Throughout the history of video games, these entertainment-oriented interactive applications have evolved in different ways, to the point where they exceed the maximum distance that the human eye can reach. For example, some have opted for sports while others have expressed familiarity and confidence. The industry has paved the way for continuing to grow without limits. However, as technology mutated, many studies were able to create much more complex proposals in which a well-explained plot was already required. In other words, we’ve reached a point where we needed to know what our goal was.
Fortunately, there are still developers who realize that storytelling can be consumable. Developers like Little Chicken Game Company and the work that plays in this case, REKT! High Octane Stunts, because it searches for different forms beyond cutscenes, while entertaining all the players who play it. What matters is that we don’t let go of the wheel and that we step on the accelerator as much as possible.
Pioneer in technical and artistic aspects; avant-garde artwork in neon blue and red colors. Tron marked a milestone for its revolutionary aesthetic, with a large number of elements that are now an integral part of celluloid. And while it was a box office failure, it in turn reached its well-deserved cult movie category, launching an arrow that ended up marking the future direction that a part of cinema was to follow. So much so that the film franchise featured several games inspired by the surprising setting and design that Syd Mead and Jean Giraud were making at the time.
REKT! High Octane Stunts inherits all of these properties with a neon tube appearance, textured polygons, and smooth 60fps performance. If there was a museum of the most beautiful and spectacular games, with more technical muscle, the work that concerns us would not be part of it and, nevertheless, with its advantages and disadvantages, it has a beautiful appearance. However, his Achilles heel makes stages seem a bit empty at times, sharing a series of elements with very similar functions and a constant sense of déjà vu.
The first installments of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater saga are considered video game masterpieces. Like the guy who gives him his name, they are icons industry who manage to slide the board over a surface and keep the wheels in the air with great skill, also consisting of a series of scenarios full of small tests to do them in the shortest possible time. Tests that rewarded us with interesting additions, wanting to repeat them over and over again to get the best score.
The anger and the joys of yesteryear continue to linger in our hearts, and although we are a little older now, the people of Little Chicken Game Company wanted to reproduce these feelings, saving distances, with this REKT! High Octane Stunts, replacing the old table with four wheels. Of course, these two means of transport so different from each other do not lead you to misunderstandings, since we can perform a lot of movements
Likewise, the scenes themselves offer all kinds of elements to achieve these stunts, such as stacked crates that must be crossed, all the paths that one can imagine with a ramp, balustrades … it is imperative to land on four wheels, or at least on two, otherwise we would lose the accumulated score. In the end, the maximum of this proposal does not lie so much in the scores obtained, but also in making the most of the maneuverability, speed and weight of each vehicle in order to accomplish the missions assigned to us, up to ‘to a total of three.
More than tenacious, we are stubborn. We are not satisfied with what we have already achieved or achieved. We always want more. One of the best things about video games is that they give a bit of extra motivation, because being able to unlock new items, which constantly reward us and improve basic concepts such as scores, is what keeps the game going. user to play longer with the hope of winning something. other. While some of that magic has been lost for a while, REKT! High Octane Stunts don’t allow us to experiment with the present, but instead invites us to grasp the past
Is there anything better than secrets? After all, meeting certain requirements in the work in progress allows us to unlock new areas, additional vehicles or simply being able to improve them until the last consequences in order to achieve the best possible stunts. We have many hours ahead of us as we take on the challenges offered by each scenario, we can practice our best movements behind the wheel in the appropriate modality or play games with up to four players. In other words, time does not matter in this title.
Sometimes a flash pops up that shakes your guts, bringing back old and vague memories from another time just by taking the controls. At a time when new experiences are required which condition the industry itself, REKT! High Octane Stunts is that son from another time dressed in neon lights that tries to maneuver all over the place, that encourages us to sin to try again and this time it’s going well. A son with an acrobatic launch on four wheels who compensates for all his limitations through an experience that seeks to perfect a very simple premise: to be very easy to understand, but difficult to master.
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