Track Review – [XTTL] ~Bright Eyes~

Reviewed as a result of the TMU Raffle.

Track: [XTTL] ~Bright Eyes~ (Download)

Author: Hawk_ger (TMX)

Type: Race

Environment: Stadium

Length: 45 sec

Mood: Night

Custom Content: None

Bright Eyes

First Impression

Quite innovative and challenging. Some really interesting parts exist. Seems like a very good track!

Track Design

The track design is among the smoothest there is. The flow is really good, and transitions are as close to perfection as you can get. There are also some very well calculated jumps, and you need to take every turn perfectly to get a good time, or, at some sections, to even complete the track at all. At first I wasn’t going to give this track the “Challenging”-tag, because it doesn’t take that long to get the hang of the track, but then I realized that the track is quite challenging to get a good time on, even once you know the track good enough to complete it at all. So yes, I mark this track as challenging!

The different parts of the track are well mixed with asphalt, platforms and some dirt. Overall a very good design, and especially the smooth and well calculated jumps and transitions are great. Rating: 9.0

Scenery

The scenery on the other hand isn’t quite as satisfying. Although there is plenty of scenery, it sometimes feels like something is missing. It ruins the general feel of an otherwise well designed track – but then again, the scenery is there, and it’s not that bad. Rating: 7.5

MediaTracker

Intro: Some nice effects and cool camera angles. Worth mentioning is that the camera never moves – all pictures are “frozen” pictures.

In-game: Cam changes where needed – not much, but it meets the requirements for decent in-game MT work.

Outro: Very nice with some good camera angles showing the race, but some annoying sections exist where the camera goes (although only very little) into the scenery or road – but this is only if you drive too slowly (I know from experience 😉 ).

Quite good MT work, but nothing spectacular. Rating: 8.0

Originality

Brtight Eyes is has some very innovative parts that are not seen too often. An original loop exist, and there are some nice transitions sections which are not too common. Genarally, the entire track design is innovative and original. Rating: 9.0

Fun Factor

Because the track is challenging at the first few tries, yet not challenging enough to get you frustarted, many will find this track very fun to drive. Once you get the hang of the track, it has some technical turns where you can easily spend more time improving yourself, which increases the fun further.

The innovative and smooth design of the track also boosts the fun rating. Rating: 9.0

Summary

Though track the first few tries, and still challenging to get a good time on after you’ve got the hang of the track. The track design is extremely smooth and transitions and jumps are well calculated. There are also plenty of original and innovative sections, which will keep you interested for a long time. The scenery and MediaTracker is not at all bad, but it could use some fine tuning.

Overall a very fun track to drive, which should keep you hooked for quite some time.

Final Rating: 8.5 (very good)

***

Notes:

– Ratings range from 1 (bad) to 10 (perfect). 5 is average.

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4 Responses to Track Review – [XTTL] ~Bright Eyes~

  1. Hawk says:

    Thank you Jozii, a pleasure to read this text 😉
    Though there is not really custom music in it but that’s just a little mistake 🙂
    well done !

  2. Jozii says:

    What? Wasn’t there custom music? *confused*

    I don’t remember what music it was, but as I remember it it wasn’t the original stadium theme music… Should I remove that part then?

  3. Hawk says:

    Yes you can remove that part, I actually don’t remember that I added any custom music. Maybe it was just your background music? 😉 haha…..

  4. Jozii says:

    I’ve corrected it 😉

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