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Review Fast & Furious: Legacy
Too fast, too furious, but still a mobile game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 27 Mar 2015, tested on HTC One M8
The game looks amazing, features licensed cars, incorporates a large variety of game modes
The upgrade system is dumbed down
On the mobile platform it’s hard to think a racing game came be succinctly described as just a racing game. There are so many different types of racing games that one game just can’t seem to fit them all. However, Fast & Furious: Legacy for Android has managed to do just that, well, sort of.
This isn’t a full-fledged racing game, as much as I hate to say it. But I think that’s a really smart idea because even though there are good racing games like that, I don’t think they’re necessarily good racing games. They’re just good racing games on a mobile platform.
This game takes all of the ideas that mobile racing games introduced and throws them all together. The very first type of game you play requires you to shift through various lanes in order to avoid obstacles, just like an endless runner. The next mission has you drag racing where you’re timing your launch and gear shifts in order to get ahead, and then it switches perspectives again.
There are several other game modes included in the game as well and it really helps to give the player a diverse gaming experience. There are also real licensed cars in the game. I started off with a Subaru BRZ, which just so happens to be one of my favorite cars to have come out in the past few years.
Typical of any racing game there are upgrades you can purchase, but I felt like this is where the game really lacked depth. Upgrades didn’t really boost stats in any clear manner, they just added to your car’s overall performance score, which means that you can’t really customize the way your car drives at all. Kind of a bummer, but then again, it is a mobile game.
Fast & Furious: Legacy is a pretty impressive racing game that does its best to incorporate enough racing modes to satisfy any racing fan. The game looks beautiful and uses over 50 licensed cars as well as locations directly from the movie. As odd as it is for me to say this, something decent actually managed to spawn from the Fast & Furious franchise.