MotorStorm RC Review
MotorStorm RC Box Art
System: PS Vita, PS3

Dev: Evolution Studios
Pub: Sony
Release: March 6, 2012
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 544p

Perhaps the coolest thing about MotorStorm RC is that, if you are a Vita user, you can download it completely free of charge. You can thank Scion for this, as it comes as part of a promotion they are running. (Though, I'm pretty sure the downloading-games-because-they're-free demographic has very little overlap with the I'm-in-the-market-for-a-brand-new-Scion demographic. But hey, what do I know about marketing?) Of course, you'll have to act fast, because this is a limited time offer. Also, in celebration, you can head to the PlayStation store and download a free cake car to add to your collection. Yes, this is a car that looks like a slice of cake. It's pretty fast, though, so it's worth the download.

MotorStorm RC Screenshot

PS3 users aren't quite as lucky (or perhaps Scion just doesn't like you as much.) However, a neat feature that PS3 owners can take advantage of is four-player splitscreen, which, for obvious reasons, isn't available on the Vita. And for those of you who own both a PS3 and a Vita, purchasing one version will grant you the other version for free. This means you'll get to transfer your profile back and forth as well. Sweet deal.

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MotorStorm RC is a fancy little RC racer that has quite a bit of content to enjoy. If you've already plopped down a small fortune for the Vita, then you'll surely appreciate the free download. Of course, once you start picking up some of the Vita's other games, I have a feeling this one will be quickly forgotten. It's addictive at first, but I just don't see it holding interest after several hours of play unless you have a highly competitive group of friends to continually challenge to best your scores.

By
Josh Wirtanen
Editor/News Director
@joshuajwirtanen
Date: March 12, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.8
Graphics
Some great environments, though the cars themselves could use a bit more detail.
3.4
Control
The controls are responsive most of the time, though you might have to do a bit of tweaking before they're comfortable. Forget about the touchscreen controls.
3.7
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Is this the music I would race real-life RC cars to? I'm still trying to decide.
3.8
Play Value
There's a fair amount of stuff to do here. I'm just not sure you'll want to do all of it.
3.6
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Discover the excitement of classic arcade gaming in this top-down racer that features a broad range of vehicles and stunning locations inspired by the MotorStorm series.
  • Build up your collection of motors and gain access to challenging new locations by earning medals from a variety of race events and expand your game with more from PlayStation Store.
  • Challenge friends and ignite rivalries via PlayStation Network and Facebook as you race to set the fastest times and take on challenges set by players on PS Vita and PlayStation 3.
  • Enjoy frantic four-player races with PS3 on traditional split-screen. (Note: This game features split-screen races only on PS3, not on PS Vita.)

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