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WooT I have no intro for this review so I will start off by saying this following passage...:"He who dares, wins."
If you know what that is from then you have obviously played game of the year already haha anyways tonight I am bringing you a review of the newest MX game to grace the PS2 MX Rider.
MX Rider is coming at us from Atari....hmmm that name sounds familiar..haha anyways Infogrames has acquired this videogame grandaddy and we couldn't be any more pleased they are back. With this being one of their first titles after years and years of absence we could give them some breathing room but we decided to put this one to the test so we played it non-stop for hours and hours trying to delve into the developers minds and see what made this game so different from other MX games.
Graphically the game is very nice, dirt effects splash the screen on tight turns and the riders move very realistically. The stages are as good as they can be for a title such as this but the real beauty lies in the arenas where the stunts are performed. Things such as flaming hoops and shark filled tanks of water await you in this awesome extra mode! This mode makes the game even more enjoyable with it's originality and insane jumps and obstacles.
The music is very...odd I felt like I was in a bad episode of the twilight zone. Techno beats are accompanied by voices and samples that would make Charles Manson cringe in fear. The mixture is also induced with the tunnel vision camera while playing the game. Almost feels like a nightmare, but it also adds some weird flavor to the game.
Controlling this game doesn't take too long to get used to and is pretty responsive. The controls are not as advanced as MX 2002 but they are still very solid. The extra modes are what make this game stand out especially the Freestyle arenas and challenges, this game packs replay value and that is a huge plus for a racing game.
All in all I can't say buy this game over MX 2002, but damn sure rent both before buying either because this game offers a lot that MX 2002 does not and vice versa. An overall solid title that will be a keeper for fans of MX gamez, enjoy my friends!
GameDiscovery.com : Playstation 2 : MX Rider Review : Racing