Antigraviator Review

Antigraviator is a fast, very fast, futuristic racer that really shines in these departments, beautiful tracks, environments and of course speed! But are these elements enough to bring completion and make this a fun experience? This is our review for Antigraviator.

About

Antigraviator is the brainchild of independent developers Cybernetic Walrus. The game takes place in the year 2210, the future, and racing has evolved. With the ability and advancement of science and the power to control the field of anti-gravity, the new sport of Antigraviator has begun.

 

Gameplay/Controls

To say that Antigraviator is fast is an understatement! This game is super fast and does a great job of showing its speed off. From the start of ever race, you immediately hit top speed and zoom around the tracks. Playing the solo campaign, which consist of four distinct worlds with four tracks, against computer A.I. On the medium A.I. difficulty, you will get a challenge. They are brutal. In order to open you the other stages, you will need to get first place on each track, one of the tracks being a death race in which you only have one life and once you die, that’s it, game over.   Antigraviator also allows for split screen play up to four people and an online mutiplayer mode.

As you race, you are able to gain credits which in turn allows you to unlock cosmetic items as well as other racers, each of which has their own attributes. Some of those attributes might included better handling, faster top speed or a stronger hull.

When playing Antigraviator, you will not only be competing against the other racers, you will have to watch out for traps. While racing, you’ll be ability to pick up different type of traps which will allow your to change the environment, in the form of rock slides or flame throwers, to  land mines and electric shooters. One thing to note is that only one trap can be activated at a time. What this means is that you will not be able to hold it and store it. One way to avoid these traps is just to maintain your speed and stay in front of the pack. You can do this by hitting the many speed boosters around the track or by picking “speed pods” which allows you trigger a boost of speed whenever you need it. You will need it.

You will notice a reoccurring theme here, again Antigraviator is fast moving racer and again, does a great job displaying that! But speed is only a hindrance if you can’t control it. Luckily, Antigraviator does a great job in the control department. The action is smooth and the controls are very simple. You have a throttle, a brake, a boost, a barrel roll and a trap activation, that’s it. The most important ones being the throttle, because you want to go, and the brake, because you will be crashing into the sides and the brakes at least helps you to ease down the speed enough to make those corners.

Antigraviator is on PC, but we will say, if you have a controller that you can use on your PC, do it! We have tried both and found that the controller just worked a lot better. However, if you find it better sans controller, go for it.

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Graphics

Antigraviator’s tracks look very futuristic and actually pretty nice. The different worlds and tracks are modeled wonderfully. The only problem is that you’ll be going so fast you won’t really be able to enjoy them. Even the heads up display, HUD, is virtually pointless. The moment you take your eyes off the tracks, you are hitting something. This is a pity. Before each match, there is a brief preview of the track you are about to race, but that’s it.

As of release, Antigraviator is PC only, with a PS4 and Xbox One release sometime in the future. Here are the recommended specs for PC if you want to get the most out of the game:

RECOMMENDED:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT960
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: System requirements may be subject to change.

MINIMUM:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT660ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: System requirements may be subject to change.

Sound

The features your run of the mill high energy music that gets the job done. We would have loved for the sound to increase that heart rate up a little more and get us hyped, but again it gets the job done.

Conclusion

Antigravaitor does exactly what it came to do, give us a fast futuristic racer that makes you want to race again to get better, and getting better is the only way to unlock the other stages. What’s great is that, the more you play, you start to memorize each corner and turn and your reactions become second nature and natural. There was nothing in this game that would make us so frustrated that you would just say forget this game. The times we were in first place and being challenged by the A.I., the times we lost the first place was because we messed up a turn.

We loved the speed of the game and just how smooth and fluid it is.

We want our cake and eat it to when we say that the game is too fast that we couldn’t enjoy the scenery. Cybernetic Walrus has done a pretty decent job with this offering. Antigraviator is a great game to pick up and play and replay. Tracks are fast and if you are lover of the F-Zero and Wipeout games, Antigravaitor would fit perfectly in with that family.

Antigraviator is out now on PC, head over to the Steam Store. Right now there is a 10% off discount bringing the price down from $24.99 to $22.49. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later in 2018.

***Disclaimer: Confident Gamers was provided a press Review key of Antigraviator in order to provide a review. Our impressions & reviews are all fair and unbiased and don’t change if we were provided a press copy/access for free or not.***

Antigraviator Review

8.25

Story

8/10

    Gameplay/Controls

    9/10

      Graphics/Sounds

      8/10

        Replayability

        8/10

          Pros

          • Speed
          • Smooth Gameplay
          • Visuals
          • Tight Controls

          Cons

          • Music Not Hype Enough
          • More Customization Offerings
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