STAFF REVIEW of V-Rally 3 (Xbox)


Sunday, June 1, 2003.
by Tony Ingrassia

V-Rally 3 Box art The best way to describe V-Rally 3 is Sega GT meets Rally Sport Challenge. Although, Im not ready to crown it king of the XBOX Rally Racers, VR3 solidly holds second place, In my opinion, in this XBOX category. Rally enthusiast and racers alike will enjoy the in depth career mode which truly pulls you into the game and the "Life" of a rally racer, as well as end your career in a fatal off cliff accident. Start off at the ground floor, prove your racing prowess and land a sponsor...do exceptionally well and you may be tempted away by another team. Fans of racing "Sims" will delight in tweaking their vehicle of choice, repairing and upgrading it.
The tracks rank with the best Rally games and surpass some. Unlockables goodies, Multiplayer support (1-4)add to this attractive package.


The focus of the game play is really on the career mode. As I alluded to earlier with the Sega GT comment, this game has a fantastic, in-depth, career mode. Create your driver, look for a team to race for and keep your ride in tip top shapeIf that wasnt enough, your attitude also comes into play. Vehicle damage and normal wear and tear come into effect, checking in and replacing, repairing, and upgrading your vehicle can be done in a very nice Virtual garage interface. VR3 also has a nice array of European tracks to qualify and advance on, with a number of weather and terrain conditions. A nice assortment of vehicles are also available, and split into 2 classes (1.6 & 2.0 ltr.). Controls seemed a little touchy, but easy to get used to. VR3 also offers Steering Wheel Support.
Solid game play will appeal to many.



480P enabled,Visually VR3 is above average, the car damage, and track environmental objects and obstacles are crisp & clean. A variety of weather conditions are well represented, and the effects of the elements are eye-catching (Splashed up mud, rain drops, etc)I always like the "rain on windshield", to really get you into the game. Solid frame rate, with no major clipping issues. . Again, all in all a solid effort by Eden Studios.




In the sound dept. Dolby 5.1 Enabled helps the "atmosphere" of the game. VR3 looses a little ground though, not so much because it was poorly done, but because its the usual stuff, actual a little less. Your co-pilot is spot on but a little redundant. The music is, eh. Obviously the sounds add to the game experience, but you did buy this to race. Adequate at best.


Suggestions:
Nothing really...The game is very solid. With so many "Rally" games on XBOX, you really need something special to pull away from the pack...Eden Studios and Infograms delivered a solid effort. Number 2 on my list.


Overall: 9.0 / 10
Gameplay: 9.0 / 10
Visuals: 8.0 / 10
Sound: 7.0 / 10

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