|System: PS3, X360||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Koei Canada||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Koei||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: Sept. 11, 2007||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1 - 4||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
The vehicles themselves are great. Again, this is mainly due to the customization level of the game. Literally, Fatal Inertia allows you to really make the vehicle you want. You will also see the attention to detail for the damage your vehicle will take. This may not be a huge thing, but after excessively bashing your vehicle on the walls and other various hazards, it is a great cue for when you are about to be eliminated from the race.
The sounds of the game are not genuine, nor are they all that pleasant to hear. Unless of course, you like bass thumping techno, with a few dashes of videogame idiocracy blaring through your speakers. The music is just flat dull and a little stale. But with the intensity of the races and determination factor, most of the time the music is going to be drowned out from you being on the edge of your seat either wishing it would end or cursing that driver that just pasted you.
The frantic frenzy comes to light a little better in the online multiplayer. It also helps you realize just how cutthroat you might be while playing online. Online you get into the spirit of competition a lot quicker than some will in the single player season action.
While not perfect, Fatal Inertia does keep you entertained for a while, and might even hook you the way F-Zero hooked me. However, I have to warn you, just because you loved F-Zero doesn't mean that you will like Fatal Inertia. Simply put, if you really have to run out and buy any game that will keep you going for quite a few hours, then this could certainly aid you along in your quest to defeat boredom. Just make sure that you are prepared to run into the several track laden obstacles repeatedly. Just after each hit say to yourself, "Once more, with feeling." It seemed to help me.
CCC Freelance Writer