My first impressions of Motorstorm were that it was going to be yet another mediocre, full throttle racer and that may be your first impressions too but don't give up on this priceless title and give it a try.
If you are bored of donning a formula racing car or a pimped voyage and fancy something a little more "dirt friendly" then Motorstorm is the ideal racer for you. In Motorstorm you race it out in one of the seven vehicle types against a maximum of fifteen other AI racers or if you prefer playing online you can race with up to eleven rivals.
First things first, the vehicles of Motorstorm range from the nimble speed bikes to the behemoth like "Big Rigs." They all might look different and you may jump to the assumption that bikes are the fastest and Big rigs are the slowest but you would be wrong: all vehicles travel at similar speed if you know which path to take. There are seven vehicle types in Motorstorm. The Speed Bikes are the smallest and most flexible of the seven but the dr...
THE GOOD: Graphics: The graphics in this game are stunning. The way the cars and camera get splattered with mud as you pass through a big muddy ditch, the way the track deforms as each individual car passes over it, the way the debris from a crash up ahead whistles past you. The graphics in this game are something else.
Originality: You won't have played any games like this before. It takes the racing genre and crosses every type of racing game there is and produces something so original it can be classed as revolutionary
Sound: The sound in this game is great. The engines have satisfactory grunt , the crashes have all the noises you would expect, metal screeching, big bangs etc. The soundtrack is great also and it fits in to the action, it's fast paced unpredictable rock.
Spectacular crashes: Burnout is a game that has a major selling point of huge crashes but the crashes in this are even bigger, better, more violent and more spectacular. The way the car bounces off a rock across the t...
Forget Ridge Racer, this is the first good racer on the PS3.
Motorstorm takes place entirely in a desert. Beautiful cliffs, rocky valleys, big jumps and multiple routes are what you and your rivals a racing in. It's a no holds bars race to the finish with Cars, Buggys, Bikes and Trucks all in the same race.
The introduction race takes place in a beautiful desert wasteland with 14 rivals. However it's a mixtures of different vehicles. If you prefer going for the shortcuts and high jumps then pick a light vehicle like a car, buggy or bike however if you like to keep your feet on the ground then go for a heavy vehicle like a truck. It might be the first race but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy. The AI of the rivals is excellent. They do indeed try their hardest to win as they try to ram you of the road.
Motorstorm doesn't quite play like your usual racer. Each vehicle has different handling and some are hard to master. Pick the wrong vehicle on your first race and you mig...