EDGE

REWIND THE TAPE

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Reaching the end of your final journey, you’re unlikely to have seen everything Road 96 has to offer – something the game flags up on its loading screens, with completion percentage­s for each character. There is a New Game Plus option but it’s hard to recommend going back. While the underlying algorithm might give preferenti­al treatment to scenes you’ve not experience­d before, you’ll still see a lot of familiar ones. The vignettes don’t hold up well to repetition, a problem that’s not mitigated by the mild randomisat­ion in their particular­s. It doesn’t matter if the world outside your windscreen is now dark and stormy, rather than sun-baked – you’re still playing through the same story beats. No, better to think of the missed parts as someone else’s tale. You can’t travel every road, after all.

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