11-13-2012 02:54 PM
So Evolution Studios current project definitely sounds like a new MotorStorm, but judging by Apocalypse's sales it is pretty clear the PS3 install base has had enough of the series for now and will only get re-interested in the MotorStorm series when it makes it's debut on next gen with the PS4 and state of the art visuals.
But the current track the MotorStorm is on is dragging the series down. I remember my jaws dropping when I played the original MotorStorm with the the dirt roads and mountain terrain, all the levels were fun and aside from long loading times the game was just superb.
Pacific Rift added a lot of cool new things, but the island setting just kind of detracted a lot from the game. With all the greenery it was kind of hard to speed through the courses without it getting in the way a few times, it made navigating pretty annoying. Apocalypse took it a step further making the courses feel so cluttered and gimmicky with the explosions, I just couldnt stand to play it when I tried it out. I appreciate the whole cinematic thing they were going for, but the game ultimately made the series jump the shark and lose it's essence.
MotorStorm is best with big and wide open dirt roads, the draw distance is most clear and hardly ever do you feel like you are fighting the track just to enjoy the game. I seriously hope that MotorStorm PS4 is reboot of the original game, maybe with some leevels taking after Pacific Rift and Arctic Edge for change of scenery, but ultimately dirt roads and mountain terrains is what the series should focus on
11-14-2012 02:07 AM
Are you kidding me. Rift was by far the best in the series. I couldn't stop playing Rift and have over 10,000 races on the Island. I'll admit that the first one got me hooked, but Rift made me fall in love. I'll tell you what I used to love the gran turismo series, but after playing a couple of motorstorms particularly Rift, I can't really stand gran turismo anymore. Also, I think that Artic Edge was nearly as good as the original, but with not very many people having it and being on the PSP, it kinda died quickly.
11-14-2012 08:50 AM
Pacific Rift made quite a few improvements over the original, but the first MotorStorm's setting (desert-ish terrain, wasteland tracks) worked best because there was no clutter or distractions.... the tracks were very clear. Taking PR's improvements and making MotorStorm PS4 in the original's setting is the way to revitalize the series
11-14-2012 01:30 PM
Well, I would like a combination of the original, Rift & Artic Edge. If they are going to make things fall down on people, then make it like Rift, I like making things fall on people, but, on Apocalypse it falls down on the leader, thats rediculous, you spend all that hard work to get to the front then something falls on you and five people pass you.
11-14-2012 03:19 PM
Yeah what I suggested is having Pacific Rift and Arctic Edge Terrain, but only in some tracks so it is mainly like the original MotorStorm. As in say 70% of tracks have the terrain of the first MotorStorm, 15% Pacific Rift and the other 15% being like Arctic Edge. And if they feel the need to add more it could always be through DLC
Apocalypse to me really jumped the shark, I understand that they needed to do something unique as they had three previous MotorStorm games all about different terrains and they didnt just want to re-use them so they had to do something gimmicky to try and sell Apocalypse. But the PS4 is a clean sleight for MotorStorm and the perfect time to bring back the original vision for it
11-16-2012 05:09 AM
11-17-2012 05:35 PM
I just wish more people would come back to Apocalypse, I know Apocalypse isn't the best, but, it is still good. Sometimes I have problems finding people to race online.
12-27-2012 10:01 PM
01-06-2013 07:45 PM
I just got Apocalypse recently. I just got around to trying out the online multiplayer, and I have found a grand total of 2 people online to play against. I really like Apocalypse, and I wish more people would play, it'd be great to have chaotic 16 player online matches, but with only 2 people to play against online... I think I'll stick with the singleplayer modes.