It's great to be surprised by a game, and these days it doesn't seem like it happens very often. I had written off Pure a while ago, before I stumbled on the thread for the game in our forums. Let me give you some idea of how much people seem to have liked the demo…
"I just played the demo again, and I'm amazed at how much I'm looking
forward to this title. I also realized one other aspect of what really 'clicks'… it's reminiscent of my time with ExciteTruck in the way the jumps and airtime feel. A total sleeper out of deep left field!" "Downloaded and went through the demo today. It really does look amazing
and the controls are solid. Definitely grabbing this when it comes out.
I like the look and feel much more than MotorStorm.""I just popped in the 360 disc version I picked up over the weekend from
Gamestop… very cool demo (quick tutorial, then one race). The trick
trick/race ratio is very SSX. Definitely left me wanting more!""Played the demo, did not seem like that great of a game."
Okay, not everyone loved it, but the game got enough of a reaction out of the community that I went and downloaded the demo. I won't use exclamation points and invoke the names of other better-known racing titles, because I'm not trying to get on the damn box of the game as much as the forum apparently is, but I will say I had a great time with the one tutorial and lone race. The demo is available on both the PS3 and the 360, go give it a try. Great graphics, solid controls, over the top tricks… this is a fun arcade racer, all the way.
I can see why everyone likens it to the SSX series, and that's high praise in my book. I'm looking forward to seeing if the full game is able to keep my attention as long as the demo has, and I've just confirmed that we'll be receiving a copy to review after I pinged my source at Disney Interactive. Expect the review as soon as I get my hands on the full game.
Pure is coming to the PS3, 360, and PC on September 16.Posted on