I Cut Because I Can
HIGH So, what would self-destruction look like as a monster?
LOW The clock tower is too difficult compared to the rest of the game.
WTF “So we can reuse D4‘s weird doctor that tells you what’s actually happening, right?”
I know it’s reductive to not think of the Trials series as ‘real games’, but the complete lack of a story or context for the stunts and timed runs has always left me cold, despite how much I’ve loved the super-tight gameplay. So, it’s possible that I was unusually well-primed to find Steel Rats a delight since it takes the core concept of Trials – stunt biking through crumbling urban spaces – and adds gunplay, robot invaders, and what can be best described as ‘bike-fu’. The combination is a glorious one.