When I initially saw footage of Joe Danger I thought it looked ok but nothing special. I imagined I’d pick it up at some stage but I wasn’t overly impressed.
I then picked up the trial and thoroughly enjoyed it. So I decided to take the plunge and invest a tenner in my first full downloadable game.
And it was £10 well spent becuase Joe Danger is a fantastic game.
The basic premise of the game is that you’re back out of retirement and looking to make your mark on the stunt world once more.
This involves riding your motorcycle through obstacle courses and stringing together combo moves and stunts. And what fun that is – sure it can be frustrating at times but when you land a huge score and leap to the top of your friends leaderboard it’s a great feeling.
The game keeps a track of you and your friends scores via PSN so you always have competition. The only thing I would’ve liked to have seen would’ve been more notification. As it stands you have to manually check the leaderboards yourself but it would’ve made a big difference if it just came up when you selected a course or popped up a message saying ‘so and so beat your score.’ etc.
This is a great game and well worth your time. You can also play races alongside online buddies but sadly I haven’t been able to take advantage of that aspect of the game yet. Joe Danger also caters for those creative types with level design tools that are fairly straightforward to use.
Overall Joe Danger is one of the best downloadable games I’ve played and will bring you many hours of madcap fun, especially if you have a few friends to compete against.