Is parkour still cool? Okay, it doesn’t say anything about parkour in The Chase, but that is what it’s about. Playing as either Felix or Felicity – two hip young things who take a shine to each other – you’ve got to race across town for your hot date with either Felicity or Felix. Movement is controlled entirely with the D-pad (or face buttons for lefties), as you scramble up walls and slide into besuited ‘enemies’.
The novelty factor is that you can use the stylus to draw a ‘Rush Line’ for your character to run along, reaching bonus items and powerups, avoiding hazards and performing tricks. Sadly, this control scheme is too complex, the characters too unresponsive and the time limits too harsh. The presentation will attract younger gamers but unless you’re adept at this gaming lark The Chase could prove frustrating.
Apr 15, 2009