Most gamers will be too busy playing Red Dead Redemption 2 to likely give VD-Dev’s Rise: Race The Future any attention, but if you’re in the mood for a game that seems to capture the visual from titles like Quantum Redshift on the OG Xbox and Extreme-G III from the GameCube, but with a hint of bumping and grinding and a hint of rally racing, then you might want to keep an eye on Rise.
As reported by DSO Gaming, Rise: Race The Future will feature multiple terrain types stretching across shallow rivers, desert roads, snowy peaks, and asphalt tracks. Each surface will require slightly different adjustments when dealing with the way the vehicles handle, and plenty of drifting to boot.
But don’t worry, the game is still an arcade title at heart, so you won’t have to worry about learning too many ins and outs of handling the vehicles across the various tracks.
You will have to race aggressively across a number of challenges, including precision drift segments, jumps, and water hazards, as showcased in the gameplay trailer that you can check out below.
The racing looks okay. I can’t say that the physics look hard hitting or weighty. The cars seem to float most of the time, which makes sense when hovering over the water, but it’s tough to tell when they touch back down on the ground once the wheels come back out.
There are a few neat features with the racing, though. For instance, you can earn boost by overtaking opponents or pulling off some fancy techniques during your quest to hit the pole position. I actually like this method because it means the better you race and the more racing technique you use to gain the lead, the more you’ll be able to boost. I don’t know how well that will work out for those who get left behind while the pact moves far into the lead, though.
Like many other classic racing titles you will be able to unlock new gear and vehicles by playing through the tracks. That’s a nice little touch, especially in an age where so many games have replaced unlockable content with DLC.
Now on the downside, there is no multiplayer mode. This is a single-player only racing game, and so you don’t even gain access to local offline split-screen either.
You can keep track of Rise: Race The Future by hitting up the Steam store page.