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With Pacer on the PS4 (the Xbox One version is currently in development), We slide into an anti-gravity glider with arms to battle ten opponents. Quick! Even the slowest class in the game takes the total to more than 600 items, which are visible on the speedometer and evident in the stomach pit.
To snarling electronic big beats, it is a grueling series of hairpin turns, sparkling, glowing glass tunnels, lightning-fast double loops, and massive bumps. While doing this, many visually spectacular shootouts occur, and the result frequently determines who wins the race. It’s due to R8 Games’ perseverance that all this happens within the game is just as exciting as it sounds. In the end, what’s behind Pacer is the revamped Formula Fusion, the PC version pulled from the market on Steam in 2019 due to apparent defects. So what is the real deal after a thorough examination? One thing is for sure Pacer won’t be able to start in the competition.
A few gliders, lots of choices
There are eight guns available, including the fat-rattling Gauss cannon. It shoots first by piercing the energy shields of gliders and explodes when it loses its shell. Energy weapons such as the homing nano missiles and the forward-expanding shockwave produce less effect. However, they interfere with the enemy, giving us advantages in racing.
Some weapons aren’t destructive, such as flashbang lightning, Flashbang lightning, or Energielasso that catches the targeted glider and reduces its speed. In addition, the weapons have been significantly modified from the time of Formula Fusion: While hits from energy beams and cannons were previously almost useless, now it’s not a problem to send our enemies into fires.
Race Above the Clouds
In the race to win the gold medal, there are 14 crazy-futuristic tracks available in four race classes (read difficulties levels). Some are so gorgeous that we’d like to go to places to take a look. The Midtown Trafik is a course for beginners through a gloomy metropolis. Niagara takes us to stunning giant waterfalls. Atlas Torres takes us through a vibrant city high above the clouds, and Freeway excels with its glass tube course. Few courses look forward to the future and leave plenty of the possibility of trees or shrubs.
Aside from the occasional rollercoaster experience, all the courses share are the wide array of boosts. They include shields speed, hull, and shield known from Wipeout. In addition, the speed boosts are always put in a way that enhances the game. A particular loop lined with speed arrows will make the players’ eyes glow.
It’s silly to think that 11 of these beautiful racetracks must be opened first. But, unfortunately, all their variants (forward reverse, reverse, and night, day) are often accompanied by inflated prices for credit. This puts people who have no prior knowledge of Wipeout at a disadvantage. For one thing, racing and earning credits is no stroll in the park with Pacer, especially when the opponent’s AI has significantly improved compared to the previous version, Formula Fusion.
Career opportunities for free
There are nine racing styles where we can gain fame and credit. Like always, the top three places are the ones that flush the most money into the bank, while the third place is at the very least awarded with a jingle in the coffee pots. Alongside the traditional head-to-head and time-based competitions, ten-player online races and other unusual challenges are also planned. In Storm, for instance, we must try to maintain our glider out of the path of a massive plasma storm, which is moving ahead at a moderate speed. The bolide could be destroyed if we fail even for a couple of seconds.
The heart of any racing game is its career mode, and it is not an enjoyable experience in Pacer. This is partly because of its wildly diverse layout and the fact that almost every game mode is used. However, the excitement is slowed down because of the lack of excitement. For instance, the prize for winning an event is the smallest congratulatory window. There are no trophies, celebratory drivers, or cheering racing teams. There is no human face in Pacer or behind the race planks. So, finally, it is possible to discover the fascinating standees made of cardboard at soccer venues.
In the shadow of WipEout
The strengths of Pacer are its great hover physics, stunning track design, and thrilling fights. However, as the fast-paced racer has no audience, awards ceremonies, and swift music, it doesn’t have a real racing experience. Additionally, either may be overwhelmed by the sight of the frantic pace of every race class.