Reviews and Problems with Race Driver: Create & Race
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Race Driver: Create and Race Review
1 December 2011
Summary: This game is a great one. I got when I was little, desperate to use my birthday money before my parents maid me leave gamestop. I grabbed it, and was semi satisfied with my choice. The graphics were great, from what I can remember. Making your own tracks was pretty cool, and I liked the choice of switching between automatic and manual no matter what the car was. You can play with someone else of they don't have this game.
Summary: Fun, interesting racing game. Bad part for me: I can't yet get past first race and unlock other ones. The DS controls make it difficult to maneuver precisely and make the best time. But, if you're patient, the game will be fun and challenging w/out causing virtual road rage. Plus, it's neat that you can design your own tracks. You can even view yourself/others from different angles while driving, depending on which works best for you.
Summary: I like this game a lot. I have played a lot of racing games on the DS (Need for Speed: Pro Street and Carbon, Asphalt Urban GT 1 and 2, Mario Kart, Diddy Kong) and this is one of the best. The cars handle well, the graphics and engine noise are good, and the races are fun and a bit challenging. Compared to Need For Speed: Pro Street, which I also just got, I like this game is better. Definitely a good buy at only $20. I am very glad I bought it.
Summary: This is my first racing game for the DS and it is really good. The graphics are probably as good as it can get on the DS. The game play takes a little getting used to but after the learning curve, it is definitely fun. A really cool feature in this title is creating your own tracks. Go get this racing title for the DS!
Conclusion: It is such a shame that there is just as much wrong with this game than there is right. It has great realistic graphics, decent sound, and realistic (for the DS) gameplay. The handling of some of the vehicles is great. Designing your own tracks is also good fun, as is multiplayer. However, there are two BIG problems with the single-player game- Firslty, your opponent cars (and there are a lot of them) don't have any hesitation banging into your car if it is in the way of...
Conclusion: This game opens a wide door for racing games offering the type of realism usually seen on the main consoles. The online ranking & racing is excellent as it doesn't allow cheaters to be ranked and that allowed the real racers to show their stuff. It's also the only game that I've actually been ranked in the top 10 time trials for some of the racing circuits.