A few problems make this short of great

User Rating: 7 | MotorStorm: Pacific Rift PS3

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I measure all arcade racing games with vehicles by the pinnacle of them all - Flatout 2. Pacific Rift could have easily been an 8 out of Flatout 2 but a few annoying problems make it less of a great game. The most annoying is that whenever you are in close radius of an AI opponent they suddenly forget about trying to win the race and do everything in their power to slow you down. They don't care that other opponents pass by in the process. You have three choices - 1) try to avoid them 2) try to crash the opponent 3) crash your vehicle. But in all cases you lose precious seconds. Every time this happens I want to scream DRIVE!!! DON'T YOU WANT TO WIN?

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Otherwise it's a fun arcade racer with simple yet interesting tracks, different routes, a big variety of vehicles and all that jazz.

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