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Last night I got a chance to play MotorStorm some more, and I’m more impressed than ever. I played single player for a couple races and noticed that while the initial load of the vehicle in the vehicle selection screen is long, the PS3 does cache the data so that going back and forth between vehicles is quick.

I also played for more than an hour online, and I have to say that online is a blast. I hosted the games I played, so I had full control over what track we raced on and many other parameters. Most importantly, I controlled when the game started. So I didn’t wait very long in the lobby before starting a race. That meant that the races typically contained only four players, but I didn’t want to wait around forever for new players to join.

Even with four players, it was quite fun. My friend Ray from work was playing too, and we did the whole voice chat thing, which was great. He also beat me in most races, which wasn’t so great. 🙂

I’m starting to learn which tracks I like and which tracks I don’t. So far there is only one track that I don’t like much (I think it’s “The Grizzly”) mostly because it’s too short. There are some really really impressive tracks in this game. Tracks that make you think “AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING as you’re racing all the way through.

Previously I mentioned a bug where someone else’s name appeared above my vehicle. This didn’t happen to me yesterday, thankfully.

Even with all the problems I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I still think that MotorStorm is worth it. Playing online is a blast, and the tracks are stupdendously wonderful. You shouldn’t miss this, even with its quirks.

Disappointingly, the MotorStorm splitscreen petition is no longer there. I wonder what happened to that…

  • Rather

    I blew up my car using too much turbo, and guy honked at me while he around my wreck. Funny stuff.

  • You can also win a race, blowing up your car, propelling your driver over the finishing line^^

    I like that!

    So, the loading caveats are not THAT bad after all, good to hear.

    My brother will surely miss loosing against me, with no splitscreen (we often play Gran Turismo 4 on my PS2) ^^

    This is now the number one game on my list, as Lair is not a launch title 🙁

  • I love trying to blow up as I cross the finish line 🙂

  • Pc

    Motorstorm is awesome !!!

  • Jeremy

    I haven’t been this excited to play a game in a long time. This game is truly a work of art. My wife thinks I’m nuts because I’m hootin’ and hollerin’ at the tv. Looks fantastic on the 47 inch lcd. Not too easy, not to tough, playability is as strong as the graphics.

  • yeah i picked up motorstorm a while ago and my first impressions were good to say the least. I still don’t have any HD cables (awaiting delivery) but 480i is enough to experience the awesome tracks that you can drive. My Favorite so far has been the mesa track with the huge jumps!

  • Gamespot UK had some quality time with Evolution 😀

    They also present new modes, like Ghost Cars and Knock Out!!

  • luke

    sidewinder’s gulch is TOO hard. the only way i could get 1st place would be if i raced 3-wheeled big rigs. IMPOSSIBLE.

  • Marcelo

    Great game! It’s even more fun playing online! As Henning said, the only downside are the loading times for the vehicle you select. All the rest is awesome!!!! We should consider planning online games between ps3blogers. What do you think?