gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Motorstorm is an unrealistic arcade style racer, so don't come here if you are looking for a Gran Turismo type of game.
The controls are very simple and easy to use. There are two views for vehicles, one view up close (in cars it is an over the hood view, in bikes/atvs it is a close third person view) and the other view is a farther out third person view.
There are a lot of unlockable vehicles, and each vehicle has 3 different paint jobs you can choose from before you start a race.
There are only 8 tracks, and that hurts this game a lot, because the tracks it does have are all brilliant, and the lack of tracks keeps you wanting more. Maybe they will add new tracks in downloadable content some day?
On every track there are multiple routes you can take. Usually there is one really high route that involves a lot of jumps, that type of route is designed for motorcycles or ATVs. Just as there is usually a high route, there is also usually a low route. The low route will generally get you to the finish line faster than the high route. The low route is best suited for the big vehicles.
The online play supports up to 12 racers on a track, and has good customization options (you can choose what types of vehicles everyone will be racing in, you can change the time of day you are racing, and other small things like that make the customization nice). I haven't experienced any lag online, which is nice. Here's a tip though, you should get a microphone. It makes it a lot more enjoyable for everyone in the room when you all can talk to each other.
To put it simply, the online play saves this game from being a rental. In my opinion, it is a must buy if you own a PS3. Without the online play, the lack of tracks would kill the replay value.
I'm running out of space so I'll finish this up quick.
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
My first PS3 title and it's a blast. Graphics are beautiful and it's worth crashing over and over again just to see high definition destruction.
BUT I'm a little let down by the lack of 2 player support and a couple of other things. This game screamed for a classic rock soundtrack and we got annoying trance music and a bunch of tracks that were used in Guitar Hero 2, which I've heard exactly eleven thousand times now.
Load times when choosing a vehicle are ridiculous and I hope are not an indicator of what's to come on the PS3. (There's a hard drive in here developers, use it!)
Other than these annoyances I've had fun with this game but don't see it making it as one of my favorites on the console. Rumble would also be a nice addition to this game.