Now I know what your thinking. MX vs ATV? How can it be bad? Well it probably is...on a console. MX vs ATV Reflex is one sad excuse of a PC port. The game runs terribly. I can barely get 20 FPS even running on very low settings. Also the graphics aren't really that good. There kind of sloppy, and you can see where the developers added little pretties to hide the ugly monster within.
Another thing to mention is the cameras. This game holds the most dimwitted camera system there is. And adding the lagginess to the game makes the camera even worse. It nearly gives you motion sickness.
There is another thing that is bad to. The sounds. Oh my goodness the sounds! They go from making your ear drums bleed to quiet whispers with no transition. Also the developers have clearly never heard of the fact that trucks and most offroad vehicles have a thing called a transmission. The sound is just a loop. You never change up or down, so all you hear is a constant poorly recorded single engine note the entire time. It is just annoying. And as I said about the cameras, when you add the laginess it is much worse.
Now I try to find good in everything. And I am happy to say this game does have a few things going this way, such as the amazing terrain deformation and the somewhat cool tricks system.
But sadly those cool features are overtaken by the badness and the little silly things that are just annoying.
You saw the things above, but guess what? Theres more. The developers thought it was vital to our gameplay experience to add scadily dressed line girls and a narrarator that sounds like batman. There is also use of words such as "rad" and "knarly" which is ok, but a little overdone if you know what I mean.
Now ok, I understand the clients that they are trying to get to, such as real offroad enthusiasts like this kind of thing. But newsflash! Real offroad enthusiasts have real offroad toys, so why would they play this silly game when they could go out (in real life) and thrash around on there motorcycle? See what I'm getting to? For us normal joes who just want to play a motorcycle game. We don't need line girls, or words of yobs. We just want to thrash around on a virtual motorcycle.
This fact and the horrid laginess gets this game what it deserves.
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