- I was very impressed with how well the controls performed throughout my time with the game because they remained fluid and responsive at all times.
- There is quite a bit of content for you to sink your teeth into and each mode has undoubtedly had a lot of effort placed into them.
- The variety in this game is off the charts and it’s present in all areas, so racing around the tracks never seems to get tedious.
- I really enjoyed the presentation side of the game and I think the visuals and sound design complemented each other extremely well.
- The colour mechanic in the game is very unique and without a doubt it makes the game stand out quite considerably, which is impressive to say the least.
- Unfortunately the game suffers with a few technical issues every now and then and these can cause you a few problems here and there.
- The AI can be a little problematic at times and these frustrating moments mean the game is definitely best enjoyed when played with friends.
All in all as far as racing games go I thought I’d seen them all over the year’s, but Trailblazers made me realise that I hadn’t seen them all. The uniqueness of this game will no doubt breath some life into a genre that has slipped down in recent times and I can’t be more happy because racing games are something that I really enjoy. The biggest aspect of this game is without a doubt its colour mechanic and this mechanic is what makes the game stand out from the other games in the genre. Colouring in has never been so much fun and the most impressive thing of all is that it fits in with the racing pretty much flawlessly. Obviously the most important aspect of a game like this is how the controls perform, and thankfully they’re perfect. Everything about them remains fluid and responsive throughout and not once did they cause me to become frustrated. In fact the only frustrating moments I had with this game is down to the AI. Don’t get me wrong the AI isn’t terrible it’s just that there are a couple of problematic things they do, but I was able to look past these issues especially when I was playing with my friends. You can play this game in co-op, online and on your own so in terms of content there is more than enough to keep you going for quite a while. Hopefully the online multiplayer takes off because it is a little on the empty side at the moment but that isn’t too much of a problem at the moment because the amount of variety that’s present in the game makes you forget about this. I’m not exaggerating when I say that all areas of the game have a huge amount of variety. There is variety in literally everything and this makes racing all the different cars on all the different tracks fun and enjoyable at all times and because of this boredom will not rear its ugly head anytime soon. In fact the only thing that rears its ugly head is the technichal issues the game suffers with. Thankfully though none of these issues are game-breaking, but I would like to see a patch implemented to sort them out because they can provide you with a few frustrating moments. One of my favourite things about the game is the presentation that they’ve gone with. Both the visuals and sound design in my opinion take the game to another level and it was nice to see them combine together so well. At the end of the day if you’re a fan of arcade racers then you will thoroughly enjoy Trailblazers. It’s taken things from the classic games of the past and added its own unique concepts which in turn makes this game accessible to a whole host of gamers and for that reason it gets a big recommendation from me.
I rate Trailblazers 8/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Publisher: Rising Star Games
Release Date (Xbox One): May 9, 2018