The game can be quite a strain on one's patience, however. There's no initial "walk-through", as there would be for a real production, so it takes several passes through to even get a grasp on what you're doing. Plus there's a reloading pause between each scene which can be grating. Still, there's tremendous satisfaction from mastering a scene.
Players may be disappointed in the quality of Stuntman's graphics--it seems only a half-step above Driver 2--but they'll love the handling of the vehicles and the interactivity of the environments. Nearly everything in the game can be moved or broken. The really versatile Stunt Constructor lets you play with all kinds of fun toys, such as jumps, loops and even cannons--lay them out in an arena and then drive the course. You have to unlock all but the most basic toys and vehicles by completing scenes, but it's a great way to blow off steam. --Porter B Hall
It creates an whole new genre of game, the ONE MORE TRY. One more go at completing the mission and the next thing you know, three hours have passed and your trying to do the next missions. The game is an excellent idea in a world where the sequel is king and originality counts for nothing. This gives originality a kick up the backside. Its more interactive than your usual game with the results of your stunts in the ACTUAL trailer for the film.
Now for the bad points
When I first played it, within a day I was on the 3rd film and there is only 6 in the game. From then on, the learning curve resembles Mount Everest with frustrating stunts and increasing accuracy levels to achieve. For kids the stunt creator would be a playground to destroy and smash cars and create the wildest stunts. But for me, 24 years of age, i paid no more than a passing interest to it.
I would seriously suggest renting this before buying to see if its the game for you. Its not everyone's cup of tea
The graphics are good enough, but not startling. It's likely that they're constrained by the ability to replay your stunts after every attempt. The replay option is not just good for showing off your talents, but it provides huge amusement when viewing horrendous crashes and freak accidents. Sound is average. The music is nothing special, but is decent enough not to grate after listening to it for the umpteenth time as you struggle to complete a scene. The control system is standard Driver fare, and once you're used to it it's pretty solid, if a tad oversensitive.
The trailers you get to see when you complete each film are a nice touch, and are amusing skits on the various genres of film used throughout the game. The "Toothless in Wapping" trailer, a send up of Lock Stock, is particularly fun, and all the trailers include excerpts from your stunts.
There are also 15 mini-games, testing your speed, precision and stunt ability, 10 of which are locked until you complete the Career Mode. A stunt arena is also included, allowing you to design and build your own stunts to try and replay, with cars, ramps and obstacles becoming unlocked depending on the accuracy with which you complete scenes in the Career Mode. This gives you an extra incentive to do well in the main game.
The Career Mode is the main feature of Stuntman, requiring you to guide a stunt driver through his career spanning 6 films, each of which involves completing 3 to 4 complex scenes incorporating several stunts. You will not be asked to merely do one jump. Instead, each scene, or "level", requires you to string together a series of manoeuvres and jumps within a strict time limit.Read more ›
Stuntman is amazingly annoying, People without any patience avoid this game like a rash!! Read more
1) It is a unique game, with a pretty cool plot
2) The action replays for each film are superb
3) It is challenging for the die-hard racer
4) It can... Read more