Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Fast & Furious: Legacy is the equivalent of a McDonald’s meal. It’s not good for you, it won’t exactly feed your soul, and you’ll probably feel a little dirty afterwards. Yet, sometimes it’s exactly what you need amongst richer delights. Much like many other freemium racing games, Fast & Furious: Legacy is broken up into various segments, but it’s kind of fun nonetheless.
A loose story based around all seven Fast & Furious movies guides you through the game, but really, the focus is squarely on the racing. A few different modes keep things varied. There’s typical racing which feels like a form of auto-runner, with you able to swipe between lanes in order to dodge cars, as well as draft behind them. At times, your objective is to slam into your opponent’s car too, although don’t expect anything Burnout ish here.
Another mode utilizes draft mentalities with you timing gear shifts at just the right moment. Finally, there’s a drifting mode with you using a finger to drag a path for the car to follow.
Each mode is simple enough to learn and quite fun too. Fast & Furious: Legacy ensures you don’t get too bored by mixing things up frequently, although some tracks can seem pretty samey.
What will slow you down a bit is the energy system in the form of oil changes, plus the constant need to upgrade your car and wait it out for such tasks to complete. Fast & Furious: Legacy is pretty heavy handed here and progress soon slows down a bit too much. You’ll soon find yourself waiting an hour or more to be able to do more, which seems too long winded for a game with races that only take a minute or two to complete.
Still, if you’ve only got 10-15 spare minutes to devote to a new game, Fast & Furious: Legacy might scratch that itch. It’s fun while it lasts, even if it won’t feed your soul like a good steak would.