Excerpt: We have been very excited to get our hands on ModNation Racers from Sony. So once I was given a reviewable unit I was pretty excited. I had some very high hopes for this kart racing game from Sony. ModNation Racers brings some good change to the genre, and there are some things I am not so pleased with. This game takes the LittleBigPlanet concept to kart racing. That means you (editor: the player) can create your own tracks, vehicles, and characters.
Excerpt: An interesting trend is starting to develop of PS3 titles seeing releases on the PSP. We saw it last year with the PSP edition of LittleBigPlanet and in the same vain Modnation Racers has made its way to the portable. That game, despite the absence of the vital multiplayer mode, made a strong transition to the PSP, even winning our PSP Game of the Year award.
Summary: ModNation Racers continues Sony's line of "Play, Create, Share" titles that began with LittleBigPlanet. It offers some familiar but intense racing with the added benefit of competing on a potentially endless stream of user-designed courses.
Pros: Six-player races, online or off, Quick and intuitive course designer and lots of customization options, Strong racing mechanics
Cons: Analog steering inferior to digital, Limited play modes, Blurry textures
Excerpt: Following in Sackboy's footsteps, ModNation Racers continues Sony's "play, create, share" mantra, giving players the tools to create their own characters, karts, and tracks. Is it the LittleBigPlanet of kart Following in Sackboy's footsteps, ModNation Racers continues Sony's "play, create, share" mantra, giving players the tools to create their own characters, karts, and tracks. Is it the LittleBigPlanet of kart racing, or is it worth little more than a test drive?
Excerpt: Carrying Sony’s new mantra of play, create, and share, Modnation Racers was revealed during the company's E3 2009 press conference to a surprised crowd. When compared to the rest of the showings, many of which were leaked in the weeks leading up to the show, the announcement came out of nowhere. With it, came the promise of being one of the only kart racers not tied to a pre-existing franchise, giving the developers, United Front Games, plenty of room to experiment.
Excerpt: There are few certainties in the gaming world, but if you’re betting on a classic two-dimensional action series to remain fun and satisfying with each new release, then Konami’s Castlevania series is always one to consider. This holds true with the newest game in the franchise, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia for the Nintendo DS.