publisher: No More Robots
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-8
Descenders is a racing game about downhill, which is one of the varieties of extreme mountain biking. RageSquid studio is responsible for the development of this production, in whose portfolio you can find the warmly welcomed Action Henk. The game described here appeared, among others, on the PC platform, PS4 and so on.
The pillar of gameplay in Descenders is riding on a specially prepared bike on steep mountain slopes. The final result is determined not only by the time we finish the race, but also by the style in which we do it. Despite the arcade character of the game during the competition, it is important to manoeuvre the bike and balance the body of the competitor - for example, if you want to overcome a sharp turn, you have to lean at the right angle, and before making a jump you have to move the center of gravity backwards. We fight for victory in dense forests, desert areas or among the hills covered with snow. Interestingly, individual tracks are generated procedurally, which means that each ride involves completely different challenges.
However, before we start in the first race, we have to choose one of the three teams, whose color we will represent in the next competitions. Teams are differentiated according to their goals - Team Enemy focuses on the most breakneck tricks; Team Arboreal appreciates freedom and driving through the wildernesses; and Team Kinetic is committed to developing the highest possible speeds. The decision, which we make at the beginning, has an impact on the clothing of the fighter and the equipment, which falls into our hands during the struggle. It should be noted, however, that the authors did not manage to obtain licences from manufacturers of bicycle parts - however, inspirations with cult components (like frames and shock absorbers created by leading companies) are visible at first glance.
W spent on a PC platform, PS4 etc. Descenders can be played alone, although the title unfolds wings in multiplayer mode. Thanks to it we can join forces with players from all over the world representing our team and fight against the opponents, fighting for the reputation of our team and the highest possible position in the monthly summary (first place winners can count on special prizes). Production also allows for joint training within the so-called Descenders Overworld, where we can also check the world rankings and the results achieved by other downhillers.
Descenders' three-dimensional graphic design presents an average level of workmanship, although realistically animated contestants are able to attract attention. The position boasts a dynamic soundtrack, effectively warming up to battle.
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age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 10
Minimum: Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 550 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8