Trials Fusion for Xbox One Review
Does this next generation sequel of the classics Trials HD and Evolution featuring futuristic wacky worlds and new control system make it better or is it the same old game.
Personally I think RedLynx have done well and fans of the previous Trial games will not be disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not perfect but it’s a great result and I’m sure that a few updates down the line will make it better.
Once you have the brief training levels out of the way you are let loose on a range of crazy tracks ranging from future tech looking warehouses to sub-zero ice covered environments, all delivered with stunning colours and graphics.
The controls are like most games in this category, throttle, brake and leaning – sounds pretty easy right? Wrong! Getting your balance right and knowing when to come out of a spin does take some practice so don’t expect to be picking up those gold medals straight away, this game is harder than it looks and it really does take some time to master each of the bikes dynamics. For this reason you feel like you are getting a lot for your money.
A great feature and a very funny one is the bailout- the best results are achieved the higher you go, once find the right spot, press the Y button and your rider will dismount the bike, its little bit like the epic crashes you can achieve on games like Skate 3 (check that out on the XBOX 360, very funny). There are a variety of achievements to be had from bailouts and bone shattering accidents.
Some of the achievements seem near impossible but as you earn better bikes this will give you a chance to go back and grab those golds, again this adds value to the game.
There is a great range of other bonus features, such as hidden jumps, buttons and pathways that can be very testing but help you rack those all important achievement points. As previously mentioned, these hidden treats can seem almost impossible to complete but with better bikes you’ll soon get through it.
Also included is a track creator letting you build some pretty impressive and bizarre courses, once you have finished your motor ready masterpiece you can share your track with fellow trial gamers.
The only I had with the game was the uplay feature, I tried signing up on screen but it kept timing out, so I registered on the website and tried logging in but again, I kept getting timed out messages or loss of connection. To be honest this is something I’m not too worried about and will happily live without it.