Track Review – RoaDrunneR

Track: RoaDrunneR (Download)

Author: Hubby (TMX)

Type: Race

Environment: Desert

Length: 45 sec (author time: 0:39.16)

Mood: Sunrise

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First Impression

RoaDrunneR seems quite easy, yet challenging for skilled players. Looks like a good track suitable for online play.

Track Consistency

The smoothness in RoaDrunneR is surprisingly good for a desert track, as a lot of desert tracks appears quite “bumpy” (that’s the nature of the desert environment). The jumps are not calculated in extreme detail, but they have a nice feel as most of them go over obstacles which are easy to pass, but still add to the experience.

The track is quite easy unless you are totally new to racing games, but it’s still challenging enough for even the most skilled players. There are plenty of ways to cut your time, but they are hard to execute. 

Further more, RoaDrunneR has a fair amount of variety, and the length is just perfect for the track. As predicted under “First Impression”, this track sure is suitable for online play! Rating: 4.5

Scenery

The scenery offers enough variety to keep the track interesting. In fact, I don’t have any complaints at all about the scenery except that the desert scenery is quite boring. However, as I am supposed to judge the track, not the environment, this has to be a full score! Rating: 5.0

Originality

There isn’t anything original about this track other than its short but sweet brilliance! And only for that, a little plus for the rating. Rating: 4.0

MediaTracker

The intro is very simple, but it does what an intro should do: introduce the track! There are no fancy special effects, but none are needed. More of this, people!

The outro is very good too. It’s probably the most advanced MT work in the track, and it kind of ruins the lovely simpleness of the track, but then again, in comparance to many other tracks, the outro too is not to advanced.

In-game: Cam changes in a loop. Nothing more needed there. Rating: 4.0

Summary

RoaDrunneR has many strengths: it’s simple style, the cool jumps and parts of the track, and above all the suited scenery. Varied, perfect length, and suitable for online. It looks and feels sweet, but when you really try to get a good time, it can snatch at you without warning!

Simply a wonderful track!

Final Rating: 4.5 (very good)

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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. 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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5 Responses to Track Review – RoaDrunneR

  1. Hubby says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review 🙂
    It was a pleasure to read it .

  2. Jozii says:

    Haha, easy to say as you are the track author :p Usually the author only cares about the final rating 😉

    Anyway, I’m glad you like it 😀

  3. Hubby says:

    Yes you’ve got a point there Jozii ; ofcourse i look at the final rating but i did not expect it to be a 4.5 rating ! So that was a real surprise to me 🙂

    Besides that it was just a very good written track review (like they always are).
    I must have read it about 5 times now 😀
    So yeah of course i’m happy now 🙂

  4. XyRyX says:

    Congrats Hub 😀

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