Review: MX World Tour (PS2 classics on PS3)
Written By Matt Sainsbury on Monday, February 20, 2012 | 14:17
The initial graphical impression is not good. The visuals are dim and grainy. I still have a PlayStation 2 around, and titles like Final Fantasy X, XII and God of War remind you how good games can look on this platform. Here the visuals are just not as impressive. The textured road is okay, but it does not really stand out much from the grass off to the side. Some tracks have spectators in the stands as well, but they only add a splash of color and nothing to the actual animation. The landscapes themselves do not see a lot of variety either, and while that may be true to the sport, it all just feels a bit lifeless and bland.
There are actually quite a few levels with both indoor and outdoor action. My preference is the outdoor tracks. They just feel a bit more entertaining than the indoor ones, where the visuals are no more impressive. There are over thirty tracks in total though, so there are at least quite a few different ones to see.
There are quick races you can enter, but the career mode is probably the most entertaining route. You can customize your racer and your bike, which does help make things a bit more interesting. Honestly though, there really is not enough here to keep coming back for more.
It is not just that MX World Tour has aged poorly, but I have my doubts it would have held up all that well back when it was originally released. Unless you have some sort of nostalgic spot in your heart for this title from back on the PlayStation 2, it is tough to recommend this title when there are so many other better racing titles out there.
- Nick H runs his own blog, in addition to freelancing for Digitally Downloaded. Be sure to check it out: Chalgyr's Game Room
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