This is the most fun I have had playing a game for as long as I can remember. I think I have more fun creating than actually racing. I am seriously thinking of keeping this one. The graphics are great, online is awesome and career is extremely fun yet challenging at the same time. I love the fact that when you create a character, kart or track you can publish it and other players can vote on them and you can share each others creations. I give this 4/5.
I gave it a 4/5 only because sometimes getting hit multiple consecutive times during a race is pretty annoying and frustrating. But, I keep coming back for more!!!
posted by Stephanh89 (FORT WORTH, TX) Dec 30, 2010
Member since Dec 2010
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
I ordered this game for the customization, unsure what to expect. After popping it in, the first thing I did was head to the creation station.
The creation station is pretty nice, it comes with quite things already unlocked. I thought the outfit and accessory set was lacking, until I found out about what all you could do with all of the sticker designs. What's great about the creation system in this game, is you do not have to spend an hour to make a neat looking character. I made my first mod doing basic editing and felt fairly happy with it, but you can go back and sink a few hours into making that perfect mod. The kart and mod possibilities seem endless.
Not expecting much from the game play, I went into my first career race and was blown away. This game is fast and easy to pick up, my girlfriend who is not a gamer at all loves it. You can pick up on the controls within your first race, thinking with the small button usage this game would be simple; I wasn't expecting so much out of the quality of the race. This game is a great break from the racing games that take themselves too seriously. Each race also has three challenges to unlock more items for customization, and these are tough. This game has plenty of hard challenges for the completion that will keep you occupied for a while
I would highly recommend this game as a rental, and possibly even a purchase down the road. Hands down this is the most fun racing game I have played in a long time with plenty of customization, and really.... this game has been a non stop pleasure to play since I received it in the mail two weeks ago.
Long review written short. This game is awesome. The choices from choosing or creating levels, karts, and characters are limitless. MNR is highly addictive and fun. Trophies are awesome but challenging and also adds way more replay value than there already is. Anyway, if you dig Mario Kart, Diddy Kong Racing, then this game is for you. Highly recommend it for racing fans and people who like to be creative in making stuff up.