GamesRadar: ModNation Racers Review

Even if MNR was ‘just’ a racing game, the annoyances would be minor. But ModNation Racers is far more than a kart game – it’s the new friendly face of DIY gaming. The creation tools are accessible and the editing mechanics comfortably familiar – more so than any other ‘make your own’ style game on PS3. It even caters to classic, often overlooked, split-screen racing alongside conventional 12-player online play. It’s the only kart racer you’ll ever need, and although not the best racing experience out there, it’s certainly the most fun. And if you don’t enjoy what’s on offer, you’ve only yourself to blame…

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playstation_clan2991d ago

this is my game to pick up this month

thereapersson2991d ago (Edited 2991d ago )

I've been waiting for this game ever since I saw the very first trailer, so that's quite a bit of time to be anticipating a game above all others. I LOVED Little Big Planet, but I hope I can get into Mod Nation Racers just a bit more than LBP (certain aspects of LBP I felt weren't fully realized, or that the developers could have done certain things they didn't).

I didn't know it's coming out next month, which makes it even better. 9/10 is a great score for something so adventurous and new, especially something that has such a heavy Mario Kart comparison. I love the creativity and user-content-friendly nature of PSN games, and the freedom that it gives developers.

Now if they'd only bring TrackMania to the PS3, we creative-minded racers would be set. I also wish that rumor about Gran Turismo 5 having a track editor was true... :*(

FACTUAL evidence2990d ago

The reviews for this game is amazing.....I think something is telling me to hold off AW for a week.....might get MNR.

ReservoirDog3162990d ago

I so wish I could get this...

Between RDR and SMG2, I'm at my limit.

Too bad.

blusoops2990d ago (Edited 2990d ago )

Get it later on in the year. The summer is always a great time to catch up on your back, by that time, there will be plenty of great user tracks available.

As for me...DAY 1 !

ReservoirDog3162990d ago (Edited 2990d ago )

Very true. Still, my backlog of games is really starting to grow. Between FFXIII, Heavy Rain and Alan Wake.

Well, at least I'll get it at a reduced price right?


AliTheBrit192990d ago

Seriously? haha damn

Loads of great games out this month, but sorry ModNation Racers is no where near the top.

redDevil872991d ago

The reviews for this game are great! I knew they would be good but i didn't think they'd be this high. Gotta love Sony for promoting and encouraging the innovation behind this game :D

I hope someone makes Bowser's Castle from Mario Kart 64

thereapersson2991d ago

We don't want another copyright problem, which is what LBP ran into early in its lifespan.

simplyRealistic182991d ago

i was expecting an 8.5 or something, not bad, but then again theres not that much you can actually hate about a game thats have editiing tools, your bad experiance would be your fought

thereapersson2991d ago (Edited 2991d ago )

But it looks like they, too, can't deny the awesomeness of this one.

I'm curious to see what EDGE will give this game, seeing as how they loved Little Big Planet so much and are big proponents of innovation in videogaming (at least that's the guise they use in order to bash anything PS3 related).

edit @ below:

Thanks for the link! 8/10 from EDGE is a good score then, though I still don't trust their reviews one bit. I just like to see what sort of BS they can come up with on a regular basis in order to justify their hypocritical ethics and scoring system. Like giving Modern Warfare 2 a 9/10; what, on God's green Earth does MW2 do that's even remotely innovative? LOL!

I usually add a couple points onto most games that EDGE reviews, unless it's obvious they're falling into hype for games that in no way deserve it, which I then completely write off the whole thing altogether.

redDevil872991d ago

^ theres the link if you want to read the review

Pumbli2990d ago

Edge are just a bunch of trolls that managed to become famous.

OT: This game looks freaking awesome, getting this next month for sure.

darx2990d ago (Edited 2990d ago )

Is my reading comprehension off a little at the moment...a little smoked out. But is he saying the racing isn't all that great but the editor is awesome?

Didn't feel like reading again.

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