I must admit I was apprehensive and the first time I played on it I thought that it wasnt as good as 07. The second time I actually engaged my brain and realised this is absolutely awesome. The number of different difficulty setting is great. Not only can you adjust the level of the opponents AI you can change the handling too, between, arcade, simulation and advanced. Arcade is fully assisted handling so you can hit the throttle as hard as you want and the brakes without really coming off. You can then set the AI to easy, medium, hard. Simulation naturally reduces the amount of assist and finally advanced will get me as close to riding a GP bike as I wil ever get. You really have to be careful with the throttle and the brakes ensuring you get everything done before the corner. You cant hit the gas too hard or it will high side you. Its absolutely brillaint and takes some serious skill to master it. I am still a long way off.
The graphics are starnge and I dont mean that in a bad way. They seem overall much much bettr but 07 seemed to look slightly better in some areas but im not really sure where. Its equaly as smooth if mot more so and the tracks have far more detail. The riders do too. You can actually see the riders eyes! Theres a nice walkabout feature when you pause tat lets you go 360 degrees round your bike whilst you race. The camera modes are brillaint. Youcan actually use the nose camera now without getting totally disorientated like on 07.
Its great to have all the new bikes and kits BUT, and this is my only gripe, they are not ctually new kits and bikes as the season has finished. WHY NOT DELAY THE GAME AND ACTUALLY BRING IT OUT IN MARCH TOTALLY UP TO DATE?????
There are loads of challenges with different riders that should take agaes to complete. You can build your own rider up, starting at the 125s. You have to choose his sponsrs and things like that and then race him to win ugrades.
The addition of 125 and 250 is a masterstroke as it finally makes it a proper Moto GP game. Again shame they are getting replaced by the 600!!!! I saw another review that bemoaned the lack of extreme. I understand but whats that actually go tto do with Moto Gp. This is finally a proper moto gp game that delivers on all counts. 9.5/10 (half a point off for coming out when the season has finsished)
Anyway, overall its amazing and at £30 is a total steal brand new. Cant believe it was not £40. Well done PLay! Free moto gp t shirt with the game too.