Excite truck is a quick thrown together game with no meat at all, drier than Death Valley, and helps you go to sleep.
To tell about the scraps I'll tell you this, the car sounds are dull and standard, alright for this arcade sort of game, but in the end dumb. The graphics are great. Nice trees, nice landscapes, pretty skies, and it's one of the big pluses of Excite Truck. Each country's tracks have their one little developer-made song going, just this rock beat but altogether average. The car's aren't too exciting. They're just there and you're not in awe of really anything. Crashes look a little like the earlier Burnout games, the car looks chunked up but nothing interesting. Nothing shows a tremendous amount of effort. In the end, the gameplay is just mindless you just steaer back and forth and you just wait to see what happens next. If you played a lot of the lousy Sonic games lately, you'll know what I mean. You can't really get better or worse and it and it's just totally random and flashy and ultimately just weird and dry.
Alright I guess I've explained the game like it's total crap, but believe me, you'll be bored fast after the "Oh my god this is awesome!" factor wears off. It's great from the start but doesn't do much from there. To sum it up, Excite Truck might be worth a rental, that's what I did, but maybe not even that. I guess it just depends who you are and if you'd be held up by the gameplay as long. But gamespot's review is an accurate one and I agree with the "tech demo" title of the game. That's really all it is but then again, it's up to you to how much you'd like it.