MotoGP 2008 Impressions

The official game of the 2008 season, MotoGP 08 features all the riders, bikes and tracks providing one of the best 2 wheeled racing experience. The development team’s overriding aim is to deliver an unparalleled handling model that allows access points for gamers of all skill levels and just as importantly provide a challenge to meet each player’s abilities. MotoGP 08 puts the player at the center of the MotoGP experience by letting them join a team and compete alongside their sporting heroes in all three race classes. Just like in most other racing games 125cc (arcade), 250cc (Intermediate) and MotoGP (simulation), allow for the player to get acquainted with the game before heading to the harder and more realistic racing mode.

The more you race and get good results in qualifying and racing earn points that can then be exchanged for bike upgrades to improve attributes such as straight line speed, braking and cornering. Which you will need if you play on MotoGP setting, as it is so easy to wipe out and mess up on a track bend.

MotoGP 08 will mark the debut of the all new Indianapolis track plus the spectacle of night racing at the Qatar circuit. As well as feature realistic weather effects that will change the course and make it harder. A night race in the rain will prove to be the hardest race you will ever play in the game, as the water from the rain will actually start to puddle up on the track as well as cover your visor if you are racing in First person view.

If you are a big fan of the MotoGP scene and follow all the races and racers, this would be the perfect game to pick up.

An artist from New York. Will has been writing, designing, and loving video games since he was young. He has traveled across the United States, and parts of Canada in order to learn more about the world of gaming. After visiting E3 for the first time in 2009, he has vowed to return there and show off a game of his own. In his spare time he tinkers with electronics, programming, and of course collecting video games.