Corvette GT Evolution
Tucked Away In their little offices, deprived of the EU-recomniended quantity of sunlight, developers often come up with some pretty strange ideas on how to set their product apart from the masses.
In the case of Evolution GT, the USP is RPG elements, allowing you to build up your driver's skills by winning races. Unfortunately, what the developers may have seen as a selling point (and may have been had the title been an arcade racer rather than a sim), will be seen by many as a massive turn-off, as it only serves to hamper your real-life ability. Opponents level up in the same way which sounds like a great idea, but actually leads to earlier races being full of drivers who make Maureen from Driving School seem like Michael Schumacher.
Another feature, intimidation (built up when being followed by another racer) only makes opponents swerve, making them even harder to pass. It also ends up causing problems for the successful driver, as every time you overtake (and therefore put someone behind you), your own confidence decreases. The sound effects are also so amazingly poor they'll make you want to burn your earphones - and don't even get me started on the POP-style 'Tiger Effect' rewind...
Despite a competent driving model and some pretty if not amazing graphics, the title smacks of people thinking of potentially great ideas, but then adding them without play-testing, and therefore being oblivious to the fact that they've served not to make the game better, but worse. Not so much evolution as devolution.
Download Corvette GT Evolution
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP