Monday, June 03, 2019

"Redout" Review

Tight turns, roads lined with power-ups and sci-fi-flavored tracks pules "Redout," the latest challenger to try to take the wheel away from the incomparable "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe."

Developer 34BigThigngs prioritizes blazing speed above all else, sacrificing realism and nuance in favor of forward momentum. The result is a slick, easy-maneuvering futuristic arcade racer that recaptures the feel of "F-Zero."

Three years after it released on PS4, "Redout" drifts to Switch with scarlet-eyed ferocity.

The setting is 2560. With 28 vehicles at your disposal, each offering varying road grip, recharge speed and steering. You take to the track to earn medals, refine your technique and prepare for the next big throwdown.

While the experience "Redout" provides doesn't exactly burts with depth, there is plenty there for racing fans to tinker with and obsess over.

The visuals may struggle to keep up with the blistering speed of the proceedings, but overall, the Switch makes a fitting home for the off-kilter, high-intensity races. While the "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" spot at the lead of the pack, "Redout" proves to be worth a pit stop.

Publisher provided review code.

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