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Colin McRae 2005 is a near perfect game for your phone. There are only a few very slight improvements I would make, but these are minor quibbles.
Als begeisterter Colin-McRae-
Rally-Spieler vom PC habe ich mich ganz besonders auf die Handy-
version gefreut und wurde nicht enttäuscht. Statt den spröden Soundeffekten, wäre mir aller-dings Musik lieber gewesen. Wenn Sie denken, dass ohne Gegner kein Spaß aufkommt, täuschen Sie sich! Denn die anspruchsvollen Strecken erfordern Ihre ganze Aufmerksamkeit.
The direction of the series gives me a lot of hope for the future. While Colin Mcrae Rally 2005 still has some ways to go in order to be considered a heavy weight contender in the crowded mobile racing game market, I do believe that a few tweaks in the control scheme will make the game really shine. Oh well, there is always next year’s edition to look forward to.
Colin McRae Rally 2005 is a remarkably complete game with lots of road to tear up in the various time trials. The tracks look good and scroll past your car smoothly. That is, at least, when you're not pulling your hood out of a tree trunk. Thanks to the loose control that prevents you from ever getting on a hot streak with corners, you'll find yourself frustrated -- which is not what you pay four bucks to feel. Hopefully we'll soon have phone with better control inputs, but until then, maybe Digital Bridges can lighten up on lightening the controls.
It's easy to understand why Codemasters, typically a console and PC developer, might be reluctant to make certain sacrifices to foster playability on the mobile platform. However, the inclusion of things like drifts doesn't excuse the frustrating control and driving mechanics experienced here. Only hardcore rally enthusiasts will have cause to play this game in lieu of other racing titles that offer more-playable experiences.