What I’d like to see in MotorStorm 2


I’ve now spent a good number of hours playing MotorStorm, both online and offline, and as much as I love the game, it’s by no means perfect. It’s pretty much guaranteed there will be a MotorStorm 2 so here’s a few things I’d like to see in the second game:

* Customisable music. The music in MotorStorm fits with the type of game it is, but apart from a couple of songs, the music is rubbish. I want to be able to play my own music that I’ve stored on my PS3.

* Global servers. It’s pretty rubbish I can’t race against Henning and other MotorStorm owners who aren’t based in Australia or the EU.

* Split screen multiplayer. It’s pretty shocking that MotorStorm doesn’t cater for offline multiplayer. It’s the perfect type of game that you would invite your friends round for some multiplayer mayhem.

* In-game messages. You should be able to send a message to your buddy who is playing the single player game and invite him to play you online.

* More tracks. 8 tracks isn’t enough, despite them being great fun to race around. Once you learn the best route to take it pretty much takes away some of the fun.

* I’d like headlights to be present in the next game. Seems a little odd not to have them in when you race at night.

* Dynamic weather. If the game is set in a different setting, I’d like to see different weather implemented into the game. Imagine how rain could effect the tracks and your vehicle!

I think that’s about it for now. The game is so much fun as it is but if they add those above points to the sequel it would be nigh on perfect. I also have to add, it looks stunning on my SDTV so I shudder to think what it would look like on a decent sized HDTV.

Anybody have any ideas they would like to add?

On a separate note, Sony really needs to enable you to access any messages you receive in the XMB, when you’re playing a game. You have to quit a game completely just to access your messages, so it makes setting up online play with your buddies more difficult than it should be. :x


Written by: Gary - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Henning on March 30th, 2007 [ 0 Points ]

    Hear hear! All good suggestions. Especially that splitscreen one.

  2. #2 by chrysostom on March 30th, 2007 [ 830 Points ]

    How about a MotorStorm for race boat? :) That would be fun too.

  3. #3 by mcloki on March 30th, 2007 [ 2355 Points ]

    1. I’d like to see a really long track. Dirt Devil was long but something that was longer would be great.
    2. Demolition derby mode. What can I say I just love crashing the cars. The animation is great.
    3. Ability to paint the cars or at least import a logo/decal. Would be great for online play. Hello Kitty Fire truck anyone
    4. Snow tracks. I like the desert theme in this one. A race festival located in BC or Alberta Canada would allow a mountain tracks, snow tracks, badlands tracks, Prairie tracks.
    5. Resist the urge to put in weapons or more powerful punches. Those are just right now.
    6. Continue to try and have more cars in the race.
    7 Replay gallery. I’d love to be able to make replays and have them play in my HOME space
    8. hopefully HOME will solve some of the networking and chat deficiencies.
    9. I want a racing suit that i can put on in HOME. That way people who saw me in HOME would know I’m looking for a game. Imagine if you saw mw walking around in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform in HOME you would know that I would be up for a game simply by my uniform. It would help the community aspect of HOME.
    10. Rankings worldwide.
    11. Tournaments. Saturday. 8 am EST. Server 2, Toronto Motorstorm Tournament. Be there. Winner gets a prize. Advertise it in HOME, Online is just practice for the real races.
    12. The ability to sell/barter trade custom paint jobs. Seen it in Forza ( I believe) It’s more of a pipe dream than anything else.
    13. Sell it with a headset. Sony need s to push that more.
    14. And another vote for your own music. I loved the songs but I agree about choosing your own songs

  4. #4 by Segitz on March 30th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    mcloki, your comment is nearly a 100% of what I thought.

    And to some of those comments I might add

    1) Add also a simple oval course, not Nascar style but demolition style!
    5) FULL ACK! Really, I hate weapons in race games (the only one that was fun was Interstate 76)
    7) NEED! Really, replays are what I really miss the most in Motorstorm. I already had some awesome crashes, yet no (good, besides my digital camera) way to save it.
    13) Wouldnt mind it at all… Sadly not even I have a Headset yet^^

    And to add to that

    15) A spectator mode!!

  5. #5 by Gary on March 30th, 2007 [ 1780 Points ]

    Some great ideas! I’d definitely love to be able to save replays and then share them with my buddies. You can save replays in games like Pro Evolution Soccer so there’s no reason why it isn’t being done now in games like MotorStorm.

    Isn’t there going to be a destruction derby type mode released soon? I’m sure I read somewhere that it was part of the new content that’s lined up.

  6. #6 by MetalProxy on March 30th, 2007 [ 3426 Points ]

    Companys tend to wait until the second game to put all that extra stuff in. If they putt all sorts of nonsense in the first game then it will take even longer for the game to come out. They also want to see if the game will sell…people are impatient as it is with games.

  7. #7 by Real Gambler on March 30th, 2007

    MOST IMPORTANT: EVEN RACE MATCH UP. Currently, you see people who have raced 200 races with 80%wins (160 first places!!!) playing with newbies….. Something has simple as:

    Race for 5% wins or less players only, 10%, 15% and 20% or less only… Sure enough, if you’re unbeatable and still like to pound on newbies, you could create a new nickname everytime you pass 20% and start over, but those guys would likely get bored fast!!! Would give the newbies a chance to race against newbies and learn from there!

