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When I first saw an ad for this game I thought it had promise, and it did. But after actually getting my hands on a copy this past weekend it really didn't live up to the expectations, or even really that close.
First things to mention are the controls, or lack thereof. Controlling your car at times is impossible and any wrong bump can send your driver flying through the windshield. Second thing to harp on is the lack of fun minigames, they're all there -- but you gotta unlock 75% of them first. This involves tedious races of weird AI and no cutting through on the tracks.
Do you like jumping hills?!?!? Too bad! It looks like you can, but once you hit the incline your guy catapults through the windshield like he hit a brickwall, not fun.
This game is a Friday night drunk tester, have a good laugh on the high jump and figure eight bonus track and then send it packin'.
4.2 Presentation Horrible music, no storyline, no personality to any races...really needs a major overhaul.
8.5 Graphics Decent looking grahics with great framerate and easy on the eye.
7.7 Sound The crashes are nice, but the music is distracting and seriously bad.
3.1 Gameplay Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..- ..crash through windshield, repeat.
3.0 Lasting Appeal Not much redeeming value on this one. Rent first and see for yourself.
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flatout is a ok game when u frist play it it fun then after a while u get bored and if u crash the compter car cacth up then u cant pass them at all even the was at last u cant pass the crashes are pretty real i suggest u rent it rather then buy it
This game could have been better. The graphics are pretty sweet. But all the cars in the game look like, well BAD . This game took a matter of hours to beat and after that it gets really boring. I hope the second one is better. This game is for renting not buying.
I thought this game would be fun. It's not. The cars are next to impossible to control, the music is God Awful (and no custom soundtrack support), none of the minigames are fun or even playable, it just plain sucks. I even cheated and got the best car in the game, and still couldn't drive worth anything. Also I was playing a destruction derby (terrible) and the last car magically vanished off the map and the radar didn't even work. POS game.
I was not impressed with this game by the slightest. Yeah I know you can fly out of your car and the guy looks pretty cool but overall the game was just not that fun. I probably put about 2 hours and no more into this game. I unlokced the special games and played al ittle bit of them and didn't really care for them. A few of them were alright but like I said in the beginning I just wasn't impressed, I guess I was expecting more than the game provided. I saw the game previewed on T.V. and I saw advertisements for them game also, I thought it was going to be alot more than it was.
I'll be honest, I made a mistake in purchasing this game without having played it first. It looked so cool and like it would be a blast and it is- for the first ten minutes. Then you realize many, many mistakes in the game: first is that the cars handle horribly, even after all of the upgrades you can buy for it, and on the tracks that have hairpin turns and many obstacles, this tends to get extremely frustrating. Second is that the cars look horrible. I mean really, who wants to drive a car this beat-up and just plain ugly? Third is the repetitiveness of the tracks. You'll feel like your racing on the same track over and over and over again. The only saving grace of the game and reason it got an average score was the hilarous rag-doll physics and the insane mini-games. Those could be played for hours. The only problem is that the minigames are locked until you play through part of the dismal racing mode. My advice- skip over it unless you can endure a few hours of pain to unlock hours of fun.