Dec 17, 2007
You’ll probably often hear MX compared to Motorstorm, with both offering a similarly comprehensive vehicle set and both flinging mud about the place like a pig in the poo pond. But where Motorstorm is among the most beautiful racers ever made, MX is as plain as a bowling shoe and - inexplicably - has unrefined controls that don’t hold a candle to its slightly better-looking versions on PS3 and 360.
While it’s true the game is throwing around impressive physics and incidental effects, it’s ugly with strangely washed-out contrast ratios, making the dark-brown mud tracks’ terrain features difficult to decipher. And that’s a pretty big issue, considering how much the bumps in the tracks matter to your speed.
The pre-rendered intro looks fabulous and though the video is far in excess of what Motorstorm achieves, it’s closer to the level of graphical excellence Rainbow should have been shooting for. Granted, these graphics aren’t entirely possible on the Wii, but there probably could have been a level of polish achieved that at least resembles what the intro teases your eyes with.