Is what I got... The older version of...
I think its a decent enough game... Obvs built on the same system as this newer version.
The upgrade mode you can use is great, but even on the "insane" setting, the only challenege is tyre management throughout a fairing-bashing race.
cutting it down to 5 laps makes a full 17 race championship fit in a day of harcoring. inc. pole and practice.
The game has every rider (even though its limited to only 20 riders per grid - even when theres more and it only factors the 20 fastest riders) when PS2 Motogp games had 17/18 tops inc you.
setup is fun and really does make a bike work, Ive found a fairly "nominal" setting which works for everything bar Ducati's.
The racing is great and the difficulty settings are very well placed. if youve been playing insane with a victory of over 3 seconds and drop difficulty lower (servere i think) you finish 30 seconds.
Team building is fun if basic, press officers and engineers make you money and better bikes. change promoters and sponsors, while trying to make your bike better and more competitive.
The tracks are actually as spot on as it get, with ripples, drops, rises and falls. better than what I played on PS2.
The rain effect is neglible. My fastest ever lap of assen was set in rain.... wtf???
Once your bike is upgraded fully, there is no improvements at all, all the other riders are the same. At the hardest setting, I won every race and got every pole on a kawasaki in a year.
The tutorial is shit.
Would be nice to suffer break-downs
Riders who fall shouldnt always be able to repawn... Bike crash damage should be included too to allow you to make a comeback. also an injury could be carried over race to race and have a little bit of "after the race" news would be killer.
.... I suppose, if the bad points where made good, itd be the best racing game on earth!