So is Motorstorm still a standout franchise for the Playstation 3? Well, Pacific Rift is undoubtedly superior to its predecessor. It corrects many of the original's faults and builds on its strengths, but doesn't alter any of the shortcomings that were find inherent with the core nature of the gameplay. Pacific Rift is a whole lot of fun, just be patient and prepare to spend time learning the tracks.
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift is yet another high quality arcade racer vying for hard earned dollars this holiday season, up against the likes of Pure and Midnight Club LA. If you liked your first taste of off-road racing in the original, you will love what Pacific Rift brings to the table: a meatier, more expansive experience and a better game in everyway.