Kikizo writes: "Renovation is the new innovation, or something like that. This winter's software schedule will be remembered more for perfecting old tricks than inventing new ones, a few pioneers like EA's Spore aside. Take Dead Space, a game whose greasily perfect lighting, holographic menus and goosebump-inducing starscapes positively sweat 'next generation', but a game nonetheless firmly lodged in 2005. Or how about Saints Row 2, perhaps best described as Grand Theft Auto 3: Vice City's layabout red-haired step-brother? There's nothing new under the sun, and Motorstorm: Pacific Rift certainly doesn't shirk the trend. This is essentially the same tuned-up, pimped-out box of chrome and mudguards as its warmly received predecessor, plus a scattering of extras: split-screen multiplayer, water, lava and vegetables."