Saturday, September 23, 2023

Online Saturday - KartRider: Drift - 12 Races Across The Infinite Boost, Item, And Crossover Modes

Welcome to Online Saturday.
For today's video i'm back with KartRider: Drift. I haven't played this racing game from Nexon since it launched on PS4 back in April. you can checkout that video here Back then, it was a very solid racer that looked great on PS4. Since then, the game has received numerus updates and is in it's 4th season of events. as you can see from the icon, it's spooky season so there are new spooky themed race tracks, racer customs, and karts.

In this video i just wanted to race and i was glad to see that there is still a robust online community for this game. Some games found a match as fast as Splatoon 3 does! the only thing that slowed things down was that i'm playing this on PlayStation4. the load times were always worse on here, as in the pre-race lobby you can see how fast or slow the game's loading for other racers. There was only 1 technical issue i had and whilst it only happened twice, it did get in the way of gameplay. what happened was that there was a pause, maybe for a second at most, but this is an online racing game so the action doesn't stop. so when the game unpaused, even tho it was brief, my kart had continued as had the rest of the game. It's hard to say what caused it, whether it's a frame pacing issue or a stuttering issue, but it happened.

Other than that, it was a fun racing game. it is different to Mario Kart so it's not an easy comparison. but as it's free to play, it's one i do recommend you experience for yourself. The Season Pass is also pretty good for free players as we can still earn karts and characters. the store also seems reasonable priced, like things are attainable. The only thing i want them to change is the character and kart screen. it would be nice if it was easier to see which characters have extra costumes.