The most recent Road Rash videogame came out about 17 years ago, on the original PlayStation console. That is a very long time to wait for another installment of a franchise, but it might be worth it if the game is really good. That is not the case here, but this doesn’t mean that Road Redemption is a bad game. Still, it’s important to remember that no other video game has successfully managed to replicate that fun the old game brought to the table. After all, who doesn’t love a bit of chaos involving some motorcycle fights?
Road Redemption manages to do exactly that and offers again a taste of what made the old game so special. However, this is also the game’s main problem. The fights and chaos are fun until they are no more. This means that at one point, the main focus of the game becomes boring and repetitive. It’s indeed fun the first few times, but after a while you will get sick of doing the same thing over and over again.
Chaotic and entertaining motorcycle fights
There is indeed nothing more rewarding and fun than closing in on a rival biker and hitting him with everything you got, from wrenches and shovels to swords. The controls seem simple, as you need to use only one button for each action, like kicking, attacking or blocking. However, those fights can prove to be very challenging, especially for a beginner. This could also be thanks to the huge arsenal you possess because apart from those dangerous melee weapons, you can also acquire firearms and explosives. They will make the fighting even more fun, if that is possible.
There are also some logical steps you need to perform before eliminating an opponent. For example, it’s impossible to decapitate a rival if they’re wearing a helmet. So, the first step would be to kick it off their head with a melee weapon, like a bat.
Simple, yet complex
And while the graphics are undoubtedly not the best and there are some annoying bugs here and there, this is not Road Redemption’s biggest problem. Instead, its content, or the lack thereof, will make some players give up on the game. Its repetitive combat is not enough to keep players interested in it for hours. And that is a shame. Road Redemption is a good game that, with a little effort, could have been great.
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