Not a game made for the Wii Steering Wheels. That is a total shame. The makers of this game blew it bigtime because this is a great game for the Driver series. Almost as good as Driver 1 was for the Playstation. But if you want this game, I suggest, if you have a PS2 system, get it on that system instead of Wii. Wii has the same graphics but the controlers stink on this Wii version. You use the Nachuck for steering and other various buttons for other commands. This game is horrible on Wii. It would have been so much better, and a lot more fun of a game for Wii gamers, if they made this game for use with the Wii steering wheel. Really a shame because this game is awesome on PS2. I hope the original Driver game comes out on Wii for use with the Wii Steering Wheel someday. The orginal game to this day is the best of all the Driver games out there in my opinion. Especially if your a 70's movie car chase junky. Playing THE ORIGINAL 1st Driver game would be an awesome experience for Wii users, IF they made it for use with the Wii steering Wheel. This game was a huge dissapointment for me because I was looking forward to using the stering wheel and found out that is not possible.
I don't play games for the challenge. I just like to play for fun and like to use cheat codes. This game has a cheat menu and does accept cheat codes. I got one for invincibility and that takes up one of many slots. All the other cheats listed for this Wii version do not work. But there are empty slots. So what are these other cheats???? Nobody seems to know.
And the driving control really sucks. Using the nunchuck? I love the driving in Need For Speed ProStreet. Makes much more sense for the Wii than this game.
posted by drewracer4 (LAGUNA HILLS, CA) Jan 16, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
The controls are not customizable. You have to steer the car with the nunchuck joystick. Why would Ubisoft ignore the awesome accelerometer capabilities of the Wii remote and force you to steer with your thumb?
Movement on foot is especially frustrating. Panning the camera is done by pointing the Wii remote to the edge of the screen, and it is very hard to control what you want to look at while you are walking.
Also, the throttle is controlled from a nunchuck button, so its either full throttle or nothing. This is lame because at full throttle, the tires spin for a while before they grip. You cant feather it and give half throttle at all. Oh yea, cops don't like it when you do burnouts (which are impossible to avoid) so just driving anywhere near a cop causes them to chase after you. Lame.
Poorly thought out controls make this game no fun to play and if I had purchased it before playing, I'd promptly return it for a refund.