great game, easy to get used to controlling bike and rider seperate.... GREAT IDEA!! great bikes and differant rides are great also, upgrading is great too! very realistic feeling.. a must have for anyone who is always dissapointed with all the dirtbike and wheeler games that just leave you sittin there like, ....this is nothing like really riding....... well THIS is... its really fun.. multiplayer is also great, a game i would def buy.
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Many have commented about the lack of . . . good in this title. So I will start with the bad. The game is short. Once you adapt to the new controls and the deformation tearing up the track, you progress through the game quickly. Then . . . it is done. The title also contains the same disappointments I have had with the entire MX vs. ATV series. No nationals / supercross /worcs / gncc series, but lots of trucks, buggies and utv's. Dirtbike racing isn't the NFL . . . so no multiple race seasons to fight through.
But the good is so good! The controls are the best yet. The folks that will not find the bliss in the controls are the same folks that won't understand the lack of race seasons. The rider position with the right stick gives you the ability to tailor your corners from sweepers to squared-up cuts. Just like real racing on the dirt the handlebars are the last thing to bring in a truly beautiful corner. Also you find yourself pulling 'true' whips and adjusting to the rythmn and speed sections in any race. Controls match real seat of your pants racing!
I personaly find the deformation awe inspiring. Yes, you can build ruts. . . but where ruts belong. It causes kickers in jumps and the ruts in valleys even fill with water. Watch out . . . riding too forward on the seat will give a crazy ride over the wrong line!
I have bought most THQ games and this ranks the best. If you find the controls too difficult or the physics off . . . watch an actual WORCS, GNCC, SX, MX, or National race. Very few ride like the G.O.A.T. and this game captures the fortitude of dirt racing. Only thing I would add . . . make one game for the avid rider. (please) A game where we start as privateers and work to advance to that legendary status. Give us the glory of racing in different AMA series. The chance to embrace past champions / bikes . . . Bailey, Johnson, Hannah.
All in all, my favorite MX vs ATV. Makes me ask . . . is it spring YET?
gamers (63%) found this review helpful
Well I tried Mx Vs Atv Reflex yesterday and.. It was just amazing! The variety of bikes and name brand gear for your rider is huge! The track deformation coupled with the rider reflex makes for an amazing gaming experience. There are smaller details that make the game great such as jerseys that move in the wind, a system to save you when your about to fall, and even doing some really wicked donuts. If you've played the other Mx and ATV series then you know these games are great. Pick this game up for an awesome riding experience!