Tracks are huge and come in both indoor and outdoor flavors. If youíre already familiar with the series on the PS2, Blaziní Trailsí tracks look almost spot-on. Outdoor environments also showcase different conditions like snow and dirt. There are the obvious cut-corners, but there are limits. Perhaps the best looking aspects are the riders themselves. Movements are based on momentum, giving riders a natural look as they tear through corners and hit the big bumps in the road. Riders can also pull off a variety of tricks while riding, unleashing a whole new array of sick animations. Unfortunately, the good looks come at a price. Most of the time the game runs smooth, but when the action really picks up, the frame-rate goes down. Load times are also lengthy.
As for sound, Blaziní Trails definitely tries to please as many people as possible. The mix of songs on the soundtrack ranges from Slipknot to Bootsy Collins to Keith Urban. Itís quite the compilation. Engine sounds and other noises are good, but sound a little too ďbuzzyĒ for my tastes. Whatís worse, on the default sound settings, the engine noises drown out the soundtrack (this can be remedied after a quick trip to the Options menu), begging the question: Why go through all the trouble of having a great soundtrack if you want to drown it out? Maybe someone at Climax doesnít share the Bootsy love.