Saddle up and goose as intense, free-roaming, offroad racing
takes on a whole new meaning as you blaze your own trail,
anytime, anywhere. Rip it up through incredibly vast, free-roaming,
bone-jarring environments with all-new character riders, dozens
of ATVs and tons of customisable options. Leave your mark
as you tattoo Mother Nature on your own or kick it up a notch
with Wi-Fi capability that supports up to four players via
wireless multiplayer connectivity...
Offroad Fury 3
is a pretty good racer for the money. But, be honest, when
you see a £15 price tag on a new game you do start to
ask yourself what's wrong with it. To be honest this is worth
£15, but that's not to say that there aren't serious
issues with the game.
3's gameplay is quite punishing. If you crash your vehicle
at any point in a race you might as well hit the restart button
- the chances of you catching the leader are that slim. And
that is probably the biggest stumbling block with this game.
Having to attempt to finish each course in third place or
higher if you want to enter the next race, is all well and
good, but it does mean that you will probably spend hours
on some tracks because you make silly little mistakes while
racing. This is frustrating and becomes less about your driving
skill, and more about being lucky.
It wouldn't be so much of an issue if the computer racers
were also bound by these rules, but should one of your opponents
fall from his vehicle, they'll be up and past you quicker
than you know.
are some neat little cheats you can do in order to start the
race ahead of the field. I discovered that if you slowly edge
forward on the starting grid before the barriers are down
it usually results in at least one of the other riders starting
early and coming off their vehicle. Or, you can hit the gas
as soon as you have control of the ATV. You'll bounce off
the starting barriers and travel backwards quite a way. Now,
if you judge it just right, you can hit the gas and accelerate
forward just before the barriers come down. By the time you
reach them you are going quite fast and they usually drop
so that you can sail over them.
have to admit that I much prefer THQ's MX
vs. ATV Unleashed.
Why? Well, ATV's are all well and good, but they are a bit
of a pig to handle when compared to bikes. Not only that,
but the free roaming sections of the game are quite dull in
ATV 3. In fact, the only section of the game that is
worth playing are the multiplayer levels.
the gameplay wasn't so punishing, this would be a worthy addition
to your collection. As it stands, however, I'd strongly recommend
that you rent this for an evening first.
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