This week saw the launch of Disney Speedstorm on Xbox in "Founder's Pack" form, which means you have to pay for it at the moment, but it'll eventually be going free-to-play - it sounds like a similar structure to Disney Dreamlight Valley.
So far, there's been a lot of positive feedback directed towards Disney Speedstorm's action on the track, which is no surprise considering the game is being developed by the studio behind Asphalt 9.
Here's what some owners are saying about the gameplay specifically:
However, it's not all good news, as the progression system has been getting quite a bit of criticism.
Various outlets, including GameSpot, have discussed this in their reviews:
"Gameloft's Disney-infused kart racer makes a great first impression, but it isn't long before its aggressive, confusing progression hits the brakes."
"While the first few hours of Disney Speedstorm are a raucous joyride, the leveled gating mechanics and confusing web of menus are a blinking "check engine" light. It doesn't immediately spoil the fun, but it's definitely cause for alarm."
There are plenty of other Disney Speedstorm buyers who feel similarly as well, with a few of the "Most Helpful" reviews on Steam being negative ones, again targeting the structure of the game rather than its actual gameplay.
The big takeaway from these first impressions, then, is that the racing in Disney Speedstorm is really good fun, but the structure behind it all isn't great. It'll be interesting to see how this evolves over time as we approach the eventual free-to-play release, which doesn't yet have a targeted launch date.
We'll leave the purchase links for the various Founders Packs below in case you're interested.
- Disney Speedstorm - Standard Founder's Pack (Xbox Store)
- Disney Speedstorm - Deluxe Founder's Pack (Xbox Store)
- Disney Speedstorm - Ultimate Founder's Pack (Xbox Store)
Welcome to Disney Speedstorm! Drift into the ultimate hero-based combat racing game, set on high-speed circuits inspired by Disney and Pixar worlds. Master each character’s unique skills and claim victory in this thrilling arcade racing experience from the creators of the Asphalt series!