TNN Motor Sports Hardcore 4x4 (PlayStation)

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Techniquement très réussi, Hardcore peut lasser à la longue. Il reste, au final, un bon simulateur dans son genre.
Video Games
In Sachen Rennspiele hat Gremlin ja eigentlich schon immer vorne mitgemischt. Umso erstaunlicher finde ich es, daß sich die Entwickler mit derart heftigen Unterschieden bei den beiden Versionen abgegeben haben. Man erlangt schnell den Eindruck, daß mehr Wert darauf gelegt wurde, die beiden Versionen möglichst gleich aussehen zulassen, als darauf, sie spielerisch auf dem selben Level zu halten. Während das Geschehen auf der Playstation flott und flüssig von der Hand geht, hat der Saturn mit einer deutlich trägeren (trotz Einstellmöglichkeit) Steuerung und einer niedrigeren Bildrate zu kämpfen (wird beim direkten Vergleich als “Ruckeln“ empfunden). Dadurch fällt die Saturn-Version schwerer aus und macht auch nicht ganz so viel Spaß. Die Streckenführung ist auf beiden Systemen etwas unübersichtlich. Ansonsten gibt‘s eigentlich nix zu meckern. Dermaßen “off road“ wart ihr bestimmt noch nie mit eurer Konsole unterwegs.
Overall, Hardcore is another perfectly fine Gremlin game, clearly designed to exploit the PlayStation’s chipset to maximum effect. If a little less speed might’ve made for a classier product, at least what’s here is playable enough. The gravel-crunching approach of Monster Trucks is daunting, but its ambition by no means ensures it will be better.
Absolute Playstation
Still as hard as hell, but choosing the right paths to take, greatly increases your chances for victory. It's also a rather nice title to show off your PlayStations graphical capabilities.
High Score
Hardcoer 4x4 är ett bilspel som kanske inte är så nutänkande, men som tack vare bra spelkänsla ändå är trevligt.
Absolute Playstation
Spectacular graphics, accurate sounds and tough challenging tracks, in a game where your wheels barely touch the ground, yet....I feel strangely dissatisfied. Perhaps a few more risky short cuts, perhaps additional wider sections to give a more off road feel, perhaps I'll be able to put my finger on it by next month, but one thing I am sure of, Hardcore 4X4 is crying out for a two player option.
Simply, you drive a truck over dirt roads and race against a handful of faceless opponents. With only six courses and no new levels or hidden tracks, Hardcore 4X4 is worth a weekend rental, but has little long term replay value.
GamePro (US)
Tackling 4X4's terrain is moderate fun. But the unchallenging gameplay pegs this one as a rental.
Hardcore 4X4 isn't all bad, however. The trucks themselves handle very well, considering the narrow trenches, and the physics of the jumps and bumps are very nice. You can also fine tune your steering from loose to tight, depending on your driving style. No matter how well the trucks handle though, it doesn't do you any good if you can't see the track. A shame.