Nov 9, 2007
Let's pop the old wank hat on for a second and say that MX vs ATV Untamed is a game "built for the enthusiast but is no less accessible to the casual racing fan." What we mean in norm-speak is that it's a game made by bike nerds for bike nerds but is still a bit of fun for us plebs.
MX vs ATV has been around under one name or another since 1998. Rainbow Studios first started flinging the mud around on the PC with Motocross Madness and over the years they've added bits and pieces to the formula - first it was more tracks and bikes in the MX Madness sequels, then ATV Offroad Fury for the PS2, starring quadbikes. Afterward, the two couldn't stay apart, so bikes took on Quads in MX vs ATV Unleashed for the original Xbox.
All this is to say that Rainbow know exactly what they're doing when it comes to racing, and those "enthusiasts" have been waiting three years for this installment to arrive. None of this Motorstorm nonsense for the hardcore MX fan. Oh, no - they don't want diet cola, they want the Real Thing.