Product Type: Nintendo Wii games
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Excite Truck (Wii)
Member Name: autumnleaf
Excite Truck (Wii)
Advantages: Some exhilarating racing sequences
Disadvantages: Feels a bit like a tech-demo
I had a lot of fun with Excite Truck when I first played it. There is little here that is original, but there is something very exhilarating about racing through some of the courses in this game.
The controls are as you would expect; hold buttons for break and accelerate and tilt the controller to steer. There is also a boost facility which you must use wisely to get the most out of it. The game isn't all just about winning races, the longevity of the game is improved by having side-quests that require users to gather stars by performing certain feats in the game such as super-long drifts, long air-time, performing air stunts and narrowly missing trees.
The tracks feel very wide, even though the actual road part is generally the width you would expect in a driving game, there actually permissible driving areas extend much further left and right to give a great feeling of openess. This is especially evident when performing very high jumps allowing you to see big sections of the track ahead as a vast map. It is possible to perform twisting stunts in the air by shaking the wiimote in certain ways, this is explained well in the tutorial section.
There are a fair amount of tracks and cars to race through and all in all I would say that you could spend a fun couple of afternoons with this game and then a few multiplayer games with friends (local only) but it won't take forever to bore of this game. Maybe rent before you buy.
Summary: Great fun but it won't last forever