Review: Roundabout (PS4)
Drive a constantly spinning limousine around town! Roundabout is a ’70s B-Movie game where you pick up passengers, find secret collectibles, take on dangerous missions, and fall in love in a far out open world puzzle adventure.
- Nice enough graphics, Very PS2 era.
- Drive an ever rotating limo around levels with danger at every turn.
- Three save slots.
- Campaign progress bar.
- Huge extras section where you can change everything about the game. A few examples being: No violence mode, Big head mode, Permadeath and awesomeness edition. All options are unlocked and usable from the off.
- On-line leader-boards with friends filter.
- Uses actual video with actors and actresses for cut scenes and mission briefings.
- Customise your limo by buying hats for your car, colour and horn types.
- Earn money by running people over, completing missions and collecting cash bundles.
- Three sets of collectibles to find. Sick jump markers, cash bundles and horns.
- You can buy property and then make money from it by collecting cash from them.
- Mini map shows locations of missions, mini games and garages.
- Garages is where you go to repair your limo on the fly, change special ability or the purple garages allow you to purchase and equip new custom items.
- Unlock mini games to play in the game world or available from its own option on the main screen. These games vary from playing soccer to keep ups with a ball to running people over to baseball.
- Abilities unlock as you play and you can only have one active at a time. Examples are slow mo to help get through tight gaps and a boat which allows you to drive on water.
- Gameplay is a mixture of genres from racing to puzzle solving to platforming.
- Really playable arcade game with a ton of playability.
- Missions are really short and are varied, All missions follow the general rule of getting to checkpoints or collecting x amount of something.
- Three game areas to unlock with a few hidden ones. Go from the mean streets to farm to forest to the beach or snow capped towns of the north.
- 70’s style UI with some cool graphics.
- Over 1000 missions to play through.
- Fast loading times.
- PlayStation trophies.
- Hit detection issues in places.
- Respawn at random places including huge distances.
- Respawn straight into death, More common with platforming levels as you spawn in a building.
- Some acting is cringe worthy.
- Ppeople may take issue with the drug use and needless killing sections.
- You have to manually bring up your mission results every time.
- Platform jumping is frustrating.
In Summary, This game surprised me in a lot of ways. It took me a while to get to grips with the whole spinning limo thing but it clicked. Once I got there I found it to be a really rewarding and fun game. The missions are plentiful and varied and being so short you don’t care what you have to do. I would say it is a tad on the easy side and offers no real replay ability outside of leader-board chasing. Yes it looks like a PS2 game but it has the game play there to warrant a purchase. Its a fun way to game away your time and just try it as it will surprise you just how much fun it is!