Kinetic Edge Review (Steam)

Kinetic Edge Review (Steam)

Kinetic Edge is a physics platformer based racing game where you have to figure out the best way to overcome obstacle courses with a shape of your choice. Play on your own, with friends or multiplayer!

Pros:

  • Nice bright neon graphics.
  • 1.99GB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, mode, graphics preset (low/medium/high/ultra), shadows, anti aliasing, texture quality, effects quality and resolution scale slider.
  • Three game modes-single player, quick match, and multiplayer.
  • Optional tutorial.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Game-you have to avoid or use obstacles to guide your ball/shape to the end goal.
  • Can turn into different shapes.
  • Fast-paced.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Four game types- Golf, race, maze, and gauntlet.
  • Multiplayer- full server browser.
  • A quick match is just that.
  • Tracks-race has 7, Golf has 3, Maze has 3 and Gauntlet has 1 and a separate tutorial.
  • Actions-jump, double jump along with boost and double boost.
  • Clever level design.
  • Full of tension and stress!
  • Golf has 10 holes per level and is using the aim and power bar for shots. (press Once to start then the second time to stop)
  • Bars show your action usage like a double jump.

Kinetic Edge Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • Only two Steam achievements.
  • Can’t see what is highlighted in the menu with the controller.
  • Checkpoints are far apart.
  • Camera sensitivity is insane when using the controller.
  • The text blends into the game and is hard to read.
  • Can’t find any games online.
  • No local multiplayer.
  • Can’t race or play against Ai.
  • The neon is so satiated that it makes it hard to make out the track.

Kinetic Edge Review (Steam)

 

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.6/10

Summary

Kinetic Edge is a neon tastic game where you must race through levels as a shape and win. I say shape as you will play as a ball for most of your career but you can and will turn into other shapes that change up how you move around. The tutorial is one of the most truthful ones I have played, it’s long, it’s not great at explaining things and it demonstrates just how bad the checkpoints/respawn point really is. I will always think this is Marble Madness on acid but the truth is the game only shines with multiplayer and it has no online population. What this means is you are left with a shell of a game and the modes don’t play well in single-player except maybe Golf, you cannot add local players or Ai so it’s a limited game. Even taking that away the neon is too much and hinders your sight, the menus are cold and bad to navigate if you are using a controller, I gave up and used a mouse. Overall it’s a game that has potential but it’s just limited from game variety to longevity to the total lack of players, it should have had more single-player content and maybe an editor like Steam workshop but as it is Kinetic Edge is just not there, its lacking.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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