Onrush is a racer I looked at in its Beta form, a few weeks back, and now it’s here in all its glory, with several modes including Superstar, which is as close to a campaign mode as we’re going to get. All you need to know is that you’re on blue team, and you’re vs the orange team. So don’t forget it as I did, at first, when I was on the Beta, as I kept trying to ram the blue cars off the road. D’oh…
After getting into this again, this is fun for an hour or so, but while it’s fast and furious, you won’t be sat in front of this game for hours on end, since it’s not terribly dissimilar from a lot of things we’ve seen before.
That said, this isn’t The Last Of Us, this is meant to be a bit of pick-up-and-play fun, and it does the job quickly and efficiently if that’s your bag.
In other news, the graphics are fast and have no problems, while the sound is 5.1 is similarly impressive, so if it’s 100% your sort of game, then you’re well-served in an audio-visual capacity.
There’s online gameplay, and while I don’t have a PS Plus subscription (because I just wouldn’t make enough use of it), I showed in the Beta that I suck at online gaming. I’m not doing massively well in the offline world, either, but then again, every else also seems to crash and burn ridiculously often. This is actually annoying, because it brings the whole game to a big halt. Even worse, it makes you wait not just 5 seconds, but up to 15 seconds (by the time it’s finished faffing about with menus and then redrawing your new vehicle), before you can race again. I just want to get on with it!!!
And why am I having to respawn when I’m not playing online?! It’s like it’s recreating the online gaming experience in an offline world. I don’t play online. Stop trying to force that feeling on me!
- Developer: Codemasters
- Publisher: Deep Silver
- Players: Single player, online multiplayer
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