Confirmed - Motorstorm: Pacific Rift demo out today!
Sony's semi-official blog ThreeSpeech has confirmed that a few very lucky people have indeed been chosen at random to play the demo of Motorstorm: Pacific Rift.
The demo contains 1 playable track, single player, TWO player splitscreen and is available in offline play mode only.
To quote: Don’t forget to check your e-mail today, because you could be one of the lucky lucky people who got chosen at random to download the Motorstorm: Pacific Rift demo. Here’s what you’ll have access to:
* 1 playable track (’Raingod Spires’)
* Single player & 2-player split-screen
* Offline play only
Have you got the demo yet? Have you played it yet? What’s it like? The demo will be available to everyone next month, so if you didn’t get lucky this time, there’s always that to look forward too... More PlayStation 3 News...
So for those of us who have played, its time to face the inevitable, What do you think of it??
Well, I think that given only 3 vehicles (bike, racing truck and monster truck), and 1 race which is also only 2 laps it wasn't very much of a demo. Although with the content given what i played felt good. The swings aound your vehicle on its own when negotiating a corner which is wierd at first but it becomes helpful once you learn to deal with it. The 3 classes are all good and each have their own pros and cons as one would expect. Personally I performed best in the racing truck although even then I only managed to score 8th. The only problem I have is the crashes which is really what MS PR is all about. The ragdoll physics are pretty neat and the vehicles explode well but it takes too much effort/damage to make them explode. And when in the air you just kinda fall for ages not doing much, the adrenaline from the first is missing...
The new location fits the game well although I didn't get to play any of the lava of water features they so much try to market, i dunno why??
The soundtrack is still good and I was impressed by the visuals the game played out. Over all, not the longest of demos but it looks like the game is going to be great, as expected.