GRIP: Combat Racing Review

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solarneddy - Vor Monat
I forgive your bias. It’s a trait I share when talking about certain games. Your review is balanced non the less. Subbed.
Trapster2 - Vor Monat
KInda interested in this. Looks awesome. Is it worth it for half price and a couple DLC?
murphyebass - Vor Monat
Was thinkin of buying this as it’s down to €15 in a psn sale and then I heard you say rubber banding. Shudder. I’m out
Austin Randolph
Austin Randolph - Vor 2 Monate
definitely getting on a ps4 sale
Mighty Limpit
Mighty Limpit - Vor 2 Monate
There are a total of 11 tracks then doubled with reversed or night version
Dani3po - Vor 3 Monate
The addition of anti-grav vehicles is the best thing could happen to this game. I tried it when it was released on GP and meh! Not bad, not good enough to keep me interested. But with th new vehicles, it is the best F-Zero clone out there, better than Redout.
Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston - Vor 3 Monate
The game trailer says it has "22 deadly tracks"
Emppu T.
Emppu T. - Vor 4 Monate
Its baffling why nobody ever mentions Rollcage Stage 2, it was pretty much Rollcage, but better.
That, is where they should've pulled the inspiration.
Nefario El Zelote
Nefario El Zelote - Vor 4 Monate
If the wheels are moving forward and the car flips wouldn't the wheels now be going backwards?
Simon48 - Vor Monat
You are missing the point of the game
Joe Felony
Joe Felony - Vor 2 Monate
Dom Jurkus
Dom Jurkus - Vor 2 Monate
Gamaniac - Vor 4 Monate
rollcage was better :( ı was dısappointed when ı ınstalled GRIP.
Daniel Esposito
Daniel Esposito - Vor 5 Monate
Is there fpv?
Agilaz 3
Agilaz 3 - Vor 5 Monate
I had some issues with the game just after launch myself, and barely played it, but have since learnt a lot of stuff that isn't well explained in-game, like the built-in boost, which helps a lot. And after the last update with the hovervehicles and new tracks and more music, the game is even better, and I honestly think it matches and even surpasses the old ollcage in many respects. Also, Rollcage 2 atleast had a reset function, that I had to use a lot when I played it, was easy to get stuck there as well.

I get that this is your opinion of the game, and it might be a bit outdated now, but anyone who's interested in the game should view other reviews as well before making a decision.
Wave’ God
Wave’ God - Vor 5 Monate
Reminds me of the extreme g racing game from back then on ps2
Zack Young
Zack Young - Vor 5 Monate
F Zero X anyone?
thomas reeve
thomas reeve - Vor 6 Monate
i fucking loved roll cage back in the day on the ps1 with one of the best soundtracks ever
hyperx72 - Vor 6 Monate
4:45 NASCAR burn
Tyler G
Tyler G - Vor 6 Monate
Now this is podracing
Gamer In A Trance
Gamer In A Trance - Vor 6 Monate
Really good review. I'm playing it at the moment, and to be honest, I feel the exact same as you. Believe it or not, there are actually a couple of other problems that really infuriate me and limit my motivation to continue. For starters, the duels are by far the worst, not only because of the need to drive perfectly as you said, but also because every one of them so far has lasted WAY too long, and they just flat out aren't enjoyable. Furthermore, the sheer amount of times I've had a homing rocket instantly fly into the ground, wall or other collidable object due to the angle or position of my vehicle is utterly absurd. It feels like I've fired more rockets into the ground than at actual opponents. Also, I swear the swarm missile lock-on flat out doesn't work sometimes, due to the amount of times it misses completely even after getting a lock-on. The score-attack race mode is great except for one crippling flaw (outside of the flaws you mentioned). They still allow you to get passive items like boosts, shields etc, but these don't give you any points when used. This means that your ability to earn points will significantly depend on luck, because I have had multiple instances where I want to get an item to attack my opponent with, but four or five times in a row I simply won't get one. I've had to retry these events so many times because of this, and it's infuriating.
