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Trickstyle (Windows)

71
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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85
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Сколько раз я уже повторил «неприятно»? А «приятно»? Считали?.. Ну и правильно — мартышкин труд. А посему сегодня обойдемся и без «нашего выбора», потому как прекрасно в TrickStyle все — и графика, и душа, но вот окончательно приятно (за что, собственно, «выборы» и раздают) должно быть, когда даже самый нехитрый процесс рождает негу в душе (или, по-русски говоря, «чтобы рубиться было в кайф»), а здесь эта нега какая-то перманентная.
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Chapeau bas pour la technique, c'est redoutable de beauté et de fun ! Avec TrickStyle, on se croit sur une borne d'arcade - les pieds sur la planche, entouré de la foule des salles de jeux - surtout en mode multijoueurs. En fait, rien n'est laissé au hasard, TrickStyle est bien né et contentera ses acheteurs !
80
Gamesmania
Der direkte Vergleich zwischen WipEout und TrickStyle ergibt Vor- und Nachteile für beide Spiele. Während WipEout Achterbahnfeeling aufbaut, halten sich solche Momente in TrickStyle in Grenzen. Sie kommen höchstens dann auf, wenn unser Skater an Laserseilen entlang gleitet oder nach einem hohen Sprung mit Fullspeed auf den Boden zurast. Dafür bietet Acclaims Neuling eine PC-Rarität: Skateboard-Spaß. Was sonst nur Konsolen möglich machen, ist hier gleich inklusive. Hohe Sprünge, 360-Grad-Drehungen, Ollies, Kombos und allerlei mehr präsentiert der virtuelle Skater vor Zehntausenden von Zuschauern auf graffittibesprühten Half-Pipes. Wobei die PlayStation in der Disziplin Skating dennoch die Nase vorn hat: Tony Hawk's Skateboarding gibt dank cooleren Stunts und Kameraschwenks eine bessere Figur beim Skaten ab als TrickStyle. Als Motivationsstütze für Spieler, die alle Strecken auswendig kennen, ist die Jagd nach neuen Moves und mehr Punkten dennoch gut zu gebrauchen.
80
FiringSquad
Trickstyle isn't a breakthrough game in any regard. It isn't particularly new or intelligent. It is, though, a very well-designed twist on traditional console racing fare. By incorporating the snow/hover/whatever-boarding aspect into the game, and quite seamlessly, Acclaim has come up with a racing title that will surely give you hours of enjoyment. In fact, the biggest hindering factor in Trickstyle is the lack of network play. This also limits the replay value; after you've beaten it (and it will take a good chunk of time; those later levels get pretty hard), there's not much incentive to go back and race head-to-head. Still, for some no-brainer racing action that looks cool, or simply to satisfy your thirst for eXtreme gaming, Trickstyle hits the spot.
79
PC Player (Germany)
Da wäre die Idee der Hoverboards, da wären die durchdachten Strecken, die vor Sprungschanzen und Abkürzungen nur so wimmeln, da wären die unterschiedlichen Fahrzeugtypen, die mit den Extra-Boards auch noch aufgerüstet werden können, da wäre die schicke Technomusik. Ist das cool und durchdacht, oder ist das cool und durchdacht? Also: Sie kennen 08/15-Formel-1-Simulationen bereits zur Genüge? Dann dürfen Sie ruhig mal den Sprung in ein anderes Renngenre wagen. Wer weiß, es könnte sich lohnen.
78
PC Zone
In the short term at least, Trickstyle is a lot of fun. It might be little more than WipEout on a board, but it is extremely polished and has some original touches. Even the generic dance music is listenable. However, its longevity is in doubt and with no championship mode as such it lacks much lasting appeal. An accomplished player will be able to get through the majority of the 15 courses within a couple of days, and the other challenges, while certainly well-designed and cleverly balanced, aren't necessarily enough to warrant a great deal of commitment. Trickstyle does what it does well, and for those with a limited attention span it's a perfectly good game. However, two weeks down the line it'll probably be tomorrow's chip paper. But that's console games for you.
