PS3 Thursday, November 23, 2006 | 10:38 PM

The first 10 minutes: Demo of Motorstorm

The first 10 minutes: Demo of Motorstorm

Finally here is the first "first 10 minutes" of Playsyde! It's been a long wait, no thanks to my PS3 being held for one week at the french customs. And since I'm not the luckiest guy in the world, I managed to get one of the very rare few defective PS3 out there. Yep you heard me right, my PS3 doesn't work correctly. It freezes randomly after 5-20 minutes of being turned on, as far as I can tell it's a RAM problem. Needless to say I'm thrilled to pay for the shipping to and back to get it fixed in Japan. Ho well.
Anyway, I've still managed to capture this rather sweet video of the MotorStorm's demo. And I totally enjoyed playing it! I just hope there will be enough variety in the final game, because the rest is just excellent.
Update: I just realized I completely forgot (again!) to thank DjMizuhara for all his help in getting this PS3 here in France. Thanks my friend!

The first 10 minutes : Motorstorm demo

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Commented on 2006-11-24 00:48:12
ive played the demo several times at target where i work. it was decent fun, but didnt impress me even a little bit. crashes are very unrealistic but they do look nice.

on a 720p monitor, there was severe jaggies all over the screen. and the tilt function worked well but it felt akward tilting the controller to the side to turn, instead of rotating it like a steering wheel. we arent in planes afterall..
Commented on 2006-11-24 00:56:47
I've played it, and this demo alone feels like a next-gen experience. This game is simply fun as hell, and I don't even play racing games. After some practice, I actually got a thrill when I finished my first lap in third place. By the second lap, I had fallen off enough cliffs or haphazardly ran into enough walls of rock and used the boost continuously to the point of overheating the engine just to maintain the third position. Some sharp turns can be slightly frustrating and have prompted the perfectionist in me to restart the race altogether, but when you grit your teeth and decide to atone for your mistakes, you focus and zoom in on the road as much as 200 feet ahead which the game engine and camera can render with stunning visuals. This definitely feels like a PlayStation experience.

Edit: The poster above is dishonest about playing the demo at Target because the HDTV at every demo kiosk I've played across every Target, Best Buy, and Walmart I've been to is a Sony Bravia at 1080p, and the controller is fastened to an immovable bracket that will not allow you to tilt or use the motion sensing abilities of the controller, which is a shame really as it would've been convenient to tilt away from running into walls and rocks at those sharp turns or being able to stay within the edge of a cliff.
Commented on 2006-11-24 01:08:10
"Event: Massive damage!" lol, thats funny.

The downloadable demo is supposed to be way better than the one in stores. Looking forward to this as an European launchgame.
Commented on 2006-11-24 01:32:34
i agree with the first poster about it being a jagfest at the target. I swear i was watching cbs primetime. It was 720p, and dont forget that 720p games render at 720p and dont upscale to 1080p

but when i played it on my bro's ps3 with calibrated crt 34" hd it looked great. alot better than at target.
Commented on 2006-11-24 02:17:58
Looks nice, great sense of speed i guess. I want this! But can't afford a PS3 even at the EU launch in March :(
Commented on 2006-11-24 02:41:53
I played the demo at a Best Buy. The TV they were using looked really good, not sure if it's 720 or 1080p but it looked great all the same.

The game plays great, I was incredibly impressed. I really FEELS good, I mean in the way the motorcycle (didn't play the car one) moves and tilts left to right. It really feels realistic and not in a restricting sense. it just feels....just play the damn demo it's hard to describe but it sure is damn fun.

I don't play these type of games because they are boring =P, but this is one I would actually buy, incredibly fun TRY IT OUT.

(The controller was tied to the PS3 station and I don't think motion sensing was on =P, don't think would of made much a difference anyways.)

P.S: This was my first time using the Six Axis controller, man was it tight! (I don't mean in the cool way I mean in the tight control kind of way, incredibly responsive). The new L2 and R2 those felt sooo good I love that controller! I'm not sure about it's weight, couldn't get an accurate estimate because there was a magnet and contraption connection to it (so it wouldn't get stolen) which added to the weight, but it was still pretty light. I like the light feel but not sure if I would want it any lighter then I that.
Commented on 2006-11-24 02:56:02
This looks amazing, great physics, and great graphics. The backgrounds are awesome aswell. So glad it's faster now, and the framerate seems solid.

You're rather good at this game btw Blim! :D
Commented on 2006-11-24 02:59:16
I have a PS3 and I think this is the best game available even though it's a single level demo...I'm playing Motor Storm more them Resistance and RR7.

The cars and bikes feel completely different from each other, even the camera works completely different. I love the feeling of this game I'm really looking forward to trying some other vehicle on some different terrain.

The thing I love about this game is that each race feels different, the A.I. will do something different each time I play it. So I getting a different vibe each time I play it, I can't wait until December 7th so play this game, although the Japanese version will not have any online support! :( I hope they release an update to add online support!

This game looks beautiful...I don't see any jaggys on a regular SDTV or on a 1080p TV I just see crisp smooth grapics! It's sweet! :D
Commented on 2006-11-24 03:48:09
Gorgeous rendering and effects, insanely good physics, and gameplay depth that I have yet to discover the bounds of.

You have to sit down and play to appreciate it, but this is one of the first next-gen offerings (yes, along with Gears).
Commented on 2006-11-24 09:09:22
blim please read this!

do you have a stepdown converter for your PS3? If so, does it provide enough Watt? You need a converter with at least 400W (rare...).

BUT the PS3 doesn't need a converter because its PSU works from 100V to 240V like the PSP did!

just asking because your freeze problem could be due to your converter if you use any!
my PS3 just arrived in Switzerland this morning.
Commented on 2006-11-24 13:18:07
I've try with and without the stepdown converter. Same result.
Commented on 2006-11-24 17:03:29
Looks great.

Did you notice the lack of rumble?
Commented on 2006-11-24 18:23:27
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Commented on 2006-11-24 18:30:15 In reply to Dangerous
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Commented on 2006-11-24 20:45:15
im not lieing about anything...

the TV at the target i work at is a smaller 720p TV, might have been about 23-26"

the way the controller is attached, it allows for tilting to the left and right, but not without some force. i simply went into the options and turned the tilt sensor on. i turned it back off because i didnt really like it.
Commented on 2006-11-27 04:46:51
Can we get rid of the trolls please? I really like this site, but all the trolls are really pissing me off now. All the hard work that blimblim and his team do is being spoilt by them.

With regards to this vid/game...


It just looks, feels and plays 'next-gen'. Very realistic look _and_ feel to the game, because of not just the graphics, but the pyhsics... the way the bikes jump, the way the collisions take place etc etc there were so many times in this vid that made me forget it was a video game I was watching!! Can't wait!
Commented on 2006-11-27 22:40:53
Looking excellent as usual, definitely the most impressive ps3 game I've seen so far.
It also looks like it could be fun, but I'm just not sure for how long.

Too bad that there are only 7 or 8 tracks, that is just not enough imo, expecially if they all look alike, which seems to be the case...

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