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I have to say that BlazeRush is one of the most fun racing games you can get for your Oculus Go right now. I know that when you are looking for a racing game for your Oculus Go that you automatically think of something that is in the first person. After all, this is VR and VR is supposed to make you feel like you are in the action. Well despite not having a first person point of view, BlazeRush is truly awesome!
This is a third person style racing game and I would say that its play style lays somewhere between Mario Kart, Micro Machines and RC Pro AM and that is a very good thing. This is an action packed style of racing game where you want to win, but taking down as many other players as you do is a huge part of the fun. The racing action is nice and tight, but the combat is a huge part of the game.
The controls are great, you drive forwards automatically and then you use the touchpad to steer, trigger to use power-ups and that is all you have to worry about. The power-ups are not all that imaginative, but they do work quite well. The racing feels fair and not cheap and there is not horrible rubber banding AI like some other arcade style racing games have. The main single player mode is the campaign which links the races together with a rather weak story, but hey it kind of works.
That is not the only game mode that you have in BlazeRush! There is a really cool survival mode where once the race starts all of the racers are being pursued by a steamroller with spikes! Fall too far behind and you get destroyed! You want to be the last racer left standing. This mode is an absolute blast and super tense as well. No matter if you are playing with bots or online, survival mode is a major highlight of the game.
Another fun game mode is a king of the hill type mode. This game mode is all based around getting a high score. The player who is in first place will be earning a score so you are racing to not just get in first place, but to stay there as long as possible so you can get the high score. This is a really addictive game mode and it is far harder than you would think.
Just as I write this review a new game mode has been added. This new mode brings American football to the game! This mode sees you play as part of a team and you can shoot and smash into other players to try and get the ball into the right end zone. While I have not had a ton of time to play this mode, I do think that it has a lot of potential.
BlazeRush is one of the most fun games I have played on my Oculus Go in quite some time. I think I would go as far as to say that this is the best arcade-style racing game you can currently get. Without a doubt even at full price, BlazeRush is a must buy game for your Oculus Go.
The presentation is great
The best arcade style racing action
Combat is actually fun too
Many different game modes to enjoy
The online community is a lot of fun
The story is a little weak
Weapons could be a little crazier