Gamespot.com has done a full review of MotorStorm. Hit the jump to read the full review.
That this game is really average. Besides the graphics this racing game is not an AAA title.
here we go. fanboys start your engines.
Is that there are never racing games that people consider AAA games. I don't know what it is about it. It seems it has to be Halo or Gears or something that is a FPS and then be great before it's an AAA. I don't care what the GameSpot rated it as. I bet they had a hell of a fun time playing it. And I'm gonna have fun too. hehe
Check my other post.
GT4 was AAA
Forza has been AAA
Those were over 90% in score
this game is good and im gonna pick it up. i played the demo alot master the demo comeing in 1st place only crashing like 1or2 times with the cars and crashing alot on the bike but still manage to get first. its easy but its fun im looking foward to play the compleate game online and see how good everyone is is. especially that track on the demo lol i master that neways this game is great and should be added in one of the ps3 must have games along with resistance yall digg ;-)
This game is obviously not a AAA title, it hasn't gotten any Great reviews. It's a average game with a lot of hype that can't deliver.This is what happens when you put graphics before gameplay.
To prove your theory wrong here is a link.
IGN gave it a 8.9
PSX Extreme: 7.5?
Cuputers & videogames: 8
Gamepro and gambrick have been the only good reviews, if you can call them that.
Here is PGR3
http://www.gamespot.com/xbo... Here is Forza
http://www.gamespot.com/xbo... Here is Colin McRae
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/... And last but not least GT4
http://www.gamespot.com/ps2... All have gotten better reviews. The game does look great and looks like fun to play but i fear it will be like Crackdown. Fun for two days and then nothing but a waste.
they didn't put graphics before gameplay. If you play the PSN demo you will be blown away by how many things are happening at once and the depth of physics that were put into the crashes and so on. It's a really fun and exhilirating game to play. The only thing it's lacking are features and more of that gameplay. But sometimes there's just no convincing people as everyone has their own opinion.
The game looks great, lets just hope it can keep people entertained for more than a week. As long as it doesn't turn out like Crackdown, a total waste.
You are wrong about it not getting great reviews. Because it has. There's 8.9, there's 9's and there is some near 10's. They put a hell of a lot of effort to make it a fun experience with great AI, huge physics, huge tracks and environments with many routes, and amazing graphics.
Also they are not oblivious to all this. They said they would see how fans respond and add updates as needed. Eg. offline multiplayer. Maybe other options could be coming too.
from the fanboys up here I thought motorstorm was the second coming of christ...
Scratch that, the entire sentence doesn't make sense. Here we go,"(>cap)from the fanboys up here(up here? Where? On your roof?) I thought motorstorm was the second coming of christ...(What is christ? You mean Christ? Right...)"
I'll let the name of the game slide.
I'm not saying that I think it's a AAA game. It just seems that I only see FPS AAA. What about a race game, is there a such thing, if any I would thing it would be one of the GT games right? I know that the game is supposedly lacking in features but I still think it's way fun to play. And I don't think it's your average game that can't deliver. I think it delivered everything that they said it was gonna deliver. The only thing I see that is wrong is no split screen. Which in an interview with one of the dev. said the if the fans wanted it there would be an update. And you know they'll be updates anyway. So I don't see why this game is just badass. If you don't like it I guess you don't have to play. maybe it's cause I love racing games too. Some people just never know when to hit the brake, lol.
on release date. I'm a little confused about something. The people at the GameStop near me have such a problem with anything that has to do with the ps3. It makes it so hard to ask any questions because they want to give me bullshit everytime. They told me that they get all games a day or two after the released date. Is that true, does anybody know if games are supposed to be sold on released date like a game console is, or is the release date the ship date they leave where every there coming from to the store. I'd like to buy this tomorrow.
I tried to buy a 360 game on it's release date at gamestop and received the same answer. If you want it on release date go to best buy, walmart etc. Good luck and enjoy.
