I love it but needs balance
By A guy writing a game review
Legendary game no arguments. Amazing graphics. The driving itself is over the top but that’s the asphalt experience and it’s really fun. And if I still want to progress but play casually I can with the touch drive feature that was totally genius. I hesitated to play asphalt 8 sometimes because it really required you to be focused on the game. But now I can still progress if don’t have both hands free. But I must say I would never take away the traditional driving controls completely because I feel like that’s the only way to enjoy a true asphalt experience. Anyways, I miss the ability to just practice on tracks without it taking away from the cars gas tanks because I want to master the tracks or play an unlimited amount even if it means not getting rewarded for it. Another thing the game needs some balance in single player. My cars rank could be 300 above the recommended rank and I lose with or without touchdrive on. One thing that could help this I noticed is when I get a knockdown the npc will spawn in front of me yet when I crash I automatically am moved to last place. I also wish you could just restart a race when something like that happens rather then finish or quit just to wait all that time to boot up the same race again. Well I hope you guys at game loft read this because I saw there were 600,000 reviews and this will probably be buried anyway haha.
Yet another... Pay to Win.
The fact that this game even has a 4.8 is unbelievable. Same as everybody else said... good graphics... nice gameplay. Great... you guys nailed the hardest part of a solid racing game.
So why is it so hard for developers to make an enjoyable game without having to either grind for SOOOOO long, or whip out your debit card? Because greed. This is just another freemium cash grab. Game is blatantly rigged. If your car is about 50 or below the recommended rank, the CPU is gifted with the ability to seemingly teleport back into 1st place if they wreck their car. I Literally shockwaved the CPU off the road while going 200 MPH with a PERFECT RUN and they caught up and gained the lead within seconds after recovering. If you look at the map after they crash, all you’ll see is a yellow dot just fly right next to your car’s marker instantaneously. It’s one thing if my car isn’t modified enough to match or exceed the recommended rank, but if I have the skill to make up for my car’s lack of upgrades then I don’t see the problem. Why give me any hope I’m gonna win the race. Just let the CPU have a huge lead from the jump so at least I know I don’t stand a chance until my car is upgraded. I could touch on other stuff, but that alone is enough to rate your game a lousy 2 stars. Update the game and balance it out. Stop being greedy and make your customers actually believe that they don’t have to pay money in order to enjoy the game. Please and Thank You.
By itz winning
I’ve always been a fan of of racing games. Especially asphalt. When this game first came out I waited a little bit and downloaded it. The game is amazing, but as soon as you get to chapter 2 the opposite happens. The game starts to get unplayable for example class b rookie. You have to get the
Porsche. It’s pretty easy to get 20 of them but the other 5 are in BWM. In BWM your pretty much forced to use a one star Hommage and with the recommended ranks and the difficulty there is no way you can get past the level which means there is pretty much no way to get the Porsche. Well you can buy the Porsche from the legend store right, well with the recommended rank and the difficulty your forced to upgrade which cost coins. At this point where you need class b where I am I either don’t have enough cards or coins. So only way to get enough coins is you guessed it, REAL MONEY. And tokens are for coins too, but then you need enough. So you have to pay with real money again. People are not going to waste all there money on a game so I have some suggestions that you could take to make the game not pay to win and fun.
My first and only suggestion is to take other peoples suggestions. They have some great ideas to make the game more fun and enjoyable. Again the game it’s self is very good but it’s pay to win so you have to pay in order to win. This game has ruined my love for asphalt and unless you make it playable I WILL NEVER LOVE ASPHALT AGAIN.
Great Graphics, but it’s you gotta pay or can’t keep up
By Brady Gamer 1723
Great game and great graphics. The idea behind the game is great but after playing for a week or so. You will realize that you have to grind for hours and hours and hours if you don’t want to pay for the upgrades in order to keep up with the game. I am literally stuck and cannot go any further because I don’t have enough “cards” to unlock more powerful cars or upgrade my current vehicle to the next level. By the way, it takes an absurd amount of cards to upgrade your crappy Class D or Class C cars from two to three stars so I don’t even want to know how many cards it would take to upgrade a Class B or A. Races are fun but gets pretty boring after a while because it is the same track and same objectives. Developers should come up with a better way to get people that doesn’t want to play to play involved because getting 1 or 2 cards after every 5 races is ridiculous. The fuel (essentially how maybe lives you have) per car is horrible thought out, or in this case pretty clever way to take your money. The vehicles will not refuel to 6/6 unless you completely run out of fuel. So if it has 2/6 then it will stay like that forever. I’ll be uninstalling and finding something else more interesting that won’t cost be $10 for a low level class C car.....
Ok, but more improvement required
I played this game for about 4+ months. I have been met with what this company normally doesn’t do. I also have a few complaints. 1 is that that customer service is terrible. I sent a problem that I’m having where the E-mail was sent on April 25th of this year. It’s almost been a month, and I still can’t find any other E-mail besides that one single E-mail saying that my request has been received. I checked every mailbox. Don’t tell me to check any mailbox because I checked every single one. I have to reformat that so this company would understand. Another thing is that eventually you have to stop playing for a really long time because you can only do things with higher class cars, which means this game isn’t completely free. It seems as though you have to pay to actually continue playing the game. And finally, I hate the fact that anyone can take ownership of other people’s clubs just because they’re inactive on the game. This means that someone can hatch a plan to delete any club or kick you out of it. This can be a club with your friends and you can possibly not play in the same club together anymore. Honestly though, what happened to this company? Just a standard company making games now turned into trying to get every penny out of everyone’s pocket.
