4 out of 5
Modern, very lively LEGO themed racer
Lego Racers is a great racing game, arcadey, full of action and very exciting. I was thinking that it might be too inclined to only ensnare children, but after a few races, boy, was I hooked! The game has a portion that allows you to customize your vehicles, evidently by using Lego bricks, and then it's off to the races. The environments have a tendency towards cartoony, but the Lego cars and characters feel very welcomed in this type of space. So, without a doubt, you're going to have an extra good time racing, trying to maintain your position while the troublesome contenders will tail you and try to take your place. There is a lot of bumping and a lot of cutting one's way in this game, it is not a clean game, but it is ok, this is not a sim, it's a pure bred arcader. Still, the feeling of speed, control or lack of it is very well captured, and you never feel that the game doesn't respect your need for fluency and for a well captured feel. Returning one more time to the graphics, I have to laud the game's take on its tracks and invite you to give it a try. Cartoony arcade racers this good are rare and this one is certainly worth a revisit, even if it's not a classic or a retro game yet.