Redout 2 follows recent games such as 2018’s Antigraviator and 2020’s Pacer, which give us the closest experience that we’ve had to the awe that we felt in the late ’90s, when Sony brought us WipeOut 2097 on the original Playstation.
So, it doesn’t need any more introduction than that. However, I will just get one slight annoyance out of the way, in that when you begin the career mode, the first trial was bizarre, physically stopping me while you’re moving, in order to tell me to steer/strafe left/right. Why not just let me get on with my game, and how I want to play it?
Okay, I know it’s teaching you a series of button combos, but in practice, those just overcomplicate things when I just want to zoom round the tracks at high speed!
But just to confirm, this is only for the FIRST race. After that, you’re left to roam free and crash into the sides of each track, willy-nilly. And note, that the track isn’t always in one whole, but can break up at times, giving you huge jumps to negotiate. Plus, some tracks have multiple paths
In my time on this so far, I just went into the Arcade mode, where you complete trials, then move on up the leagues. I don’t do multiplayer, but a Season Challenge and Community sections are ‘coming soon’.
Essentially, let the graphics and gameplay do the talking, and have a blast!
I haven’t played the original, but Redout 2 comes highly recommended!
Thanks to our friend at 34BigThings for the review code.
Redout 2 is available digitally on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and Steam.
- Developer: 34BigThings
- Publisher: Saber Interactive
- Players: single-player, multiplayer
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