The racing genre is usually defined as either simulation or arcade, but Deep Silver’s SBK X: Superbike World Championship attempts to satisfy both of the normally segregated audiences by leaving the choice up to the player.
Before it was even released, EA’s Medal of Honor ran through a media hacksaw, resulting in some enemy name changes, but more importantly, it brought to light the emotional obstacles any form of entertainment has to go through when trying to interpret a conflict that’s still being written.
So, what we have is an estranged bird that can’t fly, who was abandoned at birth by her mother, and is also physically unlike any other kiwi; it’s no wonder that Ivy is stubborn and believes that she can find her own way around without the help of others, including the gamer.
A major difference between traditional 2D platformers and Bit.Trip Runner is the way that the world is navigated. In Bit.Trip Runner, the level runs at you, forcing you to conform to the developers' definition of the right way to play the game.