Review RE-VOLT 2
Race RC cars in a toy store obstacle course
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 12 Jun 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Decent animation, interesting levels, decent game play
Small menu fonts, crashes, is lagging
RE-VOLT 2 for Android is an RC racing style game with a playful spirit and loads of potential that has yet to be realized.
It plays more like a beta than a sequel. The game environment is colorful and engaging, but frustratingly choppy and crude. You’re the driver of a toy RC car racing in what looks like a toy store, or just the luckiest little boy’s play room ever. Race against the clock or computer opponents. The game also features online play, but the app is so choppy, it’s hardly worth even trying it.
The controls are decent; just tap the steering arrows on either side of the screen. There’s a brake, which mostly goes ignored, and as you progress,weaponry is added to toast your rivals and make them crash and burn.
On paper, this game is fantastic. In reality, it needs a lot more work to even be playable. This game is not even remotely as polished or fun as it thinks it is, though it does have all that potential to actually live up to its own hype...just not today.
The app is plagued by constant hangs, slow loads and outright crashes. It’s playable, but not worth a single penny for any of the upgrades in its current form. At this stage, the IAPs should be looked at as investment capital in partnership to fund the completion of this game. It’s just that shoddy.
I love the idea behind upgrading and selecting new cars. They’re all laid out in retail boxes, like toys, and you tap each box to take a look at the toy car inside; very inventive and cool. And the obstacle courses are nicely imagined and presented, though still rather crude. All the fonts are ridiculously small, assuring this would be a nightmare to play on smaller screens.
RE-VOLT 2 will be a fantastic game worthy of all the accolades it aspires to achieve ....someday; once they finish it and iron out the bugs. But at this juncture, it’s just a hot mess. Looking forward to part 3; hopefully it plays like a finished app by then.