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Continued improvement, no major flaws.
on 6 August 2011
Ive played all SBK games and all main bike games over the years. This is the best one yet.
-You now have marshalls waving flags
-Thankfully this year you have the legends included. Sure theres no Haga R7, Corser RSV, Toseland CBR; theyve taken the shortcut option with lots of 996s', but at least theyre there and the bikes are very enjoyable to ride and have their own characteristics. (Note-Slight is a Kiwi not Australian)
-Your nickname is now on the base of the leathers so you get the sponsers logo on your back which is smart
-Challenges mode is very good. You have some more tedious ones, but the head to head races are great.
-Graphics are excellent. With all enhancements/effects on this is a great looking game.
-As per SBKX the main bikes are actually all quite evenly balanced so you can choose the Kawasaki or the BMW and run with the Yamaha and Aprilia. Makes for varied online matches rather than a grid of all the same bike as per in the 09 version when everyone chose Kiyonari!
-Good, varied soundtrack
-No more arcade mode to have to play through to unlock items
-Better, simpler menu system minus needless cartoony fan area
You can do a quick restart in time trial mode. No needing to go back to pits then back out on track.
-Although not in the calender this year theres Qatar and Vallelunga to play on.
-Handling; whether realisitc or not there was a massive change in the last 2 games as to how to ride, be it braking in corners or not. Unfortunately this one has some changes again, meaning corners have to be taken a lot slower
-Simulation options. No tuning of auto brake, traction control as per 09 version. Just low, medium and high. The low actually brakes for you(!) and high has you crashing in an instant so youre stuck with medium.
-You still have to use number 78 for your own rider; I dont see why you couldnt pick your own number
-Running last years Supersport chamipionship is a shame as theres no R6s to play with
All in all an enjoyable title and worth the price you pay on Amazon