Milestone is back on the tracks in hopes to shatter the competition with Ride 2. Ride is a motorcycle racer with plenty of speed, bikes and customization. However does it have enough to keep you burning rubber and leaving others in the rear view?
Ride 2 begins with customizing your character that will become your eyes on the somewhat open road. Details are limited as you choose male or female, name nationality and one of 4 skin colors. Honestly skin colors looked to be more of the nationality option as your player complete looked is based on color rather than country chosen.
Next is Hellenic Towers for a test of skill as you race against 15 other bikes in hopes of being number one. Personally I ran into quite a bit of broken dream as every turn is unforgiving, regardless of the force of impact. But it’s not about how you finish the race, here is more of learning the ropes and what to expect as you go for a ride.
Completing the race transitions back to the garage allowing you to choose a new ride, enable additional vehicle selections, options and full customization for each ride. Bike fans will be pleased with what can be done here, ultimately enhancing the overall experience of the 177 bikes available.
Quick race, Time Trial and Split Screen are your traditional options to get you straight into the action, however, the World Tour is the mode that will most contribute to helping you earn credits for buying bikes and customization.
Milestone’s Ride 2 looks absolutely stunning as they’ve applied much detail to the environment, avatars and vehicles. It’s visually what you’d hope for. Controls on the other hand unfortunately suck the life out of the overall feel of Ride 2.
Granted Milestone has implemented a rewind feature as its impossible not to crash and stay the course. The level of frustration here caused me to unexpectedly reset the course until finally earning spots worth completion. But the more I raced the less excited I became for the next race.