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MX vs ATV Reflex First Look

Submitted by on Friday, 7 August 2009One Comment

48149_MXvsATVREFLEX_INTL_LOGO_FINAL_jpg_jpgcopyMX vs ATV Reflex is coming to a PS3 near you courtesy of THQ.

The game boasts unique controls, deformable terrain and something called ‘Rider Reflex’.

We are curious to see exactly how this works, and there are some indications in the video we’ve managed to sneak off with that this might be more than just a gimmick.

The controls are the main area THQ are pushing in terms of what sets the game apart from the likes of MotorStorm, Fuel, etc. The vehicle and the rider are apparently controlled independently via the dual analogue sticks, which could either make or break the game depending on the execution.

We imagine this will be a hugely intuitive control method when doing tricks and the like. In terms of just driving about, we think that it could be far too hard to actually control. Having said that, the revolution that set the new standard in Skate caused a stir when it was first announced. And look how that turned out.

The video up top tries to put this across in basic terms – largely thanks to the foxy MX expert Jolene Van Vugt – but we are still unconvinced to be honest. The proof, as the saying goes, is in the pudding. By which we mean we will have to wait and see how this one plays before we can really pass judgement.

Which we will.

Does the control scheme put you off? Or are you more keen on the game thanks to these innovative ideas?