Saturday, June 10, 2006

Moto GP 2006 (xbox360)

Gamers will be met with new tracks, bike models, refined handling and Live! functionality, making this a truly fresh and aspirational title for even the most hardened fans of the series. MotoGP '06 will launch with the current 2006 season data, giving an unprecedented accuracy to the real sport, in addition to visual effects that surpass any racing title to date. All extreme mode circuits have been revamped, streamlined for speed and fast-flowing racing action. Customize and ride all new extreme bikes in street racing action from the gleaming skyscrapers of Rio de Janeiro to the jagged mountains of Tuscany.

(now that's the blurb over and done with, thanks to Deitrix for the heads up)

Eurogamer awarded it 8/10,
Edge Magazine Uk 8/10 and
Games Master UK 88/100

Eurogamer Review

MotoGp forum on IGN
Game Trailers
Screenshots from Gamespot
Official MotoGP Website
Official Game Website

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17 comments:

DEITRIX said...

Simply awesome! Now I have some review readin' to do...
Thanks man!!

DEITRIX said...

IGN gave it an 8.4- review just came out...
Have you played either one of the demos??
I played the Xbox Mag demo and it had a few tear issues, but nothing that really bothered me..
Well I've read all these reviews and they all gave it pretty good scores, and they dont mention anything about the tearing or framerate issues..? Some said the framerate drops a little, but nothing noticable!
Then I read the forums and reader reviews (Eurogamer had alot).. Just about everyone is complaining about these issues and nobody can understand why the reviewers havent mentioned anything about these problems in the reviews- not even ign said anything about it...

Im just baffled I guess.. I enjoyed the demo and was looking foward to the game, but now I not sure if I will get it or not? Let me know if you play it and what you think?

Ross said...

This game is looking mighty good. Probably the best for the 360 yet...

DEITRIX said...

Have you played either demo?
I think it will still be a great game, but you will have to over look the tearing and framerate drops..

gnome said...

And eurogamer thought this was good. Wow! That's a PCZone equivelant...

The Elderly said...

(elderly pops in with fresh pots of coffee and tea)

I always hang back, when the game hits the stores before a decent number of reviews have been written. The framerate drop, is going to irk after a while.

I've played the demo, but I'm not a fan of motogp (I can't corner, for some inexplicable reason). I wasn't wowed.

gnome said...

Can't really know, but I have a feeling that you're right...

Mmm... nice coffee & great tea.

DEITRIX said...

As long as its dark coffee... Never miss a morning without it!!

Cornering is tuff, but I feel like its how it would be on the real thing... thats why I like it so much.- along with a nice wreck and taking out 6 bikes!!
I also heard that you might be able to upload your own designs for your bikes and gear!!! Major plus for me if thats possible..?

The Elderly said...

uploading your own artwork, would indeed be dramatic, especially if you could then bring your custom bike online.

I tend to lean along with the angle on screen, which I think is at the nub of my cornering ability or lack thereof.

DEITRIX said...

Yep, thats the big deal with the custom bikes and gear- is that you can go online with it..

I tend to hit the rear brakes around the corners, which seems to help- but I think with bikes theres a certain way to use both rear and front brakes while cornering to be good..?
Plus Im used to playing Project Gotham 3- that does not help!!

The Elderly said...

ah maybe that's my problem (pgr, forza), though i still suspect a synaptic irregularity.

DEITRIX said...

So What game are you looking at purchasing next?

The Elderly said...

only thing in stores I have a hankering for is Forbidden siren 3 for ps2, but where am i going to find the time to play it.

I might rent lotr bfme (360) as I'm not the greatest strategist.

Looking forward to gears of war, enchant arms, prey, lost planet (sigh!)

Dreamfall (xbox) never made it to my town, so i may need to travel or buy online.

Definite are platinum version of .hack and FFxii for ps2.

And yourself?

DEITRIX said...

(June 12)MotoGP- I've decided to get...
(July 5)LOTR II- Played the first on pc and loved it, also huge fan!
(July 10)Prey- Will wait for YOUR review..
(August 8)Dead Rising- hehehe.. Im a huge RE fan, so I hope this ties me over till RE5!
(August 29)Enchanted Arms- Will wait for YOUR review!
(September 26)Splinter Cell Double Agent! -Cant go wrong, you can even see the beads of sweat down his bald head...

-and of course the crap load thats coming for the holidays, I wont list them yet cause I dont want to remind myself how long I have to wait...

The Elderly said...

damn i forgot about splinter cell (takes note)
Dead rising looks good, but I'm having problems with the apparent comedy element.

And oh if I could only write my own review, but fear not I'll post a link to something decent for prey and Enchant.

DEITRIX said...

I think the Jerduiths got a hold of my internet connection... Its wireless and lagged down so much that I cant even post anything, probably be another day or so before I'll be back up and runnin'..
I' will be back then to catch up on everything- talk to yah later.

The Elderly said...

Bloody jerduiths, one minute it's a peaceful forest next minute they're swarming your wireless connection. Good to see you again, hear from you soon

elderly