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For my current generation gaming fans you have the wonderful option of finding hidden gems out there for a decent price.
This week I will introduce you to Split/Second, a racing video game published by Disney Interactive Studios for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. When this game first came out, there was quite a bit of skepticism due to the fact it was being created by Disney.
Yes, the same company that designs preschool games.
To everyone’s shock they developed one of the best racing games in entertainment history.
In the world of video games we have various choices of arcade racing that features different aspects to driving. Split/Second focuses on putting you behind the wheel as a professional racecar driver that is filming a reality TV show.
Your goal is to put on the performance of a lifetime to gain money and glory.
Throughout a race, players can build up their “powerplay” meter by performing stunts such as jumps and precision-driving like drafting and drifting.
As this meter builds up it will trigger events that affect gameplay in a couple ways.
Triggered events can cause buildings to collapse, random explosions and even airplane crashes.
The higher the meter, the more severe the impact is on the field.
This can also work to your advantage because changes to the track include shortcuts and obstacles for your opponents.
Be careful though, because your fellow racers have a powerplay bar as well and can turn the tables on you just as easily.
Available at your disposal are a few different modes that you can drive in.
One mode called Survival has you racing along a given track under a time limit while contending with a truck with rolling barrels ahead of you trying to make you crash. Another action-packed mode, Air Strike, has racers dodging missiles being shot from a helicopter.
To no surprise, the mechanics for driving is the same standard we have had for years but that doesn’t mean it is a bad thing.
Gamers know that driving simulators are fun because you get to operate amazing vehicles and get your adrenaline pumping.
Split/Second doesn’t falter in this respect.
As you are hitting speeds near 200 mph and rushing past a falling building, you can’t help but lean on the edge of your seat.
The title is rated for ages 10 and up but it is nowhere near as violent as a Marvel movie nowadays. It’s not the easiest game to pick up and learn so I suggest having played racing games before you try.
The game is also dirt cheap to purchase because it was released over three years ago. It is highly regarded in the racing world as a standout fantastic game.
I enjoyed my entire time behind the wheel and recommend you give it a chance.
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