Excerpt: While the soundtrack may put the Psycho in this freestyle motorcycle title, the X-factor is an in-depth trick gameplay/trick system. The game style is introduced via tutorials that are presented by Cindy, the reason you’re out there risking your neck. (Life Note: If some male is out there doing death-defying antics, you can be pretty sure they are trying to impress a female.
Excerpt: It can't be said often enough: the videogame industry has become bleached of originality. Every month, titles are released that are either mechanically or conceptually near-identical to titles that are already out there. And they keep getting made because they make money. I don't understand it. Who are the people who buy these games and convince the industry that producing more conceptually-challenged drek is a recipe for success?
Excerpt: Welcome to the engine roaring, blood-filled, and bikini poster world of Freestyle Metal X . The graphics are quite respectable in Freestyle Metal X , but much of it seems a little washed out. Maybe Sports Asylum was consciously going for this effect, but I didn't care for it. It isn't that noticeable in any event, and the excellent animation more than makes up for it. Well, good animation except for the riders, who end up moving like rag dolls more than human beings.
Excerpt: The stork left a little present on my front porch a few weeks ago. It appears that the Tony Hawk series, after a night of too many Ollies and Nosegrinds, had a hot to-do with BMX XXX. A few months later a little bundle of joy was wrapped and gently placed in my mailbox by the name of Freestyle MetalX from Midway. This small wonder has its father’s looks and its mother’s warped sense of humor.
Conclusion: The King of the Hill mode pits you against the clock to see how fast you can make it up a series of steep hills. It may sound like a very dull idea, but it turns out to be very fun and challenging. No Midway game would be complete without some multiplayer, but some will be disappointed with the method of multiplayer in FMX. There is no-split screen mode!