After looking at previews and the like, I thought that MotoGP would be a huge step up from what was really an annoying outing in 08. The extra options in career mode are a plus - like sponsorships, staff, picking your machine and liveries - but thats really where the good bits end. The gameplay can only be described as arcade style, even more so that 08. You can open the throttle fully coming out of a corner and not worry about the back end kicking out in the slightest. The controls are far too twitchy for my liking, and although they have loads of different controller layouts, I'd like to create my own. Its a bit annoying that you have to go through a career (or championship, it is escapes me at the minute) and finish at least 3rd at the end to unlock the MotoGP class in quick race. I can understand it in Career but what if someone just fancies a quick race on the fastest bikes? I don't mind so much, but some people don't fancy going through the career just to race as Rossi, Lorenzo, Stoner etc.
If you own SBK 09, stick with that and see what SBK X brings. Just seems like the idea was right with this game, but it just wasn't done as well as it could have been. Some people may like it its just not for me