Excerpt: It's often said that stunning visuals can't make a mediocre game into a great one, but MotoGP '06 proves that the opposite is certainly true. While the MotoGP series has gained quite a fanatical following on the Xbox, its next-gen debut isn't as polished as series fans would have hoped for. With next-gen games seemingly all about stunning visuals, it's ironic that MotoGP '06's graphical problems prevent it from being truly great.
Excerpt: MotoGP '06 (MGP06) for the Xbox 360 is the official game of the MotoGP Championship, with all the bikes, riders and tracks from both the 2005 and 2006 season. MGP06 takes the franchise to the extreme, expanding beyond the realms of Grand Prix racing to incorporate high adrenaline Street Racing. Players can hone their skills on the streets or progress through the Grand Prix championship. Gamers will also have the chance to experience photorealistic graphics in HD.
Excerpt: MotoGP '06, an introduction. The MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology series enjoyed real success on the original Xbox console. The series has an ideal mix of realism and user friendliness to make it the motorcycle racing game that all could enjoy. Of course the original Xbox console is now fading into the background whilst its successor, the Xbox 360 takes over.
recent trend of many recent games is to try and achieve a full on simulation of
a sport, which has its drawbacks. Usually, by the time you're done learning the
picky controls, going through the endless license tests and tweaks, you're so
bored you forget to have fun. On the opposing end of the spectrum, Moto GP 06
sets out to create an adrenaline pumping, all-on racing experience that strips
things down to their essence.
Excerpt: Sometimes, racing games can be fun. Need for Speed Most Wanted, an arcade type racer, was a blast to play. You didn’t have to worry too much about exactly what kind of tires you used or if the suspension was perfectly tuned or some such – it was mostly racing. Sure, there were options to mess with and alter your tires, but all they truly boiled down to was upgrading your tires as you became a better racer – nothing nearly as deep as you’d see in a simulation racer like...
Excerpt: Climax; a developer who is beginning to establish itself as one of the premier racing developers currently within the industry. While they may not have reached the level of fame and respect that equals the likes of Gran Turismo series developer, Polyphony Digital, Climaxs history of creating solid racing titles is continuing to grow, with the latest addition to the companys rather popular motorbike racing franchise, the MotoGP series, further concreting the companys...