Nail'd Chews Up MotorStorm and Spits it Out (PS3/360 Review) (Examiner)

Examiner: ''Let me just start off by saying WOW, "wildness on wheels". This is the feeling you get even from the menu when you pop this disc into your system. With its insane high-speed and never-ending intense action, this title puts you right in the driver seat. It also sports some pretty rocking music tracks to jam to while you go large in air creating the perfect environment for craziness to ensue.''

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Hitman07692894d ago

I am a big fan of MotorStorm but I have to say there is a serious amount of fun factor in Nail'd and the new MotorStorm Apocalypse doesn't seem to have as many paths to race through as the old style one did. Other than the detailed crash collision slow-motion spectacle when you slam into something in MS (which isn't too too useful or necessary really) the game Nail'd feels like a all around more enjoyable experience.

alphakennybody2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

"he new MotorStorm Apocalypse doesn't seem to have as many paths to race through as the old style one did."

you need to do more research man. Multipath has been comfirmed since MS:A was revealed.

On topic: Hmmm. atv and bike vs atv, bike, rally cars, suv, mudplugger, Big rigs and Monster truck I'll take monster anyday.

UCMEandICU2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

Looks like yet another piggy backing off PS3 exclusives to push a game. I remember Pure and some other game doing the same thing a while back.

Sad, it should have it's own merits rather than latching onto a big name to ride a wave.

If it's good then it's good. No need to trying comparing it to motorstorm while throwing motorstorm under the bus... or big rig :p

Sashamaz2894d ago

Interesting how he knows that the new Motorstorm wont have as many paths to race through when the game isn't even out yet. Just goes to show, Hitman0769 is talking straight out his ass.

alphakennybody2894d ago

oops I meant motorstorm not monster.

pixelsword2894d ago

LOL Wait: they're comparing the FIRST Motorstorm to Nail'd?

Way to go, examiner: you've proven your worth(lessness) yet again.

InTheKnow2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

These types of games have been around forever...Motorstorm didn't invent the

On topic...Nail'd and the Chrome engine is looking might fine. Chrome could be a big player with Crytek and UE3...take a look...

I think that this exclusive XBL title has some great gameplay and graphics as well...Trials HD...

Don't forget Rage is releasing this year and will feature among all the mad max shooting and looting, some desert racing as well...

Bathyj2893d ago

yes yes its better than Motortorm
Just like Pure was better than Motostorm.
Prototype was better than inFamous.
Banjo was better than LBP.
Seems every Sony game has a wannabe that thinks it can do it better. They just never do.

If these games were that good, they'd make they own name instead of attaching it to an established leader. Although thats not really the devs fault here.

Oh, and nailed beats Motorstorm at AIRTME. Thanks for the heads up, that exactly what I didnt like bout Pure. Spending 5 seconds in the air just pulled my out of the game. That and it felt like you were sliding down an invisible tunnel whose sides were guiding you rather than driving on a track that you could veer off and crash.

cobpswii36002893d ago

It's neat cause Sony has the 3 best racers this gen exclusive to the Ps3.

Arcade: Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
Simulation: Gran Turismo 5
Kart: ModNation Racers

elmaton982893d ago

You guys know something. I want need for speed underground 3. I loved the 1st and 2nd game. I'm sure it will beat any other platform exclusive.

rockleex2893d ago

Motorstorm is awesome because although its arcadey, it requires real skill to win the races.

You gotta know the right paths for your vehicle, know how to boost efficiently depending on your vehicle, make sure you dont EVER screw up.

One little thing wrong and you're gone. The game is very unforgiving.

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Silly gameAr2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

I have to ask, why compare MotorStorm and Nail'd in the first damn place?

Call it how you see it, but it ALWAYS seems like someone is trying to compare other games to PS3 exclusive games. Hell, even the PC elitist have to let everyone know that the PC is greater than console games latety. Why is that?

S*** is getting annoying. To me anyway.

ULTIMATE_REVENGE2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

PS3 fanboys are the ones doing all the PS3 vs PC comparisons because they feel very insecure. They must assure themselves that their games look the best even though some PS3 exclusives look like crap and others are just inconsistent.

Why would PC gamers make comparisons between a console game anyway? Metro 2033 already uses PS3 exclusives as dunks for tea time.

Parapraxis2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

"Metro 2033 already uses PS3 exclusives as dunks for tea time."
Wow...really? That's the best you can come up with?
Sorry bubs, but it falls short.
There are many other games on PC that look better than a lot of PS3 games, Metro 2033, isn't one of them.

"PS3 fanboys are the ones doing all the PS3 vs PC comparisons"
No...just no. You are delusional, simply put, this isn't happening. If anybody is doing PS3 vs PC comparisons it's PC elitists who, after spending so much money on an HD GPU's feel the strong urge to stroke their own e-penises as they play games which have slightly better textures and depth-of-field.

