[Review] Phaze - Futuristic Racing Action [Review]

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  1. charlieiscool12

    charlieiscool12 New Member

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    Welcome to the review for the new, "high speed" racing game, Phaze.

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    In the game, strangely similar to low grav racer, you are.... Well.... Racing! Now the game has two modes. The championship mode, and the single race mode.

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    In the single race mode, you can just do a single race, as the title says. You can choose your car, your track, and difficulty, assuming you have unlocked them.

    The championship mode is almost the exact same this except this is where you unlock the levels and cars. There are lots of levels, and plenty of cars, all with different strengths and weaknesses.

    Now, lets talk about when you're racing. In the game, its pretty simple. You tilt forward to go forward and tilt left and right to turn. You can pick up weapons and run over boosts to give yourself an advantage.

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    Another great thing about the game, is you you are interrupted by a phone call, or you just exit the app, it asks if you want to continue right where you left off.

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    And possibly the worst thing about the app is that it has a limit you can tilt. To explain this, is that you can only tilt a certain amount before the screen will turn red, flash the words: "Too Flat!!!", and slow you down (Supposedly to simulate over heating.) This is VERY annoying and you feel that you are only going a fraction of the speed you should be going. Here's a picture of what it looks like

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    Here a some some screen shots of more gameplay.

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    Now to sum up the game.

    PROS:
    Great graphics
    Fun races
    Lots of cars to unlock

    CONS:
    You don't actually go that fast
    Stupid tilt limit
    Tracks are not much different from each other


    Graphics: 5/5 Great graphics all the time
    GamePlay: 3/5 Its ok, but could be much better
    Sounds: 4/5 The levels have a nice, techno mixed with rock music playing
    Replay Value: 3/5 The game is fun when you get it, but with the lack of tracks, it takes away the replay value

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317439506&mt=8

    First review, so be nice...

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  2. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    Hi Charlie, not a bad review for your first shot at it! I was thinking that you could maybe tidy it up a bit by capitalizing first letters and so forth. Making it look easy to read is all I am getting at

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    And maybe center the screenshots using these codes:

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    [center] and [/center}
    Replace } with ]
    
    Other than that, it's not a bad review. I've never heard of this game, so it was interesting to learn about it. You didn't really include a price though, things like that really help the review!

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  3. charlieiscool12

    charlieiscool12 New Member

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    Sure thing
    I'll fix all that in the morning
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    IamTheWalrus New Member

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    So this is like, the F-Zero of the app store?
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    charlieiscool12 New Member

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    I haven't played f-zero, but it's a nice looking futuristic racer.
    For the price, I would suggest getting low grav racer though
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    S.I.D. CrAzY Active Member

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    Yep, except F Zero is fun.

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    Which is the best out of all? Low Grav Racer, Phaze, F-Zero?
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    F Zero....easily or Wipeout. This game is kinda like a mix of the two.
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    Radish Banned

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    Wait. Wipeout is in the appstore?! I loved that game on PSP.

    thanks :3
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    S.I.D. CrAzY Active Member

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    No...but neither is FZero(it's a Nintendo game)...

    Your only two options(that I know of) are Low Grav Racer and Phaze. Phaze would be the lesser of the two evils.

    Go with Phaze if you're trying to choose between the two.

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