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  • Summary: (Downloadable game) Fatal Inertia EX features a never-before-seen environment exclusive to the PS3. Situated amidst scorching desert dunes, the Fatal Inertia Proving Grounds is a mecca for aspiring flight jocks driven to prepare themselves for the mental and physical punishment of low-altitude combat maneuvering. Along with offering a restructured training curriculum, the Proving Grounds are also home to the game's eight new tracks. A re-tuned flight model improves handling and achieves higher speeds than previously seen. The game's newly-added "Master" level Quick Races will push the fastest men and women to their limit. Fatal Inertia EX delivers heightened visuals which include new weather effects, significant scenery enhancements, and an overhauled garage for racecraft customization. Spread across 59 courses in seven exotic high-definition environments including lush rainforests, massive glacier fields, and canyons of razor-sharp rock, the beauty of Fatal Inertia EX could easily mask the harrowing thrills in this high-speed contest of champions. [Koei] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. 90
    The learning curve is gradual but the action starts from your first race and never lets up. Fans of racing games will like this title especially ones who want a little something more.
  2. But for those looking to hone their high-speed racing and combat skills in the great outdoors, Fatal Inertia EX is a great place to race.
  3. I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed Fatal Inertia EX. It's not that it's an absolutely incredible game, but the willingness to go back to the drawing board and tweak or change some options (stuff like removing the free-point races, for instance) meant the game turned out far better than the original release.
  4. Improvements over the original release of this sci-fi racer don't make up for its floaty controls and poor item balance.
  5. It has the power, but lacks the performance. [July 2008, p.78]
  6. 60
    This updated, retooled (and downloadable, $30) version of the blazing fast hovercraft battle racer sports eight new tracks, tighter controls, sharper visuals and a new training section where all of you panic-prone Cougars out there can now hone your skills and become the Mavericks of your dreams – minus the killer abs and with a bit more Star Wars than you were probably expecting.
  7. Fugly ships chugging along even fuglier tracks. [Aug 2008, p.104]

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  1. Dec 17, 2013
    Not a bad game but what does it want exactly? Not enough depth for it to be a racer but too much skill is needed for it to be a cart racer. Besides: why is this game not in 4 player split screen.
    A had fun for a while and then it got dull on my own.
  2. js
    Jul 9, 2008
    one of the dullest racing games i've ever played. no skill to it at all, just hold down x and steer your hovercraft thing through gates. you can "strafe" and use weapons and brake and go up and down, but theres never any reason to unless you are bored (which is likely). looks nice but there is a lot more to a game than presentation. Expand