Should have a console/pc counterpart
This game is really beautiful and amazing with nice smooth exhilarating gameplay and I honestly think there should be a version for the big boys out there like pc or console bc I think that if they do move to that or expand they will get a lot of attention and will get the eyes of people from the gameplay to the graphics to the vast variety or stuff u can do. I’ve never had a problem with this game yet and even if I do it’s alright bc everything has problems nothing is perfect but I can say that this game is not boring and feels awesome to play and win. Also the music is amazing and I enjoy it so much.
P.S. Developers you guys keep doing your thing and do what u think will make the game and the brand better but just make sure u aren’t reaching to become rich or make money but focus on making ur brand better and the brand everyone knows when they hear it and the games they remember like “oh yea that game that has such beautiful graphics and brought so much enjoyment” type of thinking when they think of u. But alright hope u guys are happy for this game bc it’s pretty cool
Asphalt 9 isn’t this suppose to be fun?
By Project 5311
Asphalt 9 starts off as a good game, hell a great game. Graphics are good, storyline is good, art is good, clubs are good, and the store is reasonable. As you play you’ll love it like I did. You’ll spend money too cause it starts as a good game worth it. Until you get deeper in the game. Events are trash most cars will be faster than you regardless of how much money you spend, or how much you upgrade your car. You’ll even make a perfect run and they’ll still pass you with no explanation just because! THE MULTIPLAYER IS WORSE YOUR CAR WILL CONSTANTLY GET KNOCKED DOWN JUST WITH A CAR NEXT TO YOU!! When they matchmake you’ll see other players in superchargers and exotics and you in your Honda or Mustang. You’ll be completely out matched and over powered. STILL THE KNOCKOUT MAKES NO SENSE. OTHER PLAYERS JUST HAVE TO DRIVE NEXT TO YOU, AND NO THEY DONT SPIN OR DO A SHOCKWAVE; AND THEY KNOCK YOU DOWN!! And forget about catching up with the group you’ll never catch up! I can’t support a game like this anymore, I can’t give money to a game like this anymore. Even though I believe that everything in this game is at a reasonable price.
THE FINAL VERDICT FOR ASPHALT 9 IS A 4/10! It has some addictive parts in this game but too many flaws and I can’t do it anymore. I’m done do yourself a favor and play GSR 2 it’s better in my opinion and thrilling!
Bigger and better, but still needs some improvements...
Hello Gameloft! Let me just say that you have made an amazing game here. Asphalt nine is better than most of the others that I have played. For some others like Asphalt 8 or Asphalt off road, it got kind of boring after awhile. But I expect to be keeping this one around for quite some time. The graphics are great, and I love watching the cinematic replays and the action packed stunts you can pull off! One thing I’ve already noticed and irritates me however, is that wreckage from other cars can push you off the road, and this is really annoying when I’m about to jump off a ramp and some debris comes flying out of nowhere and pushes me off. Also, something else you can improve on is maybe removing the thing where you have to find certain parts to upgrade your car when you have the nitro and acceleration and that stuff maxed. And PLEASE make multiplayer more fair, like pitting you against players close to your rank, because I can never win a multiplayer round since there’s always at least two cars three hundred points ahead of me with way better cars. But all in all, fantastic game, keep it up!
Okay, but not as best...
I have to admit the cars styles and places and blueprints from challenges are pretty cool. But when you get through chapters while getting better your trying to achieve something awesome but have to do all the rest of chapters and come back to it because you finally got that specific car that you have to race with to get what you want. It makes this game not that playable. You want to be a fantastic racer, but spend most time just doing nothing and finding it not worth it. The blueprints come easy for some but I think only sometimes. Challenges give you blueprints but hard ones give you lots less than easy. And this games controls are not as good as others. I actually wish I still have asphalt 3. I want back drifting your own drive, and actually taking control. The 360s are pretty sick. I like the sick tricks you can make on the ramps and in midair too. I’d say those would be a great “same from last” to go with different controls. I think a lot more work with the actual movement of the car and some of the already crazy driving would be great work with new chapters that aren’t much of a struggle. We need all new ideas to become more entertaining and actually deserve to be legendary. And to influence better for Asphalt ten.
Yet another money grab
Played the game for a year, incredibly grinding, but a marginally fun time waster. I almost completely refuse to buy packs, Price of packs is absolutely, stunningly abhorrently, ridiculous ... I can’t say this clearly enough - almost across the board spending money on these packs is stupid. ( and yes I did spend maybe $20 ) But the real killer is that now after entering a car release special event with every pre existing car needed maxed out and a big pile of token saved up, there still is simply is no way to progress past 75% of the event without spending $100s of dollars, and guessing it would likely cost $1000 or more to finish the event ENOUGH to unlock the car. It’s one thing to enter event with only a couple half leveled cars, another to make it functionally impossible without spending money even with all the cars maxed out. This is simply unacceptable. FIX IT GAMELOFT. LITERALLY.... buying $100 pack will not generally get you one star on a high end car... this is truly a prime example of how awful, gouging and greedy a developer can be. ( see “Game of war” for perhaps the best example of the worst ) $100 is more than any top tier full blown PC game 20 times as good would cost. Just don’t do it....