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.
Summary: If you even remotely like Kart Racers and are interested in the deep create tools then ModNation Racers is a must buy. Just be prepared to endure some slightly longer than usual loading times and the insane A.I. difficulty in the Career Mode. If you can deal with that you will discover how great ModNation is. The community is already pretty large and you can find tons of awesome creations already, plus the online racing is really good.
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: This can be the definitive racing title on the Sony home console for all those who were enthralled by the creation and sharing possibilities opened up by Media Molecule with Little Big Planet. Sony seems really interested in the concept of “Create, Play, Share” and ModNation Racers is just the thing to push it forward.
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.