Game Review: Scrap Metal
Release Date: March 10, 2010
Genre: Racing, Action
Developer: Slick Entertainment
Available Platforms: Xbox 360
MSRP: 1200 MSP
Game Rating: E10 (Everyone 10+)
The controls have two options, the default control scheme uses the left stick and you point in the direction you want; and you can drive & steer the vehicle with one control button. The advance control scheme will be more familiar to any gamer who has played a racing game, with them you press RT to drive and use the left stick to steer. These controls are much more intuitive. On both control schemes you press A to fire your weapon. The controls are tricky to learn and will get you frustrated, but all I can say is stick with them and give them a chance. After awhile using them you will get used to them and will have no trouble at all. Overall the singleplayer was a solid play through. It was full of explosions and exciting races and provided a lot of fun and frustration in equal measure.
Multiplayer in this game is much the same as the singleplayer with a few exceptions. You can’t upgrade your vehicle. Instead your giving a set of vehicles for each of the game modes. You can however customize your car but its limited; you can only change the paint job on each vehicle. There is 3 game modes; Race, Derby & King of the Hill. Race is pretty much want the title says you race against 3 other Xbox Live players and the rest are AI. Derby is an all out war with everybody trying to destroy the other persons vehicle. King of the Hill is mix of both Race & Derby were you have destroy other vehicles and earn points and also race around a track. Online was great to play, it was much the same as the singleplayer. The lack of players in one lobby was a disappointment, there was only 4 players in each game mode with the rest being AI. If there was 8 players in a single lobby for each game mode it would have been better.