Motocross Madness 2
Since I am a huge fan of all off road bike sports just like the ones featured in the game and I ride enduros myself, I must say I haven’t got bored of Motocross Madness 2 yet and I still love it just as much as when I first got it. Yes the game maybe a challenge at first and seem frustrating since the computer is so good, but once you get a hang of the handling and gameplay subtleties, you can really push the bike performance a lot to the point where you’re lapping your opponents. Hence this I believe the gameplay is very flexible not without its limits of course, and once mastered, the many challenging tracks are a blast to play. One other thing is the amount of tracks there is in different modes which are all different except the enduro where there are different courses laid out on same maps, though this is a realistic feature like it or not.
Gameplay: When I first started to play Motocross Madness 2 i was much frustrated by the subtleties which make you eat the dirt upon small mistakes like landing with the wrong wheel first and body position, but it is due to this that the game shines because there is a right way to do most things and once you learn how to max the angle of your bike while jumping into a corner, you’ll see the flexibility and variety of moves there are available are somewhat realistic. You can actually apply some real life techniques in Motocross Madness 2, and just like in real life you really have to push your bike to kick ass, for example I never let the rider stand in the neutral position, as I always lean back or forward. The game is also rewarding in that you receive a couple of treats upon finishing your career mode.
Graphics: The graphics are still excellent. Lots of movable objects like cars, trucks and trains. The environments are well constructed and believable, like in supercross you can see the tracks are built on football stadiums. The modelling of bikes and rider is great and together with real life manufacturers it really is a great experience to ride your favourite bike in your favourite gear.
Sound: Sound is very good with real and ambient sounds constantly elevating the experience. The 4-strokes sound great and so do the 2-strokes. I heard elsewhere the 125’s are too high pitched but that is forgivable and doesn’t really take anything from the overall experience.