This is the first time the MotoGP championship has
appeared on PSP, allowing fans to race against their biking heroes,
including Italian legend Valentino Rossi and Spanish veteran Sete
Gibernau, on some of the most exciting circuits in motor sport.
MotoGP will let players experience one of the most
exhilarating and competitive motor sports in the world and gives
them the chance to take on their friends in thrilling Wireless
multiplayer races for up to eight players via Ad Hoc Mode. Key
* Single player thrills and up to eight-way
competition via Wireless Ad Hoc Mode
* The official licence of the MotoGP championship
* Extensive range of game modes (Compete for the
championship in Season Mode, or test your mettle against the best in
One on One Mode)
* Fast-paced arcade-style racing to excite MotoGP
fans and anyone who relishes high-speed competition
Moto GP (or sometimes known as MotoGP) finally skids
onto the PlayStation Portable that once again allows gamers to race
in the dangerous world of motorbike racing. To make things even more
interesting and some would say more realistic, the developers have
also included some of the biking greats from around the world to
continue the tradition of this highly popular motorbike series.
The gameplay of Moto GP, although it features your
generic racer style of gameplay basically allows the player to
compete in a variety of motorbike races from around the world in
order to claim the prestigious trophies of racing. Whether you’re
racing in a season or challenging your friends through wireless
multiplayer racers with up to 8-players, this title is action packed
with racing excitement.
Although this title has been on a variety of
different console platforms, the control system on the PSP is
perfect which uses the analog stick in conjunction with the d-pad
and the shoulder buttons to allow the player to accurately interact
with the environment. With that said, the accuracy of the title is
perfect and players will have little problems while racing at deadly
speeds around insidious corners, slopes and hills.
Graphically, Moto GP unfortunately feels a little
dated on the PSP and it doesn’t feature the highly detailed
environments of Need for Speed or Ridge Racer 2 but it is still an
adept game. The features that really stand out in the title are the
realistic modeling on the bikes with high resolution texture details
that move with realism and grace.
Generally speaking, the backgrounds in many of the
Moto GP series are a little sparse and this current incarnation
doesn’t really offer much more to the genre. However, for those that
want a sense of speed, Moto GP really immerses you into the high
speed world of motorbike racing that will have speed freaks coming
back for more and more.
The musical score of Moto GP nicely melds with the
graphics engine and add in a wide gamut of sound effects from the
drones of these powerful bikes, to the sounds of your rider sliding
off his bike and one could be forgiven in thinking that they are
watching this on TV.
In conclusion, Moto GP is a rather enjoyable title on
the PSP that features great playability, sturdy graphics and a
variety of different gameplay modes that will ensure those gamers
who love racing to come back time and time again. Great stuff!