    Otherwise, maybe a mode where if you won a race three time (first places) in the last 10 games, you cannot play in that room for 10 more races. (Again, forcing absolute experts to go try other racers instead of playing the same poor newbies again and again).

    I’m not playing to win anymore, I’m playing to take out guys who beat the hell of newbies…. Still a lot of fun though, but because I usually take out myself as well quite often, my death ratio suffer. (In fact I suggest any decent player to do the same. It’s fun to see a guy with over %50 wins, not being able to win a game in your room….).

    Otherwise, I agree that it would be fun to save an online game replay from time to time. The physic in that game is so awesome, it always lead to the best visul stunts I’ve ever seen.

  8. #8 by Real Gambler on March 30th, 2007

    Paint job? Paint job? If I don’t finish a race with only a frame, 4 tires, and my helmet, it was not a good race. Would not want to scratch a pretty paint job every races. Just kidding. Still a good idea, and likely a sure thing in Motorstorm2.

  9. #9 by Lungoes on March 30th, 2007

    Control. loved the experience of using the sixaxis to steer and control in-air direction. But would like to see throttle and brake on the analogue sticks, well at least added as a third game pad control config setting.

    More tracks and replays but thats already been covered.

    Otherwise brilliant game. Expect Motorstorm 2 to be that little bit more polished.

    Keep up the good work

  10. #10 by bobeotm on March 31st, 2007

    Thats something alot of people fail to understand, just because you dont have a hdtv, doesnt mean these games are going to look like ass. The games still look amazing.

  11. #11 by bobeotm on April 1st, 2007

    I think each motorstorm should focus on a new type of terrain. I know this may be impractical since they spent alot of energy into making mud and dirt look as good as it does. But it would be nice if the next game was in a forested area, with steams and mountains (think downhill domination), or perhaps a snow covered area, where there are snowmobiles!

    Another nice feature would be to add a greater number of vehicles, and a greater level of customization, both of which im sure will be apart of the next game.

  12. #12 by Real Gambler on April 11th, 2007

    One last idea: To save time online, we should be able to fill a form (something like 8 by 8) where you find all the tracks on one side and all the cars on the other side. You just select the tracks you would like to run and the car you would like for those tracks. And from then, as soon as one race is about to start (and a spot is available) and meet your criteria, you’re in­.
    So you could go from just selecting one track and one car only, to selecting as many tracks as you like, and having specific cars for each of those tracks. When in the lobby, you activate this function and wait for one of your favorite race to start. (Getting a message like, Tenderizer with trucks available about to start…. Accept? or Dust Devil with quad and 4X4 about to start, accept?)

  13. #13 by TOMMY_BEE on April 16th, 2007

    I have been playing PS racing games for 10 years and I LOVE Motorstorm!! Wild races, heart pounding action and exciting finishes.

    But I have a few issues…

    When you play ONLINE you always hear the same 3 questions.
    1. Who’s the host? (put a * next to the host name or make it a different color)
    2. What lap are you on?
    3. Who’s in first place?
    Cant this info be displayed somewhere in the lobby?

    Also, when you on the game server looking for a lobby to join, it would be great see what stage the races are in. Because you spend a lot of time looking for a lobby that’s “idle”, or waiting in a lobby for the race to finish.

    I would like a track that has some obstacles or trick ramps. Like that cool corkscrew jump you see in the lobby when you’re waiting for a race. Maybe a jump over a body of water so if you land short…SPLASH!

    Last AND least…if you’re going to put spectators in all those cool places along the tracks, cant you make then move or react to the action. It’s silly to see these stiff “cardboard cut out” spectators in such an awesome game.

    Overall I LOVE IT and I can’t wait for MOTORSTORM 2!

  14. #14 by TOMMY_BEE on April 16th, 2007

    I have been playing PS racing games for 10 years and I LOVE Motorstorm!! Wild races, heart pounding action and exciting finishes.

    But I have a few issues…

    When you play ONLINE you always hear the same 3 questions.
    1. Who’s the host? (put a * next to the host name or make it a different color)
    2. What lap are you on?
    3. Who’s in first place?
    Cant this info be displayed somewhere in the lobby?

    Also, when your on the game server looking for a lobby to join, it would be great see what stage the races are in. Because you spend a lot of time looking for a lobby that’s “idle”, or waiting in a lobby for the race to finish.

    I would like a track that has some obstacles or trick ramps. Like that cool corkscrew jump you see in the lobby when you’re waiting for a race. Maybe a jump over a body of water so if you land short…SPLASH!

    Last AND least…if you’re going to put spectators in all those cool places along the tracks, cant you make then move or react to the action. It’s silly to see these stiff “cardboard cut out” spectators in such an awesome game.

    Overall I LOVE IT and I can’t wait for MOTORSTORM 2!

  15. #15 by specs_92 on October 26th, 2007

    it wud be cool if u could customize your drivers racing suit or costumes


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