N.GEN Racing (PlayStation)

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Gamer's Pulse
Technically the game is near perfect. The only thing that I even remotely disliked was the menu system. I felt like there could have been fewer keystrokes to go into and out of the races. Other than that, nothing in this game is wrong. Overall, this is a great game. It is going to spawn more Air Racers, I am sure. It will be interesting to see if Curly Monsters will update N.Gen or Wipeout on the Playstation 2.
Mega Fun
N-Gen Racing hat wirklich einiges zu bieten. Mehr als 30 unterschiedliche Fluggeräte. zahlreiche Pisten und dazu noch die nette Möglichkeit, die Jets zu tunen, verdienen durchaus ein Lob. Auch technisch leisteten die Curly Monsters ganze Arbeit und liefern ein solides Stück Software ab. Doch trotz allem sind bei Infogrames tollkühner Jet-Flitzerei Wip3out-Parallelen, wenn auch ungewollt, nicht zu verleumden. Gerade die Fans des besagten Spitzen-Tiefs werden hier bestens bedient, denn sobald ihr mit mehr als 1,5 MACH durch die Gegend steuert, bekommt ihr einen regelrechten Geschwindigkeitsflash. Fans sollten sich diesen interessanten Flugspaß nicht entgehen lassen.
Super Play
På det hela taget är N-Gen Racing ett imponerande spel. Och det blir faktiskt bara bättre och bättre ju mer tid man ägnar det. Bara en sådan sak som att ma nspelar med riktiga flygplan, istället för svävare eller bilar gär det till en ganska annorlunda upplevelse. Sedan kan jag inte låta bli att beundra Curly Monsters för att de har lyckats få med så många detaljer och spelsätt utan att göra spelet alltför komplicerat. Jämfört med andra racingspel till PlayStation är det nästan i klass med Gran Turismo 2 och Wipeout 2097. Men egentligen finns det väl ingen mening med att jämföra flygplan med bilar och rymdskepp. Skillnaderna mellan dessa fortskaffningsmedel är ju ganska uppenbara.
Power Unlimited
Een typisch geval van 'verrek wat goed'. Een heerlijke game die in de voetsporen treedt van Wipeout.
While by no means a perfect product, NGEN does a good job of establishing an aspect of the racing genre that will obviously see many reinterpretations -here's to it being a blueprint for games to come.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
NGEN Racing has shown that you can add a few more wrinkles to a well-developed genre. There have been few jet racing games for the PlayStation and it’s nice to see another one added that emphasizes speed and skill over all out combat. It’s the fighting that detracts from the overall experience, not just because the weapons and their effects are subdued, but because the control system just doesn’t lend itself to going missile-to-missile with other planes. Thus, it is unnatural and tacked on, with your opponents having a distinct advantage. The graphics are serviceable with some nice touches but are past their prime for the current crop of titles. However, NGen does convey an impressive sense of speed, which covers up some of its display problems. While NGEN Racing doesn’t set the world on fire, adrenaline junkies should enjoy the mix of arcade combat and simulation elements, which provides a new feel and adds depth to a familiar genre.
I suppose the balance of what can be said against NGEN is that it is something of a niche game, and it doesn't present the kind of brand-new standout experience that we encountered in Wipeout or F-Zero. The addition of a third dimension is interesting, but not quite revolutionary, and some of the tracks aren't particularly inspired designs, consisting mainly of long straights and predictable curves. Oh, and if you don't like rave music (like some of my co-workers, who became a little vocal on the subject), you may find yourself turning the soundtrack volume down - although if you do like it, the game does have some rather nicely hypnotic beats. In a lean month for actual completed releases, NGEN was a pleasant surprise, and if you check it out, you should enjoy its particular breed of high-speed racing.
Gamezone (Germany)
Dieses Flieger-Rennspiel ist vom Spielmodi her, ganz ansehnlich. Verdienen Sie Geld, kaufen sich neue Maschinen, tunen diese und kämpfen gegen andere Kontrahenten. Ähnlich wie in Wipeout ballern Sie ihre Gegner vom Himmel. Die rasanten Himmelsstrecken sind recht abwechslungsreich, jedoch die grafische Ausführung ist etwas unausgewogen. So gibt es Pop-Up´s und die Texturen sind sehr pixelig. Dennoch ist dieser Titel für jeden Race-Fan mal zu empfehlen.
Game Revolution
NGEN is far from a flop. Its good graphics and variety will entice some gamers. But if you want to race and shoot, go play Wipeout XL. If you want to fly and shoot, go play Colony Wars. In this case, the apples and oranges just do not come together very well.
Eurogamer.net (UK)
N-Gen Racing isn't a truly bad game by any means, and I would certainly be interested to see what the developers could do with a sequel if there was one. For me though, this game simply fails to take off.