posted by tracerdown (MIDDLETOWN, DE) Apr 13, 2011
Member since Nov 2006
Let me start by saying that this is a decent game, not great by any stretch but if you like exploring, unlocking, and collecting from a car this is the game for you, except for one HUGE thing. You cannot mute other players voice chat, so you will hear people swearing, little kids screaming about nothing, and people who think that they are professional singers just wailing away. If you like talking to people then by all means try this game out, but if you are like me and play games to get some peace away from others give this one a pass.
posted by taco325i (ELLICOTT CITY, MD) Apr 12, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
Lack of realism = HULK MAD -The cars handle like shopping carts. It doesn't matter how well you drive because you're going to spin your car out and crash. The cars drive the same, and steering is neckbreak jerky. -AI is a pain. AI catch-up is unrealistic and just makes you angry, because your good driving is rewarded by AI zooming past you even though you saw him crash a few laps back.
Bad Acting + Unskippable Scenes = HULK SMASH The voice acting is REALLY REALLY terrible and repetitive. I want to punch the chick doing the talking.
Limited Access to cars: There are lots of fun cars to drive, but you can't drive 'em. Why? Because you have to build up a certain amount of points to unlock them. You have to accumulate points by doing menial stupid krap like explore the island and take photographs. seriously.
Upgrading cars: Again you have to do stupid things to have the requisite points to unlock upgrades. And now i'm not expecting this game to be ultra real like GT5. But when I upgrade a car, I want to work with real numbers, like 250hp->300hp instead of "Acceleration: 85" -> Acceleration: 87". I mean, what kind of krap is that??? I don't go into a car dealership and say "Hey, I'm looking for a car that's got like 76 acceleration and 85 top speed, and maybe if I can afford it, 65 handling". That is so so so stupid. So stupid.