tried. The simplicity of the game could only appeal to small children and it might be too simple for them.