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  • Summary: Explore challenging tracks around the world, from Yellowstone Park to the peaks of Mt. Everest and everywhere in between. New Tandem Bike mode allows two riders to control one bike. Hone your racing skills and level up from local backyard competitions to stadium races. Make a statement withExplore challenging tracks around the world, from Yellowstone Park to the peaks of Mt. Everest and everywhere in between. New Tandem Bike mode allows two riders to control one bike. Hone your racing skills and level up from local backyard competitions to stadium races. Make a statement with customizable outfits and bike skins. Expand
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Trials Rising - Extreme Mode And Tandem Bike Gameplay
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  1. Positive: 44 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. 95
    Trials Rising is pure, unadulterated, arcade fun at its finest.
  2. Feb 25, 2019
    85
    Trials Rising is maybe the best game of the IP thanks to its social aspects, and it's easy to learn hard to master gameplay. We would have loved fewer microtransactions for the customization.
  3. Mar 1, 2019
    85
    Utterly fantastic level design and with a continuous flow of incoming events, you'll not get bored any time soon. Ubisoft puts the Trials franchise back on the map with a great game which has a lot going for it. A nice addition is the option to build your own tracks, although it will prove daunting at first. The game can feel a bit grindy as well from time to time but we really can't think of any other issues with this game. A fun game that comes highly recommended.
  4. Feb 25, 2019
    80
    Trials Rising takes us back to basics with the real world inspiring a long series of new and inventive trials, but losing none of the challenge or RedLynx's dark sense of humour. The menus are a bit messy, the loot boxes pointless, and it doesn't really advance the series, but when you get into it this is the series back to its addictive, infuriating, "one more go!" best.
  5. Feb 25, 2019
    80
    Trials Rising is a thrill ride of crazy tracks and various challenges, pushing physics-based racing to its limits.
  6. Apr 8, 2019
    75
    It's the best game in the series, but poor technical component and corrupt reward system copied from mobile games separate Trials Rising from true greatness. However, having zero competition Rising is the absolute champion in the digital motorbike trials.
  7. Feb 27, 2019
    60
    Those who can look past the charmless modernity of Trials Rising will find a lot to love in the core mechanics of the moment-to-moment gameplay, but Trials Rising is a perfect example of how seemingly minor and modern changes can drain the fun out of an otherwise great game, completely derailing the experience.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 27, 2019
    10
    Awesome continuing of Trials Series. Today it`s hard to create unique game that won`t have any competitor on the market, but Trials team didAwesome continuing of Trials Series. Today it`s hard to create unique game that won`t have any competitor on the market, but Trials team did it perfectly!
    A lot of new tracks, amazing customization opportunities - all of this you can find in Rising. If you are not really good in racing, you can try yourself as game designer by creating amazing track in Track Editor and show your creation to the world. Though, progression system in Rising not as perfect as it could be and, time to time, you need to re-pass some tracks to get enough fame for a new level.
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  2. Mar 19, 2019
    10
    Trials Rising is Trials at its' best! It keeps you entertained from the very first track till last. Game is full of chaotic fun, it also runsTrials Rising is Trials at its' best! It keeps you entertained from the very first track till last. Game is full of chaotic fun, it also runs very smooth and looks great on PS4. Despite some minor flaws I totally recommend it to all Trials fans and people who are not familiar with the series.
    What's good:
    - Huge variety of well designed tracks
    - University of Trials tutorial tracks teaches you how to perform some expert techniques
    - Track Editor is back and it is limited only by your imagination (just play some user created tracks)
    - Customization allows you to create your own personalized Rider and get into battle with cool or crazy (or both) looks

