posted by Iambanana (WEST MONROE, LA) Jun 24, 2006
Member since Apr 2005
Okay, Driv3r was awful. That's all there was to it. The storyline was awful, and shooting was awful, it was just awful awful. Awful. This one's a major improvement, though it tries to hard to rip off GTA when it should be blazing its own trail. The storyline is at least followable this time, though it's still predictable and trite. The driving has been much improved and really feels quite good (As it should be, the game's called Driver!) Even better than GTA's simple engine, in my opinion. Unfortunately, GTA has this game beat hands down when it comes to walking around. Your character can't even jump!
In future Drivers, I think that the missions where you have to run around and shoot people should be removed entirely, or at least cut waaaay down. Or they should rename the game "Driver and sometimes Shooter." Be honest here, Atari! They're utterly unenjoyable in my opinion. How bad are they? The developers scatter healthpacks IN EVERY ROOM because it's just impossible to avoid being shot. It doesn't matter how good you are, there's no way to take cover and shoot at the same time.
The sum it up, it's a good game, but I wish it wouldn't do so much to ensure it would be compared to GTA. The side missions are complete GTA, and so are the collectible Hidden Packa... I mean, stars. If you like GTA style games, pick it up for a rental. You'll probably enjoy yourself.
posted by kratos305 (CULVER CITY, CA) Jun 17, 2006
Member since Oct 2005
there is a better game out there. Its called GTA this game is exactly like GTA. so to sum up: don't play DPL, play GTA. if you need to know something good about DPL than there is one thing. its slightly better than Driv3r.
I am a big driver3 fan so this game was the first on my list. when I got it I was astounded by how bad it was. the graphics are horrible the missions are way to easy and the cars and guns stink. so unless you have played this game before I would have to advise you not to rent it.