Gamesradar reviews the PS3 exclusive arcade racer, Motorstorm.
What could possibly be enjoyable about a racing game which sees you gloriously thrash the field for 97 per cent of a race, only to be shoved straight into a tire barrier six agonizing yards from the finishing line? And not even by a malicious human competitor, but through the seemingly entirely random behavior of a computer-controlled one? Life is spectacularly unfair at times.
Well, if it was just about any other game, the answer would be "to hell with it." But this isn't just any other game. This is MotorStorm, Sony's hi-def, high-octane posterchild for PS3 gaming, and thankfully it's a game of extremes - the excitement is intense, the frustration at times, is unbearable. Yet that nervous tension is merely the by-product of a game which will push you right to the edge. Believe us when we say you'll slowly grow to love the rapid onset of pad-smashing fury. You'll take it as a sign of how deeply and completely MotorStorm manages to burrow under your skin.