There are a few things in this world that you wonder to yourself "why in the hell do I like this?" For example, coffee; it is bitter, nasty and takes a ton of sugar and sweetener to really enjoy. I don't have to have it, but I do occasionally enjoy it. So let us apply this line of thinking to MX vs. ATV: Untamed
. I have a few issues with the game, which we will get into later, but overall I found myself continually wanting to go back and get a race in. I think it may have, at its core, rekindled my nostalgia for Excite Bike
. Yeah, there are a few years between the two games, and some innovations in graphics, but there is little different to me about playing the two.
The graphics are about as simple as they can be. That is, and still be able to distinguish the bike, or rider, from the ground. There are plenty of animations, but they all seem very repetitive. The motion of the rider looks fairly believable, but it just all comes together to be very robotic and plastic.
The music is just one pulsating, repetitive rock riff after another. There are nothing really to distinguish between any of the other tracks. You can hear the engines rev, but again, here the feeling of it being described as "just simple enough to get by" still comes to mind.