For some reason I had an urge to play a casual racing game. Along came Mini Motor Racing EVO
, a PC port of a "MicroMachines"-style iOS/Android game, and it fit the bill nicely.
Not much to say, except:
-Xbox controller works perfectly
-fun/cute graphics and presentation
-track editor w/ Steam Workshop
-cars seem to stutter when turning (visual glitch)
-controller defaults to aim-to-steer (fixed in options)
-some odd camera angles
-AI are poor drivers!
-must grind to progress
-no leaderboards/social integration
The first three cons are very minor, and the last three are depending on how the player likes to game. The AI is the main sticking point; the opponents aren't competition - they are obstacles! They will boost-jump into other cars, slamming everyone into a wall and causing a massive pile-up. Much of the race is avoiding the bad drivers.
I don't see this game as a long-term commitment - it' a fun, shallow diversion. Despite it's mostly minor flaws, I've been obsessed with it and have been playing all weekend.Edited by DaverJ - 5/5/13 at 6:21pm