Posted 10 July 2004 - 09:34 PM
It is on one hand, a masterpiece. The storyline is great (though a little hard to keep track of at moments) offering the chance to explore massive, variety packed cities in what ever mode of transport you like.
Coaches, 18 wheelers, bikes and tvr-ripp offs...you name them, they're here and ready to play. Even a forklift truck can be driven. A FORKLIFT TRUCK!
The carchases are amazing and the entire atmosphere is epic and cinematic, wahoo.
Unfortunatly, driv3r has a dark and twisted alter ego, one that wants nothing more than to upset and annoy you.
The game can proove to be absoloutly stupidly easy at times thanks to the frankly appalling AI - this has the worst computer intellegence I've ever seen on an xbox game...including fusion frenzy. Its laughable.
Watch ultra-realistic 3d characters with occasionally excellent animation jogging into a lampost, unable to chase you because you've walked around the object and they tried to walk through it.
Then, the game can become hard, trying to make up for the piss easy gameplay provided by the AI. Its bloody annoying when you're 3/4 of the way to finding a secret hideout and becoming da' man, when you accidently hit something as insignificant as a few rocks sticking out the ground which instantly stop you, rather than letting you role over them.
The game is fun as hell and is far more varied than any current xbox game, with indoor and lots of outdoor fun as well as massive missions and levels, brilliant graphics and fantastic lack of repetition. woot. If it wasn't for the AI this could have been game of the year.
As the AI does exist, its simply a very, very enjoyable game.
Posted 12 July 2004 - 06:14 AM
Enter Driver 3... What happened. Theres a lot wrong with this game
-) Popup - Pop-up on an xbox game?!? And this is seriously bad popup, cars appear out of no where.... driving along and then OH SHIT.... a lampost appeared.
-) Collision engine - Is it me or is everything indestructable, lamposts, postboxes, BUSHES.
-) GFX Errors - there are some shoddy errors, like textures dissappearing, underwater textures overlapping the bank textures (maybe i'll do some screenshots as an example).
-) GFX (full stop) - This is an xbox game, it should simply be better! The only decent looking things are the vehicles themselves... But we're way past the day when we had cardboard trees! The only way its .somewhat. excusable is because the maps are so damn big (something I do like)
-) Framerate - I had serious slow down in places particularly when there were multiple cars chasing me... and i'll note I was running in PAL60. But this might just be me
-) No Blood - You can't try to compete with GTA if you don't have any blood... a little splash would have been nice.
-) Better sound - Boring music (we'll in take a ride anyways) and SFX like the motorbikes are wrong. It sounds like a broken 50cc bike.
-) I had real trouble getting in and out of cars sometimes, he refused too... odd
I may have been a bit harsh, but this is a below average game. I'm dissapointed as a fan of the Driver series. A lot of people will still enjoy this game but I got bored. I admit I've barely touched the missions yet but I spent most of my time in all of the games doing Take a ride
I agree with you on the AI its very dissapointing. That and I had a pedestrian randomly fall out the sky and die
This game will appeal to some people, and I'm sure some of the missions are better as you go through but this game didn't cut it for me, so I stopped playing it.
Maybe worth a rent... but please, rent it first before you even think about buying it.
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Posted 02 November 2004 - 05:45 PM
And the running, jumping, and camera angles were just disgusting.
One positive .... the dude could swim... so hooray to them for that one.
Posted 04 February 2005 - 12:41 AM
The controls were horrible all around and incredibly bad in the shooting areas.
The computer was patheticly stupid as bad guys, who would stand still, and only raise their arm and shoot, hit then twice and they didn't move most of the time.
Trying to target someone with the control setup they had is a joke, and trying to hit someone while moving was more of a joke.
The game had so much to draw on and failed so miserably. I give it a 3/10
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