New ‘Fast & Furious’ game trailer released, gets mixed reaction

New 'Fast & Furious' game trailer released, gets mixed reaction

The Fast & Furious video game has released its first trailer, featuring its gameplay, and the voices of its beloved characters from the movie franchise.

The Fast & Furious franchise has panned out from producing classic movie series to developing game adaptations. The game is being published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and developed by Slightly Mad Studios.

Fast & Furious Crossroad game was supposed to be launched alongside the movie this May. Unfortunately, like all other releases slated for 2020, both the game and the movie’s production was delayed due to COVID-19.

So instead of a grand release, a trailer teaser was launched instead.

The gameplay

Based on its trailer, the gameplay will stay true to the theme of the franchise—fast cars veering and smashing, Vin Diesel and the gang completing insane missions, and a whole lot of explosions.

As to how exactly the veering and smashing work, the release was quite short on the details. It does embody a high-speed action-packed cinematic heist on interesting locations.

According to a website, it is a “team-based, vehicular-heist action game set in the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious universe.” There will be two modes in the game—a single-player story mode and a multiplayer mode.

In the story mode, players will see Vin Diesel, Michel Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson reprise their roles as Dom, Letty, and Roman. The question is, are players going to play the role of a new member of their team or will players play the parts of Dom and the others?

The game will be released on August 7 and it will be made available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The gaming world’s reaction

Unfortunately, the game, while it does promote “pulse-pounding gameplay,” might be “underdelivered,” as Gamespot has put it, compared to its movie franchise.

On PlayStation‘s YouTube release of the trailer, the gaming community didn’t actually take the game warmly, as its makers would hope. In fact, the like to dislike ratio is quite disappointing.

Many have been commenting that the game might just be four to 5 years behind the trend. As some go on to criticize that the graphics look like it’s from PlayStation 3.

Others say that the game looks like a “knock off” of the Mad Max game and of the  Car Game Extreme Ultimate. 

Nevertheless, the upcoming movie might help hype up the game’s marketing scheme. Hopefully, it won’t be as poorly-received as its 2013 game entry Fast & Furious: Showdown. 

Featured image courtesy of Fast and Furious

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