Personally, I really liked the battle mode. Yes, I admit it is very easy, but that's probably what made it so fun and made me feel so powerful. It also helps that the track aesthetic and weather effects in the majority of cases is excellent, the cars look awesome and the sense of speed is one of the best I've experienced. The XP system is kind of redundant, as you don't actually earn anything game-changing with each level. They probably could of just had a list of rewards you earn for completing each tournament or tier instead. As for the soundtrack, I personally find it aggresively unremarkable, not because of genre, but rather because every track feels so repetitive and similar, without any distinct melodies, synths or lyrics. At least the sound effects are pretty solid.
In the end, I would love to see a sequel, becuase there is so much good here that is mainly hampered by strange design choices that shouldn't be too difficult to iron out. Hell, I'm sure some of these issues could be fixed with a basic patch (like the available item pickups in score-attack and the spawn location of homing rockets when firing).
Nepu-Tech USA
Nepu-Tech USA - Vor 6 Monate
It doesn't help that the Dev doesn't listen to criticism. The top upvoted review on steam is several paragraphs long and goes on about how the vehicles lack weight and the car crashes feel very weak and the Dev's response is very dismissive.
Zakey Ori
Zakey Ori - Vor 6 Monate
Rollcage~ oh the nostalgia. Love it. Anyone here remember that game called Wipeout?

Not the tv show about big red balls
Nick Hunter
Nick Hunter - Vor 6 Monate
Man, seeing footage of Rollcage which I remember to be cutting edge graphics and it looks godawful lol. Funny how one's memory works like that. i remember Severance blade of darkness looking breathtaking and when I looked up footage recently it was total ass. I know for the time these were pushing boundaries but it's like your memory quietly upgrades the things you played as things improve to keep the metric for graphical fidelity the same. I need another beer.....
Breaking Baz
Breaking Baz - Vor 6 Monate
Rollcage will always be better than grip.
OldRed91 - Vor 7 Monate
This is how I remember Rollcage looking
Lord Sathanus
Lord Sathanus - Vor 7 Monate
Sounds like you just suck at the game
Stefan Starosta
Stefan Starosta - Vor 7 Monate
i didint even know rollcage had two different sountracks :-o never heard of fat boy slim in rollcage. from what i hear here in video grip sounds similar to my version of rollcage ost :)
BlueAura - Vor 7 Monate
he says there are only 6 tracks, he doesnt know about booster button or jump button and the soundtrack was partially held by hospital records... this guy..
Q3Pawulon - Vor 5 Monate
Also the soundtrack seems to be more in line with Rollcage Stage II, which featured Drum n Bass one, like Grip.
Sergio Velaz
Sergio Velaz - Vor 8 Monate
shut up! i dont want to listen your opinion, just play n joy
Václav Med
Václav Med - Vor 8 Monate
WTF was that bullshit with original rollcage having some FBS soundtrack? Rollcage was the game that got me to drumnbass music with it's killer soundtrack and imho from what I've heard on YT, Grip doesn't seem to take it's soundtrack lightly.
Basically in the whole video there are very few valid criticisms of Grip - the ruberbanding and lack of shortcuts, if that is even the case. Many routes in RC worked just like what this guy describes in Grip.
Samuel Barrett
Samuel Barrett - Vor 9 Monate
Anyone played this with a g29 or other wheel on ps4?
zerocool1ist - Vor 9 Monate
I played the old rollcage for that sweet sweet soundtrack!
Sawyer Lawler
Sawyer Lawler - Vor 9 Monate
I can't agree with this review. I spent dozens of hours playing both rollcage games as a kid and I'm just as addicted to GRIP if not even more! Many of the harder tracks are incredibly technical and require a lot of focus to navigate quickly, every car feels unique and is fun to drive, the sound design/soundtrack is excellent and the arena deathmatch mode is tons of fun. I bought this game on ps4 and was impressed by how much you can tweak your steering feel: Deadzone, sensitivity, and speed can all be adjusted to a degree that surpasses many FPS games, especially on console. If you feel like the cars in this game are a bit of a handful I have two words of advice: practice your throttle control and TWEAK YOUR STEERING! Its amazing how much of an impact these two factors can have in thus game when you start to really learn the tracks and find a steering feel that suits you
Demorios - Vor 9 Monate
I just realize if you flip a car like that, the wheels has to go full reverse roll in order to keep the car forward
stephen meinhold
stephen meinhold - Vor 9 Monate
i got it in early accses and i object to your score, i agree with everything you say but giving it such a low score is very strange i would give it a 7 out of ten its a well built game from a small dev thats not quite there yet n trems of being rock solid the cars still feel wobbly.
