Summary: This is an OK racing game. Ultimately I probably shouldnt have bought it because the graphics arent that amazing. Gameplay is just fine, except the controls seem quite basic and the driving feels a bit too easy compared to other racing games. Overall an OK game.
Summary: I'm actually surprised they didn't continue this game. Very basic concept-race and survive to the finish. It's not super hype graphics or crazy nos involved, just driving and dodging basically. Admittedly, halfway through the career I did take a break since simply racing can get a bit repetitive. Sometimes a cop chase from trusty old NFS hits the spot a tad better.
Summary: Not grand graphics, they're good, but not grand. The cars aren't that nice. The races are somewhat boring, not very thrilling. I don't know why its called Split Second. I react so slowly when racing and I don't have any problem. The power-ups aren't that grand, the other cars can dodge them, which makes them so ineffective. They just drop stuff in front of the other cars, if your going to have power-ups, make them like missiles, boosts, shields, traps, etc.
Summary: My biggest gripe about this game is that the cars drive like semi-trucks on ice skates. What I mean is these cars absolutely do not turn yet the slightest nearby explosion or even a standard curve in the road is enough to send these cars sliding back and forth. Then you have the rest of the cars in your garage that slide upon any attempt at steering.
Summary: Split/Second is an average game at best, and throw in the fact that it uses Securom for online activation makes it very frustrating. Before you can even launch the title, you must activate online, but you must de-activate it online when you uninstall it, or else you will lose an activation. You are given 5 activation limits with the key. You lose one when you do not de-activate.
Summary: Cute game. I don't know if it's worth the price or the hassle of having to change my display configuration to play the game...
Pros: Silly fun for the casual arcade racer who enjoys mayhem... If you enjoyed the Speed Racer game on Wii, you'll probably like this.
Cons: Had to disable non-primary monitor(s) to change display resolution. Changing resolution with secondary display active results in black window. 1920x1200 worked fine when in single monitor configuration - but don't jump out and re-enable the other monitor - things get twitchy to where you can't even control the Task Manager to kill the game. (Power button, here I come!)
Frustrating display setup - doesn't play well with multiple monitors! (At first...)
Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 May 2010
Summary: I just received my pre-ordered copy of Split/Second today. I had a big problem with configuring the display options in the game. If you have a multi-monitor display setup, do yourself a favor and disable the extra monitors before starting the game for the first time. Get in, change the game resolution to match the native resolution of your monitor, and then exit the game. This should end up being a "set it and forget it situation".