The previous beta testing of the multiplayer game that focuses on extreme sports has convinced us that it will be enjoyable at the very minimum. However, it does have some flaws that we’d like not to be able to notice in the final version. Therefore, we will briefly discuss our experiences with this beta version of Riders Republic beta.
- Producer: Ubisoft Annecy
- Publisher: Ubisoft
- The release date is Oct. 28, 2021
The game welcomes with a rather lengthy introduction-learning, during which it introduces the basic tools to perform tricks, teaches you how to move quickly, use the map, interact with various menus, and so on.
The detailed explanation of basic concepts is understandable. However, the Riders Republic is aimed at an audience of all ages, not just those who have a basic understanding of video games may be a good starting point with this particular game. If you can use a gamepad and jump right to the start of the game, only to find you’re steered by the hand for nearly an hour, it’s a bit of a hassle.
Cycling was, to me to be the fascinating one because it gives you the incredible sensation of speed (when you’re racing downhill and you see the figure 65 km/h on your speedometer, it’s awe-inspiring) and well-thought out routes. If you switch to the first-person perspective, you’ll be able to feel like the superhero in those videos on YouTube which show the actual cyclists racing in dangerous areas.
Bikes are straightforward and easy to ride and are divided into various categories (highway extreme, unique, highway) with different speeds handling, handling, shock absorption, and many other aspects. Highway bikes are not comparable to extreme bikes in terms of behaviour; however, in the same class of bike, variations are minor at the very least in the early stages.
There are many techniques; however, due to some reason, the game doesn’t allow players to view these in menus (as the case, for instance, the way it’s done when playing fight games). To master the techniques, it is necessary to take a trip to the training space and then try to improvise and hope that it works. The issue with this is the games may assign you the task of performing an act that isn’t something you’ve ever heard of. It’s generally uncomfortable to go to the range and attempt to remember the entire muves. You could as well write notes on paper. If you can master the movements, you can create some amazing combinations, and some of these look pretty cool.
The most challenging part of playing is checkingpoints. Sometimes, crashing into the gates that block the area that you can checkpoint is extremely difficult. You can turn the racer in reverse, similar to the cars in Forza Horizon; however, the timing isn’t changed, and the other racers advance while you’re trying to get in the checkpoint space. This isn’t helped by a camera that is not a good fit, which appears to be trying to shift it’s “look” out of the way to avoid the stop.
But even if you lose, you win. Riders Republic generously showers you with stars, essential to progress in their careers and to acquire currency that you can purchase new equipment. In addition, the in-game store is limited to cosmetic items like clothing and emotional expressions – and, judging from the price they offer, it’s not difficult to acquire the perfect outfit.
The map for the game is vast, with a wide range of biomes with canyons, forests, and snow-capped mountain peaks and deserts. To explore the world quickly, you’ll receive the snowmobile and paraglider and unlockable points for rapid movement. let you freely travel between your previously visited areas. When the game is installed on SSD, there are no downloads. SSD, there are virtually no downloads, and teleportation occurs instantaneously.
To sum up, we’d like to state that delaying the release date (Riders Republic was initially scheduled to launch in February 2021, and then at the beginning of September however, the developers waited it until the final day in October) was justifiable. If the game had been launched today, the game would have been condemned for its many flaws and sloppy graphics.
We would like to believe that the developers will take the feedback of beta players and release the game as a polished release that is likely to want to come back. The more that the idea of the game contributes to the gameplay of the session: races are quick, and the time to get into any one of them may be just a couple of seconds (if you’ve already completed the test).
Riders Republic will be released on October 28 for MS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S as well as Stadia.