Track Review – Carribean Gold

Written by Pjotr. 

  • Track: Carribean Gold (Download)
  • Author: ninjer8
  • Type: Race
  • Environment: Coast
  • Length: 45 sec
  • Mood: Night
  • Coppers: 3700
  • Difficulty: Reveiws - Yellow Average
  • TMX Awards: 1Award
  • Award Level: Reveiws - Yellow Slightly  underrated
  • TMX LB Rating: 1.000
  • Custom Content: Caribbean Mod

Quote:

“Pretty speedy (…) some cool jumps and drops”

Carribean Gold 

First Impression

Well… using an impressing Mod with “speedy parts”, “jumps and drops” has my attention! So my first impression is very good! Then suddenly the surprise hits me: the jumps and the drops and the tricks are countable on one hand (you may cut off one of your fingers). Can this track fulfill my first impression? Let’s see…

REVIEW

Track Design

Overall the track is a racetrack with quite a big offroad part. The Caribbean Mod makes the offroad part nice to drive but it’s a bit boring.  You can simply split the track into two parts: The first part of the track is really nice: Good, tricky drops, followed by a jump to a loop.  After a few corners the nice part ends with a halfpipe zigzag.  Good design and watch out not to tip over!

Then the second part: completely straight through offroad, interfered by one checkpoint. Easy to drive without any new elements or new ideas.  The first part of the track is well designed and more difficult to ride then the second part. This makes the track average difficulty. Overall the design is not continually at the same level.

Rating: 67%

Scenery

Using the Caribbean Mod (by Virus) can make an enormous impact on the scenery. Really nice palm trees, wooden houses etc. The only thing I can find is plenty of palm trees. No signs (although not really necessary). Just the authors name at every corner.  The scenery as a whole is just average, nothing special.  The Caribbean Mod gives the extra’s.

Rating: 72%

MediaTracker

Intro: Nice intro with some GPS parts of the track.

In track: Cam change in the loop.

Outro: Very good work! All kinds off (color) effects and nice camera angles. (Maybe the outro is better than the track).

At the start of the track you can watch the intro again by pushing backward… Don’t know what the added value is. Maybe some guy forgot to watch the intro or just skipped it, then he has a second chance. The intro and the GPS have some overlap but it’s not annoying.The GPS by the way is good. The outro is the best of the MT.

Rating: 76%

Originality

The originality is below average. Aside the Caribbean Mod the jumps and tricks are average in the first part. The second part is not original at all. The mod is a slight plus.

Rating: 61%

Fun Factor

Riding off-road can add lots of fun to the track. If you combine this with the Caribbean Mod there should be no obstacles. However I cannot find lots of fun in this offroad part. There is just not enough challenge.  After driving it several times I don’t think many racers will go WR hunting on this one.

Rating: 48%

Summary

I haven’t found the “pretty speedy” parts, nor the “cool jumps”. My first impression is not matching my final opinion. The scenery can give you some energy to race it over and over again. Nevertheless, the fun will drain away after a while. The ideas are there, but not spread over the entire track. Anyway, just 1 (one) award is not much for this track, it should have a few more!

Final Rating: 65% (Decent)

Tags

Tag - Underrated UnderratedNot an excellent track, but only one award is not enough.

Video by Alcator.

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4 Responses to Track Review – Carribean Gold

  1. Hastings says:

    Very skillful review, well written and comprehensable. 🙂

  2. Pjotr says:

    Tnx Hastings 😎

  3. Jozii says:

    Some of the formatting is wrong (my fault, happened when I posted the review), and every time I correct one part another one gets mixed up :S

    Right now I believe only the later half of the MT section is worng, but we’ll have to live with that 😛

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