“A perfectly inoffensive time-waster, but if you’re after thrills and excitement then look elsewhere.”Free
When we reviewed Real Racing 2 a while back, we complained that in order to progress, you had to grind like crazy. We somewhat forgave Firemint’s game, because it's pretty, controls well and is fun. Forever Drive… well, it’s pretty.
The game takes place in a futuristic neon world where you drive endless neon tracks, endlessly overtaking neon cars — until the timer runs dry. At that point, you get a score, level up, and unlock extra scenery, cars and licence plates.
The speed at which you level up depends on the depth of your wallet: buy credits and your score increases much faster. However, unlocked items have little bearing on the game, which in itself isn’t at all exciting.
It’s a pity, because Forever Drive is backed by a course editor, which means most of its tracks are designed by players. But when the driving is often as dull as circling the M25, we didn’t see the point. The game’s not bad, just entirely forgettable.