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Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 Xbox Review

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2
Acclaim Entertainment
November 2001
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Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 
Sunday, May 30, 2004 

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2.Yes, another extreme sports game. Ever since the famous Tony Hawk was released many other games had their attempt at the extreme sports genre. This game does not have much uniqueness in terms of gameplay, but it is a pretty fun game to play overall and even some thrilling multiplayer action.

When you first start up the game you have a few different options you can go into and begin playing. The main options are proquest, free ride, single session, and multiplayer. ProQuest is the part of the game where you can pick any of 15 different riders and begin you journey on being a professional BMX rider. In free ride, you can choose any of the levels that you have available, to ride around in and practice your stunts. If you start up the game in session mode you will have 3 minutes to get as many points as possible. The multiplayer part of this game is in my opinion the greatest part of the game. You can choose from any of the 13 different types of multiplayer games including Best Run, Wipeout, and Longest Grind.

Once you choose a mode to play in and start playing it will feel very similar to the game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. Only you are on a bike. You can choose from 10 unique levels to ride in. Performing tricks in this game is very easy. The four colored buttons on the Xbox controller is what you will use most often when performing a trick. The A button allows you to bunnyhop, which is basically jumping in the air while still on the bike. Once you are in the air you will normally use the X button, to start a trick, or the Y button to start a rail grind. Once you have started the trick or grind the B button will allow you to modify the trick as you are performing it. So you can do maybe a one handed backflip, or a one handed rail grind.

The major problem in this game is the control system and how the rider will react to certain objects in the game. There are a lot of glitches in the game that can get your rider to do some pretty crazy things not normally possible. Also many tricks that are not normally possible on a real bike is quite easy to perform in the game. For instance, if you are not moving it is easy to do a full backflip on your bike without a ramp. Many of these glitches and problems in the controls will leave you frustrated when you are trying to finished a certain task or trick in the game.

The graphics for this game is pretty good but there is nothing really spectacular in the level environments or the character models. However they are very nice to look at and look quite relativistic.

The 10 different level environments are quite big and detailed even down to little benches and street lights. Another great thing is there are a lot of interactive objects built into the environment. For example, if you ride into a flower pot or a chair it is either going to break or be pushed out of the way by your bike. Along with that if you fall into a fountain or into some water the water will actually see ripples in the water that you have caused by falling in.

Aside from what the level looks like the player models look pretty good too. Both the bike and the player are very detailed and look realistic. You will also be able to tell a big difference between the different bikes that you will play on and the different players you can play as.

Map Editor:
With just about every extreme sports game comes a fun little map editor that lets you make your own levels and play in them, and this game is no different. The map editor included in this game was very impressing. You could spend an hour or two just figuring out what all you can do with this thing.

Overall this game is very fun to play when you have a few friends over or have nothing else to do. The graphics are pretty good but nothing that pushes the Xbox to the limit. However the issues with the controls and how your player will react to certain things can be frustrating when they happen. Defiantly a game to have if you enjoy the extreme sports type games, but if not it is worth renting and playing for a short amount of time.

Overall Score

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