Excerpt: Motorbikes have always been the underdog compared to cars when it comes to videogames. Games like OutRun and Gran Turismo grab the headlines for four wheels, while riders have to make do with the occasional hit like Super Hang On.
Excerpt: Although the name has been around for a few years, MotoGP 07 is Capcom's first crack at the long-time motorcycle racing game. Although the ride is a difficult one, it is certainly worth it for fans of the series. Visually, MotoGP 07 doesn't look so hot, even by PS2 standards.
Excerpt: game, it was rather surprising. Not only had Namco been synonymous with PlayStation 2 motorcycle racing for years now, they had developed the game internally (and managed to create a damned fine racer in the process).
Conclusion: The gameplay is fun and the racing is always competitive and the riders and circuits attempt to imitate realism. But for me this game didn't really bring anything new to the gaming table. Try before you buy.
Excerpt: There is one problem when you are reviewing a game that has niche appeal, that being, that most of the people who are interested in the game will have usually made up their mind about the damn thing already.