“Road Redemption” Review – Motorcycle Mayhem!


If your a fan of the classic motorcycle combat racing series Road Rash, then “Road Redemption” is a must play!

Like Road Rash, Road Redemption is a intense moto-mayhem combat racer, but has a style of its own. It features a lengthy campaign mode where you must lead your gang across country.

Each campaign stretches across many stages as you battle your way across post-apocalyptic America. Earn money by completing races, assassinations, robberies, and other challenges in your path. As you collect loot, you’ll upgrade your character, your bike, and your weapons.

Every round of play is procedure generated, so every play-through provides a somewhat different experience. When you die you have to start over. You lose all of your cash and in game extras you acquired, but get to keep the upgrades you earn in your skill tree with the exp you’ve gained.

The Epic Post-Apocalyptic Story

Road Redemption takes place in a post-apocalyptic America, ruled by a brutal dictator. Without telling anyone, your gang leader has decided to head to the capital on a desperate assassination attempt. When the government catches him, the consequences for your gang, and everyone you know and love, will be devastating.

It’s up to you and your fellow gang members to race across hundreds of miles of dangerous highways in order to track down your derelict leader before the government does. What you do next is up to you. Do you try to stop him in order to protect your family and friends from punishment, or do you join him in a risky attempt at ending the oppression once and for all?

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My Review

Road Redemption has been on Steam’s Early Access since 9/18/14. Cinemablend  reviewed it as “easily one of the best Early Access games they’ve ever played. “We’re working around the clock to get to our official exit from Early Access”, said Pixel Dash Studios on their most recent Steam update.

The hold up seems to be perfecting the games online features Mostly. Even though the dev’s seem to be perfectionist that want to get the game up to its full potential, I am completely satisfied with this game the way it stands.

Its been a long time since we’ve got a fresh motorcycle combat racing game. Road Rash is one of my all around favorite gaming series of all time. I’ve had my fingers crossed on Road Rash making a comeback for many years. Road Redemption does a great job of filling that void.

I think the control mechanics for this game are great, all except the shooting. Its hard enough to bust somebody up with a pipe while going 100 mph on a sports bike. Aiming a gun while speeding through traffic or jumping across buildings takes serious skill. Adding auto-aim would probably make it to easy. I would prefer them to take out the guns and go all melee weapons. I usually get taken out every time someone pops up with a gun.

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As you cruise up to your enemies the game has a magnet effect that evens you out with them. Its fun when you knock out 20 bikers in 1 race, but this magnet effect can also play against you when your low on health.

Every time you play you get to cash in your XP points on your skill tree. I found this gave me a reason to come back for more. I’ve made it about halfway across the country so far. It takes a while to build experience, but I’m making it a little further as my skills are building.

It takes a lot of work to build your skill tree. I think the game gets a little repetitive before you can fully build it up. Building your tree keeps you coming back to play, so its good for replay value. Since a play-through doesn’t take long, this is a quick game you can play when your on a time limit, and stretch out for possibly months.

The bike selection isn’t as cool as Road Rash. Hopefully they add real bikes to earn, if they ever get out of Early Access and get started on a sequel. There are a few cool playable characters like Shovel Knight and Santa Clause. Of course Shovel Knight uses a shovel in place of a sword.

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Overall the few small negatives are greatly outweighed by the positives. I’m very pleased with this new take on motorcycle combat racing. I wish this game success, and I’m hoping they make a sequel. At this point the dev’s are probably hoping it gets out of early access so they can be done with it. Early access or not, I highly recommend this game! Especially if your a fan of the legendary Road Rash series.

Get Road Redemption on Steam Here

Video & Image Source – DarkSeasGames


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