posted by burntice61 (APPLE VALLEY, CA) Sep 8, 2011
Member since Apr 2010
gamers (87%) found this review helpful
Driver has been around since the good ol' days of gaming back on the PS1 and back then it paved the way for driving/action games proving that hollywood style car chases can exist in a video game. Driv3r back on the PS2/Xbox didn't make history but it put great driving in a GTA style game. This game pits you in the role of the coma enduced cop Tanner and his awesome ability to Shift from one car to another, while the idea seems pretty out there, it makes more sense as the story moves on. The Shift mechanics are just epic, it can help you stop an escaping motorist or help you win a race among the various challenges in the game.
With that ill give you my verdict:
The good: -Driving Mechanics are top notch, while they don't belong in a Forza game they still feel realistic. -The Graphics are top notch, the game runs at a constant 60 frames per second which gives very smooth gameplay. -The Shift mechanic is very innovative, while still early, it can be an amazing feature in future games. -Multiplayer is flat-out amazing, the challenges are extremely fun and can be played online or split-screen!
The meh: -The story isn't a huge box office smash, but it is good enough to be a b list action movie, and its got some comedy in it which is always a plus. -A.I, in some challenges, A.I can be completely braindead, especially your teamates in a racing challenge or high speed chase. For example when you're in a chase with a partner, when you shift to that partner, the AI that take over your car while you leave will randomly slowdown and crash, it can be frustrating so keep up with both drivers so you don't have to rely on AI to back you up.
The BAD: Really isn't anything that terrible about this game, if i had a major gripe it would be the music, while im not a big Funk fan, i thought the lack of music variety sucked.
gamers (58%) found this review helpful
I give it a 5/10. Driving physics are really nice, graphics for the most part are good. However, the missions are the same thing over and over again; no surprises. Just hop in any car you want, spot a better car, and basically teleport yourself into the better car...chasing race cars, racing around the streets, and using other cars as roadblocks to slow the cops down gets old real fast. And don't even think for a minute that you can run over pedestrians, because they float right through your car without taking any damage. Oh, and the invisible wall barriers that keep you from driving through somebody's lawn sucks....good try for an old franchise but ya didn't quite make it
posted by racoonsurvivor (HIGH RIDGE, MO) Sep 17, 2011
Member since May 2011
gamers (48%) found this review helpful
I can not say much for this title, it is set up like an 80's driving movie then 20 minutes in you get the ability to astral project. Fun ensues and the action gets a little ridiculous. however 5 or 6 hours later it takes a turn for the convoluted and I could not wrap my head around the possibilities of why anything in this game ever could of happened. Now I am a fan of fiction and I love a good action game but when every car starts by spinning out and the story is in such bit choppy sections I have a hard time following. This game does have side missions for miles, almost as if to ask you to not pay any attention to the story and just enjoy a sandbox of driving fun. that being said it does quite a few things right just not enough to justify the package, rent this if you are out of other things, a great filler just not a great game.
Graphics 8/10 Sounds 8/10 Music 1/10 Gameplay 6/10 Controlls 4/10 Story 3/10