Saturday, December 02, 2006

Game Review ( Pocket Bike Racer - Xbox / 360 )

This is one of the three games available at Burger King from November 19th to December 24th. They cost $3.99 with the purchase of any value meal. The game comes in an Xbox 360 style box, and includes a free 48 Hour trial for Xbox Live.

Graphics: 4/5 For what it is, its low budget, and its cheap price, the graphics I guess you could say look very good. The character models look pretty decent, and the enviroments look fair. The framerate holds up very well offline, and damn good online for the most part.

Sound: 3.5/5 Not much to experience. There are some taunts you can use when you're racing, you can hear the pocket bikes racing around, and that's just about it.

Control: 4/5 Drive around with the right trigger, B to boost, and X to use items. That's about it. The game isn't too terribly hard to control, but it can be frustrating when attacked and you spin out.

Fun: 3.5/5 The offline mode of this game is terrible. The tracks take what seems forever to finish, and the A.I. is unbelievably stupid. Online, though, is pretty decent. You can play with up to eight players on five levels. All-in-all, this game isn't that great. The items used in this game are damn annoying, the sound is ... none, 80% of the characters are random people with random names, and the fact that when you join a game online that is in the middle of being played and you can't play or even watch until the race is over is just terrible. For $4, you really can't go wrong. This is a really good game to play for one or two days, but after that, there's no reason to come back.


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