Table Top Racing: World Tour
From time to time Table Top Racing: World Tour can feel a bit mundane; like it's missing a certain je ne sais quoi. It's a game I keep coming back to though, playing the odd hour here and there between other titles, and with this approach I greatly appreciate its charm.
In the end, Table Top Racing: World Tour is fine. The physics can be wonky at times, and the upgrade system is laughable given the large coin payout per race, but the racing itself is solid enough that a few people will be able to overlook those flaws. It's a solid single-player experience due to the game's overall length, but with inactive multiplayer community, it becomes a tough sell. It's cheap enough that people who don't normally play multiplayer in their racing games won't mind anyway, but for those looking for a more complete arcade-style racing experience on the Xbox One, World Tour falls squarely in the middle of the pack.
While Table Top Racing: World Tour is a wonderfully designed racer, the lack of local multiplayer does hold it back from reaching its full potential as a party game - most of the fun of the genre is removed when there is no way to see or hear the reactions of the opponents when they fall into the malicious trap laid out for them. The campaign will at least last for a while, however, giving it some hours of fun and plenty of value - and who doesn't enjoy the charm of toy cars driving around in a sushi restaurant?
Credit where credit is due, the stylised versions of real cars do look impressive and details such as the shadows from the cars and spare wheels flapping around on the back of the RVs are nice
Table Top Racing World Tour is already a hell of an addictive little racer, but its long term charm completely relies on the online community – something that past history proves is a tricky proposition. It’s currently got just enough variety and draw to keep you going back for more, but it won’t be long before you find yourself exhausting everything the single player brings and that is when you’ll start looking for something extra. Should the online side really take off though, then, well, this could be a table top racer to challenge the very best.
Table Top Racing: World Tour is a fun, challenging toy car racer that plays it a little too safe. the lack of local multiplayer is very odd but the online modes almost make up for it.
TTR makes me reminisce early school years, playing Micro Machines on Windows 3.1. It merges old fun with new graphics, giving us a game worth playing, but... Unfortunately it doesn't offer enough to entertain for long and it lacks all the aspects that will retain hardcore racing enthusiasts for longer than a few races.
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