Excerpt: Konami’s Le Tour De France may have stayed rooted to its source material; although sadly the task of taking on this ever-aging and gruelling event doesn’t exactly convert into an enjoyable game that well. Thankfully Downhill Domination is the total opposite, commanding enjoyment rather then constant attention. At the end of the day, going downhill is much less imposing then attempting to vigorously push yourself up a steep incline anyway.
Excerpt: The graphics in Downhill Domination are those of a mixed bag. At first glance, the visuals won't make your jaw drop. However, upon closer examination, you'll begin to notice the little things. The surrounding scenery is highly detailed with lots of activity; hikers, animals, forces of nature, all are doing their own things. They are also part of the track, making them more than superficial.
Excerpt: Incog, the Sony first-party development studio behind such great games as the Twisted Metal series and this year’s surprisingly addictive War of the Monsters, has been secretly working away on this adrenaline-fueled super-human mountain bike simulation for the past 19 months. Not an unusually long development cycle, but when you consider that Downhill Domination utilizes the same engine, albeit indefinitely enhanced, that was used in both Twisted Metal: Black and War of...
Summary: All in all, Downhill Domination
is a fun racer and a nice addition to the field. Easy controls, a great
sense of speed and violence, and some entertaining tracks all keep it
really high on my "extreme" sports list. My only real complaint is the
lack of on-line play (and, really Sony…if you want to convince people
you have an on-line platform shouldn't your first party games ALL have
it?), but it's forgivable and still fun.
Pros: Great concept, smooth controls, and some killer racing.
Cons: Some graphics glitches and no on-line...What the hell?
Excerpt: Mountain biking games are few and far between. The barely controllable and poorly realised section of the Dreamcast’s Sega Extreme Sports and Codemasters’ own PSone title – No Fear Downhill Mountain Biking – being the only titles that you could honestly put into the tiny sub-sub-sub-genre alongside Downhill Domination , a game that attempts to mix two wheels with the sublime fluidity of SSX Tricky .
Excerpt: Do you remember the Twisted Metal series? It is only one of the most popular franchises on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. Developer Incog Inc. created the series and after other developers tarnished the name by releasing some subpar sequels, they took the development reigns back and created the incredibly popular Twisted Metal: Black. This game went down in history as one of the best selling selling games early on in the PS2 life cycle.