MotorStorm: Apocalypse Review
- Posted April 1st, 2011 at 15:37 EDT by Steven Williamson
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Stimulating, frustrating and visually spectacular, MotorStorm: Apocalypse takes arcade racing to a whole new thrilling level.
- Fast-paced, aggressive races really get the blood pumping
- The carnage around you is quite spectacular
- Rewarding multiplayer levelling system
- Lighter vehicles spin-out too easily
- Inconsistent A.I. Sometimes they are too good, others times they barely try
- The frustration of crashing frequently and being placed in last position.
(continued from previous page) ...With the ability to take advantage of a cool variety of load-outs and perks for your vehicles, it’s a rewarding levelling system that offers a well-paced progression through the ranks. Customization is also fairly in-depth with the ability to modify the handling of your vehicle and apply vinyl’s to pimp your ride. It’s unlikely anyone will take any notice as you hurtle around the tracks at lightning speed, but it does give you the option to apply that personal touch and is easy to get to grips with to boot. You can’t beat going head-to-head against human opposition in any racing game, and with the chaotic scenes engulfing the scenery around you, MotorStorm: Apocalypse’s multiplayer component should keep arcade race fans busy for some time.
MotorStorm: Apocalypse is so intense at times, and utterly frustrating when you happen to lightly clip a car or piece of scenery and spin-out only to be placed at the back of the pack. But, its pick-up-and-play appeal is undeniable and hypnotic gameplay absolutely addictive. As the soundtrack pumps away and the world crumbles around you, your heart will most definitely be racing along with it as you dodge and weave through a variety of quite striking events - the likes of which have a great impact on you the first time you see them. Overall, MotorStorm: Apocalypse is both frustrating and brilliant in equal measure. And, while the vehicle handling could have been better, the A.I. a little more balanced, not to mention the fact a less rigidly structured campaign would have added more depth to the Festival mode, you’d be hard pressed to find a more fun and addictive arcade racing game on the market.