Tuesday Night Indie Spotlight Ep. 67: Danger Zone | PS4 Pro Gameplay
Tuesday night is indie night! This week, I (@piccolo930) fired up developer 3 Fields Entertainment's car crashing destruction-fest, Danger Zone.
I'm not going to sugar coat this one; Danger Zone is not very good. First of all, the game looks terrible. The graphics are early PS3-era at best, the explosions and collisions are unexciting, and the damage models on the cars are laughable. Almost every crash sequence ended the same way with my tire-less, burned car body hovering above the payment as if it was levitating via some kind of strange automobile magic. The sound design isn't great either, and this is exaggerated tenfold by the fact that game has no music. THIS GAME DOESN'T HAVE A SINGLE MUSICAL TRACK IN IT! It's so bizarre to go from menu to game to crash replay with not one single music note anywhere in sight (in sound?). The actual act of playing the game isn't broken per se, but the physics are strange, with your car "floating" from explosion to explosion, and the environments are bland and all look the same. I understand that floating around the map is part of the experience, but it just feels a little off. There is some fun to be had trying to figure out the puzzle behind how to create the biggest explosion and cause the most damage, but I just feel like the game fundamentally misses the point. In a game about exploding cars and causing damage, if it looks and sounds awful, has a barebones (and I mean barebones) mode and feature set, and the gameplay doesn't do anything meaningful or mind-blowing to move the needle, who's going to be interested in playing this? It's a shame too, with some of the folks behind Burnout responsible for Danger Zone, this could have been something much better than it is. While some will find themselves sucked into the game's exploding puzzles and addicted to its medal-chasing scoring system, this is not a game I can recommend to most after spending an hour with it. If you've yet to check out Danger Zone for yourself, take a look at the video below and see what it's all about!
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Danger Zone is available now on PS4 and PC via Steam!