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Analysis Trailer Hot Wheels Unleashed - Hands-On Preview

faisalasif

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I got a chance to play Hot Wheels Unleashed. Milestone S.r.l. send me a preview code to test the game out. So, here is Hands-On Preview. I have removed my gameplay because of music copyright claims.


Hot Wheels Unleashed (PS5) Gameplay

 
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KyoZz

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Looks ok, I'll just make sure to turn off the music.$
Also, playing in easy mode doesn't seem to do the game justice.
 
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If you want to send me screengrabs from your upcoming videos I'll make good thumbnails from them for you, with nice contrast and colours to draw the attention of youtube browsers, I'll need a picture of you doing this though:

Oh My God Reaction GIF
 

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Watch the latest trailer for Hot Wheels Unleashed for a look at the cars from the Hot Wheels universe available in the upcoming game.

Featuring 66 vehicles at launch, including Hot Wheels' most celebrated original designs over the brand's 53-year history, the lineup also includes cars that have become icons of automotive pop culture, such as "Party Wagon" from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "Snoopy" from Peanuts, "K.I.T.T." from NBC's Knight Rider, and the "Time Machine" from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Back to the Future.

Additionally, diecast favorites will be featured from original manufacturers representing the past, present, and future of car culture. From classic rides such as the 1932 Ford 'Deuce' and the 1969 Dodge Charger, to modern favorites including the Audi R8 Spyder and Honda S2000, plus hypercars packed with future technology such as the 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko.

Hot Wheels Unleashed launches on September 30, 2021, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store).
 

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Milestone, known for its MotoGP and MXGP series among other realistic racers, is back with something completely different. Based on the beloved miniatures of yore, Hot Wheels Unleashed promises fast-paced action, the freedom to create one's own tracks, and a large number of cars to choose from.

Releasing on September 30th for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC, here are 11 things you need to know before jumping in.
 
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Nice! This and Cruisin Blast releasing in the same month! I'll be getting this on Steam and getting a physical copy of Cruisin Blast on Switch! Can't get enough of Arcade racing goodness!
 
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Seems well produced, but... kinda boring?

It's got all the right features/modes and looks real nice plus should be easy play for kids, but the driving mechanics seem so simple, it just doesn't seem like there's a lot of fight to the race. Just jam the accelerator and drift easy on the wide track belts. Maybe there's more to the feel than I'm seeing in the videos, and it does have obstacles, so maybe it gets properly hairy when tracks get hard and the bumpers are taken off the edges.

I'm really curious to see what people do with the track builder, that could be a lot of fun.
 
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Hot Wheels Unleashed gets a Livery Editor as well as a new environment. Check out the latest trailer for a look at what to expect. Get ready to customize cars, and race in the Basement environment, when the game launches on September 30, 2021, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Create unique designs or download other players' creations. And discover the Basement, a special room to customize with furniture and accessories.
 

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The reviews are great. I also just saw that its "only" 49,99 in the EU. I think I will give it a go.
 

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I'd rather just have a Hot Wheels DLC on Forza that I could still buy. Sadly I was a bit late on FH3 and missed out on that DLC.
 

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Hi All

Looking for some recommendations. I want to pick this up today to play with my son.

Originally I was going to grab it for the switch so he can play on the go, but now I'm debating if I should grab it on the XSX as it looks much nicer. Any thoughts or feedback are greatly appreciated.
 

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Cars look good but it feels a bit empty, visually. It should have 50-100 cars on the track, make it more crazy. Curious to try though.
 
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Looks good,theres a lot of content in the base game already and theres DLC on the way. I hope they don't sneak in MTX in an update. Does this have a licensed soundtrack? I haven't heard anything about that.
 
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The Batman Expansion DLC for Hot Wheels Unleashed is coming on December 2, 2021.

Watch the trailer for a look at what's coming including a new career map inspired by Gotham, a new environment: The Batcave, along with new tracks and items. Additionally, the Batman expansion will also include five themed vehicles spanning The Penguin, Robin 2.0T, Armored Batman, Batman Rebirth, and The Joker GT, along with a new track builder module, the Joker Funhouse Split, and themed customization items.

The Batman Expansion is included in the Hot Wheels Pass Vol. 1 or can be purchased separately starting December 2.
 
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The most average gameplay I've experienced in ages. It wouldn't logon (for single player!) one day so I deleted it.

Wasn't outright bad just...... very boring.

One saving grace was funky menu music.
 
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The most average gameplay I've experienced in ages. It wouldn't logon (for single player!) one day so I deleted it.

Wasn't outright bad just...... very boring.

One saving grace was funky menu music.
how are the controls? always thought that in gameplay videos the drifting looks slightly off.
 

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how are the controls? always thought that in gameplay videos the drifting looks slightly off.
A game like this lives and dies by the controls. It should be fun but like I said just totally average. Sterile I would say is a good word (for the graphics too).

I would definitely recommend Table Top Racing if anyone is looking for something similar. This was actually fun and it had character. I platinumed it on PS4 and was left wanting more. With this the login failing was a blessing in disguise I was grinding my way through it because of the cash I spent on it.
 
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Are you a wizard with the Livery Editor? Now it's your turn to see your virtual Rodger Dodger™ come to life with the Hot Wheels Unleashed™ Design Battle! Join the contest in game and discover if your creation will be the one selected to be replicated in the physical 2022 Hot Wheels™ die-cast line up!
 
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