Anyway - so far I like it. I find the directions a little . .well... sketchy. I had to go online to figure out that the ADVANCED setting is actually the middle one - and Simulation is the "hard" setting. I may be tired too.
One thing I really like is that you can hear your bike in the crowd - in the THQ 07 version if you were racing manual gears you could not hear the engine to shift. REALLY helps in a crowd of 35 bikes - ha ha in 125cc Class!!
Anyway - I like the perspective better on the track, and I think the AI is a LOT better - they seem to be interested in taking a line around you instead of right through you.
One thing I do NOT like is that you cannot set the fade level of the various HUD items - nice when you have a Plasma HD display. You can turn them off or on thankfully. I race with them off to NOT have burn in.
You can get burn in from games - especially racing games - if you do not know (as I DID NOT) that you HD Plasma comes pre-set to TORCH mode. I almost fubarred the TV on Moto GP 07, took a week of beak-in to get rid of it. Even with the PIXEL shift at MAX it still will happen.
Anyway - so far so good - and I may log in to change and more likely add to this post as I play through. I will NOT MISS that idiot EXTREME Mode. What a POS idea in a Moto GP game. Nice to play a new game like this just as the R1 is going to sleep for a couple months!! Time to dig out the skies!!