gamers (70%) found this review helpful
The demo kind of left me wanting more and was looking forward to receiving the envelope for this game. It places you in a mini-tutorial to teach you about the power plays, as well as the course changers and why they're important.
My personal opinion on this game is GREAT! It has that Burnout-esque feel to it, except there's a lot more satisfaction and build up when you throw a massive skyscraper on top of your opponents to take the lead and win the race.
Definitely check this game out! It's worth the rent, possibly a purchase by me. :)
gamers (58%) found this review helpful
I'm not going to compare this game with Blur since they are very different, just putting that out there first...
Split Second is a nice looking piece of software that wows in the beginning but soon dulls your senses and fun when you realize it's simply a matter of being in the right place at the right time. That's it. No twitchy timing, no special moves to perform, just be in the right place at the right time and hit the A button. That's it.
You're put into a race and you gain power, power that will enable you to perform "power plays" which are basically attacks on other players. You can only attack players in front of you, and you have nothing reliable to defend yourself with. If another player decides to hit a power play with you right in the middle of it, no way are you defending against it.
You gain power by drafting, jumping, and drifting. It takes a painfully long time to gain power, and between that and the cars handling like tanks on ice, the driving experience in general is very disappointing.
The good stuff:
1) Nice visuals and effects. 2) There are a few "WOW!" moments. 3) Online multiplayer, while shallow, is decent. 4) A few fun modes of play, like dodging attacks from a helicopter.
The bad stuff:
1) Get's old VERY fast. 2) Car selection is meh. 3) Car handling is meh. 4) Sling-shot AI (meaning at anytime, no matter how far behind they are, they will catch up) 5) No skill needed for power plays. 6) Not a lot of replay value, gets boring quick.
I would recommend a rent, but simply cannot recommend a buy.