Tough controls put brakes on fun
Xbox One Pop an engine under your legs and crank the Tour De France up to 20.
Or so you’d hope in a high-octane racer with the strings of code, super-slick graphics and twisting city tracks we’ve come to expect from next-generation racers these days.
You can also enjoy pretty ludicrous levels of vehicle and rider customisation, but when it comes to the crunch, the painfully pedestrian learning curve may extinguish any enthusiasm you have for mastering the controls.
The foundations are definitely there for a successful franchise but the opening gambit is a case of close, but no cigar.
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