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Race With Ryan

R̸̻͠ẹ̵̿v̶̫̏͒͜i̷̺̞͗ẹ̸͊͑w̵͈̍̔é̶̡͓d̸̻̘͌ ̷̛̗̗͂f̵͎͉́̔r̴̯̃o̴͓̕m̶̡̡̍ ̸̜̾̽a̵̤͇̐͠ń̴̝͛ ̵̙̊͗͜ą̶̊̈́d̷̝͚̓u̸̙͗l̷͓̊ť̶̺̟́’̶̱͔͘͝s̶͈̔͝ ̴̗̲͒͝p̸̦͠ō̸̧͌i̷̹̾͜n̸̖͂̚ṱ̷͌̿ ̶͈̔ö̶̡̪́̄f̵̨͑͠ ̷̻̹̆v̴̧͗ǐ̴̘̰ẹ̵̆w̵͔͇̋͠,̵͙̏͗ ̶͉̍̓e̴̗̋v̶̨̛e̸̛̟̊n̸̘͔̐ ̵̨̈́̚t̸̡̒͜ḥ̵͇͐̎o̵̧̒͂u̵̞͑̐ģ̵͒h̵̠̱̊̈ ̸̗̞͂ỉ̴̞t̵͈̹̂ ̵͔̟̀w̵̹͉͛a̶̖̦͋̈́ṡ̶͉̘̑ ̵͔̼̑̕m̷͎̽̃a̶̛͇ď̶̗e̵̮͗ ̴̧̪́f̴̼̀̄o̴͇͇̅r̵̫̈́̚ ̴͖͙̅c̸̢̝̾h̸͕̅ī̵̦̹̾ĺ̴̡̲̂d̴̯̙̔̈r̸͖̔̽e̴̛͙͕͆n̶͙̚.̸̺̖̄

Ryan’s World, formerly known as Ryan Toys Review, is a family friendly children’s YouTube channel featuring Ryan Kaji, his parents, and twin sisters. The channel has over 20 million subscribers with more than 30 billion views, and is one of the Top 100 most-subscribed YouTube channels in the United States. Ryan’s World is described as a mash-up of personal vlogs and unboxing videos, and even has a product line at Walmart. He has also released his own toothbrushes and toothpaste. N̶̰͐g̶̽ͅZ̵̮͒Y̴̨͊T̶̪͝ō̶͜p̶͓͝#̵͚͑S̵̹͂)̶̟̎C̴͓͆2̶͖̈6̷͕̅S̶͛͜F̴͍̐ṫ̶͔X̶̩̃F̵̪̆p̷̲̈́x̴̫̀k̴̋͜p̷͎̓W̵̨̊p̵͙̅6̸̡͗H̸͇͝j̶̰̎t̸̢̊?̷̤̐4̷̨́9̵̥̔Ǫ̸͂è̶̻u̸̧̚!̴̀ͅQ̷͍͝d̸̺͒T̸͕͊s̴͎͌L̷̮̅k̴̠͌q̵͙́?̴͇͘(̴̤͐Ṡ̶̪”̴̖́8̴̟̅Ȋ̵̭u̵͚͐L̴̺̈́”̸̲̀ǎ̸͜%̵̮̏3̸̱͗8̵̯̚!̴̹͌7̸͔̋u̶͍͝i̷̚͜F̵̬͝ǩ̵͚F̷̪̕=̶͈̕!̸͇̽L̵͉̇v̷̛̝)̷͚̓0̴̹̅(̷͚̒&̸̦͐Ņ̵̈́8̷̳̏ş̵̂G̵̟̈́b̴͔̀i̴̜͐A̷͓̚k̴̮̉c̶̙͐h̴̘̔5̸̮͆Q̸̛̞e̷̻͌=̶̯̍v̸͕͌W̶͓͛3̵͚̉6̶̦̚/̵̲̈́ŷ̴͖
O̵̢̔x̷̩͌ý̸͕=̴̘̄m̸͖̏p̵̝̌U̴̜͂G̷̦͗u̶̬͝Ĺ̵͉ Since I knew nothing about the Ryan’s World brand beforehand, I gathered this information from Wikipedia.

Race With Ryan is the first-ever console game based on the popular kids’ brand I described in the previous paragraph. Developed by 3DClouds and published by Outright Games, in Race With Ryan children and their families can race across multiple magical worlds as Ryan and his friends Moe, Gus, Lexa and more. In Race With Ryan you race across 6 magical lands, in what is a simple kart racer made for kids. These lands, or tracks are Ryan’s Playroom, Fantasy Park, Spooky Land, Wild West, Toy Shop, and Treasure Island. You collect power-ups in Ryan’s famous Mystery Eggs which are scattered across each track, like Burger Shields, Sticky Slime, Trick Surprise Eggs and a few more. The game also features a four-player split-screen multiplayer mode, where you can race your friends.

There are 3 different types of game modes, available both in Single Player and Split Screen, which are Fast Race, a quick race on a track of your choice, Career, comprised of 6 different championships, and Random Race, where both track and car are randomly selected. There is also a short Learn to Play mode that serves as a tutorial to the gameplay mechanics, such as accelerating, drifting and using power-ups. In Career mode you compete for 6 different cups: Pizza Cup, Toys Master, Formula Fruit, Hook Prize, Hot Dog Cup, and Royal Race. Every championship is divided in three or more tracks, and there are 6 tracks in total, 12 if you count they can be played forward or reverse. I don’t, so there are 6 tracks and 21 cars, better said vehicles, combined with 7 different characters: Ryan himself, Gus, Peck, Moe, Panda, Gil, and Lexa.