"because they feel very insecure"
Why, might I ask?
PS3 and 360 owners have no reason to feel "insecure"
Sure a few PC games may look and run better than their console counterparts, but that's no reason to feel "insecure" ..plenty of people prefer gaming on consoles...maybe that's to much for you to comprehend?

"some PS3 exclusives look like crap"
Thank you for using that straw man argument, let me turn it around for you.
Thanks, come again.

Silly gameAr2894d ago

@Ultimate Revenge

If you say so man. Haven't seen that personally, but I'm sure it does go on if you have noticed it.

I'm NOT sure why people are comparing PS3 and PC games from either side. I'm content with quality console games.

Those people trying to compare PC and PS3 games honestly need to get a life, no matter which side brings it up.

schlanz2894d ago

PS3 FANS are less concerned about graphics than you think. Of course, graphics are important. But gameplay and presentation in PS3 exclusives is what makes PS3 FANS most happy.

I play PC games too but I still find PS3 and Nintendo exclusives to be among the most compelling games out there. Perhaps if I was more into strategy games or MMOs I would feel differently. PC elitists are the ones who feel like they need to constantly remind everyone how out of date console tech is.

pixelsword2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

PC argument: When backed in a corner, yell "Crysis!" repeatedly and then shut your ears when someone disagrees.

Verdict: The PC has *arguably the best hardware of the three but it becomes kinda a weak statement when you have to go back almost a year or more to validate your point... makes it look like the PC is starved for really good looking games; either use new arguments or just stay out of an argument because even if someone has never played Crysis (like I have) they're only a youtube clip away from seeing what's what and trust me: Crysis is a good game, but it ain't AAA material in terms of gameplay.

PS3 argument: When backed in a corner, the average PS3 player looks towards the future, not the past, to validate themselves; they see the "potential" because the past validated itself time and again. People laugh at potential sometimes, though...

Verdict: That's where you want to be, the games change your argument, not going back to the same ol' same ol'. The Problem isn't the PS3, it's the player more so than not. Even if the games look better than a PC game's version of a genre (like GT5, for example) The insecure PS3 owner will still look at 100 reviews before buying because they haven't figured out that the PS3 exclusive games are sometimes trolled by the media when a game like FF gets the same score on the 360 and PS3 but when the multiplatform preforms better on the 360, the score is not the same.. figure it out and quit taking the bait.

350 argument: when backed in a corner,the 360 user goes to multiplatform games to show how a game built on and for the 360 runs better than that same game on the PS3.

Verdict: The 360 is far from "done", but go toe to toe using exclusives, not multiplatform games because even if you win the argument, it's still something a PS3 player can buy, so it's not really a "win": that's like double-dating with you and your enemy along with twin girls and you say all because the twin you're dating has a more revealing outfit on that you're dating the prettier one.

*I say arguably because of not only my own experience playing PC/PS3/360 games, but because one of the reviews for GT5 by a site that only reviews and plays car sim games said that GT5 is the best looking game they've played on consoles OR PC. I'm not a car sim fan, so I have to look and listen in this case. A PC game is as good as the hardware it's on, and just like a multiplat game, it's made to run for the lowest common denominator, so PC gamers will have varied results, and frame-rate problems, and lag, and whatever a console gamer has so it's not Shangra-La in PC land either.

YoungKingDoran2893d ago

sometimes theres not just graphics, there needs to be soul. i cant explain it really (or maybe im just too lazy... thats probably it) but, its the things that make a game like castlevania LOS in its 'measly' 720p look much more appealing than your kane and lynch in 1280 x 1000 or whatever the hell you pc people harp on about

nix2893d ago

the PC vs. PS3 comparison is useless... all these recent years PS3 exclusives have been GOTYs. PC may have the edge in power but PS3 games shine. nowadays every wanna be games want to be that PS3 game. quantity of quality speaks.

Ares84PS32893d ago


It's been a long time since I've seen so much bullshit comming out of one person. You sir win the troll of the year award!

And we all know that graphics is the mosy important element in a videogame. I mean...who the fuck cares about gameplay anyways right??? According to you it's seams like it. You are a true video gamer......

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ULTIMATE_REVENGE2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

He never said he knows, he clearly said it doesn't 'SEEM' to have more paths, implying that his opinion is based on what he's seen and not played or knows. But it's typical for a PS3 fanboy like you to jump to conclusions just because someone genuinely doesn't like something about a PS3 exclusive.

Learn to read before you let out your inner fanboy

suicidalblues2893d ago

You don't have to be a fanboy to see what was implied, just a dolt NOT to see it.

