May 15th – PC & PS4
Later in 2018 – Nintendo Switch & Xbox One
Here it comes! More arcade racing goodness!
I really enjoyed Aquiris Game Studio’s Horizon Chase on my Android device – it’s a great homage to classic racing series like Lotus, OutRun & Top Gear that rises above the nostagia all the same, and is a legitimately great game. The only qualm I ever had with it was that it was stuck on a mobile device. OK for gaming on the go – although (practical) physical controls wouldn’t have gone astray – but in my experience, less than ideal for extended play sessions at home. So maybe I wasn’t too fond of the overly mobile-esque UI either, but Horizon Chase Turbo looks to be heavily re-worked for home platforms.
Aquiris Game Studio has taken its time with these ports, and all signs point to it being worth the wait. I’m all for delays if it means we’re getting a game that is more than just a quick mobile cash-grab. Which Horizon Chase Turbo most definitely is not – it’s looking mint.
Every now and then, a game comes along that takes your breath away. I picked up Ninja Theory’s ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West on launch day, and my first run through the game was on the Xbox 360. I played it from beginning to end, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It’s a shame more people didn’t do the same, as the game sold rather poorly, and the only follow-up we got came in the form of DLC – a side-story that I’ll admit I haven’t played too much of yet. This is a review of the main Enslaved portion. I’ll be reviewing the ‘Pigsy’s Perfect 10’ DLC at a later date – watch this space. This is a review of the PC port that followed a few years later. I saw it sitting there in my Steam Library a couple of days ago, so I decided that a re-play was well overdue.