Asphalt Xtreme: Rally Racing for PC – Windows/MAC OS
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Hello guys, today we are going to look at something different. This time I am presenting you Asphalt Xtreme: Rally Racing published and developed by the giants Gameloft. We all know the sequel of the previous games, and this time Asphalt is taking an interesting turn with this game. Taking things off-road sounds like it’ll be a thrilling adventure, but in reality, it’s really not very ‘xtreme’. Despite this, it’s still fun — provided you can look past its many free-to-play components. You’re taken through a series of races and seasons, each proving a little harder than the last. Races consist of you and seven other drivers. Controls are tilt based, with more extreme tilts causing you to drift from side to side. It feels a little floaty and unwieldy at times, but it’s mostly fairly competent. The downside is you might feel a bit silly playing this in public. Oftentimes, who wins the race seems to come down to the last few seconds. It’s easy enough to steal a win from the first place car and vice versa. That means that sometimes Asphalt Xtreme will feel a tad easy while other times, it might feel quite cheap. It does mean you’re going to concentrate for the full duration of these fairly short races.
Asphalt Xtreme: Rally Racing Gameplay and Review
And now let`s go through the gameplay review and see what has to offer. Being off-road means plenty of canyons to dodge, rocks to tilt around, and ramps to go flying off. Depending on the type of vehicle, you can even smash through some barriers — but don’t expect to do this often. It’s most satisfying stuff, with Asphalt Xtreme backing things up through some smaller objectives such as performing barrel rolls or destroying a certain number of items. Where it falters is its hitboxes for things like trees. Simply being vaguely near to them often causes you to wipe out, meaning you can’t easily create shortcuts for yourself amongst the trees. Asphalt Xtreme feels a little dated in this respect. Besides steering, you can activate your brakes via tapping on the left-hand side of the screen, while the right-hand side dictates nitros. Nitros can be used in a more original way than in most games. You can combine them to activate a particularly effective set of boosters, which often give you the edge while racing, or you can simply use them individually. Knowing when to do so is a key part of achieving victory.
Classic asphalt Feeling
A lot of cars to choose from
Honestly, I was expecting more from the creators of one of the most playable games on the market.