Top positive review
17 people found this helpful
on 10 March 2006
This game is truly amazin and is right up there as a contender for best launch title!
Graphics: These really are excellent, the cars look great and there is virtually no pop-up scenery. The drift animations are really smooth too
Sound: There are some very good tracks on the soundtrack (not any real ones) but some are just very annoying. Especially the track that plays when you race against pac-man.
Gameplay: This is the most important thing in any game and I am pleased to report that it is excellent here. It is easy just to pick up and play but recquires real skill to master. Drifts can be pulled off with ease and the new nitrous system means there is a decent reward for going round a corner at 180mph sideways apart from satisfaction! The gameplay is deceptively simple but soon you realise its a deep as hell. Which is great.
Learning Curve: As i said it takes about 5 mins to learn the basics and first of all the early tours are really easy but as soon as you advance to theh pro tour (especially the special 1 on 1 duels) it can become rock hard.
Originality: Its not really original (go round a track as fast as possible, preferably sideways) but it is nice that they have added a nitrous system in (just like every driving game ever).
Lifespan: It does have a very good lifespan and will take you many hours to complete. A nice thing is that you can leave a world tour halfway through and come back to it later which is also handy in many situations. You will also keep coming back to unlock the hyper-cars in this game to (including a cars powered by a gas turbine jet engine and a fan powered car driven by pac-man!).