Reviews and Problems with Dave Mirra BMX Challenge
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Dave Mirra BMX Challenge
10 December 2007
Excerpt: Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX for the PlayStation One was an all around solid game. Gamers were set to roam free in order to complete a list of objectives at areas ranging from Mirra’s backyard to professional arenas, and although the game bared striking resemblances to the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series it was still loads of fun. Unfortunately, Acclaim went bankrupt so the series was taken under the wing of Crave Entertainment.
Excerpt: You might have to go back a few years to prove it, but there was a time when the equation "Dave Mirra + video games = sweet" was true. A couple of excellent-playing Game Boy Advance Dave Mirra titles were the best of the bunch, but the Xbox and PlayStation 2 have both seen decent games starring the famed BMX biker.
Pros: Trick list is big, a couple of interesting levels, short, so the pain won't last long
Cons: Racing events are far too easy, customization options too limited, exploits make some trick events way too easy, bad physics make Albert Einstein's corpse cry
Conclusion: Sure, BMX Challenge delivers a dose of what it promises, but it's challenging in all the wrong ways. Players have seen some good games in the Dave Mirra series. It's just too bad this is not one of them. Sometimes aping the competition is not a great idea, especially if you don't manage to bring anything new to the table in the process.
Excerpt: Dave Mirra est au BMX ce que Tony Hawk est au skateboard. Les deux séries issues de ces univers de haute voltige entretiennent des liens très étroits, ce n'est pas nouveau. Mais si l'un s'en sort toujours plus ou moins bien sur sa planche à roulettes, l'autre, sur son bicross, rame encore loin derrière lui... Ben alors mon petit Dave, tu vas y appuyer sur ces pédales ?