posted by garrett51 (SPRING GROVE, PA) Jun 18, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game is awesome! Being able to freely drive around Hawaii in a cool car or bike from well known companies is relaxing, while being able to street race is even cooler! The only reasons I rat this as a 8 is because you can't completely customize your ride, there isn't any decals or vinyls you can use. The second reason is that there is no Porsches in this game.Other than that, rock on test drive!!
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
If your into just raceing 100% of the time im not gonna lie to you, you will not like this game. Now if your like me and you wanna go cruisin with some friends this game excelles. The online cruising is fantastic. Its fun to see 5 black cars traveling down the hawaiin coastline or drivin around the race track. The cars are amazing theres lots and they just keep adding more(the newest one was a lexus pack that was kinda lame) but most of them are great. The racing isnt bad its just not comparable to what forza 2 is gonna be. The challanges range from transporting cars (you drive the car to a destination) to transporting models. overall this game is worth buying. i give it a 10 out of 10 on freedom but a 8 out 10 on racing.
Great Game, People aren't giving it enough time...
posted by PwioReview (BEVERLY, MA) Sep 13, 2006
Member since Mar 2006
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
The first time I grabbed the wheel (okay, controller), my first thought was "physics." I wasn't quite sure if I liked them or not. I find video driving physics in general, for the most part (ie, Full Auto.. which was just terrible), to be in the eye of the beholder. These are great. Similar to a Gran Turismo (with a little extra responsiveness) or a Need for Speed (with a little less arcade assistance). Somewhere in the middle. After playing the game for a few hours and getting used to how everything works.. you will love this game. Another issue some people have been complaining about is the fact that you spend a lot of time "driving" to destinations and not necessarily "racing." Like I said, this game takes some time to get into. But it is completely worth it. The graphics are an 11. They're amazing. The overall size of the environment is awesome. Very realistic in terms of simulation driving senarios and speed of the vehicles... when it says you're going 125mph.. it actually feels like you're going 125mph. Another feature that I've been waiting and waiting for (ever since NFS put it into "Hot Pursuit", either 1 or 2, but only in a single one-time race) is the "driver seat" camera view. This is one of the best, and most realistic features of the game. It puts you, literally, into the driver seat of whatever car you're driving, making the experience unlike any other driving game out there.
So, 1. get this game.. 2. give it some time to get rolling.. 3. you will love it.