Bloody Rally Show | PS4 Review
Bloody Rally Show is a top-down racing game developed by Kodo Linija, and published by Digerati. It is currently available on Windows PC, PlayStation, XBox, and Nintendo Switch, and for the purpose of my review I was playing the PlayStation 4 version.
Bloody Rally Show is an arcade racing game with a roguelite twist. All the tracks are procedurally generated meaning there is essentially an endless list of possibilities through all the different races. Alongside the racing action there is a bit of a story that is followed as you race through the campaign. Essentially, your main character had a fatal accident in 2021; it is now the year 2084 and you have been cryogenically frozen and now you must win races to pay back the bill from being preserved for so long. The campaign is split up into several seasons which fall under the same championship series. Each season has five races where you can earn cash. The last race in each season has a special task that you have to complete, otherwise you will not just have to retry it. However, you’ll also potentially lose cash or upgrades that you have done to your car.
The general gameplay was quite fun and hectic with AI racers coming from nowhere and aiming to destroy you. In some races the opponents have weapons on their vehicles and will really be out for blood. One of my biggest gripes with the gameplay was the general handling of the car. Even after I upgraded my car and progressed a little I found the handling to be absolutely awful, so it felt more like the game mechanics rather than just my rubbish driving. There's a wacky variety of weapons available to you in some races ranging from rocket launchers and machine guns to melee weapons like ninja stars. Juggling the driving and the combat is quite a challenge, so I found myself failing far more often than I succeeded. One of the main things that really spiced up the gameplay for me though was the fact that everything was procedurally generated meaning that no two attempts at a race are the same, so everyone will have a unique gaming experience.
Bloody Rally Show doesn’t take itself too seriously, maintaining a fun arcade style throughout. I couldn’t imagine anyone putting any serious time into it, but as a way to kill time, it's a lot of fun and takes some time to get good at, so there is certainly a challenging aspect. Having a storyline to follow was a fun addition, although I will say it wasn’t of much importance to me because the whole purpose of the game is high octane racing.
Lj’s Rating: 2.5 rogue rockets out of 5.
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