THE GOOD: Car / Driving physics Deterministic car damage Cut-scene graphics
THE BAD: On-Foot missions Enemy AI Pop-Ups (still?!?!?!?)
SUMMARY: The missions where you actually drive were along the lines of what I was expecting. The driving physics were kept fairly consistent with the previous Driver titles, which is a good thing. The cut-scenes were excellent and the storyline was thorough, though not completely captivating. The female villian eye-candy was a nice touch to keep your attention.
But what in the world happened to driving? The on-foot missions were awful, and the number of them made it even worse! This is a driving game, it always has been, and it should have been left that way. I bought the game expecting another round of hard-core driving missions and got a BAD knockoff of GTA. If wanted to play GTA, I would have bought GTA. If Reflections wanted to produce a game to compete with GTA, they should have made a new game... don't slander a great title like Driver!
THE GOOD: Car models, car damage, high-speed chases, director mode is awesome
THE BAD: Lots and lots and lots of annoying glitches, character models are sub-par, game feels "unpolished"
SUMMARY: I've played the original "Driver" extensively, but I never got a chance to play Driver 2. However, I'm a huge fan of carchases and driving games, so I figured I'd enjoy Driv3r. What I ultimately found is that what could have been an absolutely stellar game was essentially muddled by really inexcuseable glitches, errors, and bugs which really cut into my enjoyment of the game.
The graphics are both good and bad. Car models are awesome, with incredible detail to the exterior of the cars, including light glinting off of bumpers. Car damage is extensive and detailed, going above and beyond anything I've ever seen in a game. Windshields shatter, doors rip off, hoods fly open, bumpers fall off, everything. It's amazing, and lends a lot to the game. However, other graphics are decidedly half-assed, such ...
THE BAD: Massive Slowdown, Terrible AI, Very Bad Popup
SUMMARY: This game should get a Zero, because as a southpaw gamer it is unplayable when the player leaves the car, but i will give it a one. The controls cannot be changed and in this day and age that is just not acceptable. The massive slowdown during the driving is very bad. The AI cops will drive off into the water when chasing you. Car explosions are very lame. Cop cars randomly blow up if they hit water. Cars 'die' after taking too much damage. If your on a Motorcycle you will get hurt the same amount if you fly off after hitting a light pole or just nick a wall. Cops will hunt you down and kill you if they seen you speed or run a red light, shure its a crime but not one that cops kill you for. This game is just very bad all around, but rent it and try it for yourself.
THE GOOD: good cutscenes,and overall good voice talent,and great car visuals as well as crashes.
THE BAD: generic plot,when walking the controls are awful,bad auto aim for guns and very poor gunfights.freeroaming environment not up to other games in its genre *cough*GrandTheftAuto*cough*
SUMMARY: After what seems like a century driv3r(how it is put on the merchandise)is finally here....but with not much to offer...but i will start with the good. the cutscenes are just plain beautiful. some of the best in awhile and the characters voices are done well with actual emotion behind them. But lets get to the point...driving is the name of the game(literally)and that is done nicely...the cars are detailed and the crashes are spectacular...though the police chases dont have the flare of the first two games did.<br> Now to the bad. The plot is recyclable. watch 3 action movies or so and you will see that repetive resemblance of renegade cop who doesnt play straight is overused. so why did the ma...
THE GOOD: Grahpics, gameplay, fmv, sound and music
THE BAD: glitches, boring missions at start of game
SUMMARY: My Review is as follows.......
My initial impression of the game was that it was a great game. The fact that I done TAR mode before Undercover was better as Undercover was pretty boring until it got to Nice.
Graphics The graphics are outstanding for a game that it platformatted to both PS2 and XBOX. The scenery vehicles look great and the water affects look really good. Some of the buidlings look a bit dodgey but for the amount of them I think it brings over the impression of a city very well.
Sound/SFX The music in the game relates well to the Driver series. The artist may not be well known (apart from a couple) but it doesnt mean that music is that bad. It proves to GTA that you dont need popular artists to have great music in a game. The sounds of the car door closing and other small sfx like this adds to the realism although where is the sound in first person mode??? O...
THE GOOD: Beautiful cutscene Driving controls Director's cut (not so important, i wonder why they added this) Online Enabled
THE BAD: Bugs and glitches Bad in and out of cars Hated the character's voice (My opinion) Poor customizeable soundtrack Shooting targets Storyline, not so involving.
SUMMARY: Driver 3 is a great game with lush graphics that rivals the GTA gaming franchise. The game offers a great driving experience with three different means of transportation at your disposal; Great cars to choose from and bikes to select. The game offers all that a good game has and certainly lives up to the hype as described.
The games minor setback in terms of providing a great experience falls shot when it comes to getting off and on cars, bikes and most especially boats. This is all too silly if you ask me. Handling the boats was fantastic and the view was great, but shooting from the boat and also, trying to get off the boat, becomes frustrating. This makes you want to destroy the game with fury. C...
It may seem some time ago, but I remember playing Driver 2 with great difficulty. I was young, inpatient, and just wanted to beat the game to gloat to my friend. Of course, I never did, but that didn't matter to me: I'd wasted enough of my life trying to beat it.
And now, we have Driv3r, obviously the third title int the series. There was much hype and a huge advertising campaign in the months leading up the release, and everyone was anticipating a fantastic game, something to be proud to buy.
Unfortunatly this was not the case.
Many of my friend bought the game as soon as they could looking forward to a great experience as the ads promised, but when I got my own copy and decided to 'Take a Ride' I had mixed feelings about the game.
Firstly, I'll just tell you about the game in general, then I'll move on to the different aspects of the game. So the initial opinions will be taken from the 'Take a Ride' game mode.
Take a Ride is just a free ride around a city of your choice (there are 3, a...