Redout: Lightspeed Edition - PlayStation 4 Review

F-Zero has some competition

Game Info: (Box Display)

  • System: PS4, Xbox One
  • Publisher: 34BigThings srl
  • Developer: 34BigThings srl
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2017
  • Price:$39.99
  • Rating: E for Everyone
  • Genre: Racing, Arcade
  • Players: 1-2 (Online 2-6)
  • Official Website: https://34bigthings.com/

Who it Caters to

Redout, a PC original title, released for the present day consoles as Redout: Lightspeed Edition. Players will get to grab futuristic racing ships and speed across 35 race tracks with several teams to choose from and 4 classes of racers that can be used as the player ranks up. Players will reach high speeds and have to navigate around vicious turns and loops to either beat the timer or beat other opponents. Players can either play solo, split-screen and or hop online to play with up to 6 racers all engaging in various different racing modes. Fans of arcade racing games will definitely be the main audience to enjoy Redout: Lightspeed Edition.

What to Expect

Have you ever played games like F-Zero or Wipeout and loved the speed you could feel as you whizzed on tracks taking tight turns and going hundreds of miles per hour? If your answer was yes, then you’re going to want to play Redout: Lightspeed Edition. Players will either race in a career mode that has over a 100 events or can play against friends via split screen. Feel as if your racing skills are up good enough? Then take the race to the online world where you can face others in various game modes such as Last Man Standing or Pure Race modes to just name a few. Get ready to show the world you can be the fastest racer in the world in Redout: Lightspeed Edition.

Story

In Redout: Lightspeed Edition there is no story mode. Players can either face AI opponents—with up to three difficulty levels—or go online to face real people and see who the best racer is. If you go to career mode your mission is to rank up and earn money to unlock new ships and power ups. Each successful race will unlock more tracks and different events for you to race on. Can you get gold medals on every event? Master your racing skills and become the ultimate racer as you race for the best times and or for the glorious first place spot.

Gameplay

If a person was to say that Redout: Lightspeed Edition was an aim of trying to mimic the style of games like F-Zero and/or Wipeout, we wouldn’t be too surprised. On paper, Redout: Lightspeed Edition does sound a lot like those two games. Players take a sci-fi future racer and unleash them on colorful future-like course all while going hundreds of miles per hour to aim for first place. However, we can happily say that while Redout: Lightspeed Edition does indeed have some similar aspects to Sony’s Wipeout series or Nintendo’s F-Zero series, Redout: Lightspeed Edition has its own style that in some ways goes above those other titles. Now we’ll try to prove that in our review of Redout: Lightspeed Edition.

Redout: Lightspeed Edition at first glance may seem a bit daunting, especially for those who aren’t use to games that feel like you’re literally hitting warp drive in various sci-fi movies. You’ll see loads of different teams and different ships each with various stats such as acceleration, grip recharge speed and energy to name some of the different stats. However, Redout: Lightspeed Edition isn’t that hard to play thanks to its arcade style of controls. Players will speed through courses and need to master taking hard turns, loops and avoiding colliding with other players, walls and sometimes out of bound areas when they jump off huge ramps for serious air time. Redout: Lightspeed Edition controls great and while your first several races may go very badly—seriously we only got bronze in our first 8 races—eventually you’ll find getting silver is pretty easy and gold isn’t too much harder and hey if you ever feel the AI is too easy on normal mode then you can always ramp the difficulty in the options menu for some more challenge. Now you may be wondering what will keep you playing Redout: Lightspeed Edition as it’s a racing game and it can get old right. Well this is where Redout: Lightspeed Edition outshines other similar titles.

One glance at the menu and you’ll realize there is a ton to do and unlock in Redout: Lightspeed Edition. As players will notice in career mode—which will be the mode you’ll spend the most time on if you’re playing solo—there are several teams of racers, 4 ships per team and a ton of power ups to unlock. These all require not only higher pilot levels—which are earned by winning races and or getting at least bronze medals—but also cash. We won’t lie folks, we haven’t even done all the events in Redout: Lightspeed Edition and its understandable when according to the developers there are over 100 events to partake in. That means you’re looking at a lot of bang for your buck which is always muchly appreciated.

Graphically Redout: Lightspeed Edition looks pretty good to say the least. We won’t say this is the best game ever but the tracks look cool and the various ships all look unique which is a real plus. What also is a plus is the music in game. Racing games without good music can be a bit disheartening but that isn’t the case in Redout: Lightspeed Edition. The music sounds awesome and really makes it easy to feel the speed rushing through you on each of the tracks. Needless to say Redout: Lightspeed Edition looks and sounds good.

Here at Honey’s Anime we always save the bad issues with a game for last seeing as how we want to prioritize what makes a game good first. However, to be honest folks we don’t have much negative to say about Redout: Lightspeed Edition. While some tracks suffer from some frame rate issues—this is noticeable on tracks that are heavy with different environmental effects and such—it’s never enough to cause an issue with a race. We never felt like we had lost a race because of some ill-timed frame slowdowns. Possibly there are last minor issue is that some of the 35 tracks can look the same and feel the same but that’s only a minor issue and by the end of the day there are still a ton of tracks that feel really unique and cool.

Honey's Gameplay Consensus:

Arcade racing games come in all shapes and forms. Thus it can be quite easy to write off a new sci-fi racer like Redout: Lightspeed Edition before you even purchase it. The reason being is that there are so many other titles in the gaming world—such as F-Zero or Wipeout—that have done the same thing as Redout: Lightspeed Edition. However, we can honestly say we enjoyed our time with Redout: Lightspeed Edition seeing as how this is not only a fun racing game but it has a ton of things to do and feels like a full priced game. At $39.99 Redout: Lightspeed Edition is a game we can fully recommend with no problems.

Honey's Pros:

  • Long Career Mode
  • Impressive Graphics
  • Great music
  • Tons of different game modes
  • Arcade Controls feel amazing
  • Solid Amount of replayability

Honey's Cons:

  • Not for those who need slower paced racing games
  • Several tracks feel the same
  • Some tracks have frame rate issues

Honey's Final Verdict:

Folks we here at Honey’s Anime have played a lot of different racing games. Regardless of the console, we tend to enjoy them if they provide us with a fun experience and have a means of replayability. Redout: Lightspeed Edition does just that and we would say if you’re looking for a modern day sci-fi arcade racing title you need to try it out as soon as you can. That being said we have come to the end of our Redout: Lightspeed Edition review. If you have some comments about the game—such as your thoughts if you own it or if you’re planning to buy it—let us know in the comment section down below. As always if you love us here at Honey’s Anime and you love our gaming reviews and articles, keep coming back to our amazing site as we’re always working around the clock for you beautiful souls out there.

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Author: Aaron

Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!

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