”Trials Fusion is a platform racing game developed by RedLynx in collaboration with Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Ukraine. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Trials Evolution, it is the fifth game in the Trials series and is the first one to be released on a PlayStation platform.
Like previous games in the series, Trials Fusion presents an arcade take on the real-life sport of observed trials. The player controls a rider on a physics-based motorcycle from the start of the level to the end while navigating a number of obstacles. The game uses 3D graphics, but is played on a 2D plane, so the rider can only move forwards and backwards.” source
a While back I tried Trials Evolution very briefly in multiplayer mode. I can’t say that I felt very exited or caught in the game, at all.. This summer when I ordered my Xbox One I felt like I had to have some games to start with so I bought Trials Fusion – because it was cheap. The hard truth. Now I’ve played it for a couple of hours and feel very comfortable with the whole concept.
My character get on his bike and I wait for the start of the race. I press the right trigger of the control hard with my index finger. The bike blasts away. Then I face the very usual anti climax. A pause, the picture freezes and a voice tells me hello and welcome to the game, so I’m in a tutorial.
This is very frustrating to me. I wand to go bananas! I want to ride fast, do some tricks and fall really bad first. Just give me a second to play before i have to learn how to do it right!
After the tutorial I come in to a level based game where I find about eight levels of every chapter. Six of the levels are the ”main kind”. You have a way to ride, with a lot of obstacles and heights. You can get three results:
- Bronze – get through the level.
- Silver – get through the level, you may fall just one or two times
- Gold – get trough the level, you can’t fall and have a time limit to beat.
The seventh and eighth level are usually different in several ways. Some times it’s a ”do a lot of tricks and get points”-level and other times its a ”fall further”-level.
The environment and settings in the game is supposed to be futuristic, in a little awkward way. Think – ”the year is 1984 and I’m picturing 2012”. Very.. space ships is flying around and exploding things.. (LAME)
Also the game has no story, at all, and that get’s really boring after a while. It kind of feels like everything you do in the game is pointless.
And then you have to think about the basics in a game. That would probably be graphics, sounds and story.
As I said, there is no story, so that one is done. The graphics is good. That’s it. Not fantastic, not breathtaking and not bad, but okay, good. Last but not least a game can go from good til great with an awesome soundtrack. In this game the creators must have thought .. no, they didn’t think. One song is the soundtrack. ONE SONG. And this one song contains one sectence : Welcome to the future. … Come on.
Conclusion, the game is pretty bad. But still it’s kind of okay. I feel satisfied for at least 30 min and that’s more than a bad game does for me. don’t get me wrong – I would not recommend anyone to buy this game for money. For free? Absolutely playable.