Although it took the creators of the first Cars film five years to come up with a sequel and a follow up video game, it should not be viewed that the Cars was not at all interesting and unsuccessful.
On the contrary, the movie and the game turned out to be really something that are not just for the kids’ enjoyment, but as well as for the adults.
The video game, developed by Avalanche Software and published by Disney interactive goes beyond the normal race cars you’d see everywhere.
The game lets the player drive cars and race against the other cars. Though this may appear as simple, there is really more to the game than just racing.
Any kind and adult for that matter will probably like the game for its plot and mechanics.
But to appreciate Cars 2 video game, you have to look at things beyond the adult’s perspective for a highly complex and strategic game.
When playing something that has given kids joy from its line of Cars toys, Pyjamas, and clothes, you should leave all those childhood hesitancies and adult criticism, otherwise you won’t be able to gain fun from the whole experience.
However, you would need of course to look at the graphics and playability of the game still.
Cars 2 video game lets you start with the New Agent Training mode thereby allowing you to first get used to the basics of racing and the techniques for gaining lead positions in the race.
Perhaps it is more recommendable to watch the movie first before attempting to play the game.
Most developers of games based on movies usually have close tie-in with the movies thus the games would practically resemble the movie themselves. Although such predictability in the game can be bad for some gamers considering that there might not be any surprise plot anymore, with Cars 2, it’s just perfect.
Cars 2 video game can bring back the feel good factor that the movie gives to its viewers. This is exactly what one may really like to experience when one is playing the game for purposes of unwinding. If you have previously loved games like Mario Kart, then Cars 2 will just be as awesome for you.
Added factor to the game is the idea that the player can not only race, but can also use weapons during racing.
This is interesting because most kids would really love to have action when playing.
The specific toy weapons referred to here are guns and the graphics involved in the video game is definitely outstanding. Imagine an almost 3d like experience of shooting things through satellite lasers, missiles and other guns, all attached to the car character the player has chosen to use ion the game. A game with this quality would be something that any adult gamer should really love.
One of the races in the game is the scene for “When Life Gives You Lemons”.
This race is set on an oilrig and the movie scene this represents is the home of the “Lemons” or the cars in the movie that were considered to have problems when they were built.
What’s nice about this race is that at the start, the camera swings around your chosen car showing your car in a touch of motion blur and allowing you to take a full view of your car.
This is unlike other car races games where the player is just shown as the driver and the profile of the car is not seen at all.
The game by the way allows the player to choose from 25 car choices although majority of them would still need to be unlocked as the game goes on. Also, other than the racing, the player needs too to know ticks to gain turbo boost to win the game.
A Cars 2 fan will enjoy the game regardless of possible hitches. But there are really several reasons why a non fan will enjoy the game as well.
One of the many reasons would be the difficulty. Although it has been said earlier that the game is a no brainer, it technically gets difficult after a few stages.
The races become harder, requiring quick actions from the player. If you’re slow, you won’t be able to finish the game at all.
The additional extras in the game are drifting, energy turbos and collecting crests and badges.
Exciting actions that can be done too are driving through ten fruitstands in one of the races, drafting cars for five minutes, using fifteen turbos in a single event and hitting the chase car 25 times with the car weapons in the Survival Mode.
All these extras are an additional depth to the game, making the game a valuable rent for the hardcore adult gamers.
A hitch for the game however is it does not allow online multiplayer. Allowing the gamers to connect online would probably increase the game’s strength.
If online multiplayer is allowed, then the players will be able to compete with other gamers too.
A come on though for kid gamers is that they can play mini games like avoiding laser canons and collecting shields at the same time. This too comes from the scenes in the movie. And the gun firing may really be engaging for them.
All in all, Cars 2 video game can be an entertaining piece for both adult and kid gamer.
The hitch mentioned earlier can really be taken for granted, given that the game can give the solo player an amazing gaming experience.
If you’re a gamer and you think that Cars 2 is a blunder, you just might want to recheck your judgment and try playing the game first.