You have to look at all the reviews and then you get an average score of:
it's a good racing game.it's that simple.you can pull reviews of other racing games all you want,doesn't matter.it's good.
the problem is some game reviewers expectations.they want everything in the book instead of just taking a game for what it is.you don't need extra modes to have fun.vf5 doesn't have extra.that's just fluff you tack on that is just filler.but it's a great fighting game.after playing next gen games for so long,they expect to see something new they haven't played.but they get to play games for free.tons of them.you will get to the point that you want more each time because you become unsatisfied.
if you like offroad,the score is going to be higher.especially if you never played this game(online or off),and it controls and looks great.
i'm getting it regardless because it's fun from the demo.i'm not going to play 24/7 because i want to play the other games i have inbetween playing it.that way,you never get bored.
the reviewers expect too much.
how many modes does it have?
is it online?
how many levels?
is it 20 plus hours?
they expect too much.even if it is $40-60 bucks.
Graphics before gameplay. OMG what a load. This game has graphics and gameplay to spare. All it lacks is more content (which will be coming). Its just about unanimous that what it does it does unbelievably well.
But is anyone even a little bit surprised with Gamespots score. I'm so done with that site. I guess a short, shallow, pretty, fun to play game only gets a good score when M$ publishes it. And how in hell is it so acceptable to have a short, shallow shooter but a short (arcade) racing game isn't afforded the same luxury. Since when are racers expected to be longer that shooters, except racers in the GT, Forza mold.
i would get a ps3 for this game. only complaint i have, and its a big complaint, is the lack of freakin' split screen. i can't remember the last racing game i couldn't play with another friend in the same room.
copy tomorrow. Most likely later tonight if I'm lucky. I must experience the tracks for myself. Look for reader review soon.
J. Kazama let's rumble. Shoot me your tag again man.woot =]
No offline multiplayer, 8 Tracks, lack of single player modes...
PGR last year was released and got a score less than a point higher. PGR3 had more tracks, more cars, more offline modes, more online modes.
depth in racing games will get you a higher score and motorstorm lacks it. you're making it sound like it got a low score ONLY because of how short it is.
dont get me wrong, if you give me split screen and more modes, this game would have deserved a 10 in my book.
is all about the races, biggest gripe is no offline multiplayer.
Thats it. What can you possibly add to the game other then gimmicks at this point. The phsyics are possibly the best ever for a game of this style the graphics are GREAT, online is fantanstic. The game is what it is a GREAT fun racer. Yeah they could've put in more tracks and more of this and the other, but what it does it does extremely well. They took their time to make a great racer and didn't water it down by adding Gimmick races and mini-games to make-up for it.
IMO it gets a high 8 not quite 9, but it's a solid game.
Gamespot is just sour cause they can never get a PS game before the week of its release. IGN had this game reviewed last week, and so did other sites.
I completely agree lack of splitscreen is a shame. And you cant score a game for stuff that MIGHT come later so my previous post may have had a bit of a defensive slant. But gamespot definately have a bug up their arse about all good things PS3. In the last year they've lost all integrity and I've watched the downhill slide. I admit that maybe a .2 - .5 decrease in the score is warranted for lack of features but the game still looks a high 8 or low 9 to me. I stand by my remark, What it does, it does unbelievably well.
ps3 owners were going on like this games sh1t didnt stink, that it was made from gold
Am gonna spend 60 + tax on this game. The game is still great and is worthy of a purchase at full price!!!!
Now what? Well once the ps3 owners get the full version of the game, they will tell you. These 'reviews' all consist essentially of a man's personal opinion, and everyone is entitled to their own. Apparently some have more authority than others because they write on sites like this. I don't even bother with reviews. If I personally like a game, I'll grab it, and enjoy it, regardless of what anybody else says.
people who are going to get this game are going to get it people who arent, arent. why are people without the PS3 so concerned about the score this game received? hell if its average and fun to play...who gives a f**k. so if HALO 3 turns out to be average are you MS faithful not gonna play it.?
Well I guess.
Halo 2 was already average and it sold by millions. Bungie admitted this themselves "we screwed the game" lol.
I love reviews. I mean, they're very logical. Take 1up. Main complain about MotorStorm ? Short and repetitive solo mode. But it's amazing, graphics wise. -> 7.5
And what did they say about PGR3 ?
"And while those things certainly don't make a racing game great, PGR3 could use a little more variety. The offline single player begins to feel like a treadmill of repetitive race events (though you can also earn credits through online races). Still, PGR3 is so damn pretty, I can't be mad at it for long."
