RiMS Racing Review - Disappointing
RiMS is an interesting proof of concept for a new sort of motorcycle racing game. The insanely deep customization and competent career mode do make it a worthy addition to any motorcycle junkies library.
But a sizable handful of unpolished bits, lackluster presentation, and insufficient optimization that can sometimes fall into truly problematic territory do keep it from being the challenge to the status quo that it so badly wants to be. RiMS earns a fair amount of credibility with how well it gives the player complete agency over their bike, but a lot of that credibility is wiped out with mediocre opponent AI, mediocre track variety, and shabby optimization.
These things simply introduce a level of chaos that too often flies in the face of the control that RiMS wants you to feel like you have. I can certainly see it resonating with a very specific group of customization fanatics, though it is a bit harder to recommend to everyone else.