Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends is a 2018 racing video game developed and published by Gameloft as part of the Asphalt series. It was released on February 26, 2018 for iOS in the Philippines as a soft launch, and launched globally on July 26, 2018.
Why It Rocks
- Beautiful graphics much like its predecessor, with decent optimization.
- Gorgeous and well designed environments, from the neon lit streets of Shanghai, to the snow caped Himalayas, to the tornado ravaged US Mid West.
- Features real time multiplayer for up to 8 racers.
- The active aerodynamics and convertible roofs on cars are now fully functional.
- A fine selection of exotic cars, from familiar models like the Dodge Viper ACR, the Bugatti Chiron or the Ferrari FXX-K to concept cars like the Pininfarina H2 Speed, the Lamborghini Egoista and the Cadillac Cien. Many cars also return from Asphalt 8.
- Excellent soundtrack.
- The game also features car customization, you can now create custom colors for your bodywork, wheel rims, brake calipers and replace certain body parts with bare carbon ones. Gameloft has also expressed interest in adding bodykits in the future.
- The game is far more generous on credits compared to the previous game, upgrades for cars are also less expensive, so grinding is less of an issue now.
- A brand new escape mode that pits the player against the cops, giving the game a Need for Speed vibe.
- A new automated touch drive controls scheme, making it easier for casuals and newcomers to adapt to the game.
- Increased difficulty compared to the previous game, a good challenge for Asphalt 8 players.
- Unlike Asphalt 8, the sense of speed is always present even in the slowest cars.
- You can now form you own clubs with other racers to earn additional benefits.
- A more realistic physics system compared to its predecessor, the cars no longer travel so fast when drifting and a terrain response system is included.
- No more boosters, which makes the game somewhat less pay-2-win.
- One of the few racing games with licensed vehicles available on the Nintendo Switch, meaning that Switch players can drive some of their favorite cars on the go.
Even though this game is good, there is so much flaws that there is a CGW article on it.