So I’m back from R-cade to give you 2 more games to give thoughts on! This time, I played 2 PS1 games. One snowboarding and one about trucks racing.
To get it out of the way: MTV Sports Pure Ride was just garbage. It didn’t control very well at all, it was awkward to pull off any tricks and you just looped through the same 3 or 4 tracks, and there was no indication of what to do or that I was making any progress.
The game has stunt levels, much like The Italian Job, but it’s broken as all heck. The second challenge required you to grind a rail. Simple, right? Yeah… if it worked.
First off, if you get off the slope without turning, it suddenly veers slightly to the left, making you miss the rail, so you need to so dome weird turns to get on the rail.
Even when you’re absolutely certain that you got it, it just slid off, and you fail the challenge.
I tried to do this for a good 5 minutes, and never got it. And this was the second challenge!
So I decided “Fuck this!” and played something else. Not reccomended!
I picked Ford Truck Mania, also for the PS1. Released in 2003, it was one of the final games for the console.
I expected a game this late would be lazily done and lacking on content.
It’s kind of lacking in content, but surprisingly, it was well made.
The game has some impressive physics for a PS1 game, and nice environments. Though it has some weird LOD moments, like sharp corners end up not being so sharp when you get closer to it.
The only issue I have with the game is that there aren’t many courses, and even fewer available from the get go, but overall, it’s not to bad. I’d say try this before buying.
That’s all I have for this week, until next week, A’m oot!