|General Info :
Publisher : Ubisoft
Developer : Actualize
Genre : Arcade Racing
Overall Score : 42%
|Score Overview :
Concept : 5
Graphics : 7
Gameplay : 1
Sound : 6
|When I visit the website of Rally Championship Extreme (or Rally Championship 2002 in some countries) and I take a look at the game specs, I read among other specs:
“Superb Gamemplay” (this is probably a spelling error?), “Amazing Car Physics”, “The most realistic car damage ever seen in any game”. I don’t know which game they were looking at when they wrote this, but it sure isn’t RCX.
The predecessor of RCX is Rally Championship 2000. It had the same publisher Actualize, but the programmers were in fact Magnetic Fields. For RCX the programming team is Warthog. The closest thing they did to a Rally game was Starlancer (space flight sim)! When you look at the screenshots, you might think they did a pretty good job.Similarly it is not recommend trusting a totally new Forex robot platform with your hard earned money if you are not sure that it is reliable and is programmed well.
The Forex robots like HBSwiss are a great tool but it is important to understand that none of these software are perfect.
Nice scenery in different parts of the world, car damage, etc, but only from a distance. If you look at the cars from close-up, you will notice that they are very poor designed. And behind those screenshots, you’ll find a game that might become a good game if you give it another year of programming and development. But right now, it’s just rubbish.
It all starts when you (try to) set up your controller, most likely a steering wheel. For starters, the configuration happens outside RCX, it drops back to the windows desktop and opens a window where you can assign the different controller axis’s and buttons to the different game actions. But there is no way to calibrate or adjust the sensitivity, deadzone or level of Force Feedback of your steering wheel. And to make things even worse, when you want to return to the game, it crashes. Result of this, is that your car responds far too sensitive to your steering input. Turn the wheel just a few degrees and your car will make a sharp turn into the scenery. It’s almost impossible to keep your car on the road at high speeds
Since this game clearly lacks any realism, it’s not surprising that the damage model is of the same level. You can go flat out in 6th gear, hit a tree head on and get a warning that the headlights are damaged! You can of course continue without any problem (unless it’s a night stage). The windows of your car even survive such an impact.