LifeisXbox’s Tour de France 2022 review | The last stage of the Tour de France 2022 finished a month ago with Jonas Vinegaard taking home the yellow jersey. Now we can relive all the stages in Cyanide Studio’s new game Tour de France 2022. This franchise has been running for some time now and there is one constant comment that keeps coming back from the players: every game feels the same. So obviously, I was very curious to see what the developers changed in this year’s edition. Let’s see if they finally managed to introduce a new element in the 2022 edition of Tour de France.
Most Memorable Moment
My most memorable moment was definitely when I won my first race. It was against all odds and I was in a difficult position when I went in the final 10 kilometers. But after a good comeback, I came in the perfect position with my sprinter and everything went as planned and I took home the win.
ℹ️ Reviewed on Xbox Series X | Review code provided by PR/publisher, this review is the personal opinion of the writer.
What we Liked!
- Design | First of all let me start with this, the game looks absolutely stunning! The stages you cycle in are so well designed and it has a lot of realism. And it’s not just a few, no it is all of them. Also, the design of the cyclists is very good and detailed. But that’s not all. The menus you have to go through are very accessible and they make sure you have a good time navigating through them.
- Sound | The sound in Tour de France 2022 is also very good. During the race, you have some sort of commentary and in the menus, you have some tracks playing. Also, before you enter a stage you will get told what to expect and what the expectations of your team are. And when you are finished with the stage the same person will let you know how it went and if he is disappointed or not.
- Gameplay | In Tour de France 2022 you take control of a professional team with the ultimate goal of winning the Tour de France with one of your drivers. You have two options here, create a team and select your riders or also create a new cyclist and build your team around him. After all of this is done you can play. Here you can take control by peddling through the peloton or you can give out orders and just witness how it goes. But that is not all, you can also select a couple of stages from a wide variety and create your own cup. Other than that, I feel like the controls might be hard to learn but there is a nice tutorial that exists, containing a few exercises that teach you everything there is to know about the game.
- Nothing | There was nothing that gave me mixed feelings about Tour de France 2022.
What we Disliked
- Copy & paste | A point that the community has been saying over and over again was sadly also the case in this year’s edition. For the fanatic players, the game feels, and almost is an identical copy of last year’s edition. With almost no new improvements it feels like the developers only changed the riders that transferred from the team and added a couple of new stages and just put it out there. I think it’s really a pity since it’s such a good game. I’m sure the developers know that the public longs for a cool new element, but I guess 2022 is still not the year for this. Fingers crossed for next year?
- Crashes & bugs | When I played Tour de France 2022, I stumbled upon a couple of crashes and bugs. First of all (and this happened a lot), after I finished a stage, before you get to view the podium, I got a black screen and the game just got stuck on there. Everything was responsive and when I went to the Xbox home menu everything was visible again, but when I returned to the game I still had the black screen. Here I had to close the game and start over again. This didn’t happen once but I think 5 or 6 times in the time that I played the game. Another bug that I found was that sometimes the controls didn’t work properly, I had to press a button a couple of times before it went on.
How long to beat the story | There is no real story in Tour de France 2022
How long to achieve 1000G | 50+ hours
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