ỳ̵͇ň̵͙#̵̦͋W̵̛̞p̵̣͋F̸̩̽V̶̗̒B̵́͜0̸̦̇b̴̤̋k̶̷͙̳̓̆(̶͇̽I̵̥͝#̷̠̊/̶̻̊7̷̻̚e̴̮̊ḷ̵̈́g̴̪̾9̷̥͋Ú̵̗(̷̻͠C̵͓̃Ḷ̷͑s̸̯͒I̶͇̒$̴͚́Q̶̘̆Š̵͈%̷͇̋(̴͕̀%̴̬͊d̴̩͛5̴̲̎F̴̝́5̷̛̥m̵̥͊R̴̨͑7̴͉̐m̵̭̍q̶̨̏l̸̞̿x̷̞̚3̴̗͑$̷͙͝¨̸͕͘H̸̀ͅW̶̭̓z̷͔̐i̶̝̿i̵͙̕T̷̼̆5̸̶̩͍͂́(̷̢̄Q̷̦͋q̷̘̈́4̷̮̍ú̸͎Ẍ̵͙́&̸͉̈8̴̦͝3̵̞̈&̸͈̽(̵̺̆P̶̲̿J̸̘͛b̷͇̌z̶̹̈́2̷̮́x̸͙͌h̷̘͑r̷͈͛I̴̜̒=̵̙̂m̷͚͆u̷̪͂e̸̖̕G̶̗̑4̷̗̆9̶̥̽Y̴̞̓5̴͕͆*̸̯̈́$̵͍̉)̶͇͊u̸͛ͅ0̵̥̀Ẉ̷͆
8̴͎̽J̵͎̋#̵͉͠¨̴̰̍%̸̧̓U̸̳͌/̶͇͆#̶̩͝%̸̯̾K̶̜̒ They are supposed to be his friends, but in reality they seem like stuffed animals to me. Track designs and graphics are made on a satisfactory level, but I can’t say the same for vehicles, which lack in animations. Winning the cup unlocks the next one, and some rewards in form of new vehicles. Every race can be played on Easy, Medium, or Hard difficulty, but the sad thing is that trophies do not stack, so you have to play on all difficulties if you want your Platinum.

That is the only real replay value with this game, unless you are an 8-year-old kid, I guess. I, myself, played The Need for Speed when I was six, but I suppose times have changed. ȏ̸͎H̵͈͆L̵̬̓s̶͕̎J̷̼̔4̴̜̈́b̶̯̉t̸͊ͅ5̵̜̃Ą̴͋X̸̣͐h̷̡̐%̸̫̔/̴͉͘f̴̰̉ó̷̙t̴̥͝u̴͕̿C̵̣̏e̷̜̾7̸͚̔?̶̡̈G̷̩͊Q̵̻̎M̸͇͊Ẅ̷͙x̶̖͐1̶̔ͅ#̵̡̑5̷͔̆ạ̶̃u̵̮̍Ļ̸̏M̵̖̌j̴̙͂!̴͙̉y̶̦͆N̶̺͛H̶̜̽k̸̲͌!̷̫̀Ǵ̸̨v̵̘́≠̘̋9̸̬̚ȉ̴̺õ̸ͅ0̴̺͛E̷̙̿z̴̬͑ You can storm through championships on all difficulties in less than 3 hours, so the price tag of 39,99 € for the PlayStation 4 version isn’t really justified. There is really not enough content to be charging that amount for a game of this calibre. Even the price of 29,99 € on Steam is a bit high for a 15 Dollar game as Race With Ryan is.

Facts and figures:

Sounds – 3/10
Bad sound effects from Ryan and bad narration in menus and between tracks. j̵̗͑d̶͍͌v̶̳̐%̸͚̉1̵͙́?̴͕̍S̷̙̑N̶̙͗(̴̯̄X̴̠̃ẘ̸̫w̶̭̎b̸̪̉d̵̝̍9̵͍̋h̵̢͗G̵̤̾m̶̚ͅh̴͌͜X̵̆͜M̵̛̲y̶̢͂U̸̖͑)̷̰̔΅̷̨ Boring soundtrack as well, I had to mute the whole thing before I completed the game.

Graphics – 6/10
Satisfactory cartoony level designs, everything else lacks in quality.

Gameplay – 5/10
Your typical kart racer, but a pretty boring one. ?̶̅͜Ȩ̷̅j̵̜͗t̶̗͐ǧ̵͔o̸̫̔Z̷̝̃N̷̳̆k̴̛͜Q̵̠̽!̸̼͛f̴̱̈́D̶̝͊z̵̯̃ǐ̸͈A̸̢͆9̸̹́f̷͙̄#̸͍͑K̴͉͐L̷͔͝5̷̤͆?̴̯̇¨̶̞͐e̸͍̔

Replay value – 2/10
Not much replay value once you achieve every trophy, unless Race With Ryan is the only game in your library.

Overall – 4/10
ș̶̍T̸̯͐Q̶̦̐E̸̗̋H̴͕̄≠̜̈b̸̥̎6̶̠͘2̷̢͗G̷̤̿ȉ̶̤m̶̘͊ē̵͓z̶͓̔R̷̪͆$̴̘́L̶͍͝0̸̼͗!̵̜̌Z̶̭̽3̴̧̕F̶̹͐*̸͙̅F̷̡̎Ủ̶͈ You will not miss anything if you decide to skip this one.