Real Racing 3 Review – A great racer, but expensive to maintain
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Electronic Arts
Version #: 1.0.2
Date Released: 2013-02-28
Developer: Electronic Arts Inc.
Price: FreeUser Rating:
Everyone loves a good racer, and fans who have played the previous 2 installments of the Real Racing series can attest to how legendary the games have been. However, when it comes to Real Racing 3, my thoughts are a little mixed with this one.
To start off the game does a wonderful job with actual gameplay, living up to and even superseding the benchmarks set by its predecessors. Graphics run real crisp and smoothly, with cars rendered so beautifully it easily beats certain desktop and console racers. I would say Real Racing 3 has one of the nicest graphics in a mobile racer I’ve seen. Gameplay is awesome too, with very responsive controls.
However, the downside to the game lies in the monetization. The game is plagued with advertisements, and prompts for in-app purchases which can get very annoying as the game processes. Also, gameplay seems to revolve around depleting your stash of in-game cash as quickly as possible by the most ridiculous methods, such as implementing random wait times and needing to pay to bypass such times. To get more cash, players can of course buy them for real life currency.
So while a really great game, the strong demand for monetization really spoils everything.
Would I Buy Again:No
Who Is It For:Racing fans
What I Like:The great graphics and realistic game play
What I Don't Like:The monetization of the game
Real Racing 3 sets a new standard for mobile racing games – it really must be experienced to be believed.
Trailblazing new features include officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and over 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Plus, racing with friends gets kicked into another dimension with the reality-bending Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM) technology.
**This is a highly detailed game of superior quality. Please make sure you have at least 1.9GB of free space on your device.**
PRAISE FOR REAL RACING 3
“Feels a full generation ahead of the competition” (IGN, 9.1/10, Editors’ Choice)
“A stunning visual masterpiece on mobile” (Touch Arcade)
“Sets the new standard on mobile for racing games” (Pocket Gamer, 9/10, Gold Award)
Featuring Real Racing’s largest roster of cars yet, don’t miss our new manufacturers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Take the wheels of over 45 intensely detailed racers and test your skills on an authentic 22-car race grid – for the first time on mobile.
In another first for the Real Racing series, burn rubber on a full lineup of real tracks in multiple configurations from top locations around the world, including Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone, Hockenheimring, and many more.
Like nothing you’ve seen before, our innovative new Time Shifted Multiplayer™ lets you race anyone, anytime – even if they’re offline! Every career event is filled with fully interactive, AI-controlled time-shifted versions of your Game Center or Facebook friends, as well as other players from around the world.
MORE CHOICES THAN EVER
Compete in over 900 events like cup races, eliminations, endurance challenges, and drag races. Upgrade your car parts to maximize performance. See the action through a variety of camera angles and fine-tune the controls to your personal preference.
THE PREMIER RACING EXPERIENCE
Powered by the remarkable new MintTM 3 Engine, Real Racing 3 features persistent car damage, fully functioning rear view mirrors, and dynamic reflections for a super-enhanced racing reality. Enjoy a rich, next-gen game with the most advanced cross-platform social and competitive racing community ever. Real Racing 3 delivers it all.
Welcome to the definitive racing experience for everyone, everywhere.
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Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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