REVIEW : DRIFT21 (PC)
As someone who just updated their old Logitech Driving Force GT wheel setup with a Logitech G29 setup I have been looking for more and more games to operate with a wheel, going as far back as operating Mudrunner with a wheel. As the title implies, Drift 21 turns around racing and drifting. But be aware that this game is in very early access, and here’s hoping it gets more progress.
So clearly being a drifting game first impression I had was it just felt completely unplayable. They’ve since done a few updates and the wheel operates well and everything can be bound to what you’d like. It’s still a bit buggy with the keys.
As with any other car racing game, the settings need to be altered to your liking, including degrees of rotation and force feedback. I tried playing with 900° of circumrotation and it was just unplayable, at the time there was no force feedback setting so it was just on. If you see any type of drifting the steering wheel rotates very swiftly and very easily, as if there is no feedback, and for drifting when you require to turn the wheel quickly one way to the other the quicker you can do it the better. It’s been sorted out since I first started playing, and it’s much more manageable with a wheel now, although your settings will need to be tweaked for personal preference, that’s the same with any racing game.
Graphics-wise the game does look really good for being such a tiny folder size, that also gets down to not having many paths at all to drift on. The car modding and tweaking is very reminiscent of Car Mechanic Simulator, everything can be modded and tweaked as well as dyno runs for horsepower and torque, and everything looks amazing. The audio is nothing to write home about though, just your primary tire screeching and vehicle noise, there’s nothing much going on.
The part where this play falls flat on their face is the content. There is not much to do, a few maps with only a few events to do on each, and once they’re done you have absolutely nothing extra to do. Now, this can be said about all racing plays but even most have a career mode of sorts that keep you going back for more, or even better yet a multiplayer mode. Only 3 cars are free and only three maps are open and all three are very short.