Rollerdrome Preview (Steam)

This Rollerdrome Preview has us playing this third-person action shooter that seamlessly blends high octane, visceral combat with fluid movement and tricking mechanics into one complementary and challenging whole, to create an original adrenaline-pumping shooter experience like no other.

Rollerdrome Preview Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 4.32GB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics settings – graphics preset, Windowed mode, resolution, refresh rate, v-sync, a field of view slider, and brightness.
  • Accessibility options – vibration, screen shake, subtitles, high contrast subtitles, subtitle text size, and high contrast audio.
  • Assists – invincibility, damage scale slider, infinite ammo, game speed, no challenge required, and easy Slug slots.
  • Can rebind controls for both keyboard and the controller.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • An opening tutorial level that can be replayed. Any new mechanics will always have an introductory session.
  • Arena shooter gameplay.
  • Full 3D camera control.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Tournament-style play where you do an event and score to move on.
  • Snipers will target you with a laser and dodging perfectly grants a bonus.
  • Plays a lot like Tony Hawk with the same familiar controls.
  • Slow down time to aim shots.
  • Strong aim assist which is a godsend as you fly all over the place.
  • Combo moves together.
  • Arena events will have a list of optional objectives.
  • Grind, Wall grind, and do tricks to gain ammo for your guns.
  • Unlock new guns.
  • Slug shots are where you time your shots for maximum damage.
  • Bonus combo tokens to be found in the levels.
  • Play how you want in an arena.
  • Clever level design.
  • Satisfying combat.
  • Once you get in the flow it is such a smooth ride of emotions.
  • Slow motion final kills.
  • Environmental hazards.
  • Being on blades it means no clumsy bails or falls, tricks have a much higher chance of success.
  • Tricktionary is back cataloging all the moves and you can perform.
  • A handy center camera button.
  • No shame in playing with assists, the game doesn’t punish you or disable achievements.

Rollerdrome Preview Cons:

  • Assists turn off leaderboards submission. Not a bad thing but more a PSA.
  • The big learning curve for the moves especially combining them as it feels so Tony hawk that it’s frustrating when a move you think happens doesn’t happen.
  • The camera got away from me a few times.
  • A pain to keep pausing to see the objectives.
  • Can instantly switch on a dime and get difficult.
  • Getting and controlling air time can be a bitch.
  • No Colourblind support.

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Rollerdrome:

Official website.

Developer: Roll7

Publisher: Private Division

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Steam

Summary

This isn’t just a good game, this is the true evolution of Roll7, I mean they started off making 2D Skateboarding games and Laser League, honed their craft, and pushed the limits with OlliOlli World and now we have the pinnacle of their hard work. Never before has a game had me grinning so much as Rollerdrome! It plays like TONY hawk but has the kill combos and weapon variety I got from The Club (that’s a game name you haven’t heard in a while). They have married many genres together into a cohesive, satisfying explosion of guns, combos, and grinds. All taking place in a deadly sports game show, you face off against the house enemies from snipers to baseball thugs to riot gear and rocket launcher fuckers. You have to perform tricks, grinds, and gain ammo to shoot them! Sounds easy but it is not and do go in thinking it will be easy, being on skates means a new way of thinking, you may not fall over as much but it requires a new set of skills to master. Luckily to help you there is a camera reset button and the ability to slow down time which apart from anything else allows you to pull off Stranglehold/Max Payne levels of carnage! I’ve but scratched the surface in the preview and it’s looking like a real contender.

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!