Rise: Race The Future Review (Nintendo Switch)

Rise Race The Future Review (Nintendo Switch)

Experience the most addictive racing gameplay! Drift and slide like never before thanks to an exceptional fluid and precise physics-based slippery handling. Unique futuristic cars, smooth powerslides, jumps, and water zones take old-school rally arcade games to the next level of fun,

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 2.6GB download size.
  • Full touchscreen support.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Game settings-units of measure (mph/kph), camera sliders, camera rotation delay slider, HD rumble slider, and music volumes for music/sound/car.
  • Three game modes-challenge, championship, and time attack.
  • Four difficulties-discovery, rookie, Pro, and legend.
  • Visual quality-medium (60fps) and high (30fps).
  • Two-player split-screen support.
  • Two-player game modes are the same as a single player.
  • Championship-eight of them and each has specific settings for- opponents number, car choice, difficulty, and weather type.
  • Challenges-eight initial maps with set challenges then earn points to unlock more.
  • Four locations- Tekuh Paradise, Alyska Lakes, Odera Crater, and Akuh Falls.
  • Ten cars (2 initially then unlock the rest) and each can be customised with car colour, stickers, auto brake (no/low/medium/high) and boost mode (recharge from 78 mph/recharge from drifting/3 boosts per lap and charges at the start of the race).
  • Arcade presentation.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • Excellent drifting system and very akin to Ridge Racer.
  • You go from racing on the ground to transforming into a boat and drive on water.
  • Five driving views.

Rise Race The Future Review (Nintendo Switch)

Cons:

  • You have to unlock the tracks/locations for Time Attack in the championships.
  • Menu navigation is tricky with the buttons.
  • No tutorials.
  • Driving on the water is loose and hard to master.
  • Pain having to faff with camera sliders.
  • No online racing.
  • Really easy to spin out.
  • Cheap Ai tactics like pit manoeuvres.

Rise Race The Future Review (Nintendo Switch)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.2/10

Summary

Even on a handheld, Man this game looks fantastic with its futuristic race cars and beautiful locations. Once you get into the game you can choose from the 3 ways to earn boost which cover most other racing game styles meaning you can make it a familiar experience. I went full Ridge Racer and had drifting as my juice maker. Into the racing and it’s alright, it’s definitely an arcade racer but with a crazy over the top sensitivity. What I mean by that is you can just full-on 360 spinouts at any moment for no reason and it’s really infuriating, I messed with setups and even dropped my Drift juice maker but still, I had issues. It made that game be slow in slow out corner taker and it is all about the speed on straights. Modes wise it’s a basic affair but it does have a lot of tasks so it has that going for it. It is a thing of beauty though and despite my constant niggles I still kept coming back as it is a good racer. With more modes and online it could have been a real contender but for now, it’s an average arcade racer, beautiful visuals but let down by the handling.

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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