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Ja, auch ich war skeptisch und rechnete mit einem lieblosen Port – welch fataler Fehler! Die „Strafe“ folgte auf dem Fuße; Sega Rally ist auch auf der PSP ein erstklassiger Rallyspaß, der sowohl spielerisch überzeugen kann wie auch visuell alle Register zieht und das bis dato schönste PSP-Rennspiel darstellt. Da man im Gegensatz zu den „großen“ Versionen jedes Rennen neu starten kann, hält sich der Frust in Grenzen und das Spiel wird Handheld-tauglich. Perfekt ist der Rallye-Spaß trotzdem nicht. Die fehlenden Spurrillen lassen Schlammbuddler mit einer Träne im Auge durch die Kurse fahren und die nervige KI hat das Rad auch nicht erfunden.
SEGA Rally Revo is a great game, infinitely more fun than its console cousin. Bugbear seems to have figured out that arcade racers should cater to casual gameplay rather than demanding flawless perfection. The PSP version has incredible graphics, intuitive controls, and a fun casual design that will keep you playing for months to come. And oddly enough, with some added attention to details like track surfaces and tire selection, it manages to offer a more detailed and immersive experience than the console ever did.
Was da technisch in Sega Rally geboten wird, kann sich wirklich sehen lassen: Die abwechslungsreichen Kulissen strotzen nur so vor Details und werden trotzdem absolut ruckelfrei in Szene gesetzt. Hinzu kommen die hervorragenden Partikeleffekte wie aufgewirbelter Sand, die selbst die Fassungen für die großen Konsolen blass aussehen lassen. Zwar kommt man nicht ganz an das Fahrgefühl von PS3 und 360 heran, doch hat man die lizenzierten Boliden auch hier wunderbar unter Kontrolle und erfreut sich am leicht zugänglichen Arcade-Stil. Woran es etwas hapert, ist der Umfang: Jeweils drei Strecken in fünf Umgebungen führen dazu, dass man sich schnell satt gesehen hat und Wiederholungen im Rahmen der Meisterschaft zu häufig auftreten. Auch die aggressive „Ich-bremse-nie-sondern-halte-immer-drauf“-KI sorgt vor allem später für den einen oder anderen Frustmoment, wenn sich die viel zu leicht wirkenden Boliden mal wieder verhaken.
Video Games Daily
If you're looking for a quick, pick-up and play racing game then Sega Rally should quite possibly be your first stop. It's not as involved as some others but is still a great racer, despite its few flaws. It's a joy to play, which at the end of the day is the only measure that matters.
After a poor Sega Rally attempt on the PlayStation 2, which never saw the light of day in the US, Sega Rally Revo is precisely the comeback that we've been wanting and waiting for. Things can only get bigger and better for the franchise from here on. With a proper multiplayer setup that allows for ad-hoc, infrastructure and gamesharing, and gameplay that engrosses you from the start to finish[line], Sega Rally Revo really does have everything rally fans, racing fans, and fans of the arcade franchise will love. Best of all, you can take it on the road with you.
Bugbear, the developers responsible for translating Sega Racing Studio's masterpiece to the PSP, have built the handheld title from the ground up, interpreting SRS's work on the next-gens/PC for those on the go. Not only is it faithfully translated, but it even has some nifty features that aren't on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC releases.
Pocket Gamer UK
Combine it with an expertly implemented handling model, a carefully selected vehicle menu and an unashamed desire to provide a glorious, thrill-a-second arcade experience and you have a near-essential purchase that's marred only by the occasional infuriating behaviour of your AI opponents. But when it's firing on all cylinders – which is often – Sega Rally is an exceptional example of how arcade driving titles can provide all the substance you need.
The point of the matter is that Sega Rally Revo brings the series back to life without dumping what made it so damn crucial in the first place. Sure, the announcer needs to go and the car performances should've been better judged, but the racing -- the tried and true racing -- stays the same. Love those visuals, too. And the fact that "Game over yeaaaaaah" made it is pure Sega love. So what if they've forgotten a few things? They remembered the important stuff, like the joy of going into a mud-slide and trying to catch back up by leaning into it. That never gets old, I don't care how bad a driver you are.
Sur PSP comme sur les autres machines, Sega Rally possède un charme et une identité qui lui sont propres. Tous les publics pourront y prendre du plaisir et peut-être a fortiori sur PSP où les jeux de courses arcades ont plus que jamais leur place.
SEGA Rally Revo is a really fun title for the PSP, though it's certainly not without its flaws. The track designs are great, the controls are tight and it looks and runs fantastically. However, it's a little too easy for the most part and the car and tire selection aspects have problems. Fans of arcade racing titles will find a lot to like here and should definitely check it out. Just don't expect perfection.
Arcade-inspired racing games are a great fit for portable systems and Sega Rally Revo is another good example. The controls are easy enough for almost anyone to play and the visuals look solid on the PSP’s screen. Unfortunately the lack of customization might be enough to turn some gamers away.
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While the new Sega Rally offers a satisfying rally experience, it seems to lack the spirit of the two arcade originals – all of the parts are there, but the soul of the series just doesn’t seem to shine through. Perhaps if the sense of speed, crazy music and confused navigator were in place, it would still hold that same weight with us. On top of lacking the same spirit, there’s a few issues with long load times and slightly limited content – you could claim that older Sega Rally titles suffered the same lack of content, but one must keep in mind that this new game was developed with home console use in mind, and thus we would expect a higher degree of content than in an arcade port. Still, despite these shortcomings, Sega Rally is a good game in its own right, and anyone looking for a solid portable rally driving experience should look into it.
Sega Rally is a game that will split gamers straight down the middle. Some will scoff at the lack of content, others at the arcade handling, but for every person who simply can’t get to grips with Sega Rally on the PSP, there will be another who will love every power sliding second of it.
That all said, SEGA Rally is still an enjoyable title, just not one that will last you very long or give you good value for money. And considering the PSP already has a number of racing games available, it's hard to recommend as anything other than a bargain bin purchase.
There are elements of Sega Rally Revo that provide some enjoyable moments, but too many irritations and issues get in the way of those moments. It might look good, as well as offer up a number of ways to play, but the suspect controls and relative ease of the gameplay prevent this from being a particularly captivating racer. When you factor in how many better and more interesting driving games there are on the PSP, you're ultimately better off skipping this one.
Video Game Talk
As fun as the game sounds in concept, it fails to offer a truly satisfying experience to the gamer. While the game offers much in the way of variety choosing races and vehicles, it cannot make up for the lackluster offering. There is really little in the way of challenge as the computer controlled vehicles almost seem to move out of your way as you pass the. In addition, there is really no consequences for constantly crashing into obstacles as your vehicle will stay intact and drive the same as it did at the start of the race. The only realistic touch in the game is the fact that your vehicle becomes covered in dirt as you race along the tracks. Had the game offered more in the way of a challenge this game could have been a bit more fun. As it was, it seemed that without much effort, you could roll right through each of the races and win them easily. All in all, the game does not come close to being the worst racer out there, but it certainly is not one of the better ones.