Road Redemption, the Kickstarted spiritual successor to damn near legendary motorcycle racer Road Rash, has a mode where cars just continuously rain from the sky while you’re driving. Seriously.
Truth be told, I’d sort of been steering clear of this one after its first footage looked a bit bland and uninspired, but this is the kind of rampant silliness I can totally get behind. The video comes to us courtesy of Rock Paper Shotgun, who also captured some of the (still in early access alpha) game’s more spectacular crashes.
Oh, and then there’s this bit from RPS preview, which has me thinking I’ll almost certainly dive (or hurtle, arms and legs flailing every which way, as it were) into this one over the weekend:
“The combination of metal mangling at speed and body-hurling absurdity means the best description of Road Redemption (other than ‘it’s Road Rash, stupid’) is perhaps Michael Bay Remakes Wile E. Coyote. (And he probably will eventually, you know). Fortunately, the Roadrunner sensibility definitely wins out over the dead-eyed vehicle porn sensibility. We’re supposed to be laughing all the time, I think.”
Yeah, I can dig it. And seriously: car rain. CAR RAIN. Video games have finally jumped the shark, but I’m surprisingly OK with that.