gamers (80%) found this review helpful
I don't know what to think anymore. PGR3 was my favorite for a long time. But I beat Forza Motorsport 2 (took almost 200 hours), and I'm so used to the more realistic driving now, that the PGR series seems like a cartoon. Graphically hands down PGR4 is the best. Forza looks great, but it's not the same.
My biggest beef is probably minor to most, but it's the menu system in PGR4, it's not very intuitive and didn't make sense. I didn't have a real sense of progress. The worst part is you really don't get any choice what track you race, where as PGR3 you pick whatever car whatever track once it's been beaten. I also liked the music and locations better in PGR3.
Most people who like the PGR series will like this game because it adds the other elements (rain, snow, bikes), but they aren't very fun because it's not realistic, and rarely do you play in the sun anymore. I found the 'normal' difficulty setting more difficult than past games. Seems almost perfect (maybe a little too tough).
I found the non-street racing tasks to be annoying this go around, I'd rather just race which is nice about Forza. Neither game is perfect. A mix of the two would be awesome, but I don't know that we'll see that.
For people who want to have fun this is the game f
posted by MyTZuS (WOODSTOCK, GA) Oct 7, 2007
Member since Aug 2007
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
For people who want to have fun this is the game for them.
Those that want realism, its not here.
So far PGR2 is the best out of this whole series and PGR3 the worst.
PGR4 has very nice maps. It has game modes along with the cars and bikes. And, the game is set up so that you can play it, race in multi ways or play the game modes like Bulldog, any way you want..... not how the developers in other games dictate that you should.
The graphics are fantastic. The car selection is pretty good, lots of very nice cars. Using bikes in the game with cars adds a nice touch.
But, as with all of these type of games the actual driving is unrealistic. If you like arcade racers then you will enjoy this. If you love sim based games like me, don't bother with it. If the 'physics' were at least consistent it would be okay, but they are not.