Ares84PS32893d ago (Edited 2893d ago )


You have way too many bubbles.

EDIT: Just wanted to add that whoever compares a game that has been released to a game that haven't been released and we don't have too much info on is an idiot.

I'm not a huge Motorstorm fan myself but it is the best in it's genere and there haven't been a single game that is better than it. Nail is fun....but nothing compared to Motorstorm. It could be called Pure 2. It's just like it. Pure wasn't better than Motorstorm though people like you claimed it.

Let's just wait till Motorstorm Apocalypse to come out. You jump to conclusions way too fast. So far both Motorstorm games had alternative paths and shortcuts. Please tell me what makes you think that this one wont????? oh that's right, your xbox360 fanboy dick sucking self.

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saint_john_paul_ii2894d ago

I wish i was a journalist too.

visualb2893d ago

its pretty easy:

anyone can do, says a lot about the credibility of the article.

Sevir042893d ago

LOL!!! that made me laugh!!!!! LOL!!! apply "here" LMAO!!!!

Parapraxis2894d ago

Nail'd looks like fun, but I am a huge fan of Motorstorm, so it has a lot to live up to. And with the offerings that MS3 bring I think Nail's doesn't quite compete.
I suppose if somebody can't hold off for MS3 Nail'd is a great filler, but for people who have been somewhat spoiled with the intensity of Motorstorm, they may find Nail'd a bit one dimensional.

Knushwood Butt2893d ago

I'm a big fan of Nail'd, but MotorStorm Apocalypse feels like an all round more enjoyable experience.

egidem2893d ago

Nail'd is a perfect combination of Fuel (the game), Pure and Motorstorm.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2893d ago (Edited 2893d ago )

''MotorStorm Apocalypse doesn't seem to have as many paths to race through as the old style ''

Lol, get out of here.

In Motorstom Apocalypse you can also customize a lot more their vehicles with vinyls, vehicle parts, and modify the vehicle's handling, boosting and offensive abilities through perks.

Also the creation in design their own game rules for online tournaments.

4 Players Split Screen, and 16 Players Online.

Nail'd only 12 Players online.

gamersday082893d ago (Edited 2893d ago )

Well, I'm very sorry to disappoint you but I've played this game before 3 years ago. It's called Motorstorm, with better graphics and much more variety than this. LOL!!!!!!

Just some sample gameplays.....

Is it me or almost everything in Nail'd look like Motorstorm? The way the vehicles move, the terrains and even the camera angle. It looks like they tried to copy a bit of Motorstorm and Motorstorm 2 here and there but for someone who plays Motorstorm series before, this is very obvious. Sorry Nail'd is a poor man's Motorstorm just like PURE. I'd call this Motorstorm 1.6 cos doesn't even have 4-player splitscreen.

I'm 99% sure Techland is a BIG fan of Motorstorm - "Imitation is the biggest form of flattery".

RBLAZE19882893d ago (Edited 2893d ago )

Yea motorstorm did this 4 years ago...and did it better. I just watched some gameplay and this game took every concept of motorstorm 1 and 2 and copy and pasted it. The only way you could tell it's not motorstorm is the graphics. Motorstorm looks waay better than this. Nail'd is like what medal of honor tried to do to call of duty. Motorstorm apocalypse will be way better and more original than this stolen product. But i bet that reviewers will give this game 9's and 10's but they gave motorstorm 1 and 2 7's and. 8's. What a joke.

gamersday082893d ago (Edited 2893d ago )

@RBLAZE1988 - Bubble up for ya! Couldn't agree with you more....:)

specialguest2893d ago

The game does really well on speed and airtime, but it looks like it severely lacks in technicality. If you look at this video, notice how there's no sharp turns or areas where you're required to brake and use strict timing. Seems like a cheap thrill to me.

DigitalRaptor2893d ago

The gameplay looking absolutely shocking by comparison to MotorStorm and the HUD looks identical.

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The-Tentacle2894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

Motorstorm looks WAY better to me.

Thanks to anyone can 'review' a game these days, even the developers themselves.

MGRogue20172894d ago (Edited 2894d ago )

Motorstorm runs at a much higher resolution - 1280x720p

Nail'd runs at 1152x640p on the PS3..

Not only that but according to Digital Foundry over @ EuroGamer.. the game has a enormously variable frame-rate, and a vast amount of torn frames.

Motorstorm is perfectly optimized & tear-free as far as I know.

Also, I highly doubt that a multi-platform game toke full advantage of the cell processor. :)

sobekflakmonkey2894d ago

this is common, and it fucken pisses me off

floetry1012893d ago

So a game developed for 3 platforms doesn't look as good as a game that has been optimised to perform at it's peak on one console?

Gee, thanks for the insight genius.

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