MotorStorm: Arctic Edge
An awesome game!!
An all out fun game with an excellent camparison to the ps3 motorstorm games. If you loved the motorstorm games on the ps3, then you'll also love arctic edge on the psp!! a wide variety of tracks 24, with 8 vehicle classes, and full vehicle customizations. how cool is that? a new yet exhilirating location in cold and snowy alaska. the tracks have different ways to go each lap if you like and some have fast and slow shortcuts. 24 vehicles which include motorcyles, atv's, rally cars, buggy's, bobsleds, mudpluggers, snow cats, and big rigs. full vehicle custumizations including grills, roll bars, paints, decals, suspensions, exhausts, hoods, and rim colors. a very long and worth waiting for location like alaska. i was getting tired of waterfalls, and swamps, and beaches, and fire. now there's snow, and ice, and sub-zero temperatures.
Best racer on psp
this was the first game i ever had for my psp and i love it! It has awesome graphics. one of the best looking games on psp. And you can customize you car to make it look however you want. even a custom paint job. Lots of different tracks from muddy dirt tracks to snow and ice tracks. controls are excellent, though could be more customizable. A great challenge on festival (career mode). frustratingy fun. some races took me 10 tries to win. And you can do your own race in wreckreation. choose your car own car and track and difficulty. you can also choose if you wanna do it forward or reverse. there are a range of vehicles from bikes and atvs to huge snow plows and big rigs. each one has its own strong suit. all in all, i give it a 10 out of 10.
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 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 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.
i already played motorstom on the ps3 and that was good so i think this will be better than the one on the ps3 also you will be driving around on snow so you and your opponents will always be wrecking.
Arctic Edge is great!
This game is just as good as the PS3 version. Slightly easier but still has some very complex tracks with lots of different ways to go. Some of the tracks have really good graphics and the vehicles also are very clean looking. There are 24 vehicles and 8 classes. Each vehicle class has its own strengths and weaknesses. The smaller ones go really fast and cut through traffic. While the bigger trucks are slower but push anything in their way off the track. I love racing games and this one lives up to the hype. All of the things you see in trailers directly mimic what you get when you buy this game. The tracks, vehicles, controls, music, multiplayer are all great. My first game online was quick to connect and had 6 players. There really should be 10 people online instead of 6, since the single player festival mode has 10 people. Still it is really fun to play online and more psp games should start adding this to their games. I would recommend playing through most of the single player before going online because even on the first day of release there was people with really fast rides. It starts off all close and demolition derby like and then the guy with speed just zooms off into the distance. And once they finish the race there is 30 seconds for the rest of the field to cross the line or the game ends. Back to the single player.. There is tons of unlocks and customizing for each vehicle. You can change colors and parts for every vehicle. There is a really long single player mode with a huge spinning track selection that seems to go on forever. Some make you play a certain type of vehicle to test your skills while others make you go through checkpoints to beat a time. The out of vehicle camera is really nice and the hood camera is equal to what midnight club la remix camera was. Sony & bigBIG put together a great title. Pick it up if you are a fan of the series or like racing games because this delivers.
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.
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!
This is a good reason for me to buy back a PSP. well, this and Dirt 2. But people ad hoc is NOT online (as in the internet) it specifically means wireless WITHIN THE SAME ROOM. Which for me still means its a good game but far too many people don't know the difference between WiFi access (usually referring to the DS or Wiis internet access), while their local wireless is called just that, local wireless and PSPs local is called Ad Hoc. But this game looks great, Also check out Dirt 2. Fortunately the PSP renders racing games very well. Hey, it's a great console, it just needs a greater variety of games.