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Modnation Racers: Road Trip
2 September 2013
Summary: ModNation Racers is very much an "odd one out" when it comes to Sony exclusives. It has the "build anything" mantra of LittleBigPlanet but remains tied to a single genre of game -- a genre that LittleBigPlanet itself is planning to conquer . It has also failed to capture imaginations the way God of War , Uncharted , or even Killzone did, struggling to find the strong identity that other PlayStation titles are known for.
Excerpt: ModNation Racers: Roadtrip is really hung up on appearances. “Customize everything!” it cries. Choose a custom vehicle shell! Slap a sticker on your buggy! Dress up your little “Mod” person as a fursuiting cowboy! This is all you! You are expressing yourself and being creative! Isn’t that rad? To be sure, ModNation Racers: Roadtrip is packed to bursting with potential tweaks, mods, and makeover options.
Pros: Powerful but intuitive track editor, Lots of custom parts to play with, Decent number of pre-made tracks
Cons: Racing feels lifeless and dull, Long load times and low framerates, No online multi, so why customize?
Excerpt: There's no question that Sony covers all the bases when it comes to its first-party output. It no doubt saw the success of Mario Kart on Nintendo platforms and wanted some of that money pie, throwing its resources behind the development of ModNation Racers for PlayStation 3. Despite missing the charm and character found in Nintendo's series, ModNation was a perfectly competent kart racer complete with genre-leading user creation tools.
Reasonably fun cartoon racer with light weapons use.
Common Sense Media
1 May 2012
Summary: Parents need to know ModNation Racers: Road Trip is a cartoon racing game with light weapons used to distract and deter other drivers. You can shoot pellets that cause damage, create explosions, or make other riders slip and crash. There is no serious violence as no one is injured by the shenanigans.
Summary: " ModNation Racers RoadTrip " is a good first start for the San Diego studio on Vita. The only major issue is the lack of online play- where racing with all your creations would have been much more fun. As it stands, the game is still decent, just a little lacking in comparison to the PS3 version; and that’s the rub. The PS3 version is available online for much less, and offers much more. If you can live with that, ModNation racers is a very solid Kart experience.
Excerpt: When ModNation Racers was released for the PlayStation 3 a couple of years ago, United Front Games really took advantage of the PlayStation Network, allowing players to not only race against friends on existing tracks, but also create their own in a huge attempt at one-upmanship. The result created a community almost as big as LittleBigPlanet’s , and probably the most vast we’ve seen for a racing game since Forza Motorsport 3.
Conclusion: Even though Road Trip hit a few bumps along the way, it is still a great game that I recommend any Vita owner picks up. The core experience is exactly what I was looking for in a portable kart-racer and is a game worth coming back to time and time again. Whether you are into the idea limitless creation or you just want to kick back and enjoy some old-school racing, ModNation Racers: Road Trip is a game anybody can enjoy.
Excerpt: ModNation Racers was easily one of the most entertaining "kart" racers on the PS3 and the PSP which not only allowed you to race on some whacky gaming environments against kooky characters but you also had a plethora of power-ups at your disposal.
Excerpt: is far from a great game, but it's also far from a bad game. It's definitely something in between, and depending on what you are looking for from the game, you will either find yourself incredibly pleased or disappointed with the title.