Grid Legends Steam grid legends the fifth entry in the racing game series by Codemasters now under the stewardship of electronic arts has the weight of the franchise resting upon its shoulders ever since the 2008 original race driver grid it could be argued that it struggled to find a clear identity there has been some high points grid autosport for example but the 2019 reboot simply entitled grid was somewhat of a misstep, it repurposed large swathes of previous content lacked.
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online lobbies at launch and crucially suffered from a wayward handling model that’s why grid legends need to successfully straddle the line between accessibility and authenticity I have fond memories of the earlier grid titles and I would hate to see the lineage go to waste
the game begins with a slick cutscene of two racers duking it out at the new race venue Strada Alpena they collide with Seneca racing’s driver Yume Tanaka out of the race and raven west Nathan McCain seemingly at fault, you’re then thrust into the race midway through and thus begins our journey through grid legends this is the drive to glory story mode and it’s a new take on the grid formula you take the role of driver 22 for the upcoming Seneca team led by Marcus adeaux it’s time for us to deliver explains the enigmatic head honcho this is indicative of both the fictionalized team and grid legends itself you play.
through a near-seamless mix of story and driving events that do their best to enthrall you the aim is reaching the gauntlet a knockout-style event for the world’s best racing teams while I enjoyed the characters a Nathan McCain’s machismo apart from the opening salvo every hands-on moment is either a. straight-up race or time trial there are no predetermined scenarios which to a purist sounds attractive but the separate career mode is for that driven to glory is meant to be a saccharine the sweet explosion of flavor bombastic should be its modus operandi well acted a plot twist or two but it didn’t grab me in the same way as funnily enough.
Codemasters stablemate f1 2021’s breaking point not only did that have more on track setups but it also spent more time building the Aiden Jackson and Casper Ackerman characters through phone calls and emails all notable by their absence here as an aperitif though driven to glory successfully manages to stimulate your appetite the career has taken a back seat during the pre-release hype for grid legends but it’s the meat or meat-free substitute between the bread a.
the familiar tale of starting from the bottom rising to the top Renault Clio cups and Ginetta gt5s will be your staple diet for the opening hours before you progress to quicker machinery and stern arrivals progress isn’t quite as straightforward as the minimalist menu may have you convinced in order to progress you not only achieve strong race results but you must also manage car upgrades and sponsor objectives earn credits spend those credits on upgrades and then level up your car ergo unlocking new tiers of events except
sometimes car upgrades aren’t unlocked until you’ve driven it for a set number of miles and there’s no guarantee you’ll have ticked that box simply racing in the career sure you can skip ahead to a new class of car and there’s always a way of progressing in some form but for completionists, this is where online multiplayer comes into play no matter what race you’re taking part in you’re still clocking the miles earning XP and cash, in turn, counting to your single-player stats in addition
You select the option any one of your friends can hop into your career races to help you out via the cross-platform ea account friends list seeing a friend join a race and start up a party chat to talk away while still completing your career objectives are riotously good fun but a little pointless sadly it’s a clever technology that works with aplomb during the pre-release player numbers but only the lead player actually progresses their career for the other drivers. You can get the game from store steam-powered