Excerpt: Blending graphics and gameplay has been an issue since day one in the video game industry. ATV Quad Power Racing 2 does a pretty good job by keeping up the speed of the game with graphics that may not be the best, but certainly no slouch either. Each large track contains everything from forests to beaches, as well as water and ice. ATV 2 also comes packed with seven licensed music tracks, including music from the Rollins Band and Godsmack.
Excerpt: You know the drill. You race through several circuits, trying to finish in the top three in order to advance. There are multiple drivers to choose from, including the mandatory girl with oversized breasts and insufficient protective gear. During races, you perform tricks, in order to charge your turbo boost. You can pre-load your suspension, giving you much more air over jumps, and thus more time to perform tricks.
Summary: While it exhibits some strong characteristics of a great racing title, ATV Quad Power Racing 2 can't escape the limitations of its spotty stunt controls. Still, if you like off-road racing, you have no better alternatives on the GameCube.
Pros: A very well-planned and balanced gameplay experience requiring people to race smart, perform some stunts, and kick a rider or two out of the running, Quick and steady frame rate, Very little (as in no) competition in the arcade off-road racing genre on GCN makes it easier to overlook blemishes
Cons: The game relies heavily on stunts to keep pace in the races and the sloppy stunt controls can make this frustrating, Uninspiring graphics with occasionally muddy textures