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Online play is a jape! Single player lags behind Mr GT4...,
This review is from: Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox Classics) (Video Game)
I'm quite surprised. I've just got myself signed up on Xbox Live and am finding myself enjoying the PGR2 experience MORE than the Halo 2 experience. Its hilarious! Where Gran Turismo 4 is all seriousness and real world accuracy, PGR2 shines in its instant accessable arcade racing fun. Its an arcade racer but with a bit more substance than the likes of the Ridge Racer series. Now, to be fair, the one player game is a bit of a duffer when compared to GT4's 'do your cars up, learn all the courses, drive like a pro' all encompassing approach, but when it comes down to playing against real human opposition, this is the game to go for. Now, the one player game has merely been resigned to a means for unlocking new vehicles in my eyes.
I just can't get enough of occasions where without fail, everyone PELTS full speed into the barriers on the first corner in an eagerness to get that vital lead spot, accompanied by the sounds of people creasing up with laughter over the communicator. There is something more fulfilling about racing some real people than GT4s mindless drone cars. When was the last time that a car in GT4 weaved around in front of you, trying to stop you getting past? Smacked into your rear end to spin you out in front of the finishing line? Misjudge a corner and completely screw up? It just doesn't happen, the AI just can't compete with the human element.
Yes PGR2 has been out for donkeys years now, but I'm only just cottoning onto the Live experience with this game and its an absolute blast.