|System: PS Vita, PS3|
|Dev: Evolution Studios|
|Release: March 6, 2012|
|Screen Resolution: 544p|
Perhaps the coolest thing about MotorStorm RC is that, if you are a Vita user, you can download it completely free of charge. You can thank Scion for this, as it comes as part of a promotion they are running. (Though, I'm pretty sure the downloading-games-because-they're-free demographic has very little overlap with the I'm-in-the-market-for-a-brand-new-Scion demographic. But hey, what do I know about marketing?) Of course, you'll have to act fast, because this is a limited time offer. Also, in celebration, you can head to the PlayStation store and download a free cake car to add to your collection. Yes, this is a car that looks like a slice of cake. It's pretty fast, though, so it's worth the download.
PS3 users aren't quite as lucky (or perhaps Scion just doesn't like you as much.) However, a neat feature that PS3 owners can take advantage of is four-player splitscreen, which, for obvious reasons, isn't available on the Vita. And for those of you who own both a PS3 and a Vita, purchasing one version will grant you the other version for free. This means you'll get to transfer your profile back and forth as well. Sweet deal.
MotorStorm RC is a fancy little RC racer that has quite a bit of content to enjoy. If you've already plopped down a small fortune for the Vita, then you'll surely appreciate the free download. Of course, once you start picking up some of the Vita's other games, I have a feeling this one will be quickly forgotten. It's addictive at first, but I just don't see it holding interest after several hours of play unless you have a highly competitive group of friends to continually challenge to best your scores.
Date: March 12, 2012