I guess you could say I'm "fashionably late" with my comments on this one, and I'm sure there's a very good reason for it.. Of course, I can't seem to conjure one up at the moment, but I'll think of something!
Malibu350 - when it comes to importing tracks from EVO II over to MTM 2 he’s the conversion king. Ok so he's the only one doing it, so what! Hehe it’s really rather insignificant as I see it, for his mark of distinction derives from "how" he does it. I've gone into several detailed aspects in other reviews of how this guy puts tracks together, so I don't want to repeat what's already been written. The fact is his work speaks for itself, and you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone to disagree with that. Let me tell ya, if his name is on it, you better be clickin the link to start the download.
Gee, EmceeMart hit the description of this track right on the head, which doesn’t leave room for me to throw in much more, and that’s fine. Heck, I’m kinda behind where track reviews are concerned, so in a way I owe the guy (Emcee). So hey man, when I get Mal’s check I’ll...well, I’ll cash it of course, but if there’s anything left over after I have the detail work on my truck finished up, I’ll forward it to ya! No, I don’t need your address, we’ll probably run into each other some day. Maybe. Hehe
If you like speed with just a touch of finesse here and there, as well as elbow room to maneuver, then this is THE one for you. The way I see it a lot of tracks fall into two main categories: great one-on-one tracks and your every day, slam-bam, run the other guy/girl off the road and into a big rock "rush hour" traffic types of tracks. This one can go either way equally well, where as Treasure Bay and Arctic Waste, which are superb tracks, are much better suited for going head-to-head against a friend (or enemy) . There's nothing remotely tough or demanding about this track, however, there are a few spots where you'd better be sporting an attentive frame of mind because it can trip you up.
According to Phineus this one’s on his all-time favorite list. Although I can’t make that claim, I do think this is an awesome track suitable for all levels of racers. I certainly don’t have anything bad to say about Deadman’s Gulch, so all I’m left with is accentuating the positive. It flows well, and despite not having a definitive road per se, navigation is fairly easy. From an aesthetic point of view my opinion is it’s neither underdone or overdone – it’s perfect, and it works quite well in MTM 2. It can be great fun for 5 or 6, but can also serve up just as much enjoyment if going one-on-one is your cup of tea.
All ‘n all, it’s typical Mal, picking out good tracks to convert over for us MTM 2 lifers. With that said I think it’s time we get down to it and slap a “Copey Rating” on this bad boy. Although I had to run this track a few times before it really grabbed me...when it did, I was hooked! This one’s a 10 – no ifs, ands, or buts. Mal, awesome job man...awesome, but I have just one question for ya; when do I get to pick one for you to convert? Hehehe
*Takes in a deep breath of semi-clean air* Ahhhh, it's good to be back!
[This message has been edited by SLO_COPE (edited 13-04-2002).]