Kart racing games certainly aren't as affluent as they used to be, but that hasn't stopped a slew of third-party developers from trying to capture the genre's magic. The latest attempt on PlayStation comes from Nexon, which is set to fully launch its free-to-play live service platform sometime in 2022. But does KartRider: Drift have the makings of a true Mario Kart competitor?

The game recently underwent a closed beta period, and Aaron has spent a lot of time tearing up the track to bring you his full impressions. On the surface, KartRider: Drift appears to have the glitzy visuals, tight turning action, and general personality to succeed. However, there are still a few tweaks we'd like to see implemented before the game's launch on PS4 next year.

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