At E3 we sat down with a build of Pure and we walked away extremely impressed with what we saw. Pure is entering a ball game where MotorStorm, and its upcoming sequel, are getting all of the attention and press. But that is slowly changing, as Disney's and Black Rock's Pure is looking to grab a large chunk of that attention for itself.
In our E3 coverage, we discussed how superb the game plays. But now it's time we discuss the details and what the game has to offer. One of the most exciting aspects of Pure is the exhilarating rush you get from the game's massive jumps that soar you hundreds of feet up and across. It's a beautiful sensation to witness and the feel is pure adrenaline.
A trick system exists allowing you to pull off a total of 80 different tricks, some real and some greatly exaggerated, all of which are broken up between four different level tiers. Trick tiers are Basic, Advanced, Pro, and Special. You'll start off only able to pull off basic tricks, once you complete one basic trick, the gauge will expand uncovering advanced tricks, and so forth. The Special Tricks are unique to each racer, and these are the exaggerated, yet very awesome tricks.
A customization aspect gives the gamer the ability to put together an ATV from the chassis up. You'll have complete control over the creation of your vehicle, as the game features up to 65,000 combinations in parts during the ATV creation process. Parts range from everything to the most basic decals, all the way down to the hardware performance components of your ATV.
There are 16 different riders for you to choose from, but the most impressive aspect of this is that all of those 16 riders will also be on-screen racing against each other. So the races in Pure will carry a total of 16 players, and that's including the events online.
The World Tour mode is the game's core career mode, and it will take gamers all across the world over beautiful terrain with eye watering scenery. Trust us when we say that this game's visuals are absolutely stunning, as is its track detail. Your races will consist of three different events: Race, Sprint, Freestyle. The Race mode is your typical race to the finish; Sprint revolves around a more technical and challenging event where you'll need a solid command over your ATV; and
Freestyle pits you against the game's most daring jumps, so you'll have to make the most of them by pulling off as many tricks as you can.
Pure is set for a September 16th release date, and if you're reading this preview, then you probably enjoy off-road racers. So if that's the case, we suggest you pick up a copy of Pure next month.
8/24/2008 Arnold Katayev