Driv3r, where to begin....
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.