Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing
Genre Sport -> Racing
Today's Rank 0
Date N/A
Publisher Ubisoft
Date N/A
Publisher Ubisoft
North America Retail Box ArtThis motorcycle racing game, set in pristine outdoor environments, will leave players with a serious need for speed. While the game sports some of the most beautiful environments and intricate riders ever seen in a video game, there is no hint of the "extreme" that the title suggests. The collisions are relatively tame, enabling your bike to glide up fences and other objects instead of crashing or rebounding off of them. Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing features easy driving controls that enable novice riders to take steady curves at high speeds, but players will still need to use the brakes around those hairpins. Turbo boosts are rewarded for reaching checkpoints. For all of the extreme ambitions of this game, it is still seems to be missing a vital component. The racing environments are designed in a way that fails to convey the speed and realism of an actual race. Rather than rushing by the player, the scenery moves as though it is being dragged toward you. While the speedometer and engine-revving top out at fever pitch, the onscreen visual motion just doesn't match up. Beautiful to behold, but only recommended for nongamer, motorcycle racing fans. --Jeff Young Pros: Great graphics New features unlock as you advance through the game Solid controls Cons: Racing environments fail to convey speed
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