Excerpt: Riding a bike is fun. Riding a bike over obstacles is more fun. Jumping through loops on fire 200 meters in the air is fun. Falling off a bike is not fun. Watching someone else fall off a bike is fun. Trials HD is game about doing just that. You get to be a biker on a stunt bike, and not have to worry about any physical harm.
Summary: Trials HD is a frustrating and rewarding experience that will likely lead to a whole landfill of broken controllers. If you can stand the challenge and have friends who can play it, than the 1200 price point will not be a problem. However if any of the above does not sound interesting than you will likely not enjoy this game.
Excerpt: We've probably said it a million times before, but we know a game's got something special when it attracts everyone in the VideoGamer.com office. I started to play Trials HD, the XBLA version of the cult classic PC stunt bike game Red Lynx Trials 2, alone in our gaming room. Wez poked his head in to have a look about an hour later, Seb then insisted he had a go on a particularly nasty jump, and before too long everyone in the office was howling with laughter and taking...
Excerpt: Racing and puzzle games aren’t the likeliest of bedfellows, but in Trials HD the two get up close and personal to deliver a unique experience that is well worth the asking price. On the surface, this is an extreme motorbike racing game set in an abandoned warehouse, full of twisted metal girders, explosives and 100-foot drops, all of which are just right for putting your rider through the grinder and seeing them smashed into a pulp.
Conclusion: Personally, I spent a lot of time just trying to beat all the people that played the game on my friends list, it offered friendly competition without requiring us to be online at the same time. Go for the gold! And with a new DLC that just dropped, I can’t wait to log more mind numbing hours going for that next Platinum medal. Check out our other reviews at www.gamedebateclub.com!
Summary: In many ways " Trials HD " is a strange game but that is not a bad thing. Admittedly the gameplay is leaning towards the basic side however it has a massive amount of addictiveness which will see you returning time after time.