If there's one XBLA title that has surely made PSN-bound players seethe with jealousy, it's Trials Evolution. As frustrating as it is riveting, its utterly addictive mix of biking, platforming and puzzling, not to mention some inspiring, imaginative level design, has kept me hooked.
Plus, one can simply never tire of laughing sadistically as your rider breaks every bone in his virtual body as a result of your incompetence. Only to then smash the controller in frustration as it happens again for the umpteenth time - I still can't face the final torturous level of the Origin of Pain DLC, you know.
Trials Evolution is without a doubt one of the best downloadable titles available in recent memory, and I can't help but feel for PS3 owners who have been deprived of the experience. It seems, however, that an intriguing alternative is on its way.
Announced as a PlayStation Vita game entitled 'Urban Trials' at Gamescom, a waft of silence has since followed the mystery title that many assumed would be an outright copycat of Trials Evolution.
This week, the barren Facebook page was suddenly renamed to 'Urban Trial Freestyle', however, along with a teasing screenshot depicting a rider performing a leap of faith from a tall building.
Little information is still known about the game's content, but accessing Urban Trial Freestyle's blog reveals the following description:
Agreed! Cant wait until november. By the way in the 5th video of 9 "PCars UI: SOLO" i noticed theyre using a tune that was in GTR 2
Its a shame that they're shutting down but it should mean that Raceroom improves as in my opinion its lagging behind the other main sims (surely this must be the main cause for their bankruptcy?) The game has potential and an acceptable amount of content to buy, however I think the prices for individual cars and tracks is a little steep considering the quality of them compared to Assetto Corsa...
Always feel these sorts of packs are all very,,,meh. But how you can include a Merc in a "Best of British" baffles me, regardless of where it was built. Surely there are better example of British sportscars from the past that can be used? Anyway, microtransactions are the way forward and I like DLC but throw in a track or something, no?
Just need the games room to be sorted...might have to just check this out on a friends setup instead. ;o)
...and less shiny graphics. Not everything in real life looks brand new all the time.