MotorStorm: Arctic Edge
a good racer on the psp
this is like a ps3 motorstorm game. it's the same concept, only in the arctic. and there's snowmobiles too. but, I don't like using the r button to accelerate. but this is a fun game, even though it's not innovative.
the most unusual and addicting racing game
so many vehicles, cool music, amazing graphics, and its fun.
better on a psp
motorstorm looks on PSP because it must have a chance to be on PSP.
better on a psp
motorstorm looks good on a PSP console because think it`s way better it looks good.
Grit on the Go
The "Motorstorm" Franchise has been tearing apart the racing genre for years on the "Playstation 3" system. But does the series take the cake on the portable gaming market? The answer is yes! "Motorstorm: Arctic Edge" manages to incorporate all of the features you love form it's console predecessors and crams it onto a single "UMD". The game contains two games modes. One of which is the Festival game mode, where the player completes various challenges such as races and checkpoint time trials. The Festival mode provides hours of game play that will have you engaged for a long time to come. The other mode featured in the game is "Wreakreation", this is more or less an arcade mode. Within the "Wreakreation" mode there are three categories, time attack, free-play, and multiplayer. The time attack mode is an average time mode where one competes to set the best record for a specific track. The free-play mode is also a standard customizable racing mode where one can set everything up from the track, to the types of vehicles competing. Lastly, the multiplayer mode is, you guessed it, a standard head to head racing experience that is played wirelessly for up to six players. So far the game's features sound like the cookie-cutter racing features of the series previous versions. However, the game includes something that other games in the series have lacked and that is a customization mode. This games customization mode is not too fancy, but is simple and gets across your personal touch. The game's controls are identical to the "Playstation 3's" and feels comfortable even on a smaller scale. The graphics of the game are some of the best the system has to offer, and presents an easy to understand as well as colorful menu. Despite including all the features of the original and providing even a bit more the game is not really as diverse from others as some may say. However, it is an amazing game and should be checked out.
Undeniably the best racing game on the PSP!
I must first say that I am a newcomer to the Motorstorm franchise; I've never been familiar with any of its previous games, nor have I even heard of them, for that matter. I can tell you right now that I had no idea what I was missing. Racing just never clicked with me; I'd played a few nascar-style games, and a few dirt track games here and there, but they never really got me hooked. Fast-forward 3 years. I've shifted to portable gaming, and many games presented themselves as great additions to my game library. I sifted through them, finding strengths and weaknesses in equal proportions. Then I stumbled across Arctic Edge in a rare browse through the racing category. IGN and Gamespot both commended it, the stats promoted it, and the players practically worshiped its name. I wasn't immediately sold, but I found out very quickly that, no matter how much research I did, no matter how many gameplay videos I watched, I kept returning to the players. And they kept saying the same thing: "Get this game!!!" So I did. Alright, I'm spending too much time analyzing my research. Let's get down to business. Arctic Edge is a racing game. If you haven't played any previous Motorstorm games (Like me), then you won't know what kind of racing game this is. In most of the racing games you'll play, you'll be given a track that has no real physical attributes other than dirt/cement/pavement etc., and keeps you saying, "Oh look, another left turn!" This is truly, I repeat, truly not the case in Motorstorm: Arctic Edge. It offers, jeez, I don't even know how many tracks, (possibly upwards of 15-20), satisfyingly varied environments, and crazy opportunities for stunts. This number is practically doubled, due to the fact that you have the option of playing any track backwards. Let me tell you, this makes it into an entirely new experience, not to mention eliminating the left turn syndrome. :) One thing you notice when you play the game for a little bit is that it has many different routes for every track; usually 3 main routes. These three routes are usually above, below, and on the track. Each route includes exciting opportunities for stunts, such as jumps, cliff-hanging steel supports, and more-than-half pipes. Which route you take depends mostly on the class of vehicle you choose, as some vehicles are more accustomed to a certain route than others. This brings me to one of the most important parts of the gameplay: the vehicle classes. There are about 30 vehicles to unlock, with about 10 vehicle classes. These include buggies, dirt bikes, quads, snowmobiles, snowplows, ice-road trucks, rally cars, jeeps, and more. The vehicles have