ModNation Racers One-Ups The Competition
I loved me some Super Mario Kart on the SNES. Hell, I still do (the cartridge and the system are both in the other room right now). But with such advanced technology, we should expect more advanced kart racers, yes?
ModNation Racers, the game that builds upon the "Create, Play, Share" philosophy introduced by LittleBigPlanet, is set to launch for the PlayStation 3 and PSP on May 25. In order to get you psyched for the release, you should definitely check out this ArsTechnica article, where we learn exactly why Sony's new and very charming little racer is leaps and bounds ahead of any Mario Kart. The section on the Racing Tactics is definitely worth a read, because it seems the karts in ModNation Racers "feel much heavier" and the offensive and defensive positions are greatly enhanced. You actually gain points to fill up a special moves meter; these points can be obtained by moving up in position, spinning in mid-air, drafting, etc. Once you've got enough, you can then boost or even activate a shield to deflect incoming attacks. Man, what wouldn't I have given to have that feature in SMK? Plus, we'll get a Career mode and oh yes, that whole concept of building your very own karts and tracks from scratch, and then going online to share them with a lively and receptive community.
We saw the creators build a whole new course in five minutes on the stage at E3 last year, so if that's not enough to get you excited, nothing is. We're very much looking forward to this little racer, ya know?
Related Game(s): ModNation Racers
4/19/2010 10:37:36 AM Ben Dutka