It had much more potential,
This review is from: Test Drive Unlimited 2 (PC) (Video Game)
It even had enormous potential, this game !
Graphics are great, sound is fantastic, map is huge.
BUT unfortunately : driving school is annoying, fun factor is a less then TDU 1 (boring jolt and "follow that very slow car"- assignments), what's with all those extremely annoying characters and voices in the game, and most important of all : driving dynamics can be extremely frustrating from time to time. The cars are constantly understeering and oversteering, even when it doesn't rain. It's like driving on ice all the time. The cars just wont turn, no matter how hard you try (or push the buttons) and it is almost impossible to correct any mistake you make. If you turn right or left, the car just goes straight on. And if you have to drive straight on, the car keeps slipping left, then right, then left again. Arrrgh... The driving dynamics are a real buzz-killer in this game.
If the driving dynamics would have been good, it would have been a five star game without any doubt.
The graphics in TDU1 are not as good, but it was a far better game (much more fun).
Conclusion : driving dynamics are so frustrating from time to time that I wanted to smash my keyboard, and I rewrote this review several times just after another frustrating part, giving it only 3 stars and wanting to give it even less than that. BUT, if you can keep your head cool and struggle through these annoying parts, there still is a lot of fun into it. Breathe in, breathe out, get over it, and then enjoy some of the great parts in this game. If you are easily frustrated, do NOT buy this game and keep your computer in once piece. If you are very zen, by all means, chances are that you will enjoy this otherwise great game !