Critic & User Reviews
posted by RichScarry (MISSOULA, MT) Jul 16, 2007
Member since Nov 2006
9 out of 13 gamers (69%) found this review helpful
The graphics on driver are smooth, and the fps are great. The detail level is also something this title has going for it. From the sparks flying off the trash cans you hit with your car, to the pretty tacky 70's themed cut scenes. The game's controls are pretty good as well. You drive entirely with the nunchuck, and you can use the motion controls of it to help you slide, and do maneuvers like 180s. And the rest is pretty much point and click shooting. The garage is also another key feature that stands out in this game. You can change the color, accessories, window tint, and performance of all your cars.
On the not so great end, Driver's difficulty can be hard, or extremely easy. Some missions seem like they were tacked on to add some time to the overall gameplay. And the controls when driving can be hard to get used to due to the fact it's easy to want to hold your nunchuck to the side causing the car to slide all over the place. Driving is also more realistic when compared to a game like Scarface or GTA. When you hit another car doing 80, it's a big impact and your car will spin out of control. When doing pretty difficult missions, this can get really annoying, but for those gamers looking for a big challenge, this might be right for you.
Definitely give this game a try. This is one I think the critics were trying to stack it up against a game like GTA, when in reality it's more like the original drivers. Driving is the key attraction in this game, and it does deliverer.
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 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.
Driver could be way better
posted by drewracer4 (LAGUNA HILLS, CA) Jan 16, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful
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.
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
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.
posted by bigboss15 (MIAMI, FL) Apr 22, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
posted by idnotimportant (SIDNEY, KY) Aug 21, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
It Is what it is..
posted by BackAlleyZombie (WHITE CLOUD, MI) Aug 12, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
This is NOT Grand Theft Auto - so why compare?
posted by T42N24T (WEST BRANCH, MI) Feb 5, 2011
Member since Dec 2010
The graphics are better than most I've seen, especially for being a Wii racing game.. unless you're hooked on Mario Kart. Overall, it's not as bad as what most people are making it out to be.
posted by shane0218 (GROTON, CT) Aug 6, 2008
Member since Jul 2008
just not worth it
posted by exavior66 (Allenwood, NJ) Jul 13, 2008
Member since Jun 2008
posted by lazy1uno (COVINGTON, WA) Jun 24, 2008
Member since May 2008
Cannot Drive with Wii Steering Wheel at all.
posted by Deadwood (CANOGA PARK, CA) Jun 22, 2008
Member since Jun 2008
A MUST RENT
posted by longview (LONGVIEW, TX) Feb 29, 2008
Member since Feb 2008
Could be A Lot Better
posted by JiMBO18 (TOPSFIELD, MA) Jan 15, 2008
Member since Nov 2007
posted by Scotto55 (READING, PA) Jan 10, 2008
Member since Dec 2007
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 Wasabii (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) Sep 5, 2007
Member since Apr 2007
it best yet
posted by dumbude (DES MOINES, IA) Jul 19, 2007
Member since Jan 2006
Timing of Release Could Have Sold More
posted by miko25 (LARGO, FL) Jul 5, 2007
Member since Nov 2004