Indeed, the control layout makes controlling these beasts entirely
possible. ‘Tucking in’ down the straight may not be new, but
nonetheless, it still feels wonderful as you hold Triangle to get down
low, while using the rest of your thumb to shift upwards through the
gears. It just feels ‘right’.
Your bike can be upgraded in key
areas through research (again, just like F1), although here you only
have to complete one lap in a single session to unlock a research point
to be spent on research for a specific aspect of your bike’s handling.
It feels a little too simplistic, but it’s good to have some reward for
putting the time in.
Yet again, echoing F1’s Champions mode,
MotoGP 14 features a challenge mode that lets you recreate, or
rewrite, history by completing bite-sized challenges that borrow from
the sport’s past. There’s even some Rainey vs Schwantz action, which is
bound to get some fans extremely excited.
There’s so much
content in here, it certainly suits a solo racer, but if you do have a
fellow fan in the house with you, the split-screen is excellent,
maintaining the graphical fidelity and feeling just like the
single-player in terms of how it drives (er… rides?).