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MX vs. ATV Reflex Review

THQ and Rainbow Studios have been producing the off-road racing series known as MX vs. ATV for several years now, and they pretty much have it down to a science.  Each new version (whether it is

Whether it One of the nagging complaints of the previous version of MX vs. ATV was the mismatch between the sound of the dirt bike engine and what you were doing on-screen.  Specifically, you could be jumping on the gas down a straightaway, gear down into a corner and then accelerate out and the engine sound would never change, or the change in engine pitch would be far too late and far too loud for it to be anywhere near realistic.  For anyone who

The other huge gameplay innovation for this title is the adaptation of the right stick to be used to control your character

Variety is the name of the game when it comes to Reflex, as evidenced by all the options you have from the very start of gameplay.  Choices range from Arcade mode (choose from any of the types of racing and have some quick fun), Motocareer (start a career and fight your way up through the ranks, earning new rides), LAN (locally connected consoles) and Online (random matches and races online).

 

While there are still plenty of things to unlock through gameplay, a ton of game modes are available right from the start.  Been kicking butt in Motocareer on Waypoint races and want to see how you stack up against other players?  You

There is loads of replay value in Reflex

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).

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