Aqua Moto Racing Utopia
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Developer: Zordix AB
Aqua Moto Racing Utopia – Launch Trailer | PS4
Aqua Moto Racing Utopia scratches that itch I get every couple years to play a wave racing game. It is rough around the edges, and lacks a good collection of unlockables, but the core racing is fun. For those like me that are tired of waiting on Nintendo to resurrect the king, this is a great substitute.
Aqua Moto Racing Utopia doesn't need to be a groundbreaking game to stand out, given the lack of similar games in the Nintendo Switch catalog. Yet, despite some welcome variety of vehicles and racing tracks, it's clear that this game is not up to the challenge. Its controls need to be reworked, the AI is not on a proper challenging level and it's clear from the outset that this was developed for mobile devices.
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Aqua Moto Racing Utopia initially appeals for being a rare water-based racer. Scooting around on your jet-ski often feels more like riding a bucking bronco than driving a vehicle, and that makes it stand out from regular landlocked racers.However, it's lacking several layers of finesse and balance, the presentation is deeply unappealing, and those aggressive water physics are a mixed blessing. We're just going to have to wait patiently for Nintendo to return to the Wave Race universe, aren't we?