Bloody Rally Show Review (PlayStation 4)
Our Bloody Rally Show Review takes us to the Bloody Rally Show – a head-on smash between frenetic top-down arcade racing and hyperviolent reality TV. You must drift, boost, and blast to keep the viewers entertained and your paymasters happy. Go full throttle and drive to survive.
Bloody Rally Show Review Pros:
- Nice cartoon-like graphics.
- 225.4MB download size.
- Platinum trophy.
- Rally racing gameplay.
- 3 game types – Campaign, Custom race, and daily challenge.
- Works on Playstation 5.
- Blood and swearing can be turned off.
- Graphics – dynamic backgrounds, reduce particles for visibility, post-processing, car smoke, clouds, tire trails, and weather effects.
- Online leaderboards.
- Four difficulties – Easy, normal, hard, and hardcore.
- The campaign can be tweaked on how it’s played with the following settings – Mission/challenges, weapon races, directors car, helicopter weapons, adaptive CPU, and weekly rebalancing.
- 42 driver avatars to choose from. Name your character or hit randomize.
- Tips that are basically tutorial text can be turned on and off.
- Top-down view.
- The campaign is a series of events each week and you earn cash and exp to buy better cars.
- At the end of each campaign event, you get a breakdown of what you got cash and exp wise for many types of in-game actions like drifting, position, nitro, etc. Green text entries are valuable rare rewards.
- Unlock new car parts and customisation options.
- Garage lets you upgrade your car parts with cash as long as you have leveled up enough.
- Fast loading times.
- Nitro can be restored by drifting or hitting pedestrians.
- Pop-ups of your best nitro use or drift distance happen.
- Has a Carmaggedon approach to it with the ability to run over pedestrians and leave blood all over the place.
Bloody Rally Show Review Cons:
- The menus are so fiddly and you can and will easily go backward in them.
- Harder difficulties have to be unlocked.
- Not the best music.
- In the campaign, you have to buy a new car but you only get one choice so why bother framing it that way.
- Tips only work if you pause the game for it.
- The game moves at a slow pace.
- Controls take some getting used to as you are basically on ice with no shoes on.
- No online racing modes.
- The campaign is kind of plain and feels very safe.
- The killing of pedestrians feels unnecessary as they aren’t spectators or anything and instead just loiter around corners designed to kill them.
- Enemy hits are way too overpowering and they always knock you flying off the course.
- The tutorial tip system doesn’t work in its current form of access.
- Tracks have lots of long straights with no action or activity going on.
- After a few weeks of in-game events, you have seen it all.
- You can tweak it but the default camera is horrible as it zooms in and out constantly.
- Trees stop you dead which is fine but you can actually gauge the tree’s positioning.
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Bloody Rally Show:
Developer: Kodo Linija
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- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 6/106/10
- Accessibility - 6/106/10
- Length - 6/106/10
- Fun Factor - 6/106/10
What first piqued my interest in Bloody Rally Show was the top-down racing aspect as one of my favorite games is the RC Pro-AM games from Rare but as they are not bringing out any of those anytime soon I need to find a fix elsewhere. I kinda wish I didn’t bother, for Bloody Rally Show is a very basic no-frills type of game. The controls are so loose it’s like an ice-skating game, the weapons are either crap or ridiculously overpowered, the Ai loves to cheat and get all the luck. The graphics are OK but I’ve seen them a million times before and the whole structure of the game is just so plain. For me though the weirdest part is how they tried to go edgy and shoehorn in a Carmaggedon style of violence. You can run over pedestrians to build up your nitro, fine but they are really just groups of cleverly placed people, not spectators just random lost souls whose only purpose is to stand on sweet spot corners so they can be killed. It just makes no sense and when you have a camera that cannot focus on the action for more than two seconds before it forces a Google map view on you it’s a game that is hard to get on with. We have many many racing games and Bloody Show rally just doesn’t have any unique formula or fun gameplay to warrant any kind of session with it.