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Pretty shiny garbage is still garbage.

posted by HippyVock (SEATTLE, WA) Aug 4, 2009

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Member since May 2006

14 out of 17 gamers (82%) found this review helpful

There are so many good things in this game that get completely overshadowed by a deluge of spotty action controls and worst of all the game will show you a fantastic enemy explosion in a cutscene format and when gameplay resumes it's a craps roll as to which direction your car is going. Half the time I found myself going 90 or even 180 degrees from my original direction, which always ensures you'll fail a timed event. Over and over and over. And over. No exaggeration, it took me 28 tries on the 2nd side mission to get the special arrow to turn from red to green (to "airjack" a car) and three people watching me, along with myself, could not figure out why it wouldn't work. I won't even bother telling you how awful the rubberband effect was with the vehicles. That was almost funny at times. Funny like you fell out of a tree and instead of breaking your neck you only broke your arm. It really hurts and is painful to look at, but it's still kind of funny.

I think this garbage is a result of game developers becoming to comfortable with their product and not encountering the problems us laymen do as we ain't that good. Either that or the Unreal engine only works for Cliffy B. and I wish others would stop using that pos, which is another topic altogether (don't believe me? look up the manual they provide and page thru the 300 or so pages of fatal errors). All in all, I'd skip this title unless you enjoy doing the exact same thing over and over for no good reason. It sure wasn't for fun. I like Vin and all, but wow, does this thing excrete a foulness underneath it's gloss that makes me want to vomit my lungs out.

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Above Average

Not great

posted by JoeVegas (LAS VEGAS, NV) Mar 29, 2009

Member since Nov 2007

28 out of 40 gamers (70%) found this review helpful

Hey ebook32 guy, if you think the game is a 7 to a 9, then why did you give it a 3????????????

Anyway! I played it for an hour straight, it's not bad but it's not great, the graphics are a 5, action is a 7, story is ok, good thing is that the missions follow up without having to navigate and find them on the map like GTA4, this is much easier and more straight forward, so you can just press "A" and get to the next mission, the other thing that is good is the car you're driving can take a lot before being out of commission, so you won't die easily...
Game overall is ok, but not great, worth a rental but that's about it.

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Don't bother!!!!

posted by mixinit (OCALA, FL) Jul 21, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

HORRIBLE, dumb, waste of time, just a few words that describe this game. It is a very bad imitation of GTA. As you flow through the game you will notice vans that can out run and out perform sports cars but only when YOU are trying to catch them. Sloppy graphics and just all around bad game play. It can be downright frustrating at times. This game is NOT on the level as saints row or GTA.

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