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Fast and Furious? Yes but.....
on 5 May 2002
I purchased this believing the hype (much like the hype of many of the launch titles) that this was a class racing game. The game play is fast, very fast. This can be a letdown if you are looking for a car game with depth. Basically you keep your finger all the way down on the acceleration trigger and dodge the other cars. That is it.
Don't get me wrong, for what it is it is very well made. But it is a port, not a conversion and so doesn't utilise the potential of the X-Box.
The graphics are improved, but when you go into multiplayer you can see a considerable degradation in quality. This is only one instance of the lack of care made in producing this game.
A further example is the game controller set up. This is limited to setting vibration on or off, ok not a big deal but it is just indicative of the lazy port on to a very fine machine.
This game could have been so much more. Sadly I feel we will see a lot more of these types of ports, companies only after a quick buck (as our cousins across the pond would say). Makes you wonder about Bill claiming that they will only allow high quality games to be published.
I give it three stars because it is a lot of fun, but has no real durability. Something for when your mates come round (half drunk at least), but be prepared for embaressment when they see the multiplayer graphics.
If you want to have a racing game with depth and longevity, try RalliSport Challenge. If you really do want this I would advise to wait for this one to hit the bargain bins.