Summary: Like all the other motorstorm games, you get loads of content, and plenty of action. If you took the original motorstorm, toned down the graphics quite a bit, and put it in the arctic it would look exactly like Motorstorm arctic edge. The only thing that could not be carried over were the graphics. Otherwise it is an excellent game. A few new take downs include, avalanches. Blaring your horn at a good spot will cause an avalanche which will crush all behind you.
Conclusion: Some perspective required I feel - theres a lot of 'OMG!!!' 5 star reviews knocking about, and yes this is a fantastic attempt to bring Motorstorm to the PSP and theres a lot thats great about it, but ultimately its only an average game. I love it for trying, but theres too many niggles to make it stand out.
Conclusion: The perfect game to play this weather!! Who needs to go outside when you can enjoy Arctic conditions on your PSP, in the warmth of your own home!! Sound track is excellent, choice of vehicle is top-notch and the graphics, and tracks are quite good. Easily playable too.
Conclusion: If you're thinking of getting a racing game for the PSP, I wouldn't hesitate in picking up a copy of this, it's addictive, the graphics are top notch, and the online mode is brilliant. You can even use your own MP3's to customize the soundtrack (I've put the Justice and Daft Punk live albums on mine), which makes for an even more enjoyable gaming experience.
Conclusion: I fully agree with velvetbananas comments on this title. It really is an awesome game and a technical marvel on how they have managed to squeeze such a graphically demanding title onto the hardware. This manages to create its own 'Motorstorm' feel and really can stand head and shoulders with its 2 bigger brothers on the PS3. The detail in the tracks and fx used along with a rock solid frame rate and good character design is a joy to see.
Conclusion: motor storm on the psp version could never get close to the detail of the ps3 version,but this is a very nice looking game & well made. but there is no feeling of extra speed when you use the nitro button like there is in say burnout on the psp etc which is a trade mark of this type of game.