has its fans and they love speed! Racing a GP bike
is unlike racing any other vehicle. It takes hand
and eye coordination, balance and being a little insane
helps. You would have to be to do this type of racing.
With the new rules in the upcoming race year, it is
going to get even wilder. If you have played any of
the games in the series, you already know how hard
it is to get good lap times. If you have watched a
race in person or even on TV, you know what I mean
when I say it gets wild. I love speed as well and
I love racing Motorcross bikes. However, I would have
to think twice before attempting to get on one of
these beasts and racing at the speeds they reach.
mix of speed, agility and danger seemed to work magic
for the series. The last game had many reviewers calling
it one of the best games out there. I thought it was
good but needed a little more in the controls and
the graphic area. It looks from the screen shots and
early press releases that these two areas have been
tweaked in a major way! You're not looking at photographs.
They are the real Xbox screen shots. Also new this
year the 3-wide starting grid will be in the game.
The controls will be fully customizable and easier
to use and reach all needed functions during a race.
One thing MotoGP always was able to duplicate was
the realistic feeling of the high speeds the bikes
reach. It looks like this version will even increase
that look and feel giving fans the ultimate feeling
of speed! The game will also include the complete
racing venues of the 2004-2005 season and even special
off- road races for those brave enough to try and
course the game will still feature the different racing
angles and those have been tweaked as well. It seems
Climax has been hard at work trying to make this one
as realistic as possible. They are also including
a new mode where you earn money as well as points
and can buy parts to add to your bike for the off
track races. The details on this mode were not given
but it sounds cool. There are also a few questions
about if the game will use the same point system to
upgrade the rider's attributes. This was another area
that could have been better in the last game. I will
write an updated preview with the full list of features
before the May release of the game. This one is looking
great and will also be out for the PS2 and PC as well.
For now take a look at the fantastic screen shots
and really look at the details of the bikes and tracks.