So I'm perusing Steam's new releases -- as I do ALL THE TIME -- and I came across this game:
Now I love me a top-down racer, have ever since they existed, but a lot of them fall a bit flat for me for some reason. Either they're too tough or too low on content or don't have enough variety in their races, etc etc.
This one though, it hit a lot of boxes for me. Procedural generation? Check. Violence? Check. Weapons? Check. Kinda arcadey physics? Check. Editors for more content? Check.
So I bit the bullet and bought it sight unseen.
It might be my new favorite racing game ever.
So sure, you have races, but there are pedestrians in these races trying to get a good view of the cars as they pass, so they're bound to be...collateral damage. Also they fill up your nitro booster...and are ammo for the exploding pedestrian cannon weapon.
Also you can enter a race as a pedestrian to get money and XP (because you just bought a new car and don't have enough for the next race's entry fee) by taking pictures of cars as they speed by, hopefully without getting killed.
Races also have obstacles like ramps, exploding barrels, helicopters shooting at you all, etc.
Some races have weapon zones that give you a random weapon or powerup, like a nailgun, or a shield, or a weapon called Mad Fax that dumps papers at your opponents to throw them off.
Some bouts are pure battles, some are time trials. The campaign takes place in weeks of five races, some with weapons, some without, some with missions like come in last, or take out another driver, or take out these four pedestrians.
The AI is also amazing, as they deal with the same physics you do, can become rivals and so on. Whenever you win a race, you feel like you fought for it. The physics are also perfect for this kind of game. Not too arcadey, not too simmy, but a perfect mix that'll have you drifting successfully all over the place in time.
Oh, there's also a custom race mode where you can use generated or designed tracks with up to 100 cars.
So yeah, I love this game. Love. Enough to make a new thread for it, so I do hope you'll check it out.
PS. I'll be streaming it this coming week too.