Round Up: The Reviews Are In For Chocobo GP
This is an exciting month for fans of the karting genre –
with Chocobo GP out next week and Mario Kart 8 DeluxeBooster courses will come later. Since the release of Square Enix is the first, naturally, now the focus is on it. Ahead of its release, we’ve put together a roundup of some of the reviews. Before we take a look at them, be sure to check out our Nintendo Life review we posted earlier this week. We gave Chocobo GP 8 out of 10 stars and said it was a delightful surprise from Square Enix and one of the most “polished and fun kart racers” on the Switch.
Right now that we’ve covered our own review, take a look at the rest, starting with VGK – who gave 4 out of 5 stars:
“Chocobo GP is second only to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe when it comes to modern kart games. On the track, it delivers brilliantly satisfying gameplay, all at beautifully smooth framerates.”
Siliconra gave the game a 7 out of 10 and said it was better than most other Mario Kart competitors:
“Chocobo GP performs better than most Mario Kart competitors, offering a rough experience that is still enjoyable most of the time. However, its shortcomings and disappointments – combined with the oncoming stream of new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tracks – will likely limit its audience.”
Destructoid was not entirely happy with it, awarding it 6.5 out of 10:
“Chocobo GPkinda budget title, never meant to challenge Mario Kartand it was never necessary. But if you’re looking for a serviceable racer to play on a side full of old-school unlocks, this is a great option; provided that you can overcome a few obstacles. We hope that a series of patches, the possible cancellation of the season pass system and price reductions will make this package more attractive. I will sing his praises if that happens, but for now, consider this a cautious recommendation.”
Australian Nintendo website Woux awarded the Square Enix kart racer 3 out of 5 stars and offered to try the “lite” version of the game before shelling out for the full one:
Chocobo GP is a playable kart racer. I wish I could say he was pleasant. Attacks/obstacles are too harsh, not enough tracks that scream to be played over and over again, awkward handling and some not yet rated IAPs and Prize Passes. The story mode offers some funny moments with lots of FF winks and nods in the most silly ways, but its ending is disappointing. Try Chocobo GP Lite before investing in this game.”
As well as Downloaded digitally gave the game 4.5 stars out of 5 mentioning how a little might even prefer it to the Mario Kart series:
“A large roster, amazing presentation and quality kart racing mechanics combine to give you what you may prefer Mario Kart. The latter may be a bigger and more intense racing experience, but the Chocobo GP has a killer weapon. the sleeve that makes the difference: Chocobo.”
Chocobo GP is coming to Nintendo Switch next week on March 10th. Will you check it out at release, or at least try out the “lite” version of the game? Leave a comment below.