Urban Trial Freestyle
Imitation and flattery
by Peter Willington 5/3/2013
Product: Urban Trial Freestyle
Developer: Tate Interactive
Publisher: Tate Interactive
Format: 3DS, PS Vita
Networking: wireless (network)
There's no denying it. Urban Trial Freestyle is - to be diplomatic in my wording - a loving homage to Trials HD.
Copy, clone, cool new version of a game on another platform - however you want to look at it, the similarities to RedLynx's runaway success are evident. You're on a bike, there's a rocking soundtrack, and you're a rad dude driving across gnarly terrain.
Though it's a very good entry in the two-wheeled, physics-based, time trial and tricks-focused action game genre, there's a lack of originality here that keeps Urban Trial Freestyle from being a classic.
Clearly inspired by Trials HD, Urban Trial Freestyle doesn't do enough to make it memorable, but the physics-racing is nevertheless fun, while it lasts
©2013 Steel Media Limited
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