I loved the original driver, everything about it (bar the glitches!) was spot on, even the mini games were more fun than most other complete games. Driver 2 wasn't far off, but I felt it lacked the personality of the first. Driver 3 thankfully didn't kill the series, Driver 4 was good but.......if I'm honest I lost interest by then, Driver 1 was the trailblazer upon which the others tagged on to. Then I saw this game on offer........well, it would of been rude not to!
Initial impressions were it was a shame they hadn't got the 70s cars that were joy to drive, that the city seemed so.........staid, & that city was limited by red fogs that you shall not pass!
Played it bit more & pleased to say its a good un........
Driving around is fun, whatever vehicle you choose its feels authentic but exilerating- no Gran Turismo esque realism but, imo, the cars are much more carlike & fun than any GTA I've played- & this game feels like its got a nod to both the GTA series & the original Driver, the result being very playable.
I don't think its a secret that in this game Tanner is in a coma & he 'imagines' he's driving other cars OR he actually develops an ability to take over drivers bodies at will, as you choose to believe- either way you can change your car/vehicle at will to any you come upon via a birds eye view..........sound confusing? It isn't really, once you got your head on the idea of swooping its easy & useful. There are also garages to fix/buy cars if you prefer.
If you like driving around & taking missions when you choose to this game is well worth a go: if you want violence, to kill pedestrians etc there's nothing here for you (pedestrians never get run over in Driver in my experience!) b