Excerpt: Play. Create. Share. A simple yet eloquent development philosophy that Sony should have no trouble capitalizing on. First, there was LittleBigPlanet , and now there's ModNation Racers . If you've heard anything about this game, you know that it is an application of that philosophy to the kart racing space. It fits like a glass slipper.
Excerpt: What do you get when you combine Mario Kart with Little Big Planet ? The answer is ModNation Racers , an addictively entertaining kart game that opens up a Pandora’s Box of custom modifications which is almost as fun as the racing itself. This kart game features everything the player needs from a sturdy single player career mode to both local and online multiplayer fun that will have you racing for a considerable amount of time in this LEGO/Cartoon inspired world.
Conclusion: It's nice to see a different direction taken with a racing game geared towards a younger audience. Taking a simple racing game concept that has been done before and adding idea elements of customization that exists in LittleBigPlanet equals out to be a great experience that is both fun and captivating. Now, fix the load times and you have a nearly legendary racing game sitting in front of you with an endless array of expansion possibilities.
Conclusion: Yes, the load times absolutely get in the way of the fun, but they don't overwhelm it, and in the end ModNation Racers is the best kart racer this generation. For me, it's also the best one ever made, technical issues or no.
Conclusion: ModNation Racers isn't just a competent kart racer, it's a very good one with an innovative strategic twist. Its player creation features aren't doomed to be ignored; they're enticing, accessible and well-presented enough to really feel integral to the game, rather than an accomplished but ultimately pointless time-sink for dedicated players only.