Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Motocross Madness Review

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     Hello everyone and happy Wednesday.  I was watching the X Games recently, or at least something close to it.  It made me remember the early days of console gaming when the big thing was racing games and Golden Eye.  So thats what I grew up on, and with Microsoft releasing two free games every month to keep up with Sony.  I recently downloaded Motocross Madness, a little dirtbike trick racing game with tricks and jumps, also including having your avatar as the biker. Also exclusive to Xbox 360. The game puts you down with a standard bike that you can upgrade as you win money in races, allowing you to make your bike go faster, handle better, and so on.  The gameplay is quite simple; press the gas to go, brake to stop, and hybrid brake to drift.  As you rise through the ranks you will unlock more tricks that allow you to gain xp, which fills your boost meter, allowing you to to faster for a period of time, allowing you to stay on top of your opponents.  The amount of xp you are awarded depends on the difficulty of the trick, it also looks cooler mid-air.  The amount of money you gain at the end of each race depends on the number of coins you collect and what position you finish in.  The player can then spend this money on upgrades for their bike, buy new bikes, and special outfits.  With each level surpassed, tricks with a greater effect are unlocked, some tracks are almost so hard to beat that you must boost almost the whole time.  As mentioned earlier, the player gets to incorporate their avatar in to the game, which is a little animated version of you forged at your whim.  The game has a number of areas ranging from the deserts of Egypt to the treacherous glaciers of Iceland.  There are also open courses that allow you to mess around and explore the area while picking up collectibles.  The dialogue is poorly written, making it very amusing.  Overall I would call Motocross Madness a decent game, it does what its suppose to.  However, I would not recommend buying it, if it is free, grab it.  Hope you have enjoyed this post and I will be back next week.  This has been Jacob Arnold, signing off.

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