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Let me just state the facts. This is a decent game in many respects, especially if you're patient enough to learn to play it well. The main downside of this game, in fact, isn't anything in this game, but rather the timing at which this game was released, in the wake of Mario Kart DS. As much as there is to do in this game and as decent of a game as it is, the fact is that, unless you are a diehard fan of ATVs, Mario Kart DS outshines this game in every way. If you already have that and need something else because you're tired of it, this might be a decent choice if you're patient enough, but if you are trying to find just one racing game for the system, this probably shouldn't be it.
Off-road racing hits the Nintendo DS, but it lands in a ditch along the way.
Grafisch durchaus in schöner 3D-Grafik gehalten, kommt leider kein richtiges Geschwindigkeitsgefühl auf. Schlimmer ist aber das wirre Gamedesign, welches den Spieler über seinen Fortschritt in der laufenden Quad-Saison im Dunkeln lässt. Auch der Mehrspieler-Modus, für den mehrere Karten nötig sind, reißt nichts.
It's always funny to see how a game is marketed on its box. For ATV Quad Frenzy, the tagline is that it will "set your DS on fire." For once, they're right. Your DS will be flung into a fireplace after spending an hour figuring out the menus to go into a race to turn the first corner and lose because you slammed into a wall (you'll rarely be able to catch up). Then you'll need to go through the menus again and do it all over. That's when you realize this mess isn't worth the trouble.
ATV Quad Fury's lackluster tempo and ugly user interface makes it one to avoid on the Nintendo DS.
Alors que les idées de départ semblaient dignes d'intérêt, ATV Quad Frenzy se vide dès les premières minutes de jeu pour ne laisser qu'une carcasse sans vie. Proposant quelques bons points, comme la customisation des véhicules ou un bon choix de pilotes, le jeu prend un malin plaisir à les noyer sous des flots issus d'un level design plat, d'une interface horrible et de nombreux autres problèmes très importants. Si vous cherchiez un bon jeu de sport mécanique, ce n'est visiblement pas sur DS qu'il faudra mener votre enquête.
“Every cloud has a silver lining”.
“Look on the bright side”.
“The glass is half full, not half empty”.
“Come on, things aren’t that bad”.
These are all sayings that might be said in an attempt to make things seem better when they are actually pretty bad. Admittedly, most things do have some positives, albeit very small ones sometimes. Unfortunately, ATV Quad Frenzy on Nintendo’s DS is not one of these things. This is one of those games when there’s genuinely nothing good about it at all.
Earlier this year THQ published two seemingly seperate titles for the Nintendo DS, Monster Truck DS and ATV Quad Frenzy. However not all was as it seemed, in reality the two games are identical in almost every way, in fact the only differnences are the vehicles that players take control of and the locations they take control of them in. Not only this but the games are terrible, as such we don’t feel they deserve seperate reviews, clearly the developers didn’t feel they deserved seperate development periods so who are we to stop the trend?
Those who have just read my review for Monster Trucks DS on DS are probably thinking that whoever designed the game was evicted from the building as soon as the reactions were heard. Sadly, this is not the case, as ATV Quad Frenzy is a very disturbing case of déjà vu.
Rather than spew another few hundred words on how terrible these two games are, I'll put them both out of their misery. Don't buy Monster Trucks DS or ATV Quad Frenzy. They are two of the worst games I have ever played and it's quite disgraceful that they even made it onto store shelves. A few unlucky people will no doubt buy these on a whim, and for that THQ and Majesco should be very sorry. With two games out there of equal quality, it sadly doubles your chances of one day stumbling across one of them. No matter how little money the store might be asking, avoid the temptation and save yourself the pain.
It's not often that I'm left speechless by a video game - it takes something rather special. I didn't expect to ever have the same reaction to a game at the other end of the scale. To find two games so poor that you wonder how on earth they ever came into public view, let alone be put on sale, is somewhat worrying. The system these two games appear on is no surprise though. The DS is home to some classics, but it also seems to be the platform of choice for the rough underbelly of the video game world. Monster Trucks DS and ATV Quad Frenzy are not only rather hideous, but practically the same game.