I’m always eager to check out new racers, and have an old-school love for the classic top-down style. Unfortunately, though DX has a solid overall look in that classic vein more often than not I found its play frustrating. Certainly your choice of vehicle matters in terms of how you’re able to control them, but across the board trying to decelerate or pull off sliding turns is a general mess as the tracks more often than not feel like they’re made of ice. Compound this with the hard-cornered 90-degree turns and no wiggle room for cutting corners and it feels unnecessarily frustrating in a few areas. Throw in the lack of any sort of career or proper circuit structure, you’re just always simply picking singular races to participate in before being thrown back into the main menu, and this feels like an oddly stripped down experience that gets some points for presentation but that lacks in engaging play.
Justin Nation, Score: