8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Best bike game on the market.,
This review is from: SBK Generations (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Firstly Ive played all the various Motogp, IOM, previous Milestone Superbike rider and all previous SBK games over the last 20years, so Im familiar with the pros and cons of each.
This version is an update, with nothing majorly new about the presentation. You get a current, 2012 intro (albeit all taken from PI) rather than a compilation from the previous year which is nice. The menus are all very simple and scaled down, with no silly carnival in the backround this time. Also slick.
Best thing is to read the changes to this versio in the form of Positives and Negatives below;
-More faces to choose from for your personal rider
-The 07 GSR-1000 is now included in PC legends class with Biaggi and Kagayama :)
-Aragon track is included
-WSS 11 class included so you can play as Chaz Davies
-Old seasons see the return of the R6 aswell as other machines to the game
-Numerous riders now gone from WSB are playable such as race winners Toseland, Corser, Haga, Neukirchner and Kiyonari.
-While previous games had clear best bikes - '09(Kiyos CBR), '11(R1), this one appears to have a balanced set of bikes like SBK-X, with each one of the top teams having clear characteristics and a chance of winning.
-Still not able to personalise your rider much, say by adding details on the leathers.
-Helmets and visors as per previous games. Limited
-Simulation level still divided into low, medium and high.
- Loss of the 3rd (and best) external view of the rider
-Music options reduced. Songs lack lyrics, suggest lack of budget, although I find them good and less off putting without the lyrics. Good beats, a little repetitive.
Classes included are;
WSS -09 ,10, 11
SSTK - 09, 10
WSB - 09, 10, 11, 12
Quite simply with the huge choice of riders and bikes now, all in one game and acceptable controls, this is the best SBK game to date! You have all the tracks (shame previous versions arent included; for exp Imola minus chicane). The graphics on PC are very good. My only main complaint is that the options are so limited, a return to the levels of tweaking in SBK 09, aswell as the R7 of Haga, RC45 and RSV of Corser would make this a 5 star game.
However for the low price this game is highly recommended if youre a bike fan.