CSR 2 is here. The next-gen sequel to the record-breaking CSR Racing has finally arrived.
Setting a new standard in visuals, CSR 2 smashes the current console generation by delivering hyper-real drag racing to your iPhone and iPad. Beat live players across the world and build your dream garage of beautiful supercars, including LaFerrari, McLaren P1™, Audi R8 V10 plus Coupé, Koenigsegg One:1 and many more.
Release Date: 05/10/2015
Available on: iOS, Android
Ideas regarding the looking forward to, improvement and eventual release of the sequel
Wondering About a Gas-Guzzling Future
If you’re anything like me and indeed millions of other poor souls out there that are (unsuccessfully) battling a CSR Racing addition, then you’ll know what I mean when I say that this game is probably more addictive than crack-covered crunchy nut cornflakes served with heroin milk and sprinkled with every other addictive drug known to man. Is it the wonderfully short yet action-packed nature of the races? Maybe it is the challenging aspects of timing your launch, gears, and nitrous correctly to ensure that you get perfect launches, shifts, and boosts to edge out your opponent. It could also be the immensely more-ish upgrades system that allows you to get ahead, as well as the wonderful choice of cars available from a variety of manufacturers. More likely it is a combination of all of these things that makes it an experience that no standard flash-based racing game such as Drift and Burn 4 could ever match. The only way this game could be bettered, therefore, is if developers Boss Alien come out with a sequel. I cannot wait for the inevitable CSR Racing 2, so let’s wonder in the form of the written word about the prospective contents and our desires for the sequel.
Car Me Maybe
The most obvious way to make CSR Racing 2 a better game would be to whack in a load of new cars for us to earn once we have enough cash. As it stands, there is a reasonable variety of cars that one can get their hands on if they graft hard enough or indeed spend some real cash to be able to afford them, but like the dirty little unsatisfied gamers we are, we simply want more next time around. I know that this is an urban racing game and the cars reflect this style, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to include a few ridiculously high-end cars such as the Bugatti Veyron in the mix. Perhaps it could be incorporated into some sort of storyline where said car has been stolen (or “boosted” as Nicolas Cage would have put it in Gone In Sixty Seconds) and is a hot vehicle that must be raced to safety.
Story Of My Life
Alright, so apparently racing for the sake of racing and asserting your dominance over rival drag racers should be enough of a reason to be racing in the first place, but many gamers require more of a motivation than this. It would be a much better experience if CSR Racing 2 had some semblance of a decent storyline running through it that extends beyond racing for racing’s sake. Now I’m not expecting anything of the level of Grand Theft Auto V, but perhaps just a bit of back story on our character or some sort of long-running feud for personal reasons amongst the gangs would tide me over for the duration of the game.
It is just me, or does it feel like we need some new surroundings to race in after about the 50th or so race? I know we get to move around a little and explore different areas, but it would be nice to move around the country a little more or perhaps see some variation in the backgrounds that is more discernible, even if we only see the streets whizzing by for a brief 15 or 30 seconds.
My Rider’s Custom, Son
I know that CSR Racing is all about the customisation of your car, its parts, and the general look of the thing, but wouldn’t it be nice if we had more control over the person that actually drives it? Not of their movements and such but literally of their appearance and who we actually race with. It would be nice to have a choice of several racers with different backgrounds and different skill levels as well, even if we have to purchase these racers later on in the game with our hard-earned (or hard-purchased with real-life hard-earned) money. This may add a little depth to the game and also mix things up a little on a purely aesthetical basis.
Make Up your Grind
This final point may be overstepping it a little since it is attacking the very basis of the game’s financial prosperity, but my god, could CSR Racing be any more of a grind? I mean seriously, it takes an absolute age to actually be able to afford any of the good cars and upgrades for them, and though this is the nature of freemium, it may be nice to be shown some gratitude every now and then for being interested in the game in the first place. Perhaps a free car tossed our way every now and then or some reasonably quantities of currency thrown to us. Again, I’m not expecting millions of dollars or tens of gold coins, just a bit of acknowledgement that free-playing users are also appreciated as well.
CSR Racing 2 is developed by NaturalMotionGames Ltd.