Amazing but true: Four years have passed since the last MX vs ATV – enough time for Rainbow Studios to deliver another strong off-road performance after the pathetic “All Out”? Unfortunately not, because Legends fits almost seamlessly into the series of bankruptcies of the developer, who was also responsible for several fun-poor Monster Jam episodes.
Also this time you will pilot the buggy-like UTVs in addition to the eponymous two- and four-wheelers and bump over hill and dale on dozens of slopes. Open areas have been almost completely eliminated this time, but for the “Trails” racing category there is a flourish of longer stage courses with wider and slightly more unconventional routing. They actually bring some zing to the otherwise rather sober roar, but can’t compensate for the numerous quirks.
This time, the graphics run largely smoothly, but still look very old-fashioned. Furrows in the ground affect the driving behavior, which varies depending on the vehicle between only partially understandable and bitchy-nervous, while collisions sometimes have little effect and then too violently and AI drivers wobble around like drunk. The trappings, including a loveless career, are also struggling with design blunders and even annoying crashes.