Excerpt: If you were to hop on you ATV, find a countryside, and roar around it like you own the place, you'd essentially be staring down the exhaust pipe of ATV Offroad Fury 2 . The areas you get to tool around in are so expansive and lush, you'd swear you were outside breathing fresh air as you sit in front of the tube in your living room. It's not just that, though, but the overall speed of the game that is impressive.
Excerpt: ATV Offroad Fury 2 puts you in control of an offroad machine, and sends you racing across forests, deserts, and even frozen tundra. All told, there are a total of 40 environments spread across five different events. When you want to take on some real live competition, you can play against up to three other friends in races or mini-games, or go online against other players if you have a Network Adaptor.
Excerpt: The second installment of this all-terrain action game has a
lot of hype to live up to and that hype is probably one of the reasons I decided
to give it a try. The game is very deep with customizations, options and play
modes to equal any other racing game – too bad you have to drive an ATV to ruin
Game Play options include: Single Player and Multi-player.
Excerpt: I maybe in the minority when I say this, but I was not a big fan of the original ATV Offroad Fury game. I was not a big fan of the gameplay or the graphics. One of the first things that appealed to me about playing ATV Offroad Fury 2 was the online play. Naturally I am a huge fan of online gaming whether it's taking down guys in SOCOM or Black Hawk Down or crushing someone with my unstoppable defense in Madden 2003.
Excerpt: During the summer of my sixth birthday one of the things my father did was give me a mini-bike. It wasn't very big, but it felt proportional to me as someone does on a Harley now. He found the frame one day that someone had thrown out, and decided to piece it together to ride again. Wasn't pretty but to a six year old it was awesome just to have a mini-bike. My first ride however was not what I thought it would be.
Excerpt: If you think of ATV’s, a few images come to mind. A powerful machine that breaks new ground and establishes new benchmarks. A fast machine that smokes the competition with its performance, leaving others in the dust. An agile machine that can nimbly handle just about anything thrown at it. Say what you will, but these descriptions could also be attached to the PS2 at its launch, which made ATV Offroad Fury’s runaway success so much sweeter.
Excerpt: First, let's get the biggest negatives out of the way. Offroad Fury 2 falters ever-so-slightly in the graphics department. Despite the improvements in the character models, the game does look very similar to the first game, which might turn some people off. While I realize that plain-looking graphics come with creating a game that’s supposed to mimic real life in some fashion, it would’ve been nice to have made the costumes of the riders more varied the tracks more...
Conclusion: The main fault I found with the gameplay of ATV Off-Road Fury 2 is the same fault I had with the original. The rubber-banding A.I. feels a bit too artificial. I was never able to convince myself I was racing against real drivers with personalities. It sometimes seemed like it didn’t much matter how I drove, the A.I. racers were bound to close the gap regardless.