Summary: MotoGP 09/10 is not a perfect game, but it does not have to be. It is a little odd and a little hard to get into. Strange design decisions abound. The soundtrack will drive you a little bit crazy. No matter how many holes I poke in it, though, I still find myself wanting to play MotoGP 09/10 . Like hearing a pop song in a language you do not speak, MotoGP 09/10 is addictive, fun, and a little alien. This game is seriously arcade-like and deceptively addictive.
Excerpt: Officially licensed racing sims must be a mixed blessing to work on. On one hand you know, quite clearly what needs to be done, given that you've got quite strict guidelines to work within, yet on the other, trying to do anything above and beyond what people expect, and to therefore get noticed, can't be easy. This is what faced developer Monumental Games when it was handed the reins of MotoGP 09/10. So what did it do to make MotoGP 09/10 stand out?
Conclusion: MotoGP 09/10 is a solid, enjoyable racer that manages to capture the feel of charging about a track on a Superbike without being inaccessible to newcomers to the series. Aside from the overly sturdy feel of the bikes and riders and having to plug hours into it before being allowed so much as a glimpse of an 800cc bike, there's nothing seriously wrong with the game.
Excerpt: The vast majority of individuals would not be able to handle a motorcycle at insane speeds, which is why a true MotoGP simulator would be nigh-on impossible unless you really decide to dedicate yourself to the experience. In the past, these games have sort of combined simulated elements with arcade-style accessibility; the most recent, by newcomer Monumental Games, goes for even more accessibility.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is I’ve never been comfortable on two wheels. Not in real life nor in videogames. That’s not to say I’ve mastered four-wheeled vehicles either but traveling on two wheels has always been a kind of no-go zone for me. Yet when I was assigned Moto GP 09/10, I thought it was about time for a policy change…a virtual one of course. So I loaded up the Blu-ray and started out with a good old fashioned Arcade mode – single race.
Summary: MotoGP 09/10 will deliver all the bikes, riders and tracks from the 2009 championship, and brand-new gameplay modes not only offer rewards for winning but also driving style. You'll also be able to update the game with accurate content from the 2010 championship as the season unfolds, at no extra cost.