Technology has been nice to the developers of MegaRace 2. For one, the tracks in this game are far more superior in design and look when compared to the original. They're simply great looking and feature more hazards, such as oil slicks and things to blow you up as well as multiple paths. Also noticeable is the tweaked gaming engine this bad-boy runs on. It's far more sophisticated than the original and is much faster and features better car animations. Add to that new and improved (and funnier) FMV sequences with host Lance Boyle and his new "mentally" challenged co-host. The script is very humorous and Lance's hair alone will make you laugh out loud. So all of this added together equals a great game, right? Well, no, it doesn't.
Even with all these improvements, MegaRace 2 is essentially the same game as the original. You watch FMV sequences in-between racing segments in which you must battle your rival cars. The concept and flow of this game hasn't changed at all. And this might have been forgivable had the developers improved the shortcomings of the original. There's still no rear-view mirror, which is very problematic. You see, once you get in first place or pass any car, more than likely they're going to start shooting at you. You have no way of knowing when this is going to happen or where you are in regard to your enemies. The lack of a rear view mirror makes it near impossible to avoid enemy fire. You have to put up with this every race. To make it worse, MegaRace 2 is pretty repetitive, just like the original. You shoot cars, try to bash the enemies up and that's it. That's all you do throughout the entire game. Again, this could probably have been overlooked just as well had their been a multiplayer option. But, alas, there is no such feature here. MegaRace 2 could have made for a great on-line experience but it just wasn't meant to be.
There's nothing like milking something for all it's worth, which isn't much in the case of MegaRace 2. Sure, this sequel features bigger and better looking tracks, better FMV sequences and a revamped gaming engine, but it's almost the exact same game as the original and it fails to improve on the concept. If you were a die-hard fan of the original game, then you'd probably find MegaRace 2 to be very cool game. Those of you who weren't, you can do much better than this game and would be wasting your money by purchasing it.
Graphics: MegaRace 2 is simply beautiful. The track designs were well thought out and the developers paid great attention with small details. The FMV sequences look pretty good, as well.
Sound: The techno soundtrack isn't too bad, but it is a bit repetitive. Explosion sounds and other car sound effects are decent.
Enjoyment: Unfortunately, this game isn't too enjoyable due to the repetitive "shoot the car" formula. You do the same thing throughout the entire game and there just aren't enough options to hold any interest. At least the FMV sequences are funny...
Replay Value: Once you finish this game, there's no reason to go back. There's not much reason to finish the game in the first place, unless you want to see all the FMV sequences.
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