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No Fear Downhill Mountain Bike Racing (PlayStation)

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No Fear Downhill Mountain Biking è uno di quei giochi che non ti aspetti. Un grande concentrato di giocabilità, immediatezza e divertimento, che merita l'attenzione di qualunque possessore Playstation, anche alla luce della facile reperibilità e del costo contenuto.
Mega Fun
Von den technischen Schwachstellen abgesehen, bietet Codemasters Mountainbike-Sim gehobene und spielerisch anspruchsvolle Rennspielkost. Bis man alle Feinheiten und Tricks beherrscht, vergeht schon einige Zeit, und da auch die Kurse nach dem selben Prinzip an euer Lernverhalten angepasst sind, bleibt das Spiel lange unterhaltsam. Leichte Frustrationserlebnisse entstehen lediglich durch das sehr strenge Reglement im Meisterschaftsmodus. da ihr im Falle einer einzigen Niederlage den aktuellen Kurs gänzlich wiederholen müsst.
Super Play (Sweden)
Grafiskt påminner spelet rätt mycket om Colin McRae Rally, vilket med andra ord betyder att det inte är särskilt snyggt eller skarpt. Styrkan hos Colin McRae Rally ligger ju helt och hållet i den suveräna körkänslan. Och det är tyvärr där som UDS har slarvat lite.
Power Unlimited
Mountainbike games zijn in ons land (nog) nauwelijks te vinden, maar dat ze heel leuk kunnen zijn om te spelen, bewijst No Fear DMB. Het is tenminste weer eens wat anders dan het hedendaagse gemotoriseerde geweld.
Consoles Plus
Tout comme dans la réalité, le cycliste a des limites, représentées par une barre d'énergie (EPO ?) qui se consume peu à peu. Il faudra donc gérer cette barre, les virages et les sauts. Quelques figures sont réalisables, c'est jouable, pas révolutionnaire et pas vraiment beau.
Video Games
Zwar gelang es Codemaster nicht eine adäquate Umsetzung des Radsports auf die PlayStation zu erreichen, aber durch die Tatsache, dass es sich bei Radsport um eine extrem Körper-, Haltungs- und Gleichgewichtsbetonte Sportart handelt, wäre das wohl auch zuviel verlangt gewesen. Sehr gute Ansätze wie beispielsweise die separat bedienbaren Vorder- und Hinterradbremsen und die Möglichkeit, den Biker während der Fahrt nach vorne oder hinten zu neigen, sorgen aber dennoch für ein neuartiges Renngefühl. Diese Features kombiniert mit den Tunigsmöglichkeiten und dem strategischen Aspekt der Wechselwirkung zwischen Ermüdung und Erholung machen No Fear Downhill Mountain Biking zu einen interessanten Rennerlebnis für alle, die mal etwas anderes probieren möchten.
Mountain bike racing is a strange choice for a game on the PlayStation. 'Niche' is a word that comes to mind, as does 'uggh' when you first lay eyes on No Fear Downhill Mountain Biking. It isn't the prettiest of games, with horribly pixilated backgrounds and onlookers that have been made out of an old Kellogg's cereal box. But the important stuff is all here-the bike physics are obviously very well modeled, and the default first person viewpoint is brilliant, making it feel extremely fast with all the instability associated with bikes on rough terrain.
NFDHMB is an odd collection of components. On the one hand it is the Quasi Modo equivalent of racing games with laughable graphical errors, yet simultaneously it manages to entertain and hold you captivated. If you are a serious fan of mountain biking you may even be disappointed by the blatant arcade feel of proceedings but if you want a piece of brainless racing nonsense then check it out. You’ve been warned though, it is a very bizarre mixture.
As an avid mountain biker, I was absolutely excited to get a chance to review Codemasters’ No Fear Downhill Mountain Bike Racing game for the PlayStation. My overall impression of this game was that it was a typical racing game. The difference is that the graphic was a bicycle, rather than a motorcycle or car. If you’re tired of the same old car racing game and want something with a twist, this game is for you. I would personally rather be outdoors riding on a real bike than playing on one on TV.
Once I got deep into the game, things started to make sense to me as far as the design and where the realism factors in. I just can't see others giving this game the same patience. If Codemasters can shuck off the bulky graphic and sound engines next time, they may have something worth a ride. Until then, however, this is a game for only bicycling enthusiasts.
No Fear Downhill Mountain Biking tiptoes the line of being a good racing game. While not completely terrible, the poor control and tedious championship mode are enough to turn away racing fans looking for a new experience. Still, the racing is original enough and at least captures the essence of mountain biking, making this a title worthy of a rental for anyone looking for a serious mountain-biking experience.