This week, slamming its way on desk was this beauty of a game on the Nintendo switch and all I can say – this is my replacement for any recent Tony Hawk game. You may not have the customisation side of things but graphically it’s awesome and bright.
With this game you’re going to be grabbing your bike and hitting the rails in this new stylish stunt performer, all about nailing them tricks, skill and ever-changing speed. You have to chain together huge combos on tracks made out of floating rails, but be mindful to not hit the wrong rail as you will explode instantly.
Starting out, you are just driving your grinder through the course to establish yourself and your surroundings. Now one thing that is quite interesting is that the game is all about balance and coordination. The main basis of each level is to get through it without touching the yellow or dodgy coloured bars, whilst front flipping your way to the end of each level.
The flips themselves are easy to pull off, however balancing your bike along the track itself is far from flipping fantastic. Not only do you have the worry of the worry of making sure the right coloured wheel hit the coordinating track and not losing the bike itself.
So graphically, I think this game is amazing and a bit like trials fusion I the fact it’s a bit futuristic but also based in a beach environment like some of the trials levels. It’s a bright vibrant game with a disco fever to it and the rails themselves. The grinders rail is incredibly bright and also slightly challenging, as the colours play a massive part in the game, even though the first bike is a bit easier as both the wheels are the same colour.
Now, moving through the game, it gets a bit more difficult in that one wheel is one colour and the other a different one, meaning you have to keep your wits about you and making sure you get your landings perfect.
The levels themselves do change in that the beginning ones are straight forward and straight levels, whereas as you progress, they become winding and you find yourself having to perform different types of grinds. Some levels require upside down grinds and front flipping from one colour to another so it’s not the easiest to focus on – especially if you’re like myself and always want to get the points bonus.
My only real negative with this game is that the whole game itself can become very much the same with every passing level, which to some gamers will be an issue, but it is a game in which you can pick up and have a quick game of. Sometimes these are the best kind of games, as you’ll all agree with me in saying when your partner is getting ready, sometimes this is an awesome thing.Futuregrind grinds its way onto Switch, PS4 and Steam now, as of the 22nd January.
A stunt-platformer all about skill, tricks, and speed using your futuristic motorcycle on a track made out of floating pipes.
- Graphics are bright and vibrant
- Smooth gameplay
- Straight forward easy controls
- Game can be a bit samey
- Frustrating at times
- Would be better if included a racing aspect