There are not many video games of the motocross type on the market. Milestone, who is generally interested in racing games, has been taking advantage of this gap for several years and working on his own series. Now, MXGP 2020 – The Official Motocross Videogame appeared and everyone who cares about motocross sport has attracted attention. However, as you can understand from the name, we have a licensed video game in front of us. So, almost everything in the game is the same as in the real-world motocross season. This means that if you are not really interested in motocross, this game has not much to offer.
How strange it is that people who are not interested in football show interest in the game of FIFA; I think it will be so strange for people who are not interested in motocross to turn to MXGP 2020 – The Official Motocross Videogame. Regarding the license, there are dozens of teams in the game and they come from the MX1 and MX2 classes. The season of 2020 is actively used in this video game and there are plenty of different tracks in the game. According to the information provided by Milestone, all of these tracks are identical to real life tracks. Perhaps it will be out of detail curiosity that a few tracks are missing in the game.
Offering successful licensed content on teams, drivers and tracks, MXGP 2020 – The Official Motocross Videogame is actually very similar to any video game developed by Milestone. Developing games in many different racing genres, Milestone obviously has a successful formula and applies it to all games. Of course, there is a big difference between the games; This game and RIDE 4 do not feel the same, but when you look at the basics, you can see that this game was developed by Milestone even with your eyes closed. How good and how bad this is, is entirely up to you.
MXGP 2020 – The Official Motocross Videogame makes a problematic debut
I am reviewing this game, which was released on December 16, 2020, on January 6, 2021. That’s why some of the problems I will talk about in a moment have been fixed, but you still need to know that there is a big lie. Milestone did not keep many of its content promises before this game was released. It was said that the players would be offered sandbox type content, leaderboards were promised, comments were made about the settings, but none of this was present at the release of MXGP 2020 – The Official Motocross Videogame. The game was even worse than last year’s game.
Milestone rolled out several updates to the game MXGP 2020 – The Official Motocross Videogame before Christmas time approached, and most of these problems were fixed. However, a promised ranking table was not added to the game, it was stated that the number of players in online lobbies would increase, but this did not happen and some support from last year’s game was not included in this structure. Also, I don’t know how the game’s physics engine was, but compared to last year’s game it is really bad and it is very difficult for you to enjoy the game. At the same time, the camera angles of the game are incredibly uncomfortable compared to last year’s game.
Another problem with the game is the sense of speed. You cannot get the slightest feeling of going fast even while using the highest-level motorcycles. Perhaps it is more difficult to create this feeling in motorcycles than cars, but Milestone is already developing a lot of motorcycle-based games. I think they should have learned some things over these years. In addition, I must say that there is no difference between this game and last year’s games in general, except for a few features. Actually, the price of the game in our country seems appropriate, but still, MXGP 2020 – The Official Motocross Videogame looks like a copy of last year.
Isn’t there anything good in the huge game?
As with many similar video games, MXGP 2020 – The Official Motocross Videogame includes many different content categories. The first of these is a single player based career mode. As you can imagine, we start at the most amateur level in this mode and try to reach the top by racing. Sponsorships, hostilities, character customization, and a game mode that can actually keep you busy for a few weeks appears before us. However, because the number of tracks in the game is lacking, the races can start to repeat themselves all of a sudden. This can be annoying for some players.
Apart from the career mode, there is also content where you can create your own track. However, since the physics of the game are not very successful, it is not fun to be able to do crazy things. Also, Waypoint and Playground modes greet players. You race by determining your own route in Waypoint mode and Playground offers you a playground as it is named. This area is within Norway and aims to both teach you the game and offer you an open-world style experience. Then online races come into play, but they do not have such a deep progression system.
Milestone can usually do a good job when it comes to visuality, but these things are not very balanced either. For example, you will notice that the game looks very high quality in the visuals, and if you have enough equipment, you can reach this visuality in the game, but the things that are detailed in the game are only the motorcycles and certain parts of the tracks. Apart from that, many different details and sections in general sense make me feel like they come from old generation consoles. At the same time, there are many poor quality coatings that appear pixelated on the track. So, quality points and poor quality ones are mixed together.