MX vs. ATV Reflex is not the only MX vs. ATV game, but it is one of the best. Some of the others, such as Encore, are well reviewed by professional reviewers, but not so much by regular users. The reason MX vs. ATV Reflex is loved by both professional reviewers and gamers is because it has more depth and variety than the average off-road racing game. Gamers like it for the action, and professional reviewers like it for the variety and complexity it offers.
Customize your vehicle and enjoy the changing environments
Travel over dirt, swamps, marsh and mud in this exciting racing game. The quality of the terrain actually alters as the riders make their mark on it. As with the other versions of this game, the controls are tough to master, but the effort pays off when you start winning games and pulling off tricks. The graphics are good, and they really add to the way the tracks are laid out. The arena tracks are a little bland, but the countryside tracks and courses are very well developed. The graphics enable you to see and easily judge the terrain ahead so that you may alter your driving or riding style to suit. That is how the graphics add to the way the tracks are laid out. If they had pulled back the graphics a little, it would be tough to see what type of terrain is coming next, which is a common problem in racing games where high speeds lower visibility.
Even the way the camera is positioned is brilliant
The developers of MX vs. ATV Reflex have found the perfect overhead view. You are close enough to your rider to experience and immerse yourself in the high speeds, but the camera is far enough away so that you can see well into the distance. The stunt controls do make directing your rider a little more difficult, but it all adds to the challenge of the game. The terrain deformation feature is also a fresh entry into the MX and ATV racing genre. Finally, we have a game where the terrain is affected by the riders who traverse it.