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7 people found this helpful
on 4 May 2002
When reviewing this game my review is split up into two categories; Pro's and Con's... here goes:
-Pro's; somehow the boys at infogrammes managed to fit all of these amazingly detailed graphics onto one disc. Three of the four cities are brilliant; Miami, San Fransisco and New York. Apart from that. The roads are real, cops really do run you down, and the cars of driver really do shine in their surroundings.
Moving from in game to FMV's, the cut scenes here really do work. Somebody has spent a long time perfecting them, and they do add a lot of motion to an already brilliant game. Most notably the glistening sand and bluewater beaches of Miami do feast the eyes and the New York cut scenes capture perfectly what driver is about.
Onto sound. When playing driver you do get a "mono" feel to the in game effects, despite the stereo background music, you do get mono effects and it doesn't sound overly impressive with Pro Logic. But again what the in game lacks the FMV's make up for.
-Con's; when looking at driver there are only three things that stand out as being problems. One is the Los Angeles city gameplay, it seems rushed and doesn't reflect the high quality gaming of the other three cities. Two is the 90' turns. Every single turn in driver is a perfect corner, there's no bends, no hairpins and basically it does take a lot of depth out of the skill required to play the game. Three, therefore, is the fact that you cannot actually get out of your car during gameplay, which does make the cities a lot less explorable.
In summary, just buy this game! You'll love it despite it's three "pitfalls".