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Motorstorm Apocalypse is the Uncharted 2 of driving games

Dualshockers: I recently got to play a pre-alpha version of Motorstorm Apocalypse at the Sony Beta Rooms event in the UK. I was amazed at how cinematic and full of action packed events that the game is and the immediate comparison that sprung to my mind while playing was that it reminded me of Uncharted 2, specifically how the scripted events blended seamlessly with the actual gameplay to create a new level of immersion. Check out the video footage below to see what I mean and hear my thoughts on the game as I play.

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Ninferno2253d ago

the uncharted 2 eh... interesting statement

Games4M - Rob2253d ago

Just to clarify before i start getting lynched by people ranting that Gran Turismo is the king of driving games then thats not what im talking about. Im talking about the cinematic nature of it which makes you feel like a small part of a very big world that is happening around you.

Hitman07692253d ago

I played this at PAX East 2010 in 3D HD and it was awesome!!!

hi22253d ago

much like split second?or a lot different?

Games4M - Rob2253d ago

I couldnt tell you mate as i havent played Split Second. All i can say is that it plays like the other Motorstorm games so if you have ever played one of those then you can expect more of the same from the core driving.

Its really the enviromental stuff that sets this game apart, its like rally driving pushed into a new dimesnsion :)

Why o why2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

*loosens rope*

thats ok then

Noobasaurus_REX2253d ago

Do the graphics look better than M:PF? because I wasnt really able to tell from trailers (not trolling)

Greywulf2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

Just watch the video of the game. If you think they just remade split second... well... The scale/action/gameplay is all different.
not sure what to say..

And Games4m:

Apparently there is a war going on -- on the island. Which is why the damage/chaos is random or something. Those little people you kept hitting were fighting against the other people there.

Next time u play use the cockpit/hood view!

jack_burt0n2253d ago

what was the beep about? good vid mate.

Games4M - Rob2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

Yeah i get that there is some kind of conflict going on i just wasnt sure if that was what had caused all the destruction in the first place or if people were now fighting to survive over whats left of the resources after some other catastrophe.

in some of the scenes where you drive through the tunnels you can actually see in the video gangs of people shooting at each other, Im betting there will probably be a trophy releating to killing X amount of gang dudes or something.

@Jack Burton - it was just a mistake mate. I got a bit giddy and named a game as being one of the 3D titles when it wasnt so i thought it best to bleep it out to prevent confusion.

ExplosionSauce2253d ago

I think MotorStorm Apocalypse was in development before Split Second. Before they even finished Pacific Rift.

Though that's besides the point. What I mean to say is that it isn't too much like Split Second. It plays a lot like MotorStorm usually does actually.
Split Second has structures falling while in MotorStorm entire cities are collapsing, changing paths throughout the race.

Sev2253d ago

@Hitman0769

You are mistaken. Motorstorm wasn't at PAX East 2010. It wasn't even announced at that point. Nor was there a patch for 3D gaming on the PS3.

Was it some other industry event.

aGameDeveloper2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

I wonder how epic or interesting it's going to seem the 20th time you play through a level?

I'm not downplaying how awesome it might be, just pointing out that the destruction is almost certainly canned and might get old after a while.

ExplosionSauce2253d ago

Why disagree with my previous post? I was only pointing something out.

Anyways, MS:A will be pretty fun to play :)

Incognegro2253d ago

If I recall correctly...from what I read, when you play through the campaign mode, you'll play as 3 different people. When each person views one level that one of the other 2 or both had played at previously, the amount of destruction will vary. Basically speaking, you can play that same level for the first time when it's just completely decimated, but then later down the road, you can play as one of the other 2 when all of that destruction occurred previously.

As far as the multiplayer aspect, I don't recall them saying too much about it, but if i had to guess... locally, you could designate how much of the game's destruction will occur during the match, probably directly related to the levels seen from the 3 perspectives in the campaign, or there could be even more that they haven't exactly spoken about. There could also be an option where the destruction is just random and it would be near impossible to predict what would happen throughout the race. <- This much is pure speculation, so don't quote me on that.

hakis862252d ago

I'd say it's what Split/secound should have been

evrfighter2252d ago

ummm?

does your car jump off ledges hundreds of feet off the ground and does it have a cover system?

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-Ikon-2253d ago

I barley see any turns if any at all. Looks like hes driving straight with slight wheel turn every so often I HOPE this isnt sign of things to come.

Other than that looks amazing

vsr2252d ago

GT5 = God of war of driving games(Large Scale)
Motorstorm = uncharted 2 of driving games.

finally PLAYSTATION & gamers won

MaxOpower2253d ago

In That Dualshock Video. He stars Talking about games he played in 3D.

He mentions Killzone 3, GT5. But the first game gets beeped out.

And I'm willing to bet 10000000000000000000 internet dollars, that what he meant to say was Hervey rain. You can clearly hear "H".

Denethor_II2253d ago

Yeah he does say Heavy Rain, you can read his lips

Nicaragua2253d ago

He has already said in a comment above that what he said was a mistake which was why he bleeped it out, so it dosnt matter what he said.

gamerzBEreal172253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

Not really kinda obvious big set pieces exsplosions fast paced gameplay alot happening at one time both do this but as of good game wise i think uncharted2 a 96 online shooter with a great story is out of a arcade racers leauge just IMHO tho

Bloodraid2253d ago

"Not really kinda obvious big set pieces exsplosions fast paced gameplay alot happening at one time both do this"

That's all the guy was saying... Cinematic wise, it's on the level of Uncharted 2.

Stuart57562252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

Agreed

Stuart57562252d ago

This looks really, really good! From the video I've just seen the title of the vid is not an understatement. Those falling buildings and the floors collapsing, simply looks brilliant, Moterstorm is a good racer but add thos elements! Sony FTW

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30sec2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

Pre-Alpha?!

EDIT: Thanks Rob. Just re-watched. Impressive. I bet this looks amazing in 3D.

Games4M - Rob2253d ago

Yup, look in the top right corner of the screen.

Narutone662253d ago

happy when you got first place in the race and when you looked at the leader board, you sound so disappointed that you didn't get no.1.

Poseidon2253d ago

that means only one thing...DAY 1.

GeoramA2253d ago

Awesome video.

This and Killzone 3 makes me want a 3DTV so bad.

GamerSciz2253d ago

Don't forget GT5 in 3D. If done right I bet that game will look amazing. I am already saving up for a 3D tv for GT5 on Nov 2.

JoelT2253d ago

i would call that a bold statement. But after playing it for myself and with 3d i sa that sounds just about right.

Baltis2253d ago

It's almost as if every Sony developer says this absurd tag line just to get hype and excitement for their game. It's like if they say this then people will buy it. Sad, really. But, with that said, I do love the Motor Storm franchise and will buy this one even though I don't agree with it's location much. I was hoping for something else. Then again, these guys had me hooked with MSPR so I'm not going to doubt them here.

RememberThe3572253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

The author said that not the dev...

Edit: I'm actually interested in what you would have rather seen from MotorStorm, I think this setting looks amazing. I've never been a fan of MotorStorm but I'm really interested in this game.

Eidt2: Shit not bubbles...

t0n3y2253d ago

As already mentioned this is the author's comments. Plus having just come back from the Playstation Beta event the new Motor Storm is stunning (however GT5 just edged it for me).

bjornbear2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

and have a big chip on your shoulder. I'm cynical, pessimistic and can be verbally aggressive at times but you just take it to a whole other level

chill out, read the articles and think before you rant.