Review: MXGP2019 (PlayStation 4)

MXGP 2019

Experience the excitement of the 2019 season for the first time in the series! Race in official MX teams, share your gaming experience with the community thanks to the Track Editor and the Waypoint mode and practice in the Playground to learn to ride like a real pro.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 15.93gb download size.
  • HDR support.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Character creator-Name, Nickname, Number, Eyes, and head. For the bike, you pick a sponsor or team and one of the starter bike.
  • Racing gameplay.
  • Track editor complete with tutorials.
  • Variable weather effects.
  • Rewind button.
  • Quick modes-championship, time attack, and grand Prix.
  • Multiplayer-private or quick match.
  • Season mode-contracts and story mode.
  • Rank-earn reputation (exp) level up for rewards and you have several ranks across each mode.
  • Earn credits in-game and buy clothing.
  • Autosaves regularly.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Four views including visor.
  • Playground mode-change settings, free roam area. Create events and take part in pre-made ones.
  • Five difficulties-very easy, easy, medium, hard and realistic.
  • Bodyweight/positioning really matters and affects handling.
  • Realistic mechanics and physics like clutch, single or double breaks, scrub and tear off.
  • Official names and locations.

MXGP 2019

Cons:

  • Not the best loading times.
  • No music when racing.
  • Cold open, just chucked straight into a race.
  • Difficult to learn.
  • Same music track over and over in the menu.
  • Unbalanced Ai.
  • Slow respawn back onto the track.
  • Bare minimum online options.
  • Feels lifeless and flat.
  • Robotic looking character models.
  • Nothing gets explained.

MXGP 2019

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.2/10

Summary

Bike games can always be tri ky to break into the mainstream as outsiders of the sport struggle to get in and learn, MXGP2019 has done very little to change that this year, you get a cold open with you in a race with no control icons and just have to struggle through a series of races. Once you get past that the online is just about serviceable from performance and options perspectives. The actual playing of the game is fine but again, insiders and fans will thrive and the game caters to them but anyone else will get there but only after Sinking time in and learning it all for themselves, the race structure is F1 levels of length but its all just sterile and flat, I feel no adrenaline or want to ride better, when I do try I get shafted by the ever-present Ai. In short, MXGP2019 is a game for the fans and a big ask for newcomers.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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