posted by CarnalSin (NORTH BERGEN, NJ) May 24, 2010
Member since May 2010
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
At first I was not sure if I should rent Split/Second because Blur was coming out soon and I did not want to play similar games, but I'm glad I changed my mind. It was a thrilling racer begin to end of the season career and the fun kept going because of its addicting online multiplayer and even awesome split screen action. Although the graphics are not the best I've seen in a racer, they are top notch for the arcade feel the game is aiming for. I love the variety of cars and the credits system to unlock them and it adds a great reason for re-playability although the game has tons of replay value as it is. If you are undecided like me, I recommend you give it a try and I promise you won't be disappointed.
posted by flyboy8498 (ELIZABETHTOWN, KY) Jul 7, 2010
Member since Aug 2009
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
I'm not sure what to make of this game. At times it's good, & at times it is frustrating. The graphics are beautiful & the game is fun to play (after a bit) but then the AI pounces lightening quick on the littlest mistake you make or you will never really have a car that is any better than the rest of the cars that you are racing against.
I will admit, I was ready to send this game back after 30 minutes of play. Then I set it aside & came back to it, to give it one more chance. After another hour of play it became fun, but frustrating at times & challenging throughout.
The game play is simple, along with the controls. You race against other racers & blow them to little bitty pieces through timed explosions throughout the course when they are in front of you and you are close enough (with enough "explosive power"). The AI is unforgiving, and will pounce at your tiniest mistake through the course though. Someone mentioned that you have to be nearly perfect through the race, and that is true to a fault. Also the cars you are given, they really never are better than any of the cars you're racing against. There's no real edge with any of them, except maybe it fits your style of racing a little more than one of the others (IE: You like to drift more through corners than power through them). The racing is fast & frantic. I lost (sometimes won) more races than I care to count by a split second (pun intended). This can be either good/bad depending on if you win or lose.
The graphics are top notch & are absolutely beautiful. When something blows up, it BLOWS UP. Disney didn't skimp in this department.
The music wore its welcome out quickly on my XBox. But that's remedied with your own music. If you can stand the music, it is... powerful & fits the racing.
The bottom line is if you like arcade style racing while blowing stuff up, this is rentable for you. If you think Forza is the only kind of racing, then stay away.
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
I had my doubts after seeing it was a Disney game. But Havok and a few others were involved. If you remember and like the old San Francisco Rush 2049 game, especially the battle mode that it had, you'll love this game. In fact, this was the most fun I have had with a racer since the old Rush series. The one thing that would have given this game a 10 IMO is if you got rocket launchers and stuff instead of just waiting to blow up buildings, etc. That doesn't take away from the game though. Really fun, will be enjoying it for a while, easy to pick up and play with good handling on the cars. Check it out!