2017/1/18: Xbox: Arctic Thunder, Spikeout: Battle Street

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2017/1/18: Xbox: Arctic Thunder, Spikeout: Battle Street

Postby VideoGameCritic » January 18th, 2017, 6:34 pm

My friends aren't crazy about Arctic Thunder, but I felt the need to bump it up to a C+ (from C), if only because I play it so much. Spikeout should have been a lot better. Your thoughts?

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Re: 2017/1/18: Xbox: Arctic Thunder, Spikeout: Battle Street

Postby Retro STrife » January 19th, 2017, 9:20 am

I didn't realize that Arctic Thunder was a successor to Hydro Thunder. I'll be buying this game thanks to your review.

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Re: 2017/1/18: Xbox: Arctic Thunder, Spikeout: Battle Street

Postby CharlieR » January 19th, 2017, 10:09 am

I think I may have been the one to mention Spikeout in a thread about Streets of Rage. It sounds like it has some flaws, but overall is a fun experience.

I have to revisit arctic thunder, much like you did. I am a fan of arcade racers, after all. I was excited to get it, but it just felt hollow for some reason. It didn't feel like there was a ton of skill involved, and you just drive.

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Re: 2017/1/18: Xbox: Arctic Thunder, Spikeout: Battle Street

Postby Atariboy » January 20th, 2017, 8:46 am

Retro STrife wrote:I didn't realize that Arctic Thunder was a successor to Hydro Thunder. I'll be buying this game thanks to your review.


Avoid the PS2 version though if you want to enjoy multiplayer. The frame rate is awfully choppy.

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Re: 2017/1/18: Xbox: Arctic Thunder, Spikeout: Battle Street

Postby Retro STrife » January 22nd, 2017, 2:48 am

Atariboy wrote:
Retro STrife wrote:I didn't realize that Arctic Thunder was a successor to Hydro Thunder. I'll be buying this game thanks to your review.


Avoid the PS2 version though if you want to enjoy multiplayer. The frame rate is awfully choppy.



Thanks. Fortunately I bought the Xbox version, even before seeing this. It came in a few days ago, but haven't tried it yet.

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Re: 2017/1/18: Xbox: Arctic Thunder, Spikeout: Battle Street

Postby ESauce » January 23rd, 2017, 11:11 pm

Man Critic, sometimes I prefer when the reviews are for awful games or systems I don't have. Now I'm wanting this game and Thunder Force III from your last set of reviews. It's easier on my wallet when you review Vectrex games. Haha


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