Excerpt: Now I’m not one for cross-console comparisons, but in this review, they are as inevitable as Carl Fogarty trying his hand at presenting a show about high performance bikes and how spectacularly they crash in a few years time. Also inevitable, was the fact that Namco would release a sequel to the sequel to the excellent Moto GP , not to be confused with the Xbox game by THQ, which I’ll call Moto GP: URT ( Ultimate Racing Technology ) from here on in to avoid confusion.
Excerpt: I can tell already that this is going to be a hard review to follow. First of all, don't make the same mistake I did and confuse this series, MotoGP , with another series called Moto GP . This one is by Namco - the other is by THQ. Of course, in the long run I don't think the difference matters since both are excellent titles - it's just one of those funny things. MotoGP3 is a beautiful racer that, in my opinion, ranks right up there with Gran Turismo 3 .
Excerpt: MotoGP3 is based on the extreme and visceral sport of Grand Prix Motorcycle racing, and allows you to compete against various real-world riders through a number of licensed racetracks. Yet it is difficult to pinpoint what makes this game so incredibly entertaining, even after three relatively similar incarnations. Well, it could be the realistic water speckles that form on your windshield when you are driving in the rain.
Excerpt: Namco's popular MotoGP series has a new installment on the PS2. The Dorna licensed motorcycle racer is the official game of the MotoGP and more polished than the last incarnation of the series. It also features 15 tracks, 41 different motorcycles, and better visuals. With these changes, Namco puts the finishing touches on yet another successful title in series.
Excerpt: With the coming of the 2003 motorcycle racing season, Namco is releasing MotoGP3, the third installment in its motorcycle racing series. Namco's series is heralded as the official game of MotoGP, and it's licensed by Dorna, the organization responsible for the annual tournament. On a superficial level, the third MotoGP game seems like a formulaic expansion on its immediate predecessor--it features 15 tracks instead of 10, 41 motorcycles instead of 38, and a bit more...
Summary: A very attractive motorbike racing simulation, with loads of potential and replay value that are almost destroyed by a crazy difficulty level. In-game and replay visuals are to die for, however. Oh and did I mention this game is hard?
Excerpt: Snirklete baner, kraftfulle kjøretøy og væreffekter av en annen verden er noen av ingrediensene her. Legg til noen stilige synsvinkler og en realistisk følelse av krav til balanse, og gjør deg klar for noen fartsfulle og krevende runder på 15 av verdens mest kjente baner. Det finnes mye under den reklamebefengte overflaten her, så la oss ta en titt.
Excerpt: Bien, alors avant d'attaquer sur la route et sur Moto GP 3, un petit hommage s'impose... Celui-ci est dédié à Barry Sheene, décédé il y a quelques semaines d'un cancer. Sheene, un gars qui aura finalement survécu à la moto en dépit de ses chutes spectaculaires pour finalement s'éteindre, atteint d'une grave maladie, laissant une femme et deux enfants derrière lui... Cancer de la gorge et de l'estomac, bref, pas cool...