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POD SpeedZone (Dreamcast)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 3.5

The Press Says

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Video Games
Selbst ohne die Online-Funktionen ist POD 2 ein sehr gutes und vor allem gradliniges Spiel. Ohne sich lang mit nervigen Menüs herumschlagen zu müssen, werdet ihr ohne Umwege auf die Piste geschickt und könnt euch nach Herzenslust austoben. Für längere Motivation sorgen nicht zuletzt der stetig ansteigende Schwierigkeitsgrad und die mit allerlei raffinierten Details versehenen Kurse. Besonders gut gelungen ist allerdings die Online-Anbindung, die nicht nur problemlos und unkompliziert funktioniert, sondern auch ein Spielvergnügen ohne lästige Ausetzer [sic] und mit atemberaubendem Tempo bietet. Für diesen gelungenen Einstand in die Online-Action hat sich POD 2 den Mehrspieler-Classic wahrlich verdient.
In the end, I am just let down by the whole experience. Pod: Speedzone came in with some cool ideas, but ended up being an under-developed game that isn't that fun to play. The online elements help matters somewhat, but even this side of the game seems like it was one or two simple changes away from being worthwhile. What you're left with is an average game that could have been so much more, and I am bummed that a little more time wasn't spent with this game, because a few tweaks could have made it a show-stopper. Ah well...at least there's still hope for Speed Devils Online...
En bref, Pod 2 aura bien du mal à se hisser à la hauteur de son prédécesseur. Le nombre de titres présents dans la même catégorie étant ce qu'il est, il semble bien trop innovant mais surtout bien trop limité pour créer sa petite révolution. Ce soft n'en demeure pas moins un titre sympathique mais dont la longévité semble véritablement minime à moins de souhaiter jouer en ligne, et encore...
There are some good ideas present here, but POD SpeedZone comes up short in the end. The interesting level design, copious eye candy, and heavily touted online play are crippled by the games fumbled controls. Those jonesing for any kind of online play may find it amusing, but the majority would do well to leave POD SpeedZone for a weekend rental at best.
Super Play
Trots att det inte är ett solklart köp så kan Pod II skänka mycket glädje. Är man dessutom förtjust i framtidsspel med enorma hastigheter kan detta definitivt vara värt en titt. Tänk bara på att spelets livslängd inte är den bästa. Och kör försiktigt.
Game Informer Magazine
Review this game with as much thought went into it. POD boring. Only has eight vehicles and six tracks. Tracks have different routes, but none exciting. Sometimes it look like you find new hidden way to go, but it is wall. Sometimes you fall through track for no reason. This not good. It is future, so car have shield, and monsters attack you while race. Not make sense. Why nobody kill these monsters? Why I not kill these monsters? There are power-ups on track for me to attack other cars with. Very few power-ups. Very few fun time. Me no like. You no like either.
Une maniabilité exécrable, une impression de platitude, un manque d'originalité, un principe trop simpliste, POD 2 : Multiplayer Online, n'est décidément pas à la hauteur des espérances des joueurs qui avaient apprécié le premier épisode. Ce volet sorti sur Dreamcast se contente de simplement poser quelques bases pour les futurs jeux de course online, mais la pauvreté de son gameplay ainsi qu'un manque cruel d'innovations font sombrer ce jeu dans la médiocrité totale. Merci pour le virus, donc, mais maintenant on est vaccinés...
The Video Game Critic
The racing action is pretty weak too, and power-ups fail to inject a lot excitement. In an effort to defend the lousy physics, my friend Scott pointed out that we were "racing on another planet like Mars or something." Whatever! The only thing POD has going for it is its Internet racing option. Other than that, this one is completely forgettable.