Review Psebay: Gravity Moto Trials
A game that gives Trials a run for its money
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 11 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Stunning graphics, fun gameplay, responsive controls
Could use more environments
Most Trials clones are poor imitations of the game that popularized the balance game genre (or whatever you want to call it). Psebay for Android is a game that really challenged my idea of how good a Trials game could really be.
If you’re unfamiliar with Trials games then this is definitely one game to try out because it stays remarkably true to the biggest name in the genre. They’re games where you drive a dirt bike over crazy terrain, trying to maintain balance the whole time. Subtle slopes quickly turn into what appear to be almost straight cliffs. It’s safe to say the game becomes considerably more difficult as you go.
I have to say, I really enjoy the atmosphere and general aesthetic of this game over anything the Trials series has ever put out. It’s full of beautiful shadows, silhouettes and dark colors. This game also has really solid and responsive controls. Compared to other clones, I never felt like I was dying because the game was failing to register a command I had given it.
Level design does need a bit of work, though. It does this cool thing where it will switch gravity, but there wasn’t a whole lot of variety in regards to environments. They look beautiful, but other games have done a better job with this.
Psebay only has some features unlocked for free players. You’ll need to spend the $3.99 to fully upgrade your bike and do a few other things. But this lite edition gives you plenty of time to decide whether or not the price tag is worth it for you.