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Rollcage -- Psygnosis

Another classic Psygnosis racing game for the PlayStation, Rollcage is visually impressive, but lacks the gameplay to give it lasting appeal over the long haul.

Visually, this game is a strong contender for the platform, but while the environments are futuristic and very colorful, there isn't much that really stands out in my mind aside from all of the buildings that get knocked down by the vehicles during a race. In alot of ways, some of the courses always made me think of the game Off-World Interceptor Extreme in their texture stylings.

All-in-all, playcontrol was pretty standard, although there were times when I would ricochet off something and loose my barings temporarily... this would almost always prove to be a killer for my ability to place well in a race. Of course to compensate for this, the programmers allowed you the added ability to drive over almost every surface in the game. This little feature really helped give the game a more frantic feel than other similar racers.

Audio effects were pretty standard, but the music was a well selected mix of drum-n-bass tunes from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Aphrodite, and EZ Rollers to name but a few of many.

Unfortunately, with so much going for this game, I just didn't find it very playable in the long-run and kept finding myself growing board with the game while I was playing it. I can't really recommend it as a purchase unless you're going for the soundtrack as well, but try and rent it atleast once. You may really enjoy the game more than I and want to make it a keeper.

>>>>> 20.0/25 <<<<< R.I.P.
Graphics 4.5
Sound 4.5
Gameplay/Control 4.0
Longevity/Playability 3.0
Overall 4.0
Total 20.0