Gripshift, Sony's downloadable cart style racer for the PlayStation 3, is now available for purchase via the online PlayStation store. I took a little time out to try this one tonight, and I've got to say I'm not really that impressed. My first impression of the game is that It feels like just about every other generic cart racer you've ever played. Worse still, it's got some unfinished edges to it - specifically in regards to vehicle explosions and the lack of any real kind of graphic for them. Basically, think "Cart Racer X meets Marble Blast Ultra" and you should have an idea of what to expect. Here are the particulars;
From the PlayStation.com product description page;
"GripShift features totally enhanced HD graphics, refined gameplay and four player online multiplayer. Choose between six different vehicles in this hybrid stunt-driving, platform-action driving experience. Enjoy either single-player racing action or online multiplayer gameplay with up to three of your friends in head-to-head action. Totally re-mixed for the PLAYSTATION®3 system and available for purchase through the PLAYSTATION®Network, GripShift is a ‘MUST HAVE’ game for your PLAYSTATION 3 digital library.
Key Game Features:
- Original Combination of Genres:Stunt Driving, Platform-Action and Puzzle-Solving genres combine to offer the ultimate driving experience.
- Vibrant 3D Environments in HD:Navigate through roller-coaster style tracks and four themed worlds (Desert, Jungle, Ice and Horror) that come alive with brilliant 3D HD graphics at 720p, stunning lighting and dynamic visual effects.
- All-new Gameplay and Content:Enhanced vehicle handling provides more responsive controls while new game content includes 125+ new and re-mixed levels, 25 race tracks, and an all-new music soundtrack." - PlayStation.com