So while 09/10 is functional, faithful and generally includes everything one would expect of a MotoGP simulation, it does so in a passionless way which seems to dare players to care. Faithful followers of the sport will probably enjoy themselves, but even they will be hard-pressed to ignore the game's humdrum nature and ham-fisted concessions made in the name of accessibility.
Sink your teeth into the championship mode, take time to acclimatise to the stiff handling, and you may not regret your time with 09/10. Just don't be surprised when it slips from your memory in a matter of weeks, destined never to be fondly recalled. MotoGP 09/10 is competent then, but will never raise your pulse like any good racer should.