|System: Wii||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Data Design Inc.||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Destineer||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: Jan. 2, 2008||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-2||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Everyone||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
The sound in this game is definitely what I would call uninspired. There's some generic sounding music in the background that sort of resembles a Beach Boys sound, and there's some looping motor noises that accompany the music. The resulting dynamic between these two lackluster audio elements is something that you don't really want to experience. Overall, the sound scheme does nothing for this game, and this title is best played with the sound turned down.
Visually, this game is disappointing as well. The track environments are very basic with a featureless landscape with minimal details on the track itself. The color palate in this game is also very basic and hinders the overall look of the game by making the whole thing just a little too homogeneous.
Vehicles don't look bad, but they don't exactly impress either. One very interesting thing that I noticed about the visuals in this game was how the fonts on menu screens were pixilated. I don't think I've seen pixilated text in a game since the Nintendo 64, so it was a little shocking to see in this title.
Classic British Motor Racing is a title that most people should avoid. It does not provide a satisfying racing experience, and it does not provide any real satisfying gameplay elements. The gameplay may work to an "alright" degree, but there's nothing that really stands out about this title's core gameplay, and the bad quality of the visuals and the sound to make this a title to steer clear of. So even though Classic British Motor Racing looks like a cool title, and it is available at a budget price, this one is best left on the shelf.
Amanda L. Kondolojy