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ModNation Racers User Review

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Replay Value:



Overall Rating:       9.0



Online Gameplay:

Not Rated

Number Of Players:

1-2 (12 Online)



Release Date:

June 1, 2010

ModNations Racers expands on the create, play, share concept started by Little Big Planet in a very big way.

If you remember Crash Team Racing, this game seems to be heavily inspired by that game which is a very good thing. The gameplay has a slight learning curve, but is extremely fun when you get into it. The AI racers are not to be taken lightly and will beat you many times.

The graphics are phenomenal and I couldn't be more impressed. The sound is topnotch as well from the sounds of the different kinds of engines to the entertaining banter of the announcers. Luckily they cut the announcers out during the races so as to save the annoyances. They also don't have the other racers yelling random crap at you during the races.

This game can be played again and again thanks to all the user created content. The track creator is amazing and easy to use. The tools are outstanding and they have an auto populate tool that puts in all the speed ramps and traps to speed things up. Everything can be edited from the placement of the sun and amount of cloud cover, to the slants and curvatures of the hills.

I have only a few complaints with this game. One is the terrible load times. It seems like you wait for loads longer than you race. The others are with the track maker. Sometimes the tool creates a gap between bridges and ground, or ground and ramps. These can be a real problem to fix and take lots of time. Also the editor occasionally doesn't tell you that shortcuts you make are illegal until you use them in an official race. This can be annoying, but easily fixed. The load times really are disgusting and that is why I can't give it a better overall rating.

I give a big thumbs up to United Front and say thank you for this wonderful cart racer in a world of guns, plat-formers, and RPG's.

This user review does not reflect the views of the PSX Extreme Staff.

User review by Milonakis

5/29/2010 12:30:36 AM

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 6:49:54 PM

Yeah the loads time can be bad but you do get used to them. I love this game cant get enough of it.

I so want the platium trophy but i dont think i will be able to get the 250 000 create xp trophy.

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Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 3:00:38 PM

Fine review of a brilliant game. I don't mind the loading so much since I discovered it had custom soundtracks. It was the repetitive music which annoyed me the most.

How did you get a 9 from all those 9.5s? Now that you're a famous writer/reviewer, fanboys like me are gonna pull you up on those things :)

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 4:53:33 PM

The 9 was because load times couldn't be factored into the other categories.

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Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 12:04:11 PM

Fair point.

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 5:16:52 PM

I think game has a lot of potential only problem is what is up with the servers for this game. I can only get online once every 3 days. It's ridiculous, if it keeps up like this I am taking it to gamestop for a trade-in. Sad but true :(

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 7:11:37 PM

its not the server, because I have no problem getting on every day, must be your connection set up.

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Friday, July 16, 2010 @ 1:09:34 AM

I do agree that this game has a ton of potential, but I don't see it beating out Mario Kart just yet. I can see MNR 2 being a huge succes and kicking Mario right out of his Kart.

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