posted by Greviewer (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Sep 29, 2008
Member since Aug 2007
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
Where to start with baja egde of control.
GRAPHICS: Baja brings nothing new, and actually makes you ask yourself "how is this running on my PS3, or 360?". and this isn't in a good way either. the technology behind the graphics is so old, even the nindendo wii has made less blurry, more colorfull and detailed images. the devoloper claimed you wouldn't see the same thing twice in the 300 mile baja race. well, they lied.. in a 3 hour race, after only 10 minutes i saw the same things over and over again. same plant life, same turns, same colors, same limited visuals.
PHYSICS: terrible, simply terrible, you can think the game is fun for a second (if you get passed graphics) then your vehicle goes falling off the side of a cliff for no reason. turning isn't responsive, the vehicles wabble, and the promises the devoloper made, about the track being realistic, are a lie.
SOUND: the 5.1 audio is basic, and very boring. the only good point about it, is the quality of audio is so low, and so basic, that it makes adjusting the speaker levels for your 5.1 surround sound system, somewhat simplified..
GAMEPLAY: i already covered this area in the physics section.. its simply not fun compared to most other off road racers. and brings nothing new to the table to make you want this game.
PRESENTATION: this is the worst part about the game. the menu is not only bland.. but its also blurry, low resolution, pixelated mess.. oh sure the game says it runs at 1080p, but a Nee for speed, or Atv offroad PS2 games has more detail.
OVERALL: this game in one sentence is this.. pixlated boring vehicles, pasted on top of a kids crayon colored drawing as a background, with a low resolution picture of the sky on top.. its the biggest next gen hack job, i have ever seen!..
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
the game is an excellent rendition of real world driving conditions in baja... the only complaint i can put forth is the Hill Climb races are the most frustrating and horrific events i've ever experienced until you figure out the perfect combination of clutch, gas and break, for every single track. The point to point, circuit and open class races are where the game gets fun. the graphics are slightly out dated, but if your not a graphics freak/moron you'll be able to truly appriciate the games attention to detail... the shock valve, spring rate, and shift point adjustments made me feel like i was truly working on my own project truck... which is good and bad because honestly im tired of working on the one in my back yard. however, once you get your ride tuned in the game, the experience is astounding. if your looking for a game which takes a little patience, and may remind you of gran turismo with dirt, then this is your one stop shop for one of the best gaming experiences available on the PS3, garunteed weeks of entertainment. The 1000 is where the game truly shines... the first time you race that on your tuned Trophy, you'll never want to go back to Gran Turismo again.