gamers (83%) found this review helpful
After playing the first Juiced I was hesitant to play or even purchase Juiced 2... However I went ahead and bought it because the graphics looked good and I was ready for a change after months of playing Forza 2. Although I love Forza 2 for the great simulation/modding/livery editor/online playing, it was fun to jup into another street racer game that you don't need to spend hours tuning your car to win. The graphics are awesome, the number of cars is good, and the licensed aftermarket mods are a nice addition to this type of arcade racer.
Give this game a couple hours of playing and I bet it will draw you in to the end.
gamers (68%) found this review helpful
Save time and don't even read the rest of my review - this game blows. Every other street racing game on the 360 is better than Juiced 2, so I'd only suggest this to achievement junkies or weird people that like racers but don't like any of the other options available.
Oddly, this game actually has two separate control sets depending on whether you're a racer or a drifter - and both of them feel wrong. It's hard to drive in a straight line. The racing style makes you turn sharply with even the tiniest nudge of the analog stick, while the drift style makes you feel like you're hydroplaning the whole time. You kind of get used to it after a while, and the game is actually playable, but it's not intuitive and EXTREMELY lacking in the fun department while you're just trying to steer a stupid car.
There's an upgrade system in Juiced that is also lacking compared to other racers. You need to complete certain tasks to unlock the higher level upgrades, and it's never much more expensive than the first level upgrade. So that begs the question - why would you ever buy anything other than the best upgrade? On top of that, if you uninstall an upgrade in order to qualify for a certain race, you actually have to RE-PURCHASE the upgrade again - you can't just reinstall it. This is something that is just beyond retårded.
Again, the bottom line is that any other street racing game available on the 360 is a better choice than Juiced 2. I don't really know how else to say it or how many times I need to say the same thing, but it's the truth. I'm not going to say that I had absolutely no fun at all because I did at times, but it was too few and far between. Need For Speed Most Wanted was a launch title for the 360 (it came out 2 years ago) and is a far superior game. That should give you some idea as to the quality of this title.
posted by upsetgamer (PLAINVILLE, KS) May 15, 2008
Member since Mar 2004
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
This is yet another game ruined by Idiot Programers that dont have the Intelligence a rock has There is absolutly nothing about this so called game that could called GOOD but everything about this game can be called Horrible because thats what this game is. Why is it that ever racing game they make has the AI Drivers not know how to race they only know how to run into the Playes car which messes the Player up but does not affect the AI cars at all? I can answer that one it is the Moronic stupid Ignorant Idiots that they have Programing the Games. They should never have been allowed to work in this business there hasent been a GOOD game programed for many years because the Programers they have now think they know abotu things but they dont Most of them dont have the Sense to come inside out of the rain