Excerpt: It is always a disappointment when a reviewable copy of a game does not come in. Especially after all the months of coverage, high level of anticipation, and excitement. But sometimes even media outlets as large as Family Friendly Gaming fall through the cracks. Usually after a major earthquake or something. So I had to save up to purchase MotoGP 09/10. I found it on sale not to long ago, and so it went to the top of my list.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is straightforward simulation of the MotoGP World Championship in motorcycle racing. Players can assume the role of a known racer or create their own and guide them to victory. The game is playable online, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend to children under the age of 12.
Excerpt: Officially licensed racing sims must be a mixed blessing to work on. On one hand you know, quite clearly what needs to be done, given that you've got quite strict guidelines to work within, yet on the other, trying to do anything above and beyond what people expect, and to therefore get noticed, can't be easy. This is what faced developer Monumental Games when it was handed the reins of MotoGP 09/10. So what did it do to make MotoGP 09/10 stand out?
Conclusion: I wish there will be another good Moto GP game but this I'm afraid this is no better then previous efforts. I wouldn't pay money for this. It feels rushed and that no real care was taken over it. It has number of graphics issues and gameplay flaws aswell as a bad online component with frequent disconnections.
Excerpt: is a game which tries to straddle the line between arcade racing and true simulation. The game not only does an admirable job of mixing the two the styles of play, but it can be tweaked to be either/or, so
Pros: Deep career mode., Great looking game., Very adjustable difficulty.
Cons: Higher bike classes locked from start., Some rubber band AI issues., Limited online features.
Replay value 3
26 April 2010
Summary: The game is very repetitive and gives little rewards for your efforts. If you enjoy extremely repetitive simulation style racing games, you might enjoy this. Though don't expect a Gran Turismo or Forza level of control.
Pros: The only MotoGP game to be released in 2 years.
Excerpt: about how the realism-based (four wheel) racing game genre is a ‘solved problem,’ and how behemoths such as Forza Motorsport 3 and the (perpetually) upcoming Gran Turismo 5 almost make other entries into this space redundant – sure, other developers can try and carve a niche out of the niche, but how much of an audience (and indeed, a market) is then left for studios such as SimBin (