posted by DrKnow (PEMBROKE PINES, FL) Jan 25, 2010
Member since Nov 2008
The gameplay was just ok to me. Graphics are pretty bland, but it is just a racetrack. Controls were also easy to grasp and get a feel for.
However, once you go around the track a few times, that's pretty much it. Nothing else to the game.
I found the game extremely unforgiving where if you make even a slight mistake, you're pretty much out of the race. Realistic and very frustrating.
There is a bike customization area where you seem to be able to tweak a lot of bike settings, mostly stuff I didn't fully comprehend or understood how the settings would mix with each other. I'm certain that a bike enthusiast would love the tweaks and technical details, but I do not really play games for that level of realism, I was escapism.
If you are a speedbike fan, I'm sure you will love the game, but anyone else who just wants to play some racing would probably look elsewhere.
I played for an hour, ran a few tracks, then packed it up to send back.
Ok, this game is a bit dense, but if you get into it, there is some amazing racing to be had. You kind of need to be both a motorcycle nerd and a videogame nerd to get into this, but if you give it a little time it is really very accessible. With the bike realism on basic it doesn't take long to get pretty fast.
The graphics are good, if a little bland. Bikes and riders look great, but the tracks are just that, the tracks. There is no detail to speak of, but you wont be looking around much rest assured.
The riding physics are pretty much second to none. On any difficulty they feel rather realistic, and do about as good a job as a videogame can do of recreating the feel of riding. That is to say, not much, but better then most. The only real problem is that on simulation or higher, the throttle response on the controller is not entirely accurate, so it can get difficult to keep the rear tire hooked up. Not a huge problem, it just doesn't feel quite as crisp as some racing games.
Online is quiet, I am lucky enough to know another person with the game, but so far I have raced him and only him. There are other people on the leaderboards, but I never see any of them. It's a shame, because this game really shines online.