Review: Put the pedal to the metal with Split Second: Velocity

It’s been a bumper crop of DLC reviews cropping up on the interwebs this week. Heck, me may even throw some original and exclusive ones up here if you guys and gals are lucky! Here’s my take on the first decent racer to be released in quite sometime, and for those of you scoffing or begging to differ, NO, Gran Turismo’s Prologue PSP piece of shit doesn’t count. I care not for simulations! Bring ’em arcade styled, crazy and as Burnout 3: Takedown inspired as humanly possible. Got it?

The complete DLC domination of GameArena.com.au continues. Not only did Josh and myself “podjack” The GAP (their very own podcast, with hilarious results…sorry Joab and Luke) a few weeks back, but now my reviews invade its every orifice! Here’s a sample of my latest piece on the more bang for your buck racer, Split Second: Velocity.

“If there’s one thing I can say about Black Rock Studio, it’s that these guys know their way around a track… With so much competition, and most developers leaning towards more of a simulation styled affair, Black Rock threw the rulebook out the window and added an explosive element to the genre… and that’s a gross understatement. A better description might be that Split Second: Velocity is high octane done the Michael Bay way, fueled by gasoline, a couple of hundred thousand tonnes of C4, thermite and napalm, all ignited by a rocket launcher.”

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Dave Kozicki

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Video game reviewer, presenter and enthusiast. Film and TV-aholic. Pop culture geek. T-shirt and sneaker addict. All around nice guy and one hell of a sexy beast. Writer for Official PlayStation Magazine AU, AusGamers and Hyper Magazine.
  • QuesterX

    I played the demo and was severely underwhelmed. I love Dirt 2. I love Grand Tourismo. I loved burn out. I want a game that can walk the fine line between realism and arcade. This game is shit. You hold down the fucking accelerator and you hardly even need to steer. There was nothing in the demo that made me even slightly want to buy it. The concept is great but where is the exhileration that SHOULD be coming from dodging exploding barrels or shunting people into petrol pumps? Also you get those charge ups ludicrously easy. I got something like 5 full bars in a single race.

    The demo was horrible i thought.. can you tell?

  • QuesterX

    I played the demo and was severely underwhelmed. I love Dirt 2. I love Grand Tourismo. I loved burn out. I want a game that can walk the fine line between realism and arcade. This game is shit. You hold down the fucking accelerator and you hardly even need to steer. There was nothing in the demo that made me even slightly want to buy it. The concept is great but where is the exhileration that SHOULD be coming from dodging exploding barrels or shunting people into petrol pumps? Also you get those charge ups ludicrously easy. I got something like 5 full bars in a single race.

    The demo was horrible i thought.. can you tell?