Great game for horselovers!
I really like this game a lot. The graphics are good and it's challenging, and I like the variety of things you can do in the game. I've recommended it to lots of other horsecrazygirls like me!
January 1, 2012
this game was awsome and it is perfect for kids that love horse
December 30, 2011
Best Horse Game Ever!
I got this game for my 11 year old daughter who is really interested in horses. She absolutely loved it from the beginning. It's very realistic and lots of fun. It's not too easy, but not too hard. It doesn't have anything to do with caring for the horses, though, but it's still an amazing game. I think this game will hold hours of fun for her.
July 30, 2012
fun horse game were you have perfeckt levels
February 4, 2012
ride is a awesome game for anyone who loves virtual equestrian games.
March 31, 2012
A horse game worth buying
I have played several horse games and most of em are boring, too easy and made for little girls. Ride! definately offers a good challenge for even older players who love horse games. There is no story line really, except for following your trainers instructions and trying to complete all the challenges he gives to you, perfectly.
+ hours of fun
+ the game saves itself automatically
+ great challenge, but not impossible
+ the show jumping has been executed perfectly
+ balancing your rider and horses stamina/nervousness
+ not too shabby graphics
+ a bit like equestriad 2001
+ no brushing your horses little kid stuff
+ training your horse
+ doesn't require a lot from your computer
- the background music is the same loop all over again
- the dressage is a bit boring eventually and can frustrate a new player
- no storyline, just riding like in equestriad 2001
So as you may see more pros than cons in comparison. Definately cheap and worth to buy game.
August 16, 2012
Ride! equestrian simulation.
I absolutley adored the game, i love the dressage and jumping, simulations especially, when developing the game they could've made the graphics of horses and riders better.
August 7, 2012
Perfect Horse Game For People That Ride!!
I love this game!! It is probably one of the best horse games I've played. I love that it includes things that a person can use on a real horse, not just bumping a spacebar randomly. I can see how younger kids could get frustrated, as you do have to think - like I said, not just a button-pusher.
But for people that really ride, this is a beautiful game!! The graphics are pretty good, and I do get the choice of a few horses, though it would be nice if I could customize. But that's being picky.
A must have game!!
April 14, 2012
Virtual horse frustrations.....
I got frustrated and fast.
When ever I notice a new horse game I just have to try it out.
As a gamer keyboard controls are no stranger to me, but the arrow combos ruined the game completely.
Again and again I found myself staring at the arrows and not the horse and rider. Switching to dressage only made it worse.
I had high hopes for this game, but I didn't even manage to finish the demo.
I'm sorry Big Fish Games but I simply cannot recommend this game to anyone.
October 18, 2012
Misses the point...
I was looking for a game to replace Equestriad, which is no longer supported. This game is NOT it.
When I play horseback riding game, I want to be able to enjoy the illusion that I am on the horse and doing the showjumping, cross country, etc. This game does not have that at all. Guiding the horse with the arrow keys is awful and requires constant correction. The up arrow key is for forward motion, faster speed, AND leaning forward when jumping-all at the same time. You are supposed to use the up and down arrows to lean forward when jumping, then lean back when landing...all while hitting the correct spot to jump. If I am doing all those things I am not watching or enjoying the game at all.
And dressage is even worse. In order to *change gaits* a series of arrows drops over the screen and you are supposed to click your arrow keys at the same time these are constantly scrolling down. It's kind of like playing Tetris. You can barely see the horse at all because the screen is taken up with the silly arrows!
And unlike Equestriad if you go over the time allotted in each event the nasty trainer makes you start over.
This game totally misses the point of a horseback riding game. I played about 45 minutes of the demo and gave up. Glad I did not buy it!
February 10, 2012