Story - 40%
Graphics - 90%
Audio - 70%
Gameplay - 74%
Replayability - 79%
WRC 7 REVIEW
So…This game is harder than the process of finding Szechuan Sauce on a rainy day in the middle of October 2017.
This is my first time trying my hand at World Rally Championship since WRC 4.To be honest, I didn’t come into the game thinking it would be great and fun, I thought I’d be terrible at it and rage quit within 15 minutes and return to an easier game like “Bloodborne” or “Dark Souls 3”. However, I found this game to be a step up from my previous experiences with Driving Sims. Don’t get me wrong, it is still extremely difficult if you aren’t an avid driving sim player, but it still gives you enough control to immerse you into the driving world and feel like you are controlling the car successfully. (Side Note: I started and still am playing on Novice)
The graphics in this game really hit the ball out of the park. The environment is crisp and clean, each inch is detailed and can easily be noticed as you slowly slide off the road towards your inevitable death. The colours are about as great as colours can get; nothing to over powering as to make the game look “cartoony”. The details in the grass and vegetation is simple outstanding, the physics were well thought about as you noticed the obvious sway as you drift past them into a corner and understeer off the cliff to your inevitable death. I could almost imagine this being in a DC movie, the sudden slow motion before impact (There is no slow motion in the game). The one thing I think can improve on the graphics side would be the night racing. The lights on the car shining in front of you should have technically given the console more power to render the graphics focused on, however, I found with the contrast it really skewed the motion blur during the night racing and started to pixelate the grass and trees edges.
I really enjoyed this game, I imagine it would’ve been insane with a driving sim rig. I started playing the career and actually did quite well (on Novice), I played it for a few hours an eventually got bored but I was keen to jump back in the next day. The online weekly challenges are a great little escape from the career every now and then.
Overall, this game really kicks some behind. It is fun and immersive. The competition level on the leaderboards this year seems fairly strong. They really stepped up with the tracks and the realism of environments, compared to what I have previously been exposed to. This is definitely a game you could keep in your pile as a non-driving-sim player for when your mates come over and you want to split that screen and throw back to 2005. If you are a avid driving sim fan, then you probably already preordered this title and are already killing that leaderboard and if not, WHY NOT? DO IT!
Reviewed on: Playstation 4
Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Genre: Racing video game/ Driving Simulator
Age Rating: Pegi 3
Publisher/Developer: Bigben Interactive, Kylotonn
Estimated RRP: R999
Release Date: 15 September 2017
- Jumps between Difficulties