    What's not so good:
    - Some contract rewards are not balanced: you get low rewards for difficult mission and vice versa
    - Songs list in soundtrack are not that many and it may get annoying especially if you decide to play the game for hours
    - Some contracts may feel repetitive
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  3. Mar 2, 2019
    8
    Trials Rising is one of the most outstanding games I ever played in 2019. And much of it is the aspect of fun and addictive gameplay as wellTrials Rising is one of the most outstanding games I ever played in 2019. And much of it is the aspect of fun and addictive gameplay as well as total endless opportunities in replayability. Awesome stages based on real world places (mostly) and it has the "easy to learn, hard to master" thing going on. The downside is partially due to the fact that progress is only done through player level, and some contracts rewards are pretty bareboned in the balanced department. This makes the game feel more jarring to level up as replaying old races will only get you less rewards. If you feel bored on that end and want to be creative, the game also includes the imaginative powerful Track Editor where your imagination is your true power in track creation, and the artistic people can also make unique designs on racing gear and bikes too which both can be shared everywhere around the world which if the people downloaded your content, you do get some good amount of credits for you to buy stickers and other goodies from the Store, similar to the idea of real creators getting money when a game is bought after release. It is also very nice to see that the Nintendo Switch is that powerful to run this game as it is the first Trials game to release on a Nintendo console joining the usual roster of the PC, PS4, and X-Box One. There is also a decent Tutorial system for you to learn, and if you struggle on some features from the Track Editor, just watch TrialsGames (or formerly known as RedLynx TV) on YouTube to get a great tips and tricks tutorial on many things in the Track Editor. So, if you feel the grind to collect heaps of Experience to Level Up, and get more Boxes (seriously, why Loot Boxes?) is becoming a nuisance, take a break and try again a little later, but feel free to get creative because being creative with sharing content is much more interesting. And with the tracks, it definitely give you inspiration for your own levels. It is hard to find even a similar competitor that could beat Trials Rising. So the best thing you do is that you MUST buy it, even with the Gold Edition where you get some additional gear and a first class ticket to the Expansion Packs when they come out. Seriously, it is better to spend more on getting the Gold Edition than just the Original game. You'll get more bang for your buck and a time to waste positively. Expand
  4. Mar 29, 2019
    7
    Such a shame. This isnt like previous Trials games where the challenge was about finishing the Hard course even after 20/30/40+ faults or 100+Such a shame. This isnt like previous Trials games where the challenge was about finishing the Hard course even after 20/30/40+ faults or 100+ if trying Extreme! This is about racing. Its about speed. I can do most Gold trophies on 0 faults - which means its not hard enough. You race 3 ghosts (gold, silver & bronze) so you always know how fast you need to be going in order to obtain the trophiy. Faults dont count toward trophies anymore apart from they cost you 5 seconds - and time is what gets you trophies. It feels like a multiplayer experience but offline. The game is decent as youd expect from Trials and the world map is fun and the courses based on world locations are also fun but just not that tricky... every level runs very smoothly and all courses can be done under 1:30min.
    The biggest issue is how you have to grind to unlock further levels and stadiums.. I think it was patched but I have hit a wall at level 64 where I need to replay hundreds of levels potentially in order to unlock the final stadium - and the chances are I wont be doing this and my time with Trials Rising is over prematurely (unless the game is patched again!?)
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  5. Feb 28, 2019
    6
    As it stands right now I have to give this game a 6/10. There are constant slowdowns and stutters which throw off your timing and hopefullyAs it stands right now I have to give this game a 6/10. There are constant slowdowns and stutters which throw off your timing and hopefully the game will be fixed to be more stable in a future patch. I know music is subjective, but the soundtrack is horrible. There isn't any option turn off individual tracks, which is a stupidly simple option to include that would help immensely. The load times can be ridiculously long and after every race, even in single player, you have to wait around for a screen to load in 4 avatars and one of them does an annoying taunt animation before you can move on. In a game all about replaying tracks over and over to improve this gets old so fast.

    You race against random ghosts, no option to limit the ghosts to your friends list. There are so many stickers in the customization options yet no good way to sort through them. A simple option would be to let us toggle between owned and unowned stickers. That would be a good start but there needs to be a way of organizing all the customization options and right now there just isn't.

    In order to beat some challenges there is a bug currently that has the time you have to beat to move on as the world record on the tracks. Needless to say but it's pretty much impossible to beat those levels for right now. Hopefully that gets fixed in a patch.

