Sunday, January 3, 2010
Riding a real jet ski is a lot of fun. Video games that ask you to virtually participate in something we can all do in real life need to throw in some extra incentive to play. Sure, not everyone owns a jet ski or lives near water. But if what you're offering instead is an ugly, frustrating experience that controls nothing like the real thing -- what's the point?
What we've got here is a bare bones racing game with very simple controls (although they still manage to be awkward), four characters, and a few paltry game modes. We have to wonder what the developers think slapping the Kawasaki license onto the game adds to the experience. Come to think of it, why would Kawasaki want to be associated with tripe like this? Players aren't getting a very favorable impression of the company's products. It's even misleading -- here, the jet skis stop on a dime.