Track Review – OWN Galaxy

Track: OWN Galaxy (Download)

Author: Zaphod (TMU Exchange)

Type: Race

Environment: Stadium

Length: 45 seconds (author time: 0:40.42)

Mood: Night

***

First Impression

Wow, this track looks awesome! Creative, fast and with a feeling of driving in space! I wonder if it can be driven at full speed…

Track Consistency

OWN Galaxy is very smooth and easy to drive, while still complex enough to challenge experienced drivers. There are some very nice ideas and parts that you would expect to be bumpy, poorly put together and just plain un-smooth, but all of these have been handled perfectly during the creation process.

Platforms, off-road, jumps and some more rare ways of getting from point A to point B work perfectly together. Extremely well done! The first top score in the rather short history, but still a history of such, of the TMU Blog! Rating: 5.0

Scenery

Very nice scenery here. There are lots of possibilities when it comes to light at night tracks, and especially in Stadium this looks cool. OWN Galaxy is no different, and the use of scenery, track parts and lightning looks great! It’s what makes the previous mentioned space-feeling. To point out something negative, there are a few places where the track looks “naked”, but it’s nothing to be alarmed about. Rating: 4.0

Originality

OWN Galaxy uses one of those huge scenery “sculptures” as a part of the track, which, personally, I’ve only seen once before – in a Nadeo Platform track. I find this a rather unique experience to be able to drive on one of these in fairly high speed.

There are also a few jumps and other parts that might not be too rare, but they’re not common either, so a little boost for originality score there. Rating: 4.0

MediaTracker

Good outro and intro, but really nothing spectacular. Rating: 3.5

Summary

Smooth and fast, top Track Consistency score. Unique, good looking, and extremely fun! “Space feeling” and overall nice scenery. MT work could be better, but it’s not lacking either, so OWN Galaxy is quite average at that point.

Overall, this is one of the best designed Stadium tracks (in United) I’ve come across. Oh, and yes, to answer my own thoughts at the beginning of this review, OWN Galaxy is a full speed track!

Final Rating: 4.5 (excellent)

***

Notes:

– Ratings range from 1 (bad) to 5 (excellent).

– If you are interested in writing track reviews for the TMU Blog, you may apply by dropping an e-mail to Jozii@pp.inet.fi.

– If you want, you can sign your track up for a review (one track per author). The cost of a review request is 250 coppers. Simply send an in-game message to “Jozii” with the coppers and the name of the track (which must have been uploaded at the United Exchange first).

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4 Responses to Track Review – OWN Galaxy

  1. spedzo says:

    You make the track sound…marvelous! :] Good review.
    I’d try it if I wasn’t waiting till Febuary for TMU. ^^

  2. Alaka says:

    Definetly do, the track is great 🙂

    Nice use of the new the Stadium bits, lovely scenery as always and a great feeling of speed 😀

  3. Jozii says:

    Yeah, it sounds marvelous, simply because it is marvelous! Therefpre the hight rating 😉

    I’m glad you like the review 😀

  4. Zaphod says:

    And I’m glad you like the track, Jozii! Big thanks for that great review!

    Wow – 4.5 – that was way more than i hoped for 🙂 Yay! 😀 THX again 😀

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