why is carmen such a bad driver? why are they all?
posted by mugensposs (GREENSBORO, NC) Feb 20, 2009
Member since Jan 2007
ok, aside from the lack of normally-considered (a.k.a.: reasonable) instructions, annoying characters who lack the ability to behave like sober humans even in the midst of a mission, and no flexibility on how and when you get to go back to the safe house to upgrade before bigger challenges, the worst thing about this game is the forced saving times in autosave, which usually is a blessing for the average gamer. Turn it off, or you run a risk! They can begin at any moment after a mission is completed (or failed), regardless of when or when you don't want them to do so...just lost my profile after 10 hours of play because power cut off for a moment and corrupted my file. and what's the deal with the vinyls taking so long? this was a valiant effort, but ultimately, more frustrating than it's worth.
I can sum up my impression of it in 2 words: it sucks! I felt more like I was playing a rejected sequel to Hot Pursuit II than something that was presumably created AFTER the Underground series and Carbon. Even Most Wanted is infinitely better than this drivel. And as if the graphics quality and gameplay engine weren't abysmal enough, the idiots that mad this didn't give you ANY control over the default control settings, meaning that you CANNOT use the right stick for acceleration or braking, or for the speedbreaker. Furthermore, shifting is fixed on L1 and R1, with nitrous being fixed on R2 and handbrake fixed on L2. Basically this game is unplayable for me and a complete waste of time, much less money. If you want to actually enjoy being chased by cops, rent Carbon instead, or at least Most Wanted. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!