Thank you, SEGA.

Posted by John (828 posts) -

OutRun Arcade is something of a odd case in the xbla world, it's of a pretty high quality, it's got enough content to keep people playing for a long time (if your going for achievements, anyway) and above all else, it's not horribly overpriced like previous xbla games (uno rush, flock, family game night shit). This one is only 800 microsoft pinatas.

It's also the only true arcade racer on the service; witch is hard to believe because as I remember the arcades, they were jam packed with a bunch of driving games. Cruisin' USA, Sanfrancisco Rush, Virtua Racing and of course Out Run stand out. I would include the Sega Rally serires, but meh, I never got into that one.

Oh, and if you still have no idea what outRun is about, it's bassically a classic style arcade racer (aka with time limit & checkpoints). You only drive Ferrari cars and you drift like a mad man (reminded me of Riiiiiiidge Raaacer, a plus in my book). You always carry your blonde girl around, she's not only for show, there is an actual mode were you have to do some crazy stunts so hearts pop out her head, just like real life. If you happen to fail because of the time limit, she starts to punch you.... again, just like real life. The game also has online support, but I have yet to try that out.

All in all I think this is best arcade game that these "Days of Arcade" promo has to offer. You should at least check out the trial.

On a side note, Sega is getting a bit of good karma from me. They give us MadWorld & House of the Dead Overkill on a console that lacks some good M rated games, publishing "The Conduit" and "Bayonetta" both look like good hitters. And then they also put out some out-of-left-field stuff like Valkyria Chronicles. So yeah, good stuff for everyone around. But I feel that for every win, there is a 3d sonic game....

#1 Posted by John (828 posts) -

OutRun Arcade is something of a odd case in the xbla world, it's of a pretty high quality, it's got enough content to keep people playing for a long time (if your going for achievements, anyway) and above all else, it's not horribly overpriced like previous xbla games (uno rush, flock, family game night shit). This one is only 800 microsoft pinatas.

It's also the only true arcade racer on the service; witch is hard to believe because as I remember the arcades, they were jam packed with a bunch of driving games. Cruisin' USA, Sanfrancisco Rush, Virtua Racing and of course Out Run stand out. I would include the Sega Rally serires, but meh, I never got into that one.

Oh, and if you still have no idea what outRun is about, it's bassically a classic style arcade racer (aka with time limit & checkpoints). You only drive Ferrari cars and you drift like a mad man (reminded me of Riiiiiiidge Raaacer, a plus in my book). You always carry your blonde girl around, she's not only for show, there is an actual mode were you have to do some crazy stunts so hearts pop out her head, just like real life. If you happen to fail because of the time limit, she starts to punch you.... again, just like real life. The game also has online support, but I have yet to try that out.

All in all I think this is best arcade game that these "Days of Arcade" promo has to offer. You should at least check out the trial.

On a side note, Sega is getting a bit of good karma from me. They give us MadWorld & House of the Dead Overkill on a console that lacks some good M rated games, publishing "The Conduit" and "Bayonetta" both look like good hitters. And then they also put out some out-of-left-field stuff like Valkyria Chronicles. So yeah, good stuff for everyone around. But I feel that for every win, there is a 3d sonic game....

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