My initial expectations was "oh great, another Driving style GTA rip off". I take that back now. The game is actually fairly unique in the sense of gameplay, and the graphics are pretty darn good. 140 licensed cars are a great thing in this game as well. The game it self starts out pretty easy and actually in my opinion gets rather challenging about half way through the game. It does a great job by training you to become better. Despite the later challenges in this game, I always felt like a bad azz. The story on the other hand, I can see where some gamers might dislike it. I think the story was pretty good, extremely far fetched and impossible, but pretty good. It really did make me want to play more and find out what happens next. I am sure that many people will say that the story is stupid and unrealistically, but... it's a video game. If you want realistic then watch the news. I did like the fact that you have ability's as well. The "shift" ability is the coolest thing I have seen in a driving game, and though you may say at first that this game will be too easy because of that, just you wait. There are dares and challenges in the game that you must play to unlock the story missions. Some of these will require you to be nearly perfect driving 200 miles and in first person mode. Oh and how about driving at least 150 miles per hour in on coming traffic for a minute straight! All in all I think this game is great for the casual gamers and hardcore alike. You do not have to beat all of the challenges to finish the game, but the challenge is there for those completionist as my self. Unfortunately since I got this through GameFly I could not review multiplayer because it requires an online passport similar to many newer games now, but I do recommend this game at least for a rent. If you really enjoy racing games and play them online a lot, then consider a buy. I hope this helps some cautious gamers out there. Thanks for reading my first review. -Slayer X 2000
posted by Dinosaucer (LAKE ELSINORE, CA) Sep 12, 2011
Member since Oct 2010
I rushed through the game to beat the story which was quite interesting at the end. It probably took about 4 to 6 hours. After watching the credits, there's not much to do. I drove around San Franciso for a couple more hours just to play around and listen to the different passengers. The voice acting, music, and sounds are great quality. But the graphics minus the cutscenes were disappointing and really should of been better even for an open world game like this. It is kind of like Test Drive Unlimited but with better graphics and an actual story. Definitely rent it before buying.