but your score dispite evrything you say is basicly saying its rubbish and it most definitly is not that.
kitech808 - Vor 9 Monate
Its on sale 16 quid ,i liked the review
leo - Vor 9 Monate
jesus christ live up dude, dont sound like ur reading a script and want to be done asap with it
Zaid Maher
Zaid Maher - Vor 9 Monate
I think before Rollcage released in 1999, there's another game combat racing like this, in 1998. Dethkarz. From Melbourne House.
specialformula14 - Vor 9 Monate
bang on perfect review.. this game needed 1-2 more years of track design .. or 1 person that can actually make proper racing feels broken to me..
mcgriffgriff - Vor 9 Monate
Reminds me of extreme g on n64.
smack1289 - Vor 9 Monate
why does no one ever talk about P.O.D. when these games come up?
credster1 - Vor 9 Monate
The soundtrack is sick wdym
Arman Eghtedari
Arman Eghtedari - Vor 9 Monate
did you just debunk the plot of Ready Player One in 5 seconds at 7:16
Desh 282
Desh 282 - Vor 9 Monate
Crazy question... Can you still unlock soccer mode? I unlocked that on Rollcage 2 on pc...
Desh 282
Desh 282 - Vor 9 Monate
Loved this game!!! for all the mentioned reasons...
Andihan Hajong
Andihan Hajong - Vor 10 Monate
Other games: 1-300km/h
GRIP: 100-1000km/h..... 😐😐
Gappie Al Kebabi
Gappie Al Kebabi - Vor 7 Monate
vieral patel
vieral patel - Vor 10 Monate
thank you!!!!THANK YOU SOOOO MUCHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i used to play roll cage when i was really young and accidently deleted it ..but you made rememorize this special memoire .................
Elan Perera
Elan Perera - Vor 10 Monate
wait if the cars flip that would make the wheels spin in the opposite direction to which they were going :3
Joshua Lorenzo
Joshua Lorenzo - Vor 10 Monate
Still waiting more for these PS1 games remakes! ♥
WILD4149 - Vor 10 Monate
Isn't this roll cage
VooDoo - Vor 10 Monate
Tricky shortcuts you enjoyed doing are actually hurting long-term gameplay and competitiveness compared to different routes this game have. GRIP had one notable route (the letterbox) like that, but it got closed due to it being too OP, and becoming a meta route everyone would take by default. And meta's are wrong in a combat racing game.
The game has it's more or less serious problems, but that still not gonna help the fact you didn't have a fair share of experience with this game as some of your facts you stated are just totally inaccurate and puts the game in a worse color than it actually is.
You still decided to put on your nostalgia goggles and always refer back to Rollcage, and how good was that. Despite being a spiritual successor, GRIP is it's own IP. Still, nearly everything RC had right, this game also got and just elevated even further. You didn't bother discovering and showing those features tho.
This review is just as bad and inaccurate as it gets. A downvote for that.
Nick Alphonso
Nick Alphonso - Vor 10 Monate
Me and my Friends would play roll-cage on pc for hours so much nostalgia
Macafee - Vor 10 Monate
I’ve found that games I absolutely loved as a kid and put many hours of enjoyment into aren’t nearly as fun if at all when I pick it up as an adult.
Cosmic Matt
Cosmic Matt - Vor 10 Monate
Regarding the Rubberbanding, this seems exactly like what I'm experiencing in The Crew 2, it is horrendous in that game, my car could be upgraded to twice as much as the recommended level and like he said I could be in 1st place speeding down a straight and then I would look at the mini map and I would see them just gaining on me. Great Review tho. :)
VooDoo - Vor 10 Monate
Actually the rubberbanding issue was addressed to by now, so it isn't as aggressive as it was on release. They keep on tweaking and upgrading the game still.
Lucky - Vor 10 Monate
To be honest, it didn't run to bad on the switch
abc defg
abc defg - Vor 10 Monate
All right, I actually have both rc1 and rc2 but I can't play them on my pc no matter what I do. The game runs fine, all the graphics are OK and so on but the game is just too fast no matter what I do. I tried clocking down my I7 to 1 GHz (min state) but even then it is so fast that there is no time to react. Any solutions?
abc defg
abc defg - Vor 10 Monate
@DragonGrafx-16 Not really. I took the gtx 970 from the main pc and installed it on a very old pc with pcie and a 3 GHz a64. The game ran fine.
