Overall, this has been my favorite MotoGP game to date. There were a few drawbacks I had to overlook but all in all I enjoyed the game and ended up purchasing it.
Pros: Graphics look better - especially cockpit view. Racing line helps to learn new tracks quickly if you're not looking to devote tons of time to the game. Managing sponsors, press officers, and engineers is kinda fun. The ability to tuck in adds more realism. Much easier to hear your engine over the competitors engine sounds. With vibration on you get pretty good feed back when the bike slides and when it's time to upshift. Personally I turn the music off, but heard it has some good tunes.
Cons: Limited controller settings - you can no longer configure the controller as you prefer, you have to select from 1 of ~10 presets that were less than ideal for me. While some areas of the bike physics were improved this year (ie feeling front end slides) the developers ruined the acceleration physics. Even with traction control completely off, the rear tire will seldom slide under full throttle. No Moto2 bikes - Moto2 class was new to 2010, but game has 250cc class for 2010 - this is understandable considering when the game was developed and released. I would really like to see the developers add the warm up lap - nice to have for times where practice and qualifying are sunny, but race day is rainy, and if for some reason you don't do your qualifying and race on the same day the warm up lap will help you reacquaint to the track.
This game is awesome.. It has the feel of a real bike,And having to know when to brake and lean. The conpatition is hard ( even on Rokie) and the tracks arent easy, but once you get the hang of it and build up your bike it gets easier.
The reason I gave it an 8 is because there is no story mode,you pretty much go from race to race. The other is because you get graded on everything you do during a race, and if you bump someone (and you will a lot) it takes points away. That is something that cant be helped.They run into you,point taken away.I had an A on several tracks until the bumping part came into effect.Turned my A into a D. Sometimes I didnt even get a grade lol.
But I would recomend renting this before you buy it.Its not for everyone.