GAME – Dave Mirra BMX Challenge (PSP)

Written by: Mike Shaw

WOOOO! First official game review here on The Void – what exciting times we live in. Shame that the game in question is a little bit rubbish.

Hailed as the ‘Miracle Man’ of BMX and leading the BMX freestyle scene, Dave Mirra is universally acclaimed as the greatest at what he does. Mirra has dominated the competition arena for over a decade and has achieved the most gold medals of any X Games competitor.

Now the King of BMX is back and ready to get back into the action sports gaming spotlight once again, only this time on the PSP. Dave Mirra BMX Challenge lets you join the pro BMX circuit, create your own riders, choose sponsors, and design new courses. for all-new challenges. As players progress through the game, they’ll earn the respect of fellow riders, with the ultimate goal being to unseat Mirra himself as king of the BMX hill.

However, this incredibly uninspiring game does little justice to the man himself or the license to which he’s signed over his name.

One of the first things that will strike you when you first fire up this game is the slightly cheap feel. Unfortunately, this extends throughout the entire playing experience, which stops you from truly becoming immersed in gameplay.

Not that you ever would anyway. The jerky controls and poorly designed levels leave everything feeling woefully incomplete. However if you do manage to get into the swing of things, you’ll soon find yourself knocked onto your arse by one of the many invisible obstacles that seem to be littered across the game.

Bugs aside, the game’s biggest failing is the complete lack of any style or atmosphere.

Is Dave Mirra for the PSP worth buying? On yer bike.

Author: Mike Shaw

Founder and editor of The Void, among other things. Interested in movies, tech, theatre, comics, WWE and UFC. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeshaw101 or check out his site

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