Wed, Aug 9 2000 12:00 am |
After playing the game for a while, I found a few things I wasn’t too into (Keep in mind that the version we have is a preview version, so it may be cleaned up a lot by the time it’s released). The tricks the riders do look pretty accurate, but some of the graphics are kind of rough–from certain angles it looks like the rider’s hands aren’t holding onto the bars. I tried playing the section where you go through different levels to earn better bikes and unlock new levels, but I got frustrated and quit. I even got lost in some parks because the camera angles can be a little confusing.
The Bottom Line: In my opinion, if you’re into BMX and video games, you should get Dave Mirra’s Freestyle BMX. I honestly don’t think it’s at the same level as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, (some of it even reminded me of 3xtreme), but it’s still fun coming up with unreal crazy trick combos. Some of the Pros have come up with new tricks to do on real bikes after playing this game, so it may help your riding improve, too. Of course, it may just make you sit on the couch for hours staring at a TV, but that’s your business. Even with the problems I found in the game, I know I’ll still waste plenty of time playing it, and I probably won’t be the only one.¿Losey
Looking for a second opinion? Come back for Scot’s review tomorrow.