Baja Edge of Control Preview
A classic rises from the dust with full HD remastered as well as a dash of 4k compatibility. This racing I first played on the Xbox 360 and it was also released in an early stage of PlayStation 3 and I have to admit it had its fun moments, but how can it match up to so many racing games that have the best of everything? THQ Nordic feels the nostalgia with Baja Edge of Control HD coming out on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Of course, we have a trailer for you to check out.
With countless sponsored vehicles in eight classes, including Trophy Trucks, 4x4s and buggies, Baja: Edge of Control HD features a full array of upgradeable options with hundreds of authentic parts that affect each vehicle’s performance.
Players will put their off-road machines to the test in near-vertical Hill Climb challenges, head-to-head Open Class races, circuit races and the ultimate off-road endurance challenge: the Baja! Baja: Edge of Control HD contains more than 100 tracks across all landscapes in races that can last up to four hours.
Anytime a retro game becomes a remastered title, especially when it comes to racing games I tend to worry about how much will they improve. Granted there are a few games that age well with their game mechanics, but since we have so many new physics and controls when it comes to vehicle-based games. I want to know more about what they will do about the driving physics.
Features of the HD version
- Greater immersion via various graphical improvements including better textures, higher frame-rate, and increased details
- More authentic racing by improved rendering techniques for shadows, lighting and dust effects
- More accessible gameplay due to improved controls, user interface, and an easier career start
Okay, my spirits have been lifted with them adding online as well as couch co-op of four players. I know it can be difficult to add any form of online play, but we are at the stage where many of our friends are across the world and it is important to keep that feature in mind.
- 4 player split screen and online multiplayer
- Dozens of vehicles to choose from
- Monitor and repair vehicle damage via truck and helicopter teams
- Authentic vehicle physics respond to any bumps and ruts you drive over
- Numerous, authentic vehicle parts to help fine-tune the performance of your off-road machine
- More than 100 tracks, nine open worlds and 1000 miles of drive-to-horizon landscape
- Lots of different events, including Hill Climb, Baja Endurance Races, Closed Track Races and more
- Free roaming gameplay: drive as far as you want and find hidden tracks, jumps and more off-road madness.
I can’t turn down a Baja racing game and it would be nice to add to my collection of other racers, but you will have to wait until September 14th, 2017, and shall go for $29.99 which is not too bad. I hope you enjoyed this post and if you are a racing fan, which racing game would you love to see make a come back in an HD remake? – Beast Out –