First off, half of the people who is belly aching, is griping over the fact of not being able to plot their own course in a race. Fuel excels on giving the gamer that freedom, to go which ever way you want to go. Just be sure you hit that check point..
Fuel is a awesome Racing game, and I hate Racing games. Specially the fancy street racing ones that have lame stories an flaky acting cut scenes, Fuel doesn't have that. What Fuel does have will remind you of Smuggler's run, but without the trafficking of illegal goods.
This Arcade-like Racing game is very easy to get use to and very fun to play. There isn't a story line. You customize your driver, and you try to be the best at every course/event of driving they throw at you. The events range from small circuit races, long check point races, too highway speed outs that all have a class of vehicle orientation. Bikes, Trucks, Buggies, muscle cars, street bikes, ATVs, ect., which that only sounds like other games like, Motorstorm; the difference is the World Fuel places you in. A very large map that has no boundaries. Giving you the option to stay on course, or find/make your own shortcut.
You wouldn't have enough fuel to explore the entire map of Fuel's world. The entire map can be driven threw, you can even drive threw the courses on your own without even starting the event. Being very detailed, Fuel's world is layed out with extensive trails, highways, off road course, and country side that gives you the option of taking your own path.
With the ability to short cut to main events, or adventuring in the country side finding tons of hidden events, vehicles, bonus Fuel(Fuel is the income that allows you to purchase stuff), Vista points, and a lot other stuff hiding in the Fuels open world. Fuel is a remarkable game.
CodeMasters has made a excellent game. The graphics are fresh, vast, vibrant, with great controls, and sound. Which also has a Co-op mode, to let you an a buddy, explore Fuel's vast World.
I've been playing Fuel for a few days and it's actually pretty good. I'm working my way to 100%. There are a large amount of different races to do in career and challenge mode. I never go to "free ride" mode, cause I don't like driving around aimlessly, but there is a lot of variety you can access immediately.
The difficulty level is deceptive. You can choose one of three difficulties for each race, beginner, expert, and legend. Beginner is very easy. Expert should be "standard," as it's not difficult to beat it the first time you try a race. Legend is moderately hard, and if you beat it you get credit (so named "fuel") for all 3 difficulties and 100% the race.
Overall, this game is pretty fun and is worth playing if you like driving games. I actually like it better than Motorstorm, which I thought was way too difficult than it needed to be.
posted by OneEyeRed (PALISADES PARK, NJ) Jun 13, 2009
Member since Oct 2007
gamers (64%) found this review helpful
What could have turned out to be one killer game is a laughable joke at best. I am unsure how CodeMaster could botch this up so bad. On one hand you have gorgeous scenery and endless driving capability. Heck, the game is supposed garner a Guinness world record for sheer volume of driving space.
However, you cannot change camera views (so ignorant), vehicle collision is an absolute joke. Either your bouncing off stuff or you think you crashed because your automatically reset. I had very high hopes for this game and was looking forward to it. Thanks Game Fly as always for being there to save me money. I really don't think anything is going to topple the MotorStorm series and both 1 and pacific Rift are still my all time favorite racing games to date.