Track Review – Mothership-

QUICK DETAILS

  • Track: Mothership- (direct download)
  • Author: Kopatch
  • Type: Race
  • Environment: Stadium
  • Length: 45 sec
  • Mood: Day
  • Coppers: 2360
  • Difficulty: Reveiws - Yellow Average
  • TMX Awards: 7Award
  • Award Level: Review - Green Suitable
  • Custom Content: Music

Mothership

First Impression

Technical Stadium in the old Nations style. Some sections seem poorly put together tough.

REVIEW

Track Design

I’d like to take back the “poorly put together”-part said in the “First Impression”. Once you get to know the track this is an excellent technical/full speed track – in a true Nations spirit!

The track is in fact a re-make of an old Nations track, and this shows quite clearly. The technical features, the “feeling” you get and the scenery (which isn’t judged here though) all works perfectly to add to this.

The track includes some nice off-roading, tricky turns, a nice jump to add some challange (although not much for the good drivers), and some great crossroads.

What I dislike is that the track doesn’t add enough of the United feeling. But then again, this must be considered a good thing, ’cause here you have something to remember the old Nations days by 😉

Rating: 84%

Scenery

This is a mix of classical Nations scenery and new United scenery for the Stadium environment. It’s quite good, but also slightly boring. More of the United stuff should have been added!

Rating: 61%

MediaTracker

Intro: For once a track with an intro that actually gives a nice overview of the track. But still, just a top-down rotating view isn’t enough either, and opposite many other intros, it lacks special effects to make it really great.

In-game: A nice little GPS, but with slight scenery crashes.

Outro: Great camera angles! This is what an outro should look like. Some will argue that the lack of interesting effects makes the outro boring or less good, and to some extent I agree, but this outro really does what an outro should do: it shows the race from a great perspective! However, at the same time there are some scenery crash sections and parts where, if you drive a bit too slow (which is easy on the first few tries in such a technical track), the vehicle will be out of screen.

Overall the MT is very good indeed, but way too simple and with some annoying flaws.

Rating: 60%

Originality

Original? No way! From today on, no rating will be included for originality if the originality is very poor but still doesn’t make the track bad.

No rating!

Fun Factor

I haven’t played Nations for ages, and this was a great way to relive those old days. The track is very fun and should offer some great WR hunts, but as a United track it’s not that long-lasting. Offers good but short-lived entertainment!

Rating: 68%

Summary

A true Nations spirtit is captured in this remake of an old Nations track. It’s interesting, fun and well made, featuring some technical Stadium driving, but lacks new stuff. Especially the MT and Scenery could have been improved. Mothership will offer you great entertainment, especially if you loved or still love Nations, but I doubt the fun will last that long. The track simply isn’t special enough.

Final Rating: 68% StarStar (Decent)

Tags

Tag - TimeAttack TimePlenty of turns where you can improve your time a lot.

Video by TimeBreaker.

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7 Responses to Track Review – Mothership-

  1. TimeBreaker says:

    sorry for the partly too dark video 😛 next time i disable the damn lightmaps -.-

  2. alcator says:

    “Overall the MT is very good indeed, but way too simple for a better rating.

    Rating: 60%”

    — I’m scared by the fact that “eye candy” has the weight of 40% (because the MT part seems to think high about the MT, but the absence of special effects drops it down by 40%)…

  3. Aaerox says:

    I still like the nationscenery, but sooome United parts really could’ve been included. An airship for example. Or some water. Still a great track.

    And TimeBraker: Damn! Your video is awesome. Not the video itself, but the way you drive. How much tries have you needed to make a time like this?? :O

  4. Jozii says:

    Alcator, I added some text on the MT topic. Those things were taken into consideration when rating, but somehow I didn’t manage to properly get the word out in the text 😉

  5. TimeBreaker says:

    lol aaerox 😛 thats not me
    i used the current wr , by vastapaavi, hes a good driver and those nicer records show a tracks quality the best 🙂
    maybe i should mention the replay driver and the time next time ^^

  6. djoszee says:

    track looks really neat judging by just the video…I love the transitions 🙂

  7. Kopatch says:

    thank you for the honest review 😀 its just what i thought ill see.
    im still satisfied, especially the comments on the outro, i wasn’t ready for that 🙂
    and great driving there timebreaker 🙂

    and about scenery, well i just made it as full as i could keeping most of the old style stuff i did in nations. i probably should have added more tmu stuff tho 🙂

    so tx for review 😉

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