Is a new coat of paint enough to save this fledging racing series? Find out in our review!
NASCAR games have had an interesting legacy in the video game world. From surprising hits to abysmal failures NASCAR has lacked consistency when it comes to video games. Activision seeks to change that with NASCAR The Game: Inside Line. With a focus on clean menu design and customization, Activision hopes that borrowing from other franchises could finally cement a positive legacy within the history of NASCAR games. Does this game speed past the finish line, or fail to qualify? Find out in our review!
Menus are interactive and fun to look at.
Once the game begins you are introduced to one of the game’s premier elements, customization. You create your driver and your racecar in order to prepare to leave the pit and head to the track. Once this is done, you are seamlessly transitioned into the menus for the game and they are gorgeous. The game also brings in all the familar sponsors you are familar with when it comes to NASCAR. These logos fro the likes of Sprint and Home Depot add a feelign of realism to the game. Similar to Codemasters Dirt series the developers of NASCAR: Inside the Line put a lot of time into developing a interactive menu system. While the menus are beautiful, the rest of the graphics are lacking the finished polish. The cars seem unfinished and the racetracks seem like the same long stretch of pavement with a different paint job. The crowd is also a disappointment as they are faceless and add no emotion to the gameplay.