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Evolution Reminds MotorStorm Fans To Race Online

The PSN was down for a while so reminders might be necessary.

For instance, the PlayStation Blog reminds you that MotorStorm: Apocalypse is awesome fun when experienced online; the high-octane racer came out on May 3 and features 40 chaotic levels and 13 vehicle classes in the multiplayer portion. Evolution Studios game director Matt Southern sheds more light on the competitive insanity:

"MotorStorm Apocalypse online multiplayer (part of a mode we call Wreckreation) offers many hours of gameplay and progression and is as feature-rich as we could possibly make it. Every powerslide, every bit of airtime, every ram, every finishing position (not just first!) wins you ‘chips’, and winning chips lets you progress through 80 ranks.

Rewards will absolutely cascade at you when you start moving through those ranks. New vehicle shapes, new vehicle parts like wheels, spoilers, graphics, decals and paint jobs are all unlocked with each rank. This of course means that you can drive a customized vehicle that shows at a glance how much progress you have made and how good you are at the game. You also unlock new player icons that do the same thing."

And then there's the betting, which we think adds a whole new level of strategy. We praise the online multiplayer in our review, which only went live yesterday because when the game arrived, the Network was down. ...that was unfortunate because too many people are missing out.

Related Game(s): MotorStorm: Apocalypse

Tags: motorstorm apocalypse, motorstorm online, apocalypse multiplayer

5/17/2011 9:51:14 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

Highlander
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 10:13:49 AM
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I'll be catching up on Motorstorm soon enough. Just got to make sure I get that Infamous 2 pre-order in first...

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 11:28:35 AM

A monumentally, gigantic +1! :)

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Temjin001
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 10:30:55 AM
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I'm really enjoying this game online. It basically encompassd my entire gaming session last night. Though, I'm having online issues. After every race the game losses connection and aborts you to the menu. Maybe it's supposed to be that way, but it just seems really odd that it displays a network error message every time.

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 11:06:55 AM
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I feel bad for Evolution Studios and Zipper. The sales of their games must've been negatively impacted by the PSN outage. Hopefully Sony provides them with strong marketing support well into the summer months.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 12:37:00 PM

Indeed, I'm sure Sony will help them out with Issues that happened when the PSN outage happened.

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Zen_Zarab
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 11:28:15 AM
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I'd like to play this online. However my online priority is Brink atm, and there're rare occurrences where my friends want to play with me, and that's usually MK9. xD

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 11:31:02 AM
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I just cannot buy this game right now :( I am tied up in Portal 2 COOP, L.A. Noire being delivered at 1pm and Infamous 2! I will pick this up later on though as I love Motorstorm.

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SolidFantasy
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 11:34:39 AM
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I'm kinda bummed that this game didn't score a high 8. The concept is something that I've always dreamed of, but the frustration factor can be an epic boner killer.
I wonder if there will be a spike in sales with the PSN back online?

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 1:05:31 PM

Well, yes and no. Most review sites have a review scale that works like this (I'll use school grades as an approximation);

1-6 Failing Grade - call it an F
7-8 Bare pass, C or a D Grade
9 B Grade
10 A Grade

PSX reviews are a bit more accurate and it's more typically like this (IMHO of course);

Less than 5 - failing grade - call it an F
5 D Grade
6-7 C Grade
8-9 B Grade
9-10 A Grade

A high '7' would be a C+, a high '8' would be a B+, and a high '9' would be an A+. the 10 is reserved for a game that destroys the grading system and is best described as awesome.

In other words a game that gets a 8.2 overall, and solid 8's throughout the review is a very good game. Perhaps not great, but really good. The way some sites give out 9's and 10's a game has to score high 9's in order to be considered any good. That's ridiculous. Which is why I appreciate PSX reviews, their scale actually means something.

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 1:29:14 PM

Gonna have to agree with you on that one Highlander. On other sites, IGN in particular, if you ever read the comments section it gets a little ridiculous.... if a highly anticipated game receives something less than a 9, its like the game is awful and/or the reviewer is an idiot. For example, IGN recently scored LA Noire an 8.5, and the reaction by commentors was just asnine.

I don't know when it became this bad with review scores. Since when did anything below a 9 all of a sudden become a "bad" game? Same thing happened recently with Socom 4, which Ben scored a 7.5 I believe. Which would be "above average" by most logical people's standards. I also agree with the score as the SP campaign was mediocre, but the MP saves it. However, it seems like most people just sweep this game under the rug and assume that there is no fun to be had in playing or buying the game because it didn't receive a 9 or better. Its upsetting that people have become so shallow.

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Naztycuts
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 1:35:54 PM

@Jimmy
IGN gives out 8.5's to great games to get traffic, well great games and anything developed or exclusive to ps3. lol

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 2:28:06 PM

IGN isn't a reliable source. As an example they gave White Knight Chronicles a 51/100 and HperDimension Neptunia a 60/200. As much as I like quirky Japanese RPGs, WKC is a whole class or two better than Neptunia in every regard. I mean, seriously? They were incredibly hard on WKC and soft on Neptunia. Personally I would score Neptunia around a 60-65 myself, but on the same scale, WKC is an 80-85. That's just one of many reasons I stay away from IGN.

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 2:32:15 PM

Yea, I'm by no means defending IGN. Their reviews are garbage in almost every way possible. I was just making a point that their readers use the unrealistic expectations of a 9.0 being a benchmark for a good game and anything less than that isn't worth your time. Its unfortunate that hack journalists and reviewers can sway so many people with a simple number score.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 2:54:22 PM

Oh, you're absolutely right and I agree with you. I meant to include that in my earlier reply, but it got lost in an edit. I agree completely about the unrealistic expectations and review scores.

I just had to give IGN a swift kick while there was an opportunity... ;)

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SolidFantasy
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 6:03:04 PM

I try to avoid IGN. If I want to hear there review I'll look up the condensed version on youtube. I feel bad upping their hit count by going to there site. Some of there reviews are good and but do not reflect there score and other times it's the other way around. Most of the time they just miss the point of the game entirely. Which is not what a gamer should be looking for if he/she wants to know if the game is worth buying or not.

I consider high 8s to be very well polished games that hit the mark in overall value, but don't necessarily push the limits of the industry. Low 8s are all of that but with a thorn or two that bring the overall value down a notch (obviously). This is based off of my opinion of PSX of course.

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DjEezzy
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 1:09:51 PM
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That was a great explanation.LOL The more i see on this game the more i want it. I haven't played a motorstorm game before besides the Motorstorm 3D demo. This looks like a blast though

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jaybiv
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 9:36:09 PM
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Online play in 3D with this game is awesome!

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___________
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 3:54:31 AM
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no thanks!
as i said yesterday, you could not PAY me to waste my time on this crap!
ill stick to pacific 3D rift thank you very much!

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Spanky
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 10:43:31 AM
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Some of the games I've enjoyed the most have been panned by that "other" review site at ranges from 5-7! I stopped reading them after that.

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