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Riptide GP: Renegade review

High powered water sports aren’t the most covered topic when it comes to the gaming market. That being said though when the subject is addressed, it is done extremely well. I give you Riptide GP: Renegade.

Vector Unit (which is an awesome name by itself) have polished up what was in my opinion already a success. Back in January 2015 our very own Phil Kowalski reviewed Riptide GP2 and gave it a glowing report. Well 2 years on and Riptide GP is still good and it also looks a lot better. Testament to it’s own success Riptide GP: Renegade has also had a go at the mobile gaming genre and won!

Riptide GP: Renegade

The arcade racer has seen a bit of a decline in recent years with more realistic games taking the front line and leaving little quirky titles in their wake. It is good to see though that the arcade racer hasn’t died off just yet and developers like Vector Unit are still confident they can pull it off. Riptide GP: Renegade see’s you racing on hydrojet racers across 8 different maps. After being sentenced to a 2 year ban for illegal racing your character has to start from the bottom and work your way up back to the top of the podium.

Riptide GP: Renegade

The campaign mode does exactly what it should and as you progress through the ranks gaining XP and levelling up your hydro racer your competition also gets better. This makes achieving the top spot more difficult. The story isn’t really engaging but it adds some seasoning to the game and gives you a bit of purpose as you progress. True to most mobile games each race is ranked with a 3 star system depending on how you do. There does seem to be a bit of a difficulty spike in your competitors,however. This makes keeping your 1st place that bit harder to maintain. However if you’re a grind addict then you’ll enjoy this because to get the appropriate upgrades you may need to do a bit of grinding to get the parts you need.

Riptide GP: Renegade

When you take part in a race, depending on where you finish, you get a certain amount of prize money that can be spent on upgrades. As you progress the cost of upgrades increases so you have to think carefully where you want your money to go, whether it be acceleration, boost, handling or increase in top speed. Despite your upgrades though if you so much as make one error then you can quickly go from the front to the back in a matter of seconds, leading to some frustrating catch up moments.

Riptide GP: Renegade

The stunt system plays an important part because the more stunts you perform in a single race the more it increases the amount of boost you have at your disposal. The stunts are fairly easy to pull of with just a little tweak of the thumb sticks. Initially though the stunts are basic but you can unlock more as you progress through the game. Scattered throughout each stage are ramps and table tops that help you get enough air to perform your tricks, however to add a little spice you can also perform tricks off high waves and the wakes of other riders that they leave behind. Don’t concentrate too much on the stunts though, because again if you bodge one you’re not going to keep your position for long.

Riptide GP: Renegade

There is a some online and local multiplayer gameplay that offers something a little different but options on race type are limited. Visually Riptide GP: Renegade is good, obviously the console version looks better than the mobile version but with full 1080p and 60fps the gameplay is smooth and crisp. That being said though the backgrounds are a little basic and have a touch of Trials Fusion about them but to be fair, like the original you’re not looking at the backgrounds for long because there is always someone trying to nick your spot on the leaderboard. The soundtrack has been polished a bit compared to it’s predecessor and is just about acceptable and appropriate to the fast paced gameplay.

On the whole Riptide GP: Renegade still remains a must buy for racing fans and noobs alike. It will sit proud next to any racing game you have and will draw you back to retain your top spot and upgrade your Hydrojet. Good job, Vector Unit, not only for this one but for keeping the arcade racer alive.

Thanks to Vector Unit and Xbox for supporting TiX

 

 

 

Vector Unit date Riptide GP: Renegade release

Renegade

The Riptide franchise has been around for a little while. In fact, I think it was one of the first games I reviewed on Xbox One. Vector Unit have stepped back into the fold with the announcement of the rapidly incoming Riptide GP: Renegade, coming very soon to Xbox One.

If you’ve not played Riptide before, where have you been? The concept is similar to Wipeout. You ride a futuristic gravity defying racing machine around several tracks in order to win not only the race, but a championship. The only major difference with Riptide is that this is done mainly over water and there are no weapons.

So, what will make Renegade stand out from the other Riptide GP titles? Well, it’s a Play Anywhere title for a start, meaning that you can pay once and play it on both Xbox and Windows 10, making it great value already. Renegade is the first Riptide title to be designed with consoles in mind rather than ported from the mobile platform.

So, next gen water racing is heading to Xbox One, utilising dynamic water physics and new spray-effects. Dodge police boats and drones while you blast through the vast interactive race environments packed with destructible objects, animated scenery and secret shortcuts.

Riptide GP: Renegade will offer up to 8 player online multiplayer racing or go split-screen in local couch co-op with up to six racers depending on your platform. As with the other title in the series, you can collect and upgrade a whole garage full of blisteringly fast hydro-jets that transform while you ride them. Win prize money to be able to purchase upgrades, customisations, paint jobs and numbers.

All of this will run on console in silky smooth super-fast 1080p at 60fps, even in split-screen.

Riptide GP: Renegade will be hitting the Xbox One and Windows 10 platform on the 24th of February.

Vector Unit reveal Riptide GP: Renegade

Riptide GP: Renegade

I remember one of the first games I played on Xbox One and indeed, reviewed, on TiX. It was Riptide GP 2 and it was some fun, pretty mindless water-based racing. Nothing too taxing. Well, over a year later and developer, Vector Unit, have revealed the second trailer for the incoming Riptide GP: Renegade.

Coming sometime in the second quarter of 2016, Riptide GP: Renegade will offer the same rocket-powered water based racing as GP 2 did. Power your craft through futuristic environments while pulling off crazy mid-air stunts to boost your speed. Fight your way to the front of the pack.

Riptide GP: Renegade will feature a challenging single player Career Mode as well as split-screen local and online multiplayer. As with GP2, you can earn XP and in-game cash to use for jetbike upgrades, unlocking new cunning stunts and increasing your rider’s performance.

There will be a variety of race types to battle through as well as boss races to win as you embark on your career. Blast your way to the top of the underground hydro jet circuit. Compete against your friends or your best of enemies in 60fps 1080p visual goodness.

Matt Small, Creative Director and Co-Founder at Vector Unit;

We’ve been hard at work getting Riptide GP: Renegade ready for series fans and new players alike. This version has ben developed from the ground up for next-gen consoles. We kept what worked, but completely retuned the mechanics and the graphics engine, and we can’t wait for players to get their hands on the game.

Riptide GP: Renegade is coming to Xbox One in the second quarter of this year. I’d really love to see some rider character DLC for it. Deadpool pulling some of the stunts below would be awesome.

Here’s the new trailer for you. Let us know what you think.