WRC Generations Reviews
WRC Generations marks the end of a series that has never really hit cruising speed on Switch. Like its predecessors, its look and feel are subpar and while it has a lot of content, it's a struggle to enjoy it fully given how many compromises you have to make. After a lot of time spent with it, you'll finally start to see results, but this is a game that perhaps requires too much compromise on the player's part to appeal to anyone but the most ardent rally fans.
Kylotonn should be commended for their work on the series for the last seven years, but post-launch issues combined with a game that doesn't quite feel right yet brings about a rather disappointing end to what could have been so much more.
With a slightly different driving model, that is less enjoyable, and a severe lack of new content, WRC Generations is not much more than a compilation of previous entries with a different coat of paint.
WRC Generations is a good rally game. A great one, even. But a lack of innovation and genuinely new content makes it the least essential entry in the series for some time. If you’re an ardent rally fan, by all means pick it up; you won’t be disappointed. At least not too much, anyway. But those with only a casual interest in the sport might want to stick with WRC 10 until this last official WRC effort from KT Racing goes on sale.
The loss of the licence for Kylotonn has translated into their final WRC game coming across like a send off for the development studio, collecting all the good work they have done over the years and compiling it into a "best of" collection.
WRC Generations lacks the depth and polish of its simulation counterparts but still delivers a fun capstone to the several WRC games that lead up to it.
WRC Generations retreads a lot of familiar ground while adding enough new to make it feel fresh. It has been a solid series for years and I am sad to learn it won’t be returning after this entry. Still this feels like a solid swan song to end on and I can tell the developers really poured their hearts into this final entry. I do wonder what they will build next and whatever it is, they have my attention. I have always loved rally games and this is one of the few simulation offerings that I have enjoyed over the years.
WRC Generations upgrades the general feel of Nacon’s yearly rally experience, tweaking the physics, handling, and smartly recreating the new challenges of the hybrid cars that are racing in the real-life series this season.
WRC Generations is a nice ride into the sunset as the WRC license transitions to Codemasters. As with most retirements, this one isn’t perfect. The campaign is cookie-cutter, and the presentation is still quite lacking. But the racing, the pure, unadulterated speed and brutality of rally racing, remains. That may be Kylotonn’s legacy for this series, that of making an uncompromising simulator which makes you earn a spot on the podium. At this last venture, WRC Generations deserves its own spot up there as well.
For those who were already used to expecting actual mechanical improvements in each WRC iteration, WRC Generations might be a bit disappointing, as it is, for the most part, more WRC 10. That is to say it’s more of the (still pretty good) same. It makes up for its lack of innovation with a sheer amount of tracks and cars at your disposal, in a “greatest hits” kind of way. Even though it’s slightly less polished than WRC 10, I still absolutely recommend checking WRC Generations out.
If WRC 10 were compared to a party, WRC Generations would be that box with snacks and cake that you keep on eating in the following days: it's still tasty but more of the same. The game modes are exactly the same, with way simpler menus. Even with the excellent experience of driving a (now hybrid) rally car, the edition's biggest flaw is not trying to even shake its basic structure a little bit.
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Comfortably sets the best stage times on the final day to nab a championship podium finish.
With the WRC license heading to EA for 2023, this is a beautiful swansong from KT Games. WRC Generations has the most cars and the most locations for the comprehensive rally simulation experience. The developers went all-out on this one, and it shows with such attention to detail to get everything right. For a series synonymous with this studio, they’ll be missed in the years to come, but have left an indellable impression. WRC Generations is an epic collection and celebration of all things rally, this is essentially a greatest hits and goodbye letter from KT Games.
A great rally game, with an abundance of content from the last few games under Kylotonn's licensed WRC umbrella, but may adversely suffer from being very similar in presentation to previous entries, however the sheer amount of content available should quell any of those concerns.
WRC Generations is a solid effort that ends KT Racing's time at the helm, acting as a greatest hits for the series. It may not offer tons of content or any substantial additions, but the controls are tight, and it looks the best it's ever looked before.
WRC Generations is a fitting conclusion to KT Racing's time with the WRC license.
With its absolute mountain of rally locations, WRC Generations is uncommonly generous package for gravel groupies, asphalt addicts, and mud-slinging maniacs alike.
It's rare that a game draws you in so much that you stop noticing your surroundings. Rally can do it. And KT Racing's WRC: Generations nailed it. There are still minor bugs, which we mentioned in passing, but this does not change the fact that the last part is clearly the best.
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WRC Generations is an excellent rally game, worthy of comparing it to the classics by Codemasters. My car game of the year, hands down!
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WRC Generations is the most complete simulation and rally game out there today. KT Racing says goodbye to the license with a very good and complete title for lovers of realistic driving.
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