Sega Rally Revo Review
Xbox 360 | PS3
Sega Rally Revo box art
System: PS3, X360, PC, PSP Review Rating Legend
Dev: Sega Driving Studio 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: SEGA 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Oct. 9, 2007 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

However, there is one qualm I have with the Sixaxis configuration of the game. The Sixaxis simply does not translate well in most environments. Because you will be controlling differently depending on where you are, it is too difficult to manage using the tilt of the Sixaxis. Turns are also a little too much to negotiate with the Sixaxis functionality.

Sega Rally Revo screenshot

The sound area does its job pretty well, but I feel like there was room for improvement. The sound effects are all spectacularly done and feature very intricate environmental sounds as well as engine sounds. However, the accompanying music feels generic and could have benefited greatly from some diversity. Since most automotive games have left music choices in the hands of pop culture and generally outsource their audio content to various record companies, I can see where straying away from the pack might have been a good thing, simply for distinctive purposes. However, the result is mediocre-sounding music content.

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Sega Rally Revo is a genuinely fun experience for the arcade lover in all of us. I know that I personally appreciate the resurrection of this classic series and its emphasis on it's best mode. However, I can't say I didn't expect a little tweaking of the formula, just for the sake of variety. But I won't knock this one too hard for its lack of alternative modes of play. I had a blast going rally racing again with Sega Rally Revo. Oh, and just because you knew it was coming, "Game over- YEAAAH!"

By Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Freelance Writer

Features:

  • Deformation: Fully deformable environments and surfaces that will ensure no two laps, let alone a race, will be the same.
  • Speed and adrenaline: Fun, looping tracks, with a wide variety of surface types and vehicles including 4WD, 2WD and Classic vehicles.
  • A driving fantasy: Set to offer a wonderfully vibrant graphical world, featuring eight different environments each taking inspiration from exotic locations around the world.
  • Competition: Advanced A.I., multiplayer and online capabilities will ensure a healthy level of competition for all standards of driver.
  • Screen Resolution: Up to 720p (Standard HDTV, Widescreen).



  • Rating out of 5
    Rating Description

    4.2

    Graphics
    Cars, tracks, and location are all presented beautifully with great detail.

    4.0

    Control
    Great control using standard configuration. However, Sixaxis control is hard to get a handle on and a little too difficult to manage.

    3.0

    Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
    Sound effects are spot on, but music lacks distinctiveness or variety.

    4.0

    Play Value
    Even though most of the modes are all very similar, you'll have a blast rally racing every time you pick this one up!

    4.1

    Overall Rating - Great
    Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

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