MX vs ATV: Alive
I don't know!
I have looked at this game and from what I am seeing reflex is better. All the pictures look funny. I will just have to wait and see.
I was really exited for this game to come out, because I really like reflex and was hoping the game play would be very similar. Well not so much, I feel THQ went one step forward with reflex and two steps backwards for alive. The warm up track that would appear while loading in untamed and reflex is gone as well as every other vehicle other than dirtbikes and atv's. The bikes in the game feel similar to how they felt in untamed instead of reflex and there is only three different types of riding in this one, Nationals, Short Track (Short National Track), and Free Ride. There also is no career, what the game does is have you race to get XP points which help you unlock more tracks and vehicles. Overall, I am not impressed with this game and would probably tell you to save your money and buy reflex instead if you already haven't because I can honestly say I don't consider this game that fun.
Very good overall game
I've had this game for a little over 3 years now. I just bought the new MX vs ATV Supercross game and I think this game is actually a lot better. I know I'm kinda straying from this review but if you're looking for something similar to Alive, MX vs ATV Supercross isn't the game for you. Like I said this game is great even though it's been out for 5 years now. The graphics in the game are very nice. The sound is also decent and the gameplay compared to every other MX game I've played is the best. I gave the lasting appeal a 10 though because it is still my favorite video game, I just can't stop playing it. I didn't give it a total 10/10 though because of the things. 1: There's not enough tracks, eventually you get bored of playing them and have to resort to buying the DLC tracks. 2: There's no career mode, which kinda disappointed me also. But overall, it's a great long term game and people still play it online to his this day.
MX vs ATV Alive
I've had a PS3 for a while and have many games on it. One day I felt like playing ATV Offroad Fury 4 for PS2 and I also watched the X Games. This inspired me to get this game. PROS: The graphics and gameplay are awesome. The sound is very good as well. The stunt modifier and the right stick work so well together and you can tweak out your whips just like the pros. (Not even trying to sound cheesy). CONS: Trophies in this game are extremely easy to get. I mean seriously, I have 40% completion with trophies and I've had the game for 7 DAYS! But it kind of is a good thing at times yet sad. Also, there is no career mode, which I would've expected with the last game in the series. What made me a bit angry is that Travis Pastrana isn't an included character. Lastly, it can get boring after maybe 3 to 4 to 5 hours of gameplay. THE VERDICT: Since this game is $20 and the last game in the series, consider buying it because it is plainly AWESOME!!!!!!
this is game is amazing. But there are some flaws. i give it a 10 because the gameplay and graphics are very good and sound. The customization is kind of confusing at first but is actually really good u can make ur guy very unique. Maps are desent, but my favorite by far is Mx vs Atv Unleashed. If they make a new Mx vs ATV Unleashed and make it exactly the same just better graphics and everything it would be amazing
better than reflex, but flaws still present
A polished reflex. Alive does have better graphics and a better deterioration system than reflex however, the actual game itself isnt there yet. However, maybe with the Dlc this game can come to life. i also felt that the riders posithing on the bike looks awkward and unrealistic half the time hes sitting down . Other that that it is a very fun game to play
This Game Looks "AWESOME"
I can't wait for this game to come out it looks awesome. I love play the old Mx vs Atv games they are so fun to play. The new game seems to be even better than the old ones and a DLC bonus helps too.
Better than the reviews state!
First let me say that this is my first MX game so I have nothing to compare it too. However I have over 15yrs of real riding experiance and can tell you this game seems pretty realistic. I've seen this game has been getting hammered by reviews, but I still chose this game over the others due to its realistic feel. I was undecided on which MX to purchase since so many people have different reviews on all the games.
The free roam maps are a blast and remind me of really riding at the quarries or sand pits. The only downfalls of the game are lack of bikes, (no 250-500 two-strokes). There are a lot of tracks, you just have to gain experiance points to unlock them. Earning experiance points is super easy! Riding on the free roam sand dunes will build up your points fast.
There are tons of rider mods (even change the name on back of your jersey) as well as bike mods. Again, you have to put in some playtime in order to enjoy all the bike mods and riding apparel. The racing is sweet! The other AI riders will actually crash at times in spectacular fashion. I often get a laugh as the #1 hits a barrier and I take first place. Racing in the first person view is pretty cool. Awesome view when launching off a jump.
Then after your tired of racing and free roam you can find your favorite jump and perform tricks and try to smash records. I have played free roam online and it is pretty neat seeing other riders launching of a huge dune. I have yet to try online racing though.
So, If you have real riding experiance or have not played any other MX games, I would advised getting this one. One Youtube review stated that this game plays differently then Reflex, so if you have played Reflex you have to clear your head and start fresh.
this is a true review
I chose this game because i have the other mx games and they are a blast... This is just like the real game i have 12 years of riding quads dirt bikes and go carts under my belt and i feel this is as close as it can get... The freeride maps are really fun and so are the races and it doesnt get any more realistic than this but i would recomend dirt 3 or midnight club los angelas complete edition over this any day.... all and all great game though....:^)
Never been a MX fan but...
This actually looks pretty good I might rent it. I've always loved the ATV Offroad Fury games but I think after 4 they fell in popularity so I haven't had a atv game since ATV OF4 on PS2. This game MIGHT change that if it isn't too arcade like. My problem with 99% of new offroad games is there is no challenge you can turn without drifting or braking at all it takes 0 skill. Pure is a good example of a game that's way too easy which was a big disappointment because I was looking for a realistic atv game with upgradeable parts and pure was it till I saw the goofy physics. I want realism, leave the cartoon physics to the grade schoolers with their boost meters and stunt gauges.