Sony Japan has released loads of new shots for its upcoming mud racer, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift.
The Power of the Cell Broadband Engine married to the Reality Synthesizer.
Heavy Rain will also do.
... not really mind-blowing. It's an improvement on the original but it looks unfinished and simply lacks that extra level of detail that differentiates the games that truly show off the PS3's monstrous hardware such as MGS4, GT5: Prologue, Uncharted, and even Little Big Planet (tops even GT5 for realism). Based on these screenshots I don't see anything that couldn't be done on the 360. The textures are good but not great, the water effects are good but not great, the models are good but not great, etc... The lighting is the only thing that looks a bit special and occasionally borders on standalone cgi (particularly the way the foliage is lit). Frankly, I'm a little disappointed.
all screenshots suck, this is gunna have better graphics and visuals than motorstorm1 and that right there says alot. get ready for the baddest rawest most intence off road dirt racing game on any console. : P
LOL! Well this game looks insane! Definitely getting it.. (as i am a big fan of the first game!)
4 player split screen looks almost as bad as Excite Truck does on single player! Sorry, just kidding, it doesn't look that bad, but I can see why not many racing titles use split screen these days. They've obviously cut a lot of the effects that make the game look current gen when splitting into 4. Still, at least each of the 4 screens will run at 30fps 540p ... hopefully :-) Single player / online graphics look really good though!
Yeah it does look like they have cut quite a few effects but in the grand scheme of things I think the value of four play split screen more than compensates for these losses. I remember the good old days of playing a game with your mates without there having to be many miles and an inter-networking infrastructure between you. Taunting your mates through that isn't as much fun as doing it face to face!
Not that I'm saying that 4 player split screen won't be fun... ...Super Mario Kart 2-player split screen was out of this world. ...and Goldeneye was brilliant too.
Hopefully 4 player splitscreen will not degrade the graphics substantially!
The actual game screens look awesome. I just wish they'd put the concept art into a different category.
But they need to push the foliage even harder. That lava level looks fairly bland and boring as well.
Sexy. Some of the shots are kinda weak but some of the are ultra impressive and some jungle shots look near CG!
hands down. 1st day purchase, no doubt.
Looks like Motorstorm 1.5, cause same engine, just in jungle. Maybe with the PS4 they will reach graphics like in the 05 prerendered trailer.
I disagree. Those screenshots are amazing, maybe you need glasses, or (more probably on N4G), you're a jealous Xbot fanboy. You still have car races in Banjo Kazoo, though, so hopefully you'll have something to play too.
Wow, amazing screenshots. Looks like the PS3 is really taking off now. Day 1 purchase for me too, Motorstorm was tons of fun and it looks even better.
I ahve never understood the split screen mentalioty of you people and gamers in general. I remember playing Golden eye for the n64 back in the day and couldn't for the life of me see what the big deal was. It takes 4 tiny screens and designates you to one of them. Joyious fun, lemme tell ya. Eye strain Squint lines Frustration Bland, washed out graphics make for a winning team, lemme tell ya. On this note, Motorstorm looks to have suffered the same fate. The graphics have taken a hit. The boxes are tiny and look confusing. It's just a why situation here? I can, maybe, see split screen. 2 player. That's fine, but 4 player cubed mode isn't something I'm pins and needles about and why any of you are is beyond me.
Have you ever played resistance fall of man 4 player split screen? I had at a bbq last week and we had a tremendous amount of fun downing petrone shots after petrone shots and just blasting each other to oblivion. You should try it sometimes, cause it is really fun! BTW my friends has a 58 inch 1080p Panasonic Plasma so that may have helped with the screens size, however I have nephews and nieces who play four player split screen games on the gamecube and they seem to love it. It's all about having fun with your friends. I know not everyone is interested in it but it is nice to have the option. Until last week I didn't know resistance 1 had that option!
You are blind or idiot? go play halo with the other trolls, this game looks awesome
Those screens just show how weak the PS3 is. If I didn't know what game it is, I would have thought it was a game from 10 years ago. That is just how sad these shots are. The game looks like sh*t. EVERY racing game on the 360 beats out any of the PS3 racers. This is probably all the PS3 is capable of. Don't bring up Gran Turismo, because that is a lie. I bet you anything that by the end of the year, GT will be announced exclusively for the 360 because only the 360 is capable of the full game, while the PS3 can only handle a demo. I hope you droids enjoy your demo, while I am playing the full Gran Turismo experience exclusivley on my 360.
But I guess you hear that all the time from your boyfriends don't you dude!
its amazing how everygame these days on the ps3 looks amazing,can't wait to see what next year brings.oh ya 360rxorz ur a moron.
Those are some amazing screen shots.
why do you have The Marts pic as your avatar? hehe
The trucks looked like micro machines and the camera was a over the top view.. It was one of the best 4 player co-op racing games ever.. I remember me, my dad , and bro use to play it all the time.. Classic. Motorstorm 2 will be the new game to take that belt.. The game is already intense playin by yourself.. Now just imagine playing this with 3 of your friends drunk.. lol madness i tell ya.. this game is going to kick major a$$
MS2, LBP , R2.
I love my PS3 to death, but MotorStorm2 needs to pull out more than another racing.. we better get some intense racing going on... like.... INTENSE..... One thine I noticed, though... and everyone prob. will agree, the maps make the MonsterTrucks look... dinky, hah? Some they're nice, flyin' through the jungle... but in dense jungle, it'd be smothering the trucks....... And the buildings are HUGE! and it makes it look like they're trying to accommodate the buildings to fit the monster trucks in them.. I say the have the ability to smash down the buildings, causing destruction, and leaving debris all over, but what about if they also left jumps and stuff too?? :D They need to fix that. :P
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