And they gave PGR3 a 9.2
they forget what they points they gave for some average game... and then they give scores lower for the better games. i think reviewers find it cool to give low scores for bigger (and most anticipated) games!
i think they dream that we say things like - "man! that reviewer was so cool! he gave 7.5 to motorstorm... isn't he god??!!"
I haven't played Motorstorm so I can't judge his comments except to say that they didn't seem "unusual", most of the reviews have said similiar things, its just some of the reviews are a little "harsher" than others for what may indeed be "minor" flaws...which even the greatest games have, but the only thing that sticks out to me is not having split screen, I think every "racer" these days should have split screen IMO, but even without that feature I think I would have given the game a mid 8 based on all the other good things (I heard and seen).....the thing is I think some of you take "one" review too seriously....I do "like" reviews but for me they are just a "snapshot" opinion about games I haven't played....but lets be honest "REVIEWS" might sway a casual gamer but most of us here are going to buy whatever we want because we already know so much about games a long time before they are released and we likely have already made up our mind if its a buy or not....BTW, I know this isn’t about Crackdown but I disagree with you Maven iXi...I respect your opinion and while I'm not a big fan of the graphic style of the game, somehow strangely it works, Crackdown is fun as hell, theres so many things to do, I have put in about 20+ hrs. already and there's still a ton of things to do and Co-op is a blast....have you played it?
I agree also, Crackdown is a real blast, and strangely enough im not actually getting bored like some of the other guys on here.
I have played the demos for this game and I hate it, that's my own personal opinion so don't bash me...I hate the gameplay I hate the every 2 seconds crash sequecenes, and I hate that it's just not fun. Don't get angry and bash me it's an opinion I have personally given it a ton of chances i just hate it, it's looks awesome but the gameplay irks me. I expected this kind of review for this game, it's a "good" game but not a must have, not a fantastic game that maybe sony expected...and their is nothing wrong with having solid titles for your system...anyone in the end who said it "doesn't live up to expectations" is an idiot, it was shown as a graphical showcase for the ps3 not a gameplay one so it accomplishes what I believe it set out to do...It's a rent for me but I am sure I will like it as I liked the demo for a while...but in the end the ps3 still searches for it's GOW quality title...I really hope Lair is it
Looks like Content is stopping this game from scoring a 9 and above
First of all, you only have two bubbles, so I'd use them a little better next time rather than duping your own post.
Second, game reviews are not meant to be taken absolutely across all genres. Uno got the score it did because it was a great, fun and cheap online card game, probably the best made to-date. For what it is, it is excellent.
Should Uno be compared to Halo, MGS, Zelda, GTA? If a reviewer said, "This game just doesn't have the depth of Zelda or the graphics of Halo" wouldn't you think he was insane? If we compared UNO to FFXII and could only have one for $60, it would get what, a 0.5 tops?
Game reviews stand on the merits of the game and games in the genre, much like film reviews. Can you imagine Ebert saying, I'm sorry, but Clerks, with its poor film quality and low budget sets is just absolute garbage when compared to The Godfather or Citizen Kane.
My point is, it is silly to compare Uno's score to this games.
You just made your point highps3.
Motorstorm is not as good as UNO. UNO is just a great game, but you won't know it because you bought the wrong console. Which isn't a gamedevice according to Sony themselve, so don't expect to get the best games.
Nothing wrong with this game as far as i can see. So, it's not the greatest game ever created,so what? The general consensus amongst reviews that i have read so far, make this an above average game with great graphics and a fun online mode.This game was up against from the start, because there are so few 'quality games' currently available for PS3(Applies to 360 as well IMO).Expectations, media coverage and FANBOYS hyped this game out of all proportion. Had this game been released later on, when plenty of other titles are available, then i believe this game would have got good marks and would have been enjoyed by those who like this genre and no great fuss would have been made.The PS3 will produce fantastic AAA titles, thats a given,its just that maybe, this isn't one of them.
if the number of tracks is the biggest issue, which seems to be the case, this game will be great. i think the devs wanted to get this out so current ps3 owner will have something, then they'll bring more tracks and modes a little later.
it's really sad to see so many xboxs on this thread. why are y'all so interested in everything ps3. am i the only one noticing that every ps3 news reaches at least 300 degrees? it's because these fansboys are obsessed with bashing a electronic product. its the saddest thing i've ever seen.
everyone has noticed that! it's pathetic!
