Being a Wip3out fan I was keen to try this. Anti grav racing is great fun if the handling and course design is well thought out.
Load this game up and you will flop down in amazement at the lush and colourful graphics. Some of the best i've seen on the 360. Sound, for all it is, is also very good.
Not many craft to choose from initially, the rest you have to unlock. Handling varies from a ferrari to an ocean liner.However there are plenty courses and unusually you can access most from the off. The courses are environmental and look great with natural obstacles such as rocks, trees and structures. These are set up in championships of increasing difficulty.
There are weapons but they are not as good as in Wip3out. More of a distraction really.
Initially the racing is fun and enjoyable. As you progress the game gets harder. What ruins the game though is the level design. Good idea, but when you start banging into every tree, rock and cavern wall, the game starts to get frustrating. These obstacles simply get in the way. They are difficult to avoid and instead of flowing gameplay the game turns into computer dodgems. Therefore the sense of speed goes out the window.
To add insult to injury, the LIVE service is dead so don't expect to have a good time on-line as you're on your own. Unless you meet me of course!
This is a good racer that could have been great if it wasn't mucked up with design flaws. However, on the easier difficulty levels it is still enjoyable.
I'll probably try the downloadable PS3 version.