With Fast & Furious 6 (movie) set to hit theaters tomorrow (5/23/13) lets take a look at the official game released for the iPad. Lets see if it is as good as the movies and lives up to our expectations.
The game starts up with the familiar splash screen and a short intro giving a feel of authenticity. The graphics look crisp and stunning as the game automatically dives into the story mode.
Although I would give the game 5 stars on graphics, car mods and a wide selection of cars to choose from, i’d give it a 0 on originality and concept. If you have played CSR racing before you would not be surprised, FNF6 uses the same drag racing concept and amalgamates it with the cast from the movie.
The story however could have been made more interesting by using actual cut scenes from the movie. The game even boasts a similar in-game shop format where players can purchase to gold to buy special cars which wouldn’t be possible otherwise. This was indeed one of the frustrating aspects of CSR racing which have also been adopted by FNF6. The in-game store might be frustrating but it is an important source of revenue for the developers who put in all the hard work.
If you look closely there are a couple of differences between the two games. The most noticeable one being the way you shift gears, instead of just flicking the flappy pedals on CSR racing you actually need to swipe the stick shift, which I think has a better feel to it. Secondly, to add to the experience you can even have a blown engine if you do not shift and over rev. The second addition is the inclusion of a drift mode style of racing, which is welcome addition.[toggle title=””]…[/toggle]
Although the release is not a full featured game like the Need for Speed or Asphalt series, the availability of both drift and drag events gives a break from the monotony, certainly adding to the playability of the game.
You are again limited by the number of times you can race during a particular session due to the similar CSR fuel gauge dynamics. Players do have the option to get more fuel through the in-game store for real money. Overall I would rank the game 3.5 mainly due to it’s feel as a rebranded, tweaked version of CSR.
The official trailer can be viewed here:[youtube id=”-d-EYkcUFhQ” width=”600″ height=”350″]