SEGA and Sumo Digital have released Team Sonic Racing along with a weird live-action video that is apparently the launch trailer. It features new team mechanics but it seems like it takes a lot after Sonic & AllStars Racing Transformed.
Team Sonic Racing is one of the games that should keep our seats warm until Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled comes along to reignite that nostalgia that was initially sparked up on the original PlayStation.
It seems like the game stays true to the name as the main selling point are the team mechanics that were teased in the odd live-action trailer shown above. Players can pass power-ups between them as long as they are on the same team.
Arcade racing and shooting each other with the power-ups that get picked up along the way has been a thing for a long while and no one is reinventing the wheel but adding more team elements could freshen things up.
Vehicle customisation will apparently change the gameplay but SEGA didn't specify whether these changes will be just regular updates or actual modification to suit different playstyles.
User reviews on Steam are positive for the moment but not many are up just yet. It is also possible that the honeymoon period might skew the judgment in the first few days until players run into problems that are inevitable in just about any game that exists.
Those who decide to venture in before more feedback becomes available will need to set aside $39.99 / €39,99 / £34,99 for the price of admission.
Many early reviewers are comparing it to Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed which apparently had quicker and lighter cars that also mean faster action.
There are some that claim the game is not worth the full price but the veterans from the previous game in the series tend to claim that skills picked up in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will come in handy since Team Sonic Racing feels so familiar.