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GF Rating
5.8

439 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
3

Bad

Frustrating Controls Ruin this

posted by DocWMB (NEWBERG, OR) Feb 21, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

6 out of 9 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

The obscenities eminating from the poor bystanders I was mowing down were nothing compared to those coming from my mouth as I tried to complete even the simplest tasks at the beginning of this game. After spending about 4 hours and noting only marginal improvement in my driving ability, we put the game back in the mail.

The Nunchuck control is used for driving, with the Z button for accelerate (if not down you decelerate) and the C button for brakes or reverse. The Joystick is used to steer, and the motion control/tilt sensor is used for "handbrake turns." The problem is that while trying to steer with the joystick, any tilt or motion of the Nunchuck at all will send you careening into a spin, from which it is difficult to recover without coming to a complete stop.

While walking, the main remote pans up/down/right/left and the joystick on the Nunchuck moves you in the direction pushed on whatever screen you've panned to, so you can turn using either controller, but coordinating them is difficult. I'd rather be able to look right or left, and have to steer in that direction with the Nunchuck.

I play games to unwind and relax. The controls on this one were so frustrating, that relaxation was impossible.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Don't Bother

posted by Wasabii (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) Sep 5, 2007

Member since Apr 2007

If you are looking for a grand theft auto style game and have played scarface then this game is not for you.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

good and bad but mostly bad :7(

posted by darthvader (KEMPNER, TX) Jun 27, 2007

Member since Nov 2006

6 out of 21 gamers (29%) found this review helpful

I rented this game hoping to find the new sequel to the driver series a awesome and great game, but I found this game.
Good points: cool cars, awesome graphics during cinemas, and a great storyline
Bad points: can't get cool cars, terrible graphics during the game, occasionally freezes between each mission.

I do not recommend this game to those seeking a good one. And those who are seeking a good game, go back to Driver 3.

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