Summary: If you love motorstorm don't forget about this one! This is a GREAT port!!! This is my favorite motor storm!! Even if you think its not worth going back to ps2 you just have to try this last great racing game for one great system!
Summary: I have all the MotorStorm games, from the original in Monument Valley, to Pacific Rift, to Apocalypse, and even Arctic Edge for PSP. I love the series and play them a lot. My first experience was seeing it as my first PS3 game with it's amazing graphics. It seemed odd that a PS3 series would go backwards a generation to the PS2. The PS2 version is a port of the PSP version, with some added stuff. The PSP version played and looked great for a portable handheld.
Summary: I got this game right after it came out for PS2 and a couple months later I got it for my PSP. The graphics are exceptional compared to most PS2 and PSP games, The festival mode has plenty of events, and it gets extremely competitive near the end. The vehicle customizations are endless, and you'll always have something to do with the free play(called wreckreation, yes "wreck"reation)mode. Almost two years later and I still love playing this game.
Summary: This PS2 port of "Motorstorm: Arctic Edge" took me by surprise. It's every bit as fun as the PSP version and the PS3 Motorstorms. Obviously, the graphics are nowhere near as detailed as it's PS3 counterparts...but "Arctic Edge" manages to rock the PS2 processor rather well. As indicated by the title, it transplants the mechanics from the last two Motorstorms into a winter climate setting.
Conclusion: motor storm on the psp version could never get close to the detail of the ps3 version,but this is a very nice looking game & well made. but there is no feeling of extra speed when you use the nitro button like there is in say burnout on the psp etc which is a trade mark of this type of game.
Conclusion: Some perspective required I feel - theres a lot of 'OMG!!!' 5 star reviews knocking about, and yes this is a fantastic attempt to bring Motorstorm to the PSP and theres a lot thats great about it, but ultimately its only an average game. I love it for trying, but theres too many niggles to make it stand out.
Conclusion: The perfect game to play this weather!! Who needs to go outside when you can enjoy Arctic conditions on your PSP, in the warmth of your own home!! Sound track is excellent, choice of vehicle is top-notch and the graphics, and tracks are quite good. Easily playable too.
Conclusion: If you're thinking of getting a racing game for the PSP, I wouldn't hesitate in picking up a copy of this, it's addictive, the graphics are top notch, and the online mode is brilliant. You can even use your own MP3's to customize the soundtrack (I've put the Justice and Daft Punk live albums on mine), which makes for an even more enjoyable gaming experience.