vast differences in handling, speed, and durability. This gives you the opportunity to choose the perfect weapon. Will you zip past trucks with a quad, utilize the all-around versatility of the buggy, or plow through smaller vehicles with a snowplow? The choice is yours. This also brings me to an important aspect of the gameplay: the crashes. Unlike in other racing games, it won't just slow down time and show your car flipping end over end. You'll be snapping axles, losing wheels, exploding into a fireball, and flying off your snowmobile in 5 seconds of awesomeness. The only thing that makes the crashes a little less satisfying is that the physics are a little bit oversensitive with some vehicles. This is part of the gameplay, though, because some of the weaker vehicles that can turn easier shouldn't have hit that wall in the first place! So, really, I don't find any real fault in that part of the game. You might, however, if you're expecting a car that can take any level of abuse. The climax of the gameplay, however, can only be understood by playing Arctic Edge extensively. Only then will you experience every thrill that the game has to offer, including, but not limited to, driving underneath a snowplow that's reared up against the wall, flying by a truck that's overheated and exploded into a fireball in mid-air right next to you, swerving just in time to avoid a truck from landing on you, driving through avalanches and rockslides (they have them in this game) and many, many more. You really have to play Arctic Edge for a little while to experience most of what it has to offer. There'll almost always be something new for it to offer, so really, it gets better as you go along. Overall, I'd give the gameplay a 9.8/10. Alright....if I was talking, I'll bet you'd be amazed at my stamina. Anyway, moving on. Sound. I seriously recommend headphones for this one. The music is varied, and really adds to the experience. It's something you'll want to experience directly to your ears, not through the PSP speakers. The only thing that takes away from the sound is that they have a few screamer songs. These are not exactly my taste, but they're not extremely over-the-top screaming, so I guess it doesn't matter that much. Overall, I'd give the sound a 9.4/10. The graphics are truly a feat of digital engineering on the PSP; not because they're absolutely spectacular, but because the graphics seem to run hand-in-hand with the action. Up-close shots of vehicles crashing look very detailed, and fireballs really look like fireballs. Water, snow, dirt, and other surfaces are done very well. Overall, I'd give the graphics a 9.7/10. The replayability of this game is huge, considering the fact that there are too many tracks to master, even with the most dedicated completionist at the wheel. Even if you could master all of the tracks, there's so many circumstances and moments that are just waiting to happen. Vehicles are customizable, too, and you are able to change their color, pattern, and more, as well as add extra parts to them. This is only a visual modification, however, so you won't be pimping your ride with upgrades. Don't forget, however, there are 3 different kinds of each vehicle, so you won't get bored of any one vehicle. Truly, there is almost infinite replayability in this game. Overall, I'd give the replayability a 9.8.10. The final verdict? Motorstorm is awesome. My final score is 9.7/10. I could summarize everything I've said and spend another five minutes talking about it, but I'll just stop my ranting right here and say this: GET THIS GAME!!! Thanks for reading the longest review I've ever written; thumbs up if you think it was helpful!
Best Racer Ever!!!!!!!!!
this game rocks! it is the best racing game ever in my opinion. when you crash it shows the whole crash. SO AWSOME!
Best Racer Out There
MotorStorm Arctic Edge is one of best racing games out there on the psp. When you wreck it shows you the whole video of the wreck and you can even take photos of the wreck or take photos of your customized car, truck, or snowmobile etc. Once again MotorStorm Arctic Edge is one of the best racing on the psp to date.
A Solid Racer
This game is a good solid racer. The graphics are the best I have seen on a PSP and the controls are superb. However loading time can be slow but so far I haven't experienced any in game lag and although the soundtrack is very good as always with Motor Storm games I thought there could be a bit more sound effects in there. There are also many modes, so this game wouldn't be leaving your UMD drive any time soon. Overall a good solid racing game and well up there with one of the best PSP games. A real hit!
I player this for a couple months after i got my psp then at one level it got really hard. (for me) So i got other games and played them for a while. I beat them all so you know im not THAT sucky. But i came back to this game and could still not unlock anymore levels. (to tell the truth i got 2 more games Flatout head on and socom fireteam bravo 2 and did not complete that whole game.) But to get to the point this game was a little too hard for me but probobly perfect for lots of other people! try it out!