75
Gamezilla
I really like this game. . . on the Dreamcast. If you have a DC or have wanted one, this is a stellar game for it. Otherwise, I would be very wary of it due to the number of problems that I ran into trying to get it working. The people at Criterion took some extra time to polish the PC version, but in the end I found no end of compatibility problems, from problems with DirectX 7 to trouble with joysticks to problems with ATI video cards (which are everywhere) to just being buggy. I really wish that they had spent more time with the hardware on the PC and upcoming versions of DirectX. Installation and hardware compatibility aside, this is a great game. I just can’t lay those things aside when it comes to the PC.
72
PC Games (Germany)
Motocross Madness hat es geschafft, Action mit Geschicklichkeitstests zu kombinieren und dazu ein realistisches Fahrgefühl zu vermitteln. TrickStyle bietet hingegen nur Action: Die vielen Stunts werden kaum benötigt, die Geschicklichkeitsprüfungen sind bei weitem zu selten und das Board fährt sich wie ein Fahrrad. Also doch nur eine weitere Konsolenumsetzung.
71
GameStar (Germany)
Wer täglich mit dem Board zur Schule oder Arbeit brettert, sollte Trick Style eine Chance geben. Echte Skater fühlen sich sofort zuhause, das lässige Drumherum und die schicken Grafiken sorgen für Stimmung. Besonders der nett gemachte Stuntmodus bringt Spaß – sogar komplexere Kunststücke kriegt man damit ebenso problemlos wie unverletzt hin. Die Steuerung hat keine größeren Macken; lediglich in den Rennen ist sie mir eine Spur zu hakelig, weiche Kurven sind nur mit viel Übung zu schaffen. Wirklich genervt hat mich die unübersichtliche Benutzerführung. Statt ein verlorenes Rennen sofort wiederholen zu können, muß ich mich erst durch überflüssige Menüs klicken. Den einen Modus gibt’s nur dort, den anderen nur hier – auf Dauer beißt da auch der geduldigste Skater in seine Sneakers.
70
PC Accelerator
So if you're looking for the next big thing in tricky board sports, keep looking, but if you want a racing game with a ton of style give this one a try.
68
Power Unlimited
TrickStyle voor de PC is een game die we maar snel achter ons moeten laten. Het is jammer voor Cavedog maar ik kan me niet voorstellen dat dit spel iemand langer dan twintig minuten kan boeien.
63
GameSpy
TrickStyle is a fun little console game for casual gamers but when exposed to extensive analysis it falls flat on its face in terms of challenge and longevity. A disappointing title that could have been a lot better with more time and thought.
62
GameSpot
In the future, according to TrickStyle's manual, a long period of war has given way to a utopian corpocracy called the One World Confederacy. Jobs are scarce and unneeded, so in the absence of meaningful labor, the bored populace turns to hover-ride racing for entertainment. The hover-ride is a skateboard with its wheels replaced by a jet engine. Ported from the Sega Dreamcast, TrickStyle is a game about racing hover-rides, and a game whose fancy graphics substitute for both length and depth of play.
60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
TrickStyle is certainly a fun racer, with gorgeous graphics and more than decent music and sound effects. As an arcade racing fan, I really enjoy the special thrill of the fast aboveground hoverboard action. But there is nothing really innovative in this title to distinguish it from the vast array of other highly competent arcade racers out there. If you want a break from car and bike racing and crave the feeling of a breeze in your face as you speed along winding passageways trying to keep your balance on a fragile board, then go out and buy this one and you will not be let down.
60
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Ultimately, gameplay loses out to stunning visuals - once the sheen wears off, there is very little left to make you come back for more. Let's hope conversions of other top Dreamcast games are not merely direct ports, and tailor the experience for PC gamers' tastes.
58
Game Revolution
You end up with a average, unimpressive, at times frustrating game that needs a more serious patch than the one currently available. The flashy graphics just aren't enough to satisfy, and the tricks are nice, but unnecessary.
50
Computer Games Magazine
So basically, it's a decent single player racing game with some flaws. On the PC, that doesn't really cut it anymore. Let's just hope that if Acclaim makes a sequel, they decide to spend a little more quality time with the PC port.