posted by freakazoid_13 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) May 19, 2012
Member since May 2012
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I offer a shrug to this game. The tongue and cheek approach to the GTA style is amusing, but the joke wears thin very quickly in to the game, and you realize that aside from the running joke there's no substance. The story line is pretty nonexistent, the characters are shallow caricatures and don't inspire much compassion.
All in all, the game will probably be good fun if you're a big fan of formula car/gun GTA games and not looking for anything particularly ground breaking and don't care much for deep plots and good writing.
On the bright-side, the graphics are nice and the combat system isn't terrible. Driving controls aren't bad either, and I did really like the character customization system, which is pretty cool and unique for a game like this. I think I spent more time in the character customization than actually playing the game.
So yeah, I, an avid fan of RPG's, was not impressed by this title, but that's not to say you shouldn't rent it and try it for yourself and form your own opinion.
It is fun to blow stuff up and to customize your characters, but this SR didn't pull through like I thought it should. It could have gone a lot further than it did. The weapons customization was a nice addition, but there could have been more to it. Improvements to the graphics were nice. Everything else was a rehash of the 2nd game and didn't really give me the same pleasure. I was really looking to see some more creativity here, but someone let the ball drop. If you didn't play the previous 2, you will probably enjoy this more than if you did.
posted by bereeves72 (FORT WALTON BEACH, FL) Jan 12, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Love the game. So much to do you never can get bored. THQ did well adding a bunch of content.
I give this 9/10. I wanted to give it a 10 but felt that it needed a better mix of music (More 80s stuff for the older folks like me). Also the car and motocycle engine sounds do not match up with the amount of throttle that you apply.
Just cruising with the throttle in mid position the engine constantly revs and gears keep changing. I know this isn't a racing game but driving is a big part of SR3.