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 roaring sounds of revving up. The burning rubber. The elite competition. MotoGP 09/10 puts you in the seat of some of the most finely tuned motorcycles on the planet. In MotoGP 09/10, you get a smart combination of simulation with arcade-style racing, topped off with Hollywood movie-style graphics. You first see this in Arcade Mode, which is all about timing … and danger. These bikes have only a few inches of rubber on the ground.
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.
Excerpt: Creating a realistic simulation game of anything is a difficult task. No matter the approach, there are going to be two distinct groups that form in opposition: one that finds it too realistic, and one that doesn't think it's realistic enough. There are a number of ways to approach this issue, and most developers aim for the middle, hoping to add options to make it difficult enough for the hardcore, but accessible enough for more casual gamers.
Conclusion: Concept: Get people started with a great career mode and relatively easy-to-handle motorcycles
Graphics: The camera shakes and objects blur slightly as the speeds get higher and death becomes more certain
Sound: The announcer gets annoying when he starts talking to you about your objectives in the middle of a race
Playability: MotoGP 09/10 is a forgiving, arcadey title even on the hardest difficulty with no assists
Entertainment: Novices of bike racing will like this...
Conclusion: When it comes to longevity, MotoGP has a lot of content within the small package. Besides spending time within Time Trials and Arcade Mode, you can the option to tear up the track within either Career Mode or Championship Mode. If these offerings are still not enough, then you can take your racing online and compete with up to 19 (20 total) other racers from around the world.
Summary: Some call it bravery, and some call it insanity--that particular willingness of MotoGP racers to strap themselves in the saddle of a two-wheeled, 800cc monstrosity and rip around some of the world's toughest tracks with nothing more than a helmet and thick leather coming between them and oblivion. For the rest of us who might lack that particular fortitude, there are video games like Capcom's MotoGP 09/10 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Pros: Improved Career mode, Lots of online options and good frame rate online, Great tire modeling
Cons: Overreliance on tuck feels unrealistic, MotoGP bikes take too long to unlock in most modes, AI disparity between qualifying and race performance is frustrating