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The constant smashing with other pod racers and the lack of importance in upgrading your pod are small irritations. I have not always agreed with some reviews of PS2 games in the past. I'm not one to hand out high ratings if I don't feel a game truly deserves it, but Racer: Revenge is unbelievable. It is remarkable considering titles previous to it, but even more remarkable viewing it in its own space and time. This game doesn't break new ground but it does pave some damn fine roads. I hope every PS2 owner gives Racer: Revenge thirty minutes of their time. I might suggest renting it first, just to humor you, but after that, go out and buy it!
I like Racer Revenge. It's not because of Rainbow Studios itself, although I do genuine find that every game Rainbow makes I like, but it's because the game as a whole package is well rounded, deep with characters, and overall ignited a love for it at 3 am in the morning when I beat it. That sounds wrong... oh well. It's a far superior game, in my opinion, than Star Wars Episode I: Racer, and it's well worth your well earned money. As an arcade game, it's a little easy to beat once, but the point is, you're supposed to play it numerous times. And there are also lots of rewards to unlock, including characters and artwork.
Racer Revenge is essentially more of the goodness that was Episode I Pod Racer but it still warrants a purchase due to the enhancements that Rainbow Studios have included. I am still trying to unlock all of the secret characters and I have been playing it through for two weeks now, and have spend a lot of money on the rentals. Regardless, Racer Revenge is best Star Wars themed console game yet to appear.
Zwar ist der Vorgänger nicht auf der PS2 erschienen, doch trotz allem hätte man sich mehr Änderungen und vor allem mehr Spielmodi gewünscht. Der Einzelspieler-Modus ist viel zu kurz geraten und auch der Multiplayer-Modus macht den Eindruck, als ob er eingebaut wurde, weil man ihn halt braucht. Sehr schade, denn die rasend schnelle und gute Grafik sowie die exzellente Steuerung sorgen für viel Spaß. Unter dem Strich ist Star Wars Racer Revenge ein netter Geschwindigkeits-Rush, der sich vor allem an Anfänger und Star Wars-Fans richtet. Nichts für die Ewigkeit, aber immer wieder gut für eine gepflegte, kurzweilige Unterhaltung.
To conclude, Star Wars: Racer Revenge is a good arcade racer from the fine people of Rainbow Studios. It may not be the deepest racing entry, but it sure can be fun and enjoyable. With pretty visuals, very noteworthy replay value, and amusing gameplay, Racer Revenge is definitely a purchase for fans of the original racer, and is rent worthy for fans of the futuristic racing genre.
« Si Star Wars fan tu es, ce jeu tu devras posséder ! ». Tout est résumé dans cette phrase de notre ami Yoda. Le jeu est tellement proche de l'univers Star Wars qu'il serait dommage de passer à côté pour le pur fan de la saga. Pour les autres, sachez que le jeu mérite largement son prix, il est fun, rapide à prendre en main et devrait convaincre un bon nombre d'entres vous. Ah, attendez, on m'appelle… Quoi ? Ok j'arrive de suite Anakin… Désolé je vous laisse, ce satané Sebulba fait encore des siennes !
Star Wars Revenge Racer ist für mich das typische Spiel, dass man mal kurz einschiebt wenn man keinen Knaller zur Hand hat und einfach nur ein wenig Rennspass ohne viel Tiefgang erleben will. Motivierende Rennen auf allerlei Planeten, jede Menge Fahrer und die Möglichkeit sein Pod nach dem eigenen Belieben zu tunen machen schon Spass. Allerdings hat das Spiel auch viel Potential verschenkt. Wie wäre es zum Beispiel gewesen, wenn man 'die Macht' hätte nutzen können? Alles in allem ein solider Racer, der aber schnell in der Versenkung versinken würde wenn nicht groß "Star Wars" auf der Packung stehen würde.
Although you can see LucasArt's name prominently displayed on the box, Racer Revenge was actually developed by the team at Rainbow Studios. Rainbow has developed quite a PlayStation 2 following, as they have produced both the critically-acclaimed ATV Offroad, and as the generally-liked Splashdown.
Though Racer Revenge is a lot of fun and plays great, it's simply too short. You can conceivably beat the tournament mode within two hours if you're a seasoned zero-G racing fan or within three hours if you're not. If you factor in the fact that you'll need to beat the game another five times to unlock everything, this will help matters, but it'll still be five times through the same tracks. Even with the alternate routes, racing around the same tracks can get repetitive.
Racer Revenge trouvera à coup sûr sa place chez les nombreux amateurs de Star Wars et de WipeOut Fusion (bien que ce dernier lui soit supérieur). Une suite qui ne détrône peut-être pas l'original mais qui vaut quand même le coup d'œil.
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In the end Star Wars: Racer Revenge is a pretty fun game, it's just that that you'll be reaching the ending cut scene in little more than an afternoon. That's really too bad, because Racer Revenge is quite the enjoyable game while it lasts. The excitement that it generates will remind you of what games used to be, adrenaline stimulators that demanded your attention. If it hadn't been for the easy difficulty level, this would have been twitch gaming at it's finest. If you're a hardcore Star Wars fan then by all means buy this, but for the rest of you a rental seems like a much more intelligent choice.
Racer Revenge is a solid Star Wars racing game though it fares better for newbies who aren’t looking for serious depth.
The Video Game Critic
In contrast to the original game's difficulty (which was steep towards the end), Revenge is actually too easy. I'd like to credit my keen eye and cat-like reflexes for finishing this game in one night, but I don't think I deserved to win some of those races. As for the sound, I was impressed with the background music and sound effects in general, but that announcer is just awful. His commentary is more corny than it is informational ("Oh no! Is there a pit droid in the house?"). The two-player split screen action is smooth, but I was surprised to see a significant amount of fog in the distance. Overall, Star Wars Racer Revenge offers some fun arcade action with wonderful graphics, but its low level of difficulty and stale gameplay probably won't appeal to many fans.
Star Wars Racer Revenge is a decent Star Wars racer that just doesn't do enough to keep you coming back for more. It's like the developers didn't want to go the distance to make this game great. It's still a great weekend rental, but even the Jawas wouldn't be able to do much with it when you're through.
Game Informer Magazine
I absolutely adored the first entry in the Racer series, and I nearly passed out with joviality when I heard that LucasArts was creating a sequel and that the development was being spearheaded by Rainbow Studios. The prospects were grand indeed. The kings of physics would take on the most physics-based fantasy concept in recent memory. I truly believed that this would be one of the most enjoyable racing games around, and this feeling remained even after I started playing the game. The incomprehensible speed was greater than I imagined and the physics of the pod and engines felt all too real. Before long, however, a dizzy spell of nausea passed over me. The pods didn’t resemble the film counterparts, but rather giant eggs with insane decals and a little creature strapped atop. I also noticed that the environment textures and colors were a tad funky – almost as though they were thrown into a washing machine with a pastel pallet.
Game Informer Magazine
I'm not sure if Rainbow Studios didn't care about this game since the company was being purchased by THQ, or if LucasArts actually gave them a target market of six-to-nine year olds. Either way, Racer Revenge is a poor addition to the Star Wars universe and should only be played by the most die-hard of Star War fans.