Wow,I see that all 360 fanboys are on this thread,great news for the ps3.They feel unsecure.
Pure Magazine UK 9.5 / 10
GamePro ** 4.5 / 5
PGNx Media ** 9.2 / 10
GameBrink ** 90 / 100
Play Magazine 10 / 10
IGN ** 8.9 / 10
Nice one. ANd if people want offline multiplayer - ie. split screen then go on the forums and tell them! They are there waiting for a response.
Well looks like the game is just receiving good to average scores. The problem is that insane E3 video. That demo hyped up this game way to much. Everybody expected it to look and play like the E3 video. And it wasn't even close. The game definitely looks like fun and that's the most important part. But the lack of features for a blue ray game is unacceptable.
Motorstorm is NOT the AAA title that everybody expected it to be. The ps3 has not cracked the 90 average yet. Next up...Lair!
The first commenter says if it's not a fps meaning halo, and no gears is not a fps thank you. than that's reason for not getting a good review. the games has a short list of tracks, no splitscreen, and one feature that would have benefited it would have been an in-car view. Do you people really want devs to start making partially complete games, and then let you download the rest afterwards. What about those without a broadband connection. Downloadable content should be just extras not whole gamplay changing elements. Oblivion did the best. and you only get the xbox fanboys heated when all you do is complain about a game not getting a higher score because it is not, and then you refer to a xbox game. That is just lame. especially when you compare fps to racing games. Oh and for such a great physics engine, none of the damage affects the handling of the vehicles. Kinda weird don't you think. For those that keep sayin gears is a second gen title are wrong, it's first gen.
Motorstorm should be taken as it is. A fun arcade game.
It shouldn't be compared to Forza or GT. Not even PGR.
Of course, lack of content should make the score a bit lower. But THAT low ?
I've seen reviews with comments like "ho noez, no time attack, sucks !"
Seriously. In an arcade game. Who the hell cares for time attack modes.
Remember what fun arcade games are folks. Just take Mario Kart.
What did you play more ? Cups and time attacks, or battle modes (and there was only FOUR arenas)
You can spend hours and hours playing MK in battle mode.
Just like, i think, you can spend hours playing online with Motorstorm. You just don't race around a "boring" track, trying to improve the way you take curves etc, just as you do in GT.
You're here to survive the hell of those races, with aggressive driving, lots of crashes, etc.
This game is MEANT to be played online. The solo mode is just here to train.
If I were to make a review, I'm sure I'd give Motorstorm a 8ish score for the solo part. But I would surely mention another score, for online play. And it would be over 9.
"The copious dust and dirt is maybe a bit overboard when it drenches the screen, but it's a neat effect all the same." So Phil Harrison was right then...any more would be deadly to gaming.
The review doesn't suprise me at all. I could expect a higher score based on hype alone, or a lower score based on the lack of depth in the title; but 7.9 sort of cuts through the middle of my expectations for an IGN review.
Playing the demo for the game is a lot of fun. A LOT of fun. However, it quickly becomes evident that the game itself may run stale in a short time. How many times can you race the same tracks? Sure, you could run them with a motorcycle, then a buggy, then a tractor trailer; but is that really so exciting as to keep today's (relatively) sophisticated gamer interested? I don't think it is. There's just an element that's missing from the gameplay that is needed to make this a killer game. Some sort of change in mechanic; whether that is vehicle customization and items you can unlock or purchase with in-game winnings, or red turtle shells that shoot out and flip over that big rig that's in your way ... It just needs SOMETHING more for long-lasting entertainment value.
Sure, it looks good. But once the "Wii" factor (the "OMG-this-is-so-cool-beca use-you-can-steer-by-tilting') wears off, you quickly find that the pretty package isn't enough to keep a person interested when the game itself is lacking.
Still ... The game is fun, and it does deserve a mid-7's to mid-8's score.
