On: Having went a few rounds with the latest build
I can at least say that Rainbow Studios is definitely
playing it safe. Not to say MX Vs. ATV isn't a good
game - it's a great playing game, but it's essentially
the same game give or take a few tweaks that Rainbow
has been making since ATV Offroad Fury debuted back
in 2001. Considering that both MX Unleashed and ATV
Offroad have their fan base, it's nice to see them
come together for this project.
the suspension before a jump which was first introduced
in ATV Offroad Fury is present and truth be told I
enjoy it so much that I can't play any other ATV or
MX games properly if they don't feature it. It really
is the only way to fly, excuse the pun. The build
I received only featured the MX and ATV vehicles but
trust me when I tell you that you won't be disappointed
with the final roster which includes monster trucks,
golf carts, sand rails, baja trucks, dune buggys,
helicopters and even bi-planes. Control feels supple
and responsive, both characteristics of the attention
to detail and physics that Rainbow is known for.
the game is sharp and crisp and looks excellent even
on the aging PS2 hardware. MX Vs. ATV doesn't look
miles ahead of previous efforts and there is some
minor pop in, but on the whole it's an impressive
looking title able to feature a lot of onscreen action
sheer amount of modes will keep any racing fan busy
for weeks and for those who aren't up to a challenge,
the difficulty level can be selected. Online is available
for both the PS2 and Xbox, but it wasn't available
for me to test. The game is due out next week and
we suspect that dirtbike and ATV lovers are waiting
with baited breath. Tune in next week when we go at
the final review version.
Preview: Fans of the ATV and MX games love speed
and insane stunts. Now it looks like Rainbow Studios
decided the two would fit into one extreme game.
may just be something that fans of each series may
enjoy. I enjoy playing any game that features MX bikes
and I also enjoyed the ATV series. So I think Rainbow
and THQ just may have something here if it works as
good as it looks. Then again I also want a chance
to have fun online and this one also happens to provide
that as well.
the twist in the game is if it is in the game, it
can be raced against or driven. The game will have
more insane tasks and challenges for both fans of
MX bikes and ATV's. Want to see if you can out run
a Bi-Plane? In this one you can see if you have the
skills and even a chance to jump over it if you want.
Just one of the many insane stunts gamers will have
a chance to try.
game will feature a wide range of extreme toys to
play with MX bikes, ATV's and even Monster trucks.
Gamers should expect one insane game and get ready
to do the impossible. The controls and environments
have been adjusted for the ultimate extreme racing
experience. Rainbow Studios has had success with the
series and now they are bringing the mix to both the
PS2 and the Xbox for games. The screen shots are from
the PS2 version. Players will get a chance to practice
and play the single player mode then go online and
see if they can beat their friends. Take a look at
the features of this one. The features for the PS2
and the Xbox version are the same.
on their rich history of racing properties, Rainbow
Studios has created the ultimate off-road masterpiece
in MX vs. ATV Unleashed. Choose from a multitude of
rides including ATV's, monster trucks, sand rails
and more, and tear through miles of open terrain in
the ultimate quest to conquer the off-road. Compete
in new racing events, mini-games and massive free
world environments featuring hill climbs, machine
challenges, gap jumps and short track races.
For The PS2 Version:
off-road - Motocross bikes, ATV's, sand-rails, monster
trucks, bi-planes and even 4X4 golf carts
racing events, mini-games and freestyle challenges
- SuperMoto, Short track, Hill climbs, Way point
races, Monster Mash, Gap Jumps and more...
MX vs. ATV career mode - MX bikes and ATV's meet
on the same track to determine racings best machine
- Race against 8 players on Xbox Live and PlayStation
2 with live chat
Racing - Rainbow's breakthrough physics model that
allows players to race through unique non-linear
environments with exceptional real world animations