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Roundabout Review

November 3rd, 2015 by

RoundaboutI have had the recent pleasure (?) Of turning my hand at Roundabout. From the title you shall garner nothing about what this game is all about or entails.

What we have here gaming fans is a little B title game where you take control of Georgio Manos; A female chauffeur looking to make an impact in the extremely competitive world of luxury taxi drivering (sic). You drive around a little town in Roundabout picking up various people and taking them to their destinations which are minutes away. Then rinse and repeat.

Sound boring? Well its not, not really, you see it’s not just as easy as drive from A to B because your limousine is spinning around its central axis non stop.

Whilst going about your business of taking people to their various dentition so you have to navigate parked cars, trees, buildings, roundabouts and people, well…..not the people as you get bonus points for running them over and to top it all off you squish them into puddles of blood which then coat your tyres smearing it across the road. As such this is probably not a title for the little ones to partake in.

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The beginning of the game entails a cinematic from the 70′s about the town that you will be calling home (although it’s not actually your town but some random place somewhere in the world) with a cheesy voice over telling you about it. You then drop into Roundabout and go straight into limo class, more 70′s cinematic abound with you in the front seat and some ’driving instructor’ in the back telling you what to do. Then you’re off, and 30 seconds later your finished. It doesn’t matter how many things you crash into or break or even if you repeatedly blow up your car you will pass. Then your into the game of taking people to places, it seems as though each person you pick up is accompanied by cinema scenes from inside the limo before heading out to deliver said person to their destination. Upon drop off more cheesy video ensues before you get your next mission and so on and so forth.

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For whatever reason I keep going back to this game for 20 minutes here and there, maybe that’s its appeal, a quick blast of fun then onto something else. It’s not the greatest but it definitely has some appeal for its sheer wackiness and originality.

Midlife Gamer Rating: 5/10              Format:  Xbox One      Release Date: 18/09/2015

Disclosure: Midlife Gamer were provided a copy of Roundabout by the publisher for review purposes. The title was reviewed over the course of five days. For more information on what our scores mean, plus details of our reviews policy, click here.

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