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Old 30-04-2012, 17:37
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Just announced, the sequel to Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing, made by Sumo Digital and now includes former Bizarre Creations employees. Coming out late 2012 for the 3DS, PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and Vita.

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Old 30-04-2012, 19:41
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Here's a good Q & A about it. http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/89...view-sega-kart

The first game was surprisingly very good but I'm going to hold out & see what LBP Karting has to offer before deciding which one to go for
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Old 30-04-2012, 21:05
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Was really glad to hear this earlyer. I was hoping for a sequel, didnt think it would come so soon.

I hope Banjo-Kazooie appear in the XB360 version again!
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Old 30-04-2012, 22:17
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Still haven't got around to picking this up, is the handling of the cars similar to the Mario kart series.
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Old 30-04-2012, 23:51
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Still haven't got around to picking this up, is the handling of the cars similar to the Mario kart series.
Similar, but better, IMO, I enjoyed the first game more than I've enjoyed any Mario Kart game from the past 10 years, a lot of people ignored the game because it was labeled a "Mario Kart Clone".
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:28
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Still haven't got around to picking this up, is the handling of the cars similar to the Mario kart series.
Coming from somebody that has owned every Mario kart game (apart from handhelds), sonic allstars actually handles better.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:30
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really looking forward to this!

Hope they sort out the load times though, they were far too long
Also hope they add a tournament or something for splitscreen, was rather annoying that it was just single race after single race
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Old 01-05-2012, 13:22
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Probably pick this up at some point over the weekend, is the Shenmue character usable.
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Old 01-05-2012, 13:23
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It sounds a lot like Diddy Kong Racing from the N64 with the adventure mode & flying
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Old 01-05-2012, 13:28
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It sounds a lot like Diddy Kong Racing from the N64 with the adventure mode & flying
i loved that game!
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Old 01-05-2012, 15:36
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Used to spend all weekend playing that with mates, great days.
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Old 01-05-2012, 17:13
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Probably pick this up at some point over the weekend, is the Shenmue character usable.
Ryo? In the first game yes he is, He rides a Motorbike and his special is the Forklift Truck.
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Old 01-05-2012, 22:16
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Sounds like great fun, can't believe I never got around to picking this up before.
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Old 30-11-2012, 19:48
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So who bought this game then? Ridiculous amount of fun isn't it!
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Old 03-12-2012, 22:36
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Isn't as good as the first one. The transformations are an annoying gimmick and the driving sections are by far the most enjoyable.

The character roster isn't as good as the first game and the voice overs are bad.

The game is also WAY too hard. The Hard difficulty is extremely hard and frustrating, then later you find out and even harder Expert mode unlocks. I wish i went with the WiiU version because it's ruining my gamerscore with stupidly impossible and stupidly hard achievements.

There are a few things that are better than the first game like level design and vehicle mods but the first is better. A Kart Racer should be a game you can play with your mates for fun but it's too hard for that and friends don't want to play it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 23:08
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So sad to see how basic the sales have been for this game, it's brilliant and has a load of content, so to see it wobble around the chart between 25 and 30 is just, ugh, the state of modern gaming at times.

Yes the game is difficult! It makes you really go all out, if this says it's Hard, it's going to be Hard! But I do like it, I just need to master the tracks to put off the best routes possible, I noticed when i first started playing I was barely scratching 3rd and 4th on the new maps, but on the legacy maps I was coming out on top (Shibuya Downtown how I love it) simply because I knew those ones like the back of my hand on where to drift, take shortcuts, etc.

Flying is easily the worst part for me, Driving best and even the boat parts are good (OutRun Bay is brilliant for this!) but I do find maps that have forced Flying is where I tend to stutter and lose a few places.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:05
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Loving this game, it's far superior to the first game in the way it plays. The hard difficulty is just too punishing for me though, and even the normal level can be pretty hard on some events.

Split screen multi-player is amazing, and really fast. Playing the Outrun tracks (forward and reverse tracks) is brilliant.

Everything about this game is really cool, the gameplay is robust, and the transformations are really sweet. I love the aircraft, and I love the way you have to develope your skills to use each vehicle type. The graphics are beautiful, and the sound is damn fine too.

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:08
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I really enjoyed the demo when I played it on PS3 but I'll be getting it on Wii U. Going to sell Nintendo Land which I got with my console & get this as I'll get a lot more play out of it
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:08
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Got this yesterday and I have to say I do love it.

It is insanely difficult but that's what makes it so brilliant. Once you've been playing it for a while you get the hang of it and find yourself getting better and better and daring to try for the hard mode more

Only thing I'd say though is that it doesn't play smoothly enough for me. Courses are too messy/crowded and sometimes you just find yourself going off in the wrong direction because its not quite sure where your meant to turn.

7/10 for me
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:23
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I got this a couple of days ago and frankly I'm glad I did!! Anyone that liked mario kart or crash team racing should get this. Yes it's challenging but honestly like others have said once you get the hang of it you soon start climbing the difficulty curve.

Just unlocked the hardest difficulty and got my first four star last night ... good times!!

Great little game at a great price at the moment!!

One question though about split screen ... if I play the SP game on split screen and one of us wins does that count as a win and i get the stars??
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Old 06-01-2013, 18:48
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Brilliant game and I love it to bits but the connection issues last night and the other night online where driving me bonkers.

Worth every penny though and glad I got hold of this game.
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Old 24-01-2013, 23:52
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Bought this the other day (was 14.95 on Amazon with free DLC so thought i'd take the risk)

It's actually VERY good, far better than i'm assuming people think it'll be. It's arguably better than Mario Kart Wii i'd say. I just love how beautifully the race stages are designed, they really have nailed the theme of each game the track is based on, with many branching routes. (gotta love the after burner one where you're racing amidst a naval battle).

Theres a whole host of different challenges and I think the transformed mechanic works well. Of course, there are one or two aberrations (did we really need Danica Patrick and that guy out of a Disney movie?). But this really is a hidden gem, especially f you're a Sega fan, so much fan service.
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Old 20-02-2013, 14:10
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(did we really need Danica Patrick and that guy out of a Disney movie?).
BIB - Sonic and Eggman make a cameo in Wreck it Ralph so I'm guessing that's why they added Ralph to the game. We could have done without Danica Patrick but it didn't bother me that much.
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Old 09-06-2013, 15:50
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It's a really addictive game. So much fun and the Career Mode is great. It's something the Mario Kart games should include because it makes the game so much more exciting and challenging.

I do agree though that it's extremely difficult. It's great when you manage to win a race or other challenge on hard mode. Even medium is difficult; we are stuck in the final world on a Versus challenge on the Billy Hatcher course, just can't seem to win it! I do think though that it's unfair; getting hit seems to slow me down a lot and can be overtaken by quite a few racers, but when I hit the others, they are really quick at recovering and at times I can't even overtake them.

Also, it seems easy at the start to overtake your opponents, but even if I manage to maintain my speed and I'm using a mod that should make me really fast, they all seem to catch up with me and overtake, and then it seems impossible to catch up with them. The game seems broken in that respect and it does make it very frustrating.

It's still a great game though because there's so much to do and it's a lot of fun playing with other people. Also love the music that plays when you get an all-star, especially the Sonic Adventure music!
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