DragonGrafx-16 - Vor 10 Monate
Uh... what... games should not be tied to CPU clock anymore... by the mid 90s most PC games weren't. It sounds like a different thing is causing it to me.
finallyanime - Vor 10 Monate
such a unique vibe but they didnt do anything with these cool mechanics
VooDoo - Vor 10 Monate
They did.
Remco van Loenen
Remco van Loenen - Vor 10 Monate
i clicked bc it look s like rollcage:] still use the soundtrack it is great as well :))
Marik Zilberman
Marik Zilberman - Vor 10 Monate
Hmm. I remember playing a game that looked quite a bit like the Rollcage game, but a bit better grafics and with bikes. It was a LONG time ago... Anyone can help me find it?
I remember the powerups being modules that hover around your vehicle after you pick them up, some powerups having tiers (the missile launcher has more missilese at higher tiers for example), the shield powerup deploying 'legs' from the module over the vehicle that projects a barrier around you, and there being a native weapon to the vehicles that can be charged.
Marik Zilberman
Marik Zilberman - Vor 10 Monate
@DragonGrafx-16 looking it up, it looks like extreme G 2 might be it. It even has that funny bike selection screen, as well as that funny losing animation that I forgot about until I've seen it. Thanks.
DragonGrafx-16 - Vor 10 Monate
Sounds like an Extreme-G game to me... but the only one worth playing is the first one on N64.
Aristocrafied - Vor 10 Monate
Well in a way Fat Boy Slim was at the birth of DnB and as that is what you let us hear.. I guess it is a spiritual successor even in music.
Effect Phoenix
Effect Phoenix - Vor 10 Monate
There are around 20 tracks.
There are probably the best soundtracks with Payday 2 while you are playing.
The graphics at Epic level are pretty much very satisfying.
Most of the tracks are very fun to drive once you figured out the way to race them properly.
You get a new car every 2 levels which take about 5 mins at the beginning and 20 mins in the end.
(Bad point is that there are not enough good looking cars in my opinion while in rollcage, everytime you had a new car it was even sexier than the previous one).
The attacks//jumps//boost//reset systems are well done.
(I'm missing some rollcage stage 2 attacks tho)
Ai level is more than fair, you can only finish the game if you drive very well.
It's easier in the early part of the campaign yeah, but you are supposed to learn the tracks accordingly so it's well made.
The most important part is the multiplayer and car customisation in my opinion for a game like this.
The multiplayer is stable, it's pretty easy to find a match, there are not a lot of lobbies but since it's 10-players lobbies, it's pretty easy to find one with already 6 players or so.
Car customisation really needs improvement though, you can have all the colors (not like Rocket League), you have an insane amount of different tyres, some different rims.
The bad part is for the decals, there are not many and mostly shit ones.
There is only 4 or 5 different color reparts for each car which is not enough.
Yeah I agree with the "open world" argument "you find yourself flying around pretty much often" BUT that's the case if you drive like shit.
Grip isn't the kind of games where you press the throttle during the whole lap, most of the hard tracks require throttle and braking managment if you want to make good laps.
So it's easy to criticize a game when you suck at it.
"Pokemon campaign's is hard, when I attack a fire pokemon with a plant attack, it doesn't die"...
You got it
sKoggs TheDJ
sKoggs TheDJ - Vor 10 Monate
We need a blur sequel. Blur was the best combat racing game I have ever played. So so so underrated...
Severe Zafari
Severe Zafari - Vor Monat
sKoggs TheDJ that was actually one of the best racers ever made. It seriously was Mario kart for people that loved cars!
YTA - Vor 2 Monate
OMG this game was literally death race the movie but so much better !
Ryon - Vor 2 Monate
Has anybody played JackX Combat Racing?
Joe Felony
Joe Felony - Vor 2 Monate
That means you’ve never played lego racer. It’s old but so damn good
Ez Tutor
Ez Tutor - Vor 3 Monate
Blur wasn't that fun I remembered. Split Second on the other was a best of a game. But this Rollcage spiritual simply the best, not one game comes close to this!!
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