Its 2008, and the lower classes (125 and 250) make a welcome return to the motogp game title, which is something of a relief for sure!
The game, like 2007 is fairly well tied into the real(ish) world of bike racing to the point of a few minor alterations to pre-race set-up will mean victory by 11 seconds, or battling 22 laps for 11th place.
There are however, critisisms, and that is that, the computer is sometimes impossible to beat, and cheats on a regular basis. However, as i found in my sole year in 250's, i drew on the final round with mika kallio and the race went down to the final round, and i won by podiums. I was actually, rocked by the sheer level of the closeness of the racing, then i realised it was a game, same story when i moved to the 800s when it went down to the last round, this time with myself, pedrosa and stoner all on equal points going into the the race, and i won the championship by a solitary point.
My point is, the game is so very enjoyable, it makes me sad you can only get 5 years racing on one profile, as i could of raced around, switched teams, and built up my racing stats.
The best bits surely are being able to name yourself, so your now not racing with someone elses name (but you still get called by someone else if you get a track or lap record, grrr). You work your way up from 125 racing, and you also get to see career stats and is so much more aimed at the kind of things that get a motogp pundit off on, so i genuinly feel its worth a buy.
The only downsides are the cheating computer (only on some races, spesh in 250's, and its over-agressivness will have you off or last on every first corner, even from pole) and only having 5 years in the career mode before starting from scratch.
Apart from that, for the money, there is no finer bike racing game out there.