I belive this game is an 8-8.5 and no more... The graphics are amazing the crashes are neat and when you figure out how to win the course you won't blow up a hundred times :lol:
The replay value is what is killing this game. I have to agree.. no split screen will hurt; not enough variety in tracks will hurt also. I see this game for me lasting appeal about 2 weeks. Who knows if online is fun maybe I could squeeze out another week and it will sit and I will pick it up every now and then to play it again. Like I do all my video games that I have kept over the years.
Until I play the game I won't say what my review score would be but from all the reviews I have read, I sort of agree with the average. When reviewing a game you try not to look at other games. You can't compare cross genres in the first place. Secondly you can't compare "simulation" with arcade racers. Two different things. Full Auto 2 and Motorstorm are the closest to arcade racers you get and 1 is a shooting racer if you want to get to comparing titles.
Graphically everything going on is very pleasant to the eye, but honestly playing the demo as many times as I have to finish 1st I have noticed you forget about the scenary and worry about getting in front... and dangit if you forget what lap your on :(
I will say though the race is exciting and you don't feel like its a walk in the park like some other racers. So I guess I will find out how the final is compared to demo when I pick it up tonight.
Gamespot is very biased against playstation.. (for the last 3-4 years). i have been going to gamespot and ign for like ever and for the las few years when it comes to playstation there is a consistant difference between them where as for xbox there is not that much.
this game doesnt deserve a 7.9....but neither a 9.0. it should get something in 8s.
First off...when did an 80% score become average? You all went to school I am assuming...so think back 70% was considered average...a C grade is average. A "B" grade or ....80% is considered above average! Stop being F'ing game snobs already and realize if a game is getting 8's or above...IT'S AN ABOVE AVERAGE GAME.....i.e. it's a very good game. I see so many people saying it's getting "average" scores...NO, no it's not. And before you try and peg me for a PS3 fanboy stop...I own a 360 (and love it) and don't have any plans for a PS3 in the near future. But I can and do appreciate good games. Motorstorm is a very good game for the PS3.
It's got fun gameplay (although from what I read its shallow...but still fun) and great graphix for a game that fills a niche the PS3 needs. They now have 3 racers...F1, Full Auto 2 and Motorstorm....Motorstorm by far the cream of the crop. They needed this game in the bag and I am glad they have it. This is the kind of game that will push other developers to do more and think outside the box...Just like Gears of War and God of War have done in other genre.
Anyway...360 fanboys. Please, please just stop hating just to hate. (same goes for you Sony fanboys). Just appreciate good games and know that when a good game comes to a rival system that is an exclusive you know your system of choice will begin pushing for something on theirs to trump that other game. Console wars....are good for gaming, but getting old in the forums.
Gears scored really high despite being far too short and skimpy on the storyline. It had awesome graphics though. Kinda sounds similar to Motorstorm, Great graphics that look to be on par with a game like Gears technically, but falls short on a couple areas. It looks as though people seem to give the 360 the benefit of the doubt more often then none. Opinions are opinions though. On the flip side, Play magazine gave Motorstorm 10/10, based on how the game is such a huge step above every other racing game out there.
just read gamerankings.com
I got bored of it.
end of story
I don't think a game should be rated on something that isn't there.
1) Only 8 tracks, ( I say quality not quantity)and more tracks will be available soon.
2) No split screen (I am not convinced that this option would have been successful , not with the amazing environment and different paths you could choose from personally i have never liked the way this feature was executed in racing games with the top portion of your screen lopped off)
Sure I will not discredit the need for you buddies to be able to come over and play along, personally my tv is only 27" and i dont wana share :)
common gamespot how can you give a review like that? i think it should be an 8.1-3
but most of the time you are really playing by yourself or online when You're playing racing games. I'm a little older and most of my friends work in other states so we can't come over like we used to when we were in college. Even then we'd generally would only use split screen for FPS not racing. I guess if they would have included it split screen it would have received a 9 from Gamespot right? If it had split screen and twom more tracks it would have received a 10 right???
I'd doubt it. I don't agree with their review but it's my opinion an obviously they have theirs.
this is a game that im still going to buy. and after all the reviews a 7.5 is the lowest ive seen so its not going to change me
And the visuals are pretty, but they never really deter from the same 'rocky canyon' track. If they'd have done some mud tracks in other locations, it would have been more worthwhile. A desert course perhaps? Some rainy English course?
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