    Overall, the tracks and gameplay are good (except for the stutter and slowdown) but everything around those needs serious work. It's disappointing because this game had several betas and plenty of time to iron all this out. There's no private multiplayer, it's grayed out and says "Coming Soon" so if that's what interests you about the game, then skip it for now. It's like the game was made by people who never tested the actual gameplay. I can't believe none of the testers mentioned the option to turn off the music tracks you don't like, or only racing against the ghosts of your friends. Or how badly the customization needs organizing features. By far the most disappointing thing about this game right now is the technical issues, though. You get frame tearing and stuttering at the most inopportune times. The various betas should've worked those issues out. This is all on the PS4 Pro,.
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  6. Mar 8, 2019
    5
    This game is good, but there is an initial grind to get the 3rd Bike which is a pain, it also makes you do worthless contracts that seemThis game is good, but there is an initial grind to get the 3rd Bike which is a pain, it also makes you do worthless contracts that seem tacked on near the completion of the game.it doesn't feel like a trials game. Previous trials games where all about completing a track, this seem more about racing others and their ghost. I love the tracks that require you to think but the racing need to be taken out of the single player. The Stadium Finals need to go they are ima a load of crap. The map layout is over the top and would have been easier to navigate if it was a list again and had a description of where the map is located and what difficulty it is. All in all, I regret buying this game. if you are a trials fan stay clear, go back to evolution even. Expand
  7. Mar 22, 2019
    4
    Redlynx and Ubisoft chose a bold new direction for Trials. They wanted this game to revolve around multiplayer, lootboxes andRedlynx and Ubisoft chose a bold new direction for Trials. They wanted this game to revolve around multiplayer, lootboxes and community-generated content, but they screwed it up hardcore, and in its current state, Trials Rising is a broken mess of a game.

    The first several hours are nice. All the tracks have great design and are fun to ride. There are extensive tutorials throughout the game that help you learn skills. Mid-way through the single player campaign, events become locked behind high levels, and you're required to grind out contracts to earn XP, regardless if you earned gold/platinum on every previous track. This is a tedious chore for long-time players, and a genuinely daunting task for newbies.

    The game's difficulty is shockingly inconsistent. In order to progress to the Grand Finale track (which is merely a HARD difficulty track, not EXTREME or NINJA, which I unlocked long before this one), you must complete 9 different Stadium Finals tracks, which feature abnormally difficult AI opponents. In these events you must string together several consecutive PERFECT RUNS in order to BARELY scrape by. This is a major source of frustration by all skill-levels of Trials players, I myself nearly had an aneurysm trying to complete them.

    The Skill Games are another instance of inconsistent difficulty. I can barely muster a bronze medal on several of these events, but on others I can effortlessly achieve a DIAMOND medal. An obvious lack of play-testing here, no way the devs could consider this balanced!

    You can download rider equipment that other people design, which is pretty cool... when Redlynx/Ubisoft allows it! They constantly remove copyrighted yet unoffensive content due to... reasons. I literally never seen this happen in any other game. It's ridiculous.

    Wanna play this game with friends? You better synch up with them in a ranked lobby, because private multiplayer lobbies arrive months after launch!

    On the technical side of things, It's astonishing how bugged this game is, especially when you consider this game had 3 f***ing betas to sort out issues.

    -Freezing for a second on every track, throwing my timing off. Sometimes it starts to chug along at 10fps for no reason.
    -Game crashes fairly often.
    -Bad inventory bug causing items to duplicate or delete at pure random.
    -Stickers on items erase themselves at pure random.
    -Ranked multiplayer just came out, and the scoring system is an absolute wreck, I've won each race, yet my rank keeps dropping and dropping.
    -While it hasn't happened to me, I've noticed people complaining about their Acorns disappearing. Acorns are the premium currency you can buy with real money. Ponder on that for a bit.

    tl;dr Trials Rising had vast potential, but launched in an unfinished state with inconsistent difficulty, poor design decisions & countless bugs. It's possible the game could be great by the end of 2019, but it's absolutely depressing right now.
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