Rise: Race the Future
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RISE: Race The Future is a racing game set in a near future where a new kind of wheel technology will let you drift on all type of terrains and especially on water.
“Precision drifts, jumps and water zones"
The unique gameplay defined as "precision drifting" will suit every player looking for technical and precise controls combined with the immediate fun and ease of an arcade game.
“Wide and technical tracks"
Natural environments are enriched and reimagined to create technical racetracks mixing multi-paths water zones and jumps. Inspired by retro arcade rally games the wide surfaces let the player enjoy long powerslides.
“New boost system"
Players can master different techniques for overtaking and exiting a corner thanks to the combination of several boost systems which set the game appart from usual rally games.
“The most addictive racing gameplay"
The vehicle dynamics is based on realistic physics tweaked to enhance the player's drifting ability. The result makes the handling extremely natural, smooth and precise for the most rewarding driving experience.
“Unlock futuristic race cars"
In addition to the arcade and championship mode, a challenge mode will let the player unlock the futuristic racing cars exclusively designed by Anthony Jannarelly.
Rise: Race The Future - Nintendo Switch short trailer
Rise: Race The Future - Gameplay Trailer (4k - 60 fps)
RISE: Race The Future - Project Announcement
Rise: Race the Future brings simplicity back to racing games and reduces the experience to a minimal but competent formula that puts all emphasis on the steering skills and art style. Anyone who puts some time into this game will find a challenging work but those looking for a multiplayer experience should strongly consider their options, as Rise: Race the Future features only single player choices.
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As long as you're playing it docked and willing to put the time in to master its helium-light handling, Rise eventually reveals itself to be a rewarding and visually fantastic arcade style racer with an interesting Challenges mode. Its slightly blurry handheld visuals and the complete lack of multiplayer are disappointing, but persevere with its slippery steering and the payoff is a fun – if unforgiving – solo racing game.
Whether playing docked or portably, Rise certainly makes a name for itself in this regard. Rise: Race the Future is a fantastic racing game at its core that is held back only by the limits of its own ambition. While it would benefit greatly from a further exploration of its own mechanics and multiplayer functionality, it remains a very fun and technically-solid racer that can more than hold its own against the system's best.
It’s nice to see some more racers coming to the Switch and I have to admit that despite some of the issues, I did thoroughly enjoy playing the game and it will be one that I’ll come back to now and again. My biggest issue was the responsiveness of the cars and the delay in turning, I’m hoping that this can get patched. Rise is a beautiful game and if your a racer fan would say it does deserve your attention.