Review: Antigraviator (Steam)

Antigraviator is a sleek new take on the anti-gravity racing genre. Use traps, power-ups and boosts to overtake your opponents and dominate the track in single player or multiplayer mode. With no speed limit holding you back, Antigraviator delivers the fastest racing experience of the future.

Pros:

  • Slick graphics.
  • 3875MB Download size.
  • Graphics options- Resolution, Fullscreen, AA, Graphic quality presets and custom, V-sync, Motion blur, and bloom.
  • Optional tutorial.
  • Gameplay- Futuristic racer with strong Wipeout/F-Zero/Redout vibes.
  • Traps- Collect power-ups to inflict traps upon your opponents. They range from rocks falling on the track or blocks slowing you down.
  • Boost pads for speed.
  • Turbo button- Replenishes slowly.
  • Full controller support.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Campaign- 8 leagues each with a handful of events.
  • Level flyover intro.
  • Map bar at the top to show positions.
  • Moves at an extraordinary pace.
  • Can rename AI names.
  • Tight controls.
  • Decent soundtrack taking in many genres.
  • Quick respawns.
  • Difficult.
  • Credits- Earn from racing.
  • Hangar- Spend credits on new parts to increase your stats and buy new spray/paint jobs.
  • Online Leaderboards.
  • Leaderboard support.
  • Six racing locations- Urban, Desert, Arctic, Space, Island and practice area.
  • Modes- Time trial, Death race, and race.
  • Four players with local multiplayer support.
  • Can drive up walls.
  • HUD is on the back of your ship showing position, Turbo.

Cons:

  • Mouse cursor stays.
  • HUD is very hard to read at speed.
  • Controller has a few issues in certain menus.
  • Difficult.
  • No weapons.
  • Seeing traps can be hard.
  • Not many views to pick from.
  • Missing a real USP.

 

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.2/10

Summary

Going into the futuristic racer genre is no easy feat, You need to bring it and bring it hard just to get noticed. Here we get blistering speed and a nice idea, Where it doesn’t really shine is the fact that it has no weapons or more specifically no real way to play the game other than a time trial event every race. Yes, you have traps but until you play a lot you will never know what trap you are launching. It’s still a great game and very easy to get into thanks to simple controls and clean menu descriptions. If you like just racing with little interruption minus bashes and knocks from opponents then you are good otherwise its a case of checking out the demo.

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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