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Wreckfest

Postby Snowy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:12 am

I am guessing everyone knows about this one - Bugbear's long-in-the-gestation sequel to the Flatout games.

I absolutely adored Flatout 2, and sank endless hours into it over many years. This one looked a bit iffy for quite a while (early access for years), but they have finally pulled the rabbit from the hat, and I took the plunge via a CD Keys 'discount'.

I am really pleased I did too. It is a cracking racer that plays to everything that every racer should be about - spectacular crashes. The cars, track elements, so much is destructible just as it was in Flatout. What starts out as a pristine racetrack is soon littered with bits of car, tyres and wood from clattered barriers, smouldering wrecked cars etc.

The driving model is great fun too. Tracks are a mixture of mud, gravel and tarmac and the cars screech and slide their way around in a really intuitive way.

This is a game that embraces the absurd. In the SP 'campaign' I have taken part in a lawnmower race, several demolition derbies, and had to complete an oval race in first place when I was in a Reliant Robin, starting from the back of the grid and racing against 16 buses. These are all fun, but it is the races that are the meat - battling your way through the tracks against some decent and highly aggressive opposition is great fun.

The tracks vary from standard racetracks to figure-8 and tracks which have stretches where both directions of track are side by side with no barriers. Spotting an accident approaching and hammering underneath a spinning car as it whirls overhead is pretty exhilarating.

It can be frustrating, with a bad crash putting you out of contention quite easily, but the races are just so much fun that doing them again is not really a concern.

And then you have multiplayer - I have not tried it yet, but expect it will be a riot.

So yeah, little bit expensive at the moment, but if you want a game that is 100% aimed at being fun, you could do a whole lot worse.
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Re: Wreckfest

Postby DjchunKfunK » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:18 am

Out of stock, would have been really tempted at that price, Destruction Derby is one of my favourite racing games of all time.
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Re: Wreckfest

Postby Medicine Man » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:31 pm


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Re: Wreckfest

Postby Snowy » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:21 am

Really enjoying this. So moreish :)

Here is a guy racing a little compact - I had to trawl to screen out the endless dudebro stains on YouTube, I am so nice to you lot. OK he is a bit of a big girl's blouse, but still :)



Mack liked it too:

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