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Reviewed: TreadMarks
Author: Chris Kim       Date: January 30th 2000
Page: 4


 
Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

While TreadMarks might not have the depth or great simulation features as some games, the game does deliver on some very fun arcade deathmatch and racing action combined with attacking mayhem. The unique assortment of tracks, weapons, and tanks should keep players coming back for more and more.

Graphics:

Pretty great looking graphics accompany the great deathmatching, the huge and pretty looking explosions really engulf the player in a world of complete chaos, while the racing game feels quite good with excellent outdoor terrain and world textures.

Sound and Music:

Combined with a cool soundtrack and great positional sound effects through the use of A3D, the sound engine delivers in a way that gamers will enjoy, loud banging in 3D positional audio with a head-banging soundtrack.

Multiplayer:

All the same options in the single player mode (with the exception of the ladder game), are available in multiplayer mode, combined with excellent lag/ping times, in-game internet server tracker, and service, playing online is actually a joy instead of a burden.

AI and Difficulty:

Maybe not the best AI or difficulty balance in the world, but the game does have fairly strong AI on all levels of challenge and the single player game should keep most players entertained for a while with quite competitive AI. Adjustments to the game can be made with a nice little percentage counter with several settings that increase aggressiveness of the computer players.

Controls and Interface:

With excellent interface and configuration options within the game, players will find themselves right at home without having to go through the hassle of an extremely tedious menu system or poorly designed layout in-game. Controllers are quite excellent to use and very well laid out.

Overall:

Although it might not be the most unique or best game of the year, it does succeed at what it set out to do. Great adrenaline pumping deathmatching action with some cool racing modes combined with excellent weapons, tracks, and other features make TreadMarks a very cool game to play.

Pluses (+)
  • Lots of Fun
  • Great Looking Graphics
  • Awesome Multiplayer Action
  • Minuses (-)
  • Little or No Depth
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    Added:  Sunday, January 30, 2000
    Reviewer:  Chris Kim
    Score:
    Page: 4/5

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