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Post Apocalytic Stock Car/Rally Madness,
This review is from: Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - Platinum Edition (PS3) (Video Game)
Consoles to date: Atari 65 XE (go on, laugh) Nes, Snes, PS1, 2, Wii, PS3.
In every one of those I had racing games and although not a big fan of the genre, I try and diversify as much as possible. I have owned both 'serious' gaming bohemoths like Gran Turismo (1+2 was as far as it went) and excellent fun racing games like Mario Kart (the original is still be best mind) but nothing quite compares to this excellent game. Let's get down to business:
Graphics - super and post apocalyptic
Physics and general feel of cars is spot on i.e rigs struggle up hills then hard to brake on slopes.
Great Festival Mode (or 1P mode to you and me) which gets more and more difficult. As a sense of scale I am going to try and get gold in all races (erm, 100 in total). Festival mode also 4 themes so you can stick to curses on Mud, Air, Water and Fire - yup, it's pretty mental.
Bikes/Buggies - you can punch opponents and taunting is very funny
Crashes - Best Ive seen on any game.
Unlockables - Still working on this but they're ace so far
Difficulty - mentioned already but real mastery required for some of the courses. You not only learn courses but also need to learn where rocks, metal objects, boats etc etc is or you're toast.
Humour - v funny game
Soundtrack - yuk, turned it off so just have noise of cars etc now. Peace at last, no more crappy metal playing in my ear.
Customization - if you like this, this is not the game for you - you cant buy new wheels, bespoke paint job etc etc. It's just all about winning races and unlocking drivers/cars.
Two Player - whilst brilliant fun desnt appear to be an option to omit cpu drivers. Prefer a dual here.
Purists (like my Mrs) don't really like it because she and many others prefer straight-up track racing and street racing. But there's plenty of that by the bucketload on the PS3.
This is unique, slightly mental and utterly gripping.