Excerpt: The Motorstorm series has always been one that I’ve wanted to like more than I’ve actually liked it. The first one looked great, but the poor handling killed it for me. While Pacific Rift’s addition of some cars to the mix helped that, I still found it coming up a little short in some ways.
Excerpt: For the third time this console generation, British developer Evolution Studios is treating us with a MotorStorm game. After having taken sunbathing trips to Monument Valley and Hawaii, we can now wreak havoc upon an undefined city on the American West Coast. During an earthquake, no less.
Conclusion: I can’t help but feel underwhelmed by my experience with MotorStorm: Apocalypse . The central game play and graphics engine are showing signs of being past their prime and the weak story elements make it hard get invested here.
Excerpt: It seems like every console debut needs a racing game to highlight the system’s power, a role filled upon the PS3’s launch by genre newbie MotorStorm. The choice was somewhat surprising, considering the PlayStation hardware is the exclusive home for Gran Turismo, but MotorStorm more than held its...
Excerpt: Way back in the early days of 2007, there was a PlayStation 3 game that showed great promise, showing effectively what the system was built for and what the future held in store. That game was MotorStorm, an arcade racer that was a bit Twisted Metal, a tiny amount of Road Rash, and some Colin McRae...
Conclusion: While Apocalypse ’s story may be one of the most irrelevant things ever introduced into a racing game, Evolution makes up for this abomination by presenting the player with some of the most balanced and fun racing action ever to enter the genre.
Excerpt: The Racing genre has always been split between two camps: on one side are your highly accurate driving simulations and on the other the arcade racers. MotorStorm Apocalypse very firmly plants its flag square in the arcade camp, sets fire to it and then runs it over with a monster truck.