Strategy Informer writes: "Let's be honest. Racing games devoted purely to the motorbike have never managed to muster the same interest and broad appeal as the standard four-wheeled racer. Few games have taken the crotch-rocket and crafted a truly great game, and beyond the standard yearly updates of MotoGP or SBK, there's very little for fans of two-wheeled vehicles to get excited about. Burnout Paradise and PGR 4 attempted to address this by throwing bikes into their heady mix of high performance cars with great results, so we're more than willing to give this year's inevitable MotoGP update the benefit of the doubt. Oh, and MotorStorm showed that bikes can be fun too, so there.
It's fair to say that the MotoGP series has maintained a pretty high standard in simulating the sport of motorcycle racing for a number of years now. Eschewing all vestiges of the arcade racer, the series has remained a staid and unashamedly realistic simulation alienating a huge chunk of an audience desperate to get their teeth into some simple yet slick bike racing action. Chances are you're one of the majority of racing fans who check out the demo each year and avoid the full game after failing to get the most out of the few laps they're given to sample."