Review: Radial-G: Racing Revolved (PS4 / VR).
Radial-G: Racing Revolved proclaimed itself the fastest racing game on PS VR, while also pretending to be a Wipeout in virtual reality. The creators aim high …
Radial-G: Racing Revolved takes us into an undefined future, where futuristic chasers rush along equally futuristic tracks … shaped like tubes. These tubes, miraculously suspended in space, are quite twisted, so it matters which side of the tubular surface of the track our vehicle is on. It depends on whether we can only see a part of the road ahead or the entire track, including all acceleration panels and obstacles. And that’s roughly all, we rush at breakneck speed, trying to fly over the boosts – sometimes alone on time, and sometimes with opponents.
One Radial-G I have to give back – it is really fast as hell, without causing any nausea. Virtual reality is usually full of traps, which make players go crazy and it is not good, but here the matter was settled by the fact that our vehicle is completely stationary and we have the impression that during the races we “scroll” the entire track. Sounds weird, but that’s what it looks like, completely eliminating any feeling of speed. I didn’t feel emotions at hundreds of kilometers per hour, nor did I feel them when I avoided traps by a hair or suddenly turned upside down. Unfortunately, this game is simply bland.
Seemingly, everything is there – the graphics look pretty good by the standards of VR games, there are several ships and they differ in statistics, even the career mode is crammed, where we go through a dozen racing challenges in several modes and we can unlock new vehicles. Of course, all without the plot, otherwise Radial-G would not impress with this great presentation of the technology demo. The variation of the race that adds collectible weapons could be worth mentioning, BUT (of course there is some “but”) shooting a blaster is not very enjoyable, as is using the modest rest of these murderous contraptions. You also have to get used to the handling itself, because we “slide” along the track and you need a moment to feel to start hitting these boosts. And there is an online mode, but the official premiere has not yet been, and there are only twenty-odd people in the ranking, so I was not surprised by unsuccessful attempts to find another player – although after the premiere it will probably not get much better.
Radial-G: Racing Revolved it is most definitely not new WipEoutneither F-Zero. In an attempt to prevent players from getting sick, the developers deprived the racing of the feeling of speeding up, making the title of “the fastest VR game” worthless. There is also a regular mode that does not require VR goggles, but then we get a poor clone of the games mentioned above. Blind gameplay, bland music, nondescript modes and … bearable graphics. There is absolutely nothing here that would make me remember about this production tomorrow. If you really need a VR one WipEout, you don’t have a lot of choice, just don’t expect anything special.
The game was reviewed on PS4 Pro