Feeds
55%
Blur

Blur vs Split Second Velocity

Which of these new racing games takes the chequered flag?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Gameplay

Split Second: Velocity

Got the power?

Turning combat on its head, Split Second provides destructible scenery to wreak havoc on your competitors. Drifting, drafting, jumping and narrowly avoiding collisions, builds up your Power Play meter, which can be used to open shortcuts, change routes or, best of all, trigger cataclysmic events in front of your hapless competitors. Ranging from sweeping a crane's arm across the race track to demolishing entire buildings, you'd think all the destruction would severely hamper concentration. But Power Plays are sufficiently spaced out to ensure an excellent balance between racing and combat. Already excellent in single player, the tactical aspect of this balance takes the game to a whole new level online.

Blur, on the other hand, unashamedly borrows from Mario Kart. Every weapon has been copied, even down to the lightning bolt. And while their implementations vary slightly, it's not enough to prevent Blur from feeling every bit the poor imitation. Worse still, where Mario Kart occasionally left you feeling cheated, as a single red shell robbed you of victory, with 20 cars on track, each carrying up to three weapons at a time, you'll spend most races being bounced around the middle of the field and won't have any time to worry about competing for first place.

Blur

Weird light was hard to Dodge

Blur 10%
Split Second: Velocity 20%

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Next page: Cars

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.