Excerpt: We're of the opinion here at VideoGamer.com that the Wii's software library is dominated by shoddy games. We absolutely believe the console is capable of great things, but most developers just don't seem to want to release good games on it. Let's take Nitrobike as an example.
Summary: Nitrobike is a Wii exclusive high-speed dirt bike game. Players will navigate rocket-propelled motorcycles and opt to race against the clock or against worthy opponents in multiplayer or online mode.
Conclusion: While the MSRP may not scream bargain title, the overall package certainly does. The uninspired gameplay had potential but comes up short thanks to unforgiving track design, disappointing AI and a complete lack zeal for the genre.
Excerpt: Game: Nitrobike Genre: Motorcycle Racing Platform: Nintendo Wii Remember the Official Nintendo Seal of Quality? You know, the one they used to stick on games back in the day, when third-party titles that appeared on their systems actually had some standards to meet before being released?
Excerpt: Racing games haven’t exactly been the Wii’s forte. Excite Truck was a good time with some interesting controls, but as the plastic steering wheel add-ons piled up so did the duds. Enter Nitrobike, and exit Nitrobike as well.
Conclusion: Nitrobike is a good idea, it does a lot of things right, but it isn’t the final product I think Left Field Productions wanted it to be. Even with the simplistic feel of the game you still get the feeling that there could have been a lot more the developers could have done to make this an even better...
Conclusion: Those of you Nintendo fanatics out there that have been dying for at least a spiritual success to the Excite Bike games may have something here to add to their wish list. COE seriously hopes Nitrobike doesn't end up being another average, rushed budget title for Wii as some other projects like...