Excerpt: I've always found motocross games to be fun. Even though I have not real time experience with the sport (the extent of my knowledge stems from seeing the movie 'Motocrossed' on the Disney channel), the games usually offer a fun experience. At the top the heap has always been the MX series from THQ. MX Unleashed , the latest in the series, offers a fun experience that should appeal to both MX fans and people who have only seen 'Motocrossed'. MX Unleashed looks great.
Excerpt: Rainbow dives in and pulls out a few of their tried and true innovations from their past releases. Pre-loading for jumps is here, using a press down on the analog stick at the base of the jump and a flick up at the zenith to launch the player farther and faster than normal. Rainbow also brings back their multi-faceted point/reward system. Every trick you pull off in Career Mode earns you points. These points can be used to unlock any of the “extras” found in the game.
Excerpt: THQ's MX series has always been a good, solid motocross game. With good graphics, but better gameplay, MX 2002 and MX Superfly were fun motocross games that could appeal both to motocross freaks and non-fans alike. The latest installment in the series, MX Unleashed, adds even more to the mix while keeping all of the stuff that made the previous games cool.
Conclusion: So, simply put: MXU is just about the most fun we’ve had on two wheels since Vice City. The clutch control and the handling, that strikes the perfect balance between arcade and sim, makes it easily accessible but difficult to master – and happily for once in an MX game, racing, skill and having fun come to the fore as opposed to the more common need to trick & stunt your way around the courses - you really have to ride the bike rather than just steer it left and right.
Pros: The clutch., The handling and physics feel right., Tight, competitive racing., Well designed and challenging courses., Huge freestyle maps., Horrendous looking crashes!, Bonus vehicles including… a, !
Cons: Only 8 riders per race., Much like riding a real bike, you always seem to come off worse in collisions - OUCHY.
Excerpt: Good old motorcross. There is nothing out there that is quite like it. The slurring tick of the engines, the excessive mud and the incredible air all help the make motorcross the unique sport that it is. However, motorcross games are, generally speaking, mostly unremarkable, bland extreme sport/racing games.
Conclusion: Ondanks dat MX Unleashed helaas geen online functie kent, zul je er regelmatig naar teruggrijpen om even lekker vrijuit te springen en te stunten. Hadden ze er wel een online functie ingestopt, dan was het cijfer waarschijnlijk nog een punt hoger uitgevallen.
Pros: Vijf zeer grote speelomgevingen, Maar liefst 46 parkoersen, Lekkere besturing
Cons: Clutch systeem werkt niet lekker, Geen online functie