Review: Riptide GP: Renegade (Win 10/Xbox One)

Riptide GP: Renegade drops players into a futuristic world of illicit hydro jet racing, where armored riders kick out death-defying stunts over massive waterfalls, outrun cops, and boost at breakneck speeds across surging waves.

Pros:

  • Gorgeous graphics. From the detailed racers to the stunning areas you get to race on, Waterfalls to storms to lovely sunny beaches.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Supports keyboard and controller.
  • Opening tutorial that can be replayed from the menu at any time.
  • Graphic optimization test at start up.
  • Three difficulties: Easy, Standard and hard.
  • Can re bind every button and stick on the controller.
  • Full stats breakdown section.
  • Five game modes- Career, Challenge, Quick race, Online and split screen.
  • Full online leaderboard support.
  • Can customize your ride colour,Decal and race number.
  • Unlock decals by winning races.
  • Pre race fly overs.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • Arcade jet ski racer gameplay.
  • Perform stunts to fill your boost bar.
  • Tricks are performed with the two sticks.
  • Banging techno soundtrack.
  • Very much a pick up and play title.
  • Earn EXP to level up and earn skill points and cash.
  • Skill points unlock new stunts or abilities and buffs.
  • Clear easy to read UI.
  • Earn stars to unlock new races in career mode.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Different race events from standard race to elimination or freestyle events.
  • Fast crash recovery reset.
  • Boss races and once beaten you unlock a new jet ski and rider model.
  • Unlock bonus race series which are harder optional races with greater rewards.
  • Weather and level effects like thunderstorms or rockets shaking the screen or warring battle cruisers, It all looks so good and adds to the atmosphere.

Cons:

  • Mouse cursor doesn’t disappear on Win 10 version when using controller.
  • No quit to desktop.
  • AI can be cheap especially on harder difficulties.
  • Early career races are the same set of tracks over and over.
  • Cannot earn boost when boosting.
  • Achievements have a delay upon popping.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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