Traditionally, Moto GP titles have never been the most accessible racing games. If you didn’t adhere to strict break points and anticipate corners for early turns, you’d find yourself sliding through a sea of gravel at almost every tight corner. But although Monumental’s Moto GP 09/10 is a little more approachable than its predecessors, the series has lost some edge compared to previous editions. The handling is a little too sturdy and much of the game’s most interesting content has to be painstakingly unlocked.
However the superb racing experience does go a long way in compensating the player for these drawbacks. So if you’re eager for that Moto GP adrenaline fix, 09/10 is certainly up to the job. It’s currently going for £24.85 on Shopto.Net in a deal which undercuts the competition by a good few quid (the next best price comes in at £27.49 from Powerplay Direct).
Monumental have attempted to revert back to something more traditional in 09/10. They have alleviated much of the complexity of control by opting for the classic right trigger to accelerate, left trigger to break over the twin stick system seen in previous editions. However the game still provides enough of a challenge to be satisfying. You have to pay close attention to the racing line (a feature which some reviewers describe as one of 09/10’s greatest achievements).
Bike handling is a bit of a let down however as even the 800cc models can withstand some extreme punishment on the track without faltering. And while it’s nice not to eat gravel every five seconds, the whole experience can become slightly mundane. The actual racing is great though, and the AI does a good job of heightening the sense of competition with a mixture of chivalry and aggression. The most annoying thing about the game is the fact you have to complete two lengthy campaign modes before unlocking the 800cc tier which seems like an unnecessary and a slightly unreasonable chore.
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