Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 3 – or, to give it its full title and pad out our word count, Monster Energy AMA Supercross 3 FIM World Championship: The Official Video Game – proves that Milestone may just be the most prolific developer of the generation. By our count, this is its 20th title on the PlayStation 4 – and the fifth different motorcycle specific brand it’s brought to market.
Such statistics mean you can bank on a couple of things: the game’s polished, relatively pretty, and plays particularly well – but there’s also a chance you’ll have seen much of what it has to offer before. All the official tracks and riders from the American-based indoor dirt bike championships are present, and there’s of course a campaign where you work your way from zero to hero – this time as either a male or female!
To be fair, the physics are impressive, requiring you to find a rhythm as you hit the undulations in the mud. And there’s a lot to get busy with, including a reasonable if ultimately ignorable track editor. But the reality is that unless you’re already deeply engrossed in supercross as a sport, there’s very little here that’s going to give you the aftereffects of a Monster Energy-induced high.
@Neolit Yeah, they're good games.
How does creating a female rider affect the gameplay?
@Neolit I find it really hard to believe thats the THIRD best thing about the game though. Ps plus one was very good, and I can think of at least 5 things more impresive than the gender of the rider on that one. Just like Aloy gender is not even the 10th best thing about HZD or the gender of a certain Lara is not the best thing about the awesome recent Tomb Raider trilogy.
@Neolit If somebody is buying a RACING game based on gender representation, I think they are in the wrong hobby. I am quite certain that in prior reviews of great Racing games like Gran Turismo Sport, Drive Club, DC Bikes or Crash Team Racing, they never, NOT ONCE in any of the 4 reviews, mention gender representation. My point being if you mention THAT in your bullet point summary, you make the game look mediocre and cheap because in a racing game you want to buy based on Physics, Driver AI, Variety of Tracks, Number of Cars, Arcade vs. Sim, Sense of Speed, Price, Microtransactions, Season passes, not on gender representation. This game is a 7/10, IT IS REALLY FUN and it is a pity that none of the (more important) above points is mentioned in the bullet point summary. They didn't do it for the other more famous games and this one needs all the good publicity it can get.
P.S.: I love the fact that our discussion has been longer than the actual review. Gotta love Push Square. This is one of my top reasons to love this site: great gamers and passionate fans in the comments
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