This was the first game I picked to rent out of my 2 allowed out.. and I still have this game even though I have sent back every other Wii game I have tried.
Controls are tight like stated.. maybe a tad to tight but still good. Gameplay is fun and fast (think Burnout but on dirt with trucks). So far out of all the games released so far this one holds #3 behind Zelda and Wii Sports. Good game and even better game due to it being a launch title. We all know launch games on any console are usually average at best.. this one stands out.
posted by blackhat (BEVERLY HILLS, CA) Dec 19, 2006
Member since Jul 2006
Welcome to the world of Excite Truck, where Wii-motes are sideways and everyone has an awesome time powering their beastly vehicles through awesome tracks. This is a solid, well rounded, and intuitive title for the Wii. It offers fluid game play, decent visuals, and an overall good presentation for the next generation. Tipping your Wii-mote sideways and using it as a steering wheel works flawlessly. After playing this game, you won't want to play racing games without this feature again. Excite truck is really brought to life however by its inventive tracks and amazing sense of speed. The tracks are well animated and planned out, and also feature triggers which allow you to change the terrain in front of you as you are racing. Watching a gigantic ramp burst out of the ground in front of you and then launching you into the sky is just oh so satisfying. And not to mention the amazing adrenaline you get from ripping down the tracks with a buddy. While it has some flaws (mainly in the music area), this game is one that Wii owners should definitely take a whack at. Loads of fun.
This game is a blast! If only it had online racing I would of rated it higher. The controls take some getting used to: They are very sensitive, but what a rush! It is very fun unlocking the other vehicles and courses, and there is a VERY demanding set of challenges. My personal favorite is the truck smash challenge. You have a certain time limit to wreck the other trucks and the score has be higher enough to make the grade, what a great tension release! Even after you beat the tracks it is fun to try and beat your personal records, like the most air you've gotten, the longest drift you've pulled off, or how many air spins you've done. One cool thing is if you hit certain powerups, you can morph the terrain right out from under the other racers and send them flying! If you love arcade racing, this is the game for you!