Conclusion: Considering the norm is to skimp on features and details when making a portable gaming experience of a console title, it’s nice to see developers like BigBig Studios stepping out there and showing the gaming community that when you are dedicated to something, you will figure out ways to keep the portable experience as enticing as console version.
Summary: Anything negative I can think to say about Motorstorm: Arctic Edge is immediately nullified by how much good it brings to the table. At this point only Sony Bend and Ready at Dawn have gotten more out of the PSP than Bigbig. This is a game that any racing fan could enjoy on the go. For Motorstorm fans, this is a must have. Seriously, I can’t wait to see what these guys do next.
Excerpt: The great thing about racing games is that everyone basically knows what to expect. You race around a track and try to beat the other guys by placing first, right? Because of this consistency, when the formula is varied, we know it immediately. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge does a nice job of taking the familiar and putting it into a new context.
Excerpt: MotorStorm isn't exactly a racing series on par with Gran Turismo, but it's one of the most successful new IPs on this generation of consoles. With two games already on the PlayStation 3 and Sony keen to reignite gamers' love of the PSP, it was never going to take long for the off-road racer to arrive on the handheld.
Excerpt: The MotorStorm series has a loyal following on the PS3, but can the racing series known for its great graphics and wide-open racing deliver the same kind of excitement on the portable PSP? While it's hard to recreate the experience of playing a game in 1080p on a 40" screen, MotorStorm Arctic Edge does do a pretty good job of capturing the spirit of the series.
Excerpt: When you look at the name Motorstorm: Arctic Edge , it’s easy to expect the tried and tested Motorstorm template but on snowy mountains. These assumptions are all well and good, but let it be said that Motorstorm: Arctic Edge has variety and character – a winning combination. Evolution Studios have delivered a deliciously frantic racing experience that provides a decent challenge, bundled within slick presentation and some cracking online play.
Excerpt: The original Motorstorm for the PS3 was more than just a tasty piece of eye candy. The game featured some great physics and more than enough addictive gameplay to complement its gorgeous aesthetic. Now, Sony's off-road racing franchise has hit the PSP with the latest entry into the franchise, Motorstorm: Arctic Edge.
Conclusion: A surprisingly true to console form of MotorStorm with all the amenities and none of the television screen, MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is a definite option for PSP owners who enjoy arcade racing.