MotorStorm: Pacific Rift User Reviews

8.0

Immensely Frustrating Goodness!

The good:

- Great Graphics
- Intense "on the edge" Gameplay
- Plenty of tracks, with great variety
- Excellent and refined online experience

The bad:

- Some vehicles handle and behave erratically
- Strange computer AI
- Crashes are far too common, and tracks can get confusing.

Summary:

Motorstorm, the furious PS3 racer is back with a pacific twist. Instead of dreary desert racing, racers have been dropped onto a deserted pacific island with diverse environments, and told to race. There's places with plenty of jumps and huge airtime, water heavy environments, Lava pits, and muddy swamps. Each one requires the player to opt a different style of racing, and some races are downright brilliant. But unfortunately, pacific rift can also be a frustrating racer at times, and many players either love or hate the gameplay, there's isn't really an in between.

Single player mode is a r...

8.0

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift

The good:

*Fast and (dare I say it) Furious off-road gameplay
*Excellent course variety
*In depth single player mode
*Local Multiplayer, a first for the franchise
*Impressive Graphics
*Excellent online play
*Improved AI
*Ability to play custom soundtracks

The bad:

*somewhat quirky controls for several vehicles
*sometimes too easy to crash
*still somewhat annoying AI

Summary:

This game truly deserves the title Lunatics Unite!, a phrase taken from the back cover of the case. For the uninitiated, MotorStorm and now its sequel, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, are essentially Mad Max shrinkwrapped into a racing game and given an extra injection of testosterone. Centered around the MotorStorm festival and its various incarnations in different locations, the games deliver a pulse pounding off-road racing experience. This festival combines heavy metal with racing that would be banned anywhere else, and so has a very unorganized, chaotic feel about it that puts a message into ...

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