Sunday, June 30, 2013
Thanks to God of War: Ascension I got a one month pass for Playstation Plus. That service offers a limited number of old titles for free (as long as your subscription is active). I've played Ico & Shadow of the Colossus, which I hadn't since the PS2 days, and also finished Motorstorm Apocalypse.
I've never been a fan of racing games, and this is the only game I've completed of this genre as far as I know. It's reasonably accessible (although I had multiple collision problems in the tracks), provides a short-term experience you can adapt to your needs and the controls feel appropriate. The MP still works fine but considering the time it's been in the market other users still playing are far too hardcore for me. It has a good vehicle variety and interesting tracks, based on the unique selling point of the title: The whole scenario is collapsing around you while you race, altering the route on the fly.
On the minus side there is no story nor incentive to progress aside from achievements, customization options are limited to MP, some tracks are not properly balanced and the AI ocassionally performs oddly.
But hey, it's definitively a good game. If you like racing ones I highly recommend it.