Excerpt: The first thing you’ll notice is that Alive looks fantastic. The bikes and ATVs are true to form, and the riders on top of them move realistically and smoothly, including head-bobbing and clothes moving in the wind. Lighting effects create sunspots and believable shadow effects across the courses. The best part of the visuals, however, is the courses and dirt themselves. As you race around the track, the ground will wear down and deform as it does on a real course.
Excerpt: It seems like THQ have been involved with the MX vs. ATV franchise for a while now, they have made some huge leaps with this sub-genre over the years. Having been a long time fan of the series, and having missed out on the chance to play MX vs. ATV: Reflex addition to the series I was pretty excited to jump into the franchise again. For those not in the know, MX refers to Moto-cross racing and ATV refers to All Terrain Vehicle or quad bikes if you prefer.
Excerpt: Every couple years we've seen another addition to the MX vs ATV franchise, with Alive marking the fourth installment, and it really seems like Rainbow Studios hit their stride with Reflex back in 2009. In many ways, Alive seems like a watered down version of the previous game with very little new to offer. When Reflex rebuilt the game, it set the stage for some great new expansion potential for future games.
Excerpt: Mud flies and handle bars collide in MX vs. ATV Alive, THQ's latest lap around the motocross circuit. Building on 2009's MX vs. ATV Reflex, Alive brings back and refines the series' dual-stick racing, allowing players to control their vehicle and rider independently with the right and left analog sticks. The result is a system that nicely balances arcade-y thrills with simulation-like precision.
Excerpt: At $40, MX vs. ATV Alive is an amazing value for racing buffs -- as long as they have access to the game's copious DLC.
Pros: The racing has been refined to near-perfection; the differences between vehicles and track types offers up a lot of racing variety; there's a good amount of content for $40 if you can utilize the DLC code that comes with the game.
Conclusion: Conclusie: MX vs. ATV Alive is een toffe offroadracer voor gamers die het wereldje fantastisch vinden en het niet erg vinden om er veel tijd (en geld, gezien de DLC-uitbreidingen) in te steken. De besturing is goed uitgewerkt, de graphics zijn te pruimen, en het hoge geluid van de crossmotoren klinkt alsof ze vlak naast je hun gas aan het opentrekken zijn.