Excerpt: Brilliant graphics greet you in this sequel to Full Auto , a game that seems very much like Burnout meets Twisted Metal . The vehicles are various flavors of cars and trucks, but the high amount of destruction possible in this game pretty much guaranteed that the cars would not be licensed; car manufacturers typically frown on depictions of their vehicles being smashed up and blown into little bits. Pity, that.
Excerpt: The original Full Auto was released last February on the Xbox 360, and despite its great concept it unfortunately didn't live up to the expectations. Blending fast-paced arcade racing with some serious explosives seems like a recipe for success, but the 360 version suffered from poor frame rates and a clunky control scheme.
Excerpt: I'm pissed. The anger is flowing from a couple different sources, but right now it's coming from the fact that writing this review has made me realize how damned a great game. All the ingredients are here -- though lopsided amounts -- but they never come together in a way that makes for a good time.
Excerpt: was released earlier this year for Xbox 360, I went ahead and bought it. The demo was short but a lot of fun and I had heard the frame rate issues with the demo were solved. Unfortunately, I found the full game to be pretty disappointing since all I could do was race around on tracks similar to what was in the demo, and the frame rate seemed to be even worse.
Excerpt: Not bad of a game to add to the collection. It does have its quirks here and there, but it has little impact on gameplay itself. Even the story mode is weak, but we suspect that most won’t even care when you start to get into the thick of things. You’ll be more interested in trying to meet objectives and blowing things up than trying to win a city back. Beside by the end of it you would have flattened half the city anyway!!
Pros: The mix of both racing and all out combat works well. Tie that in with the destructible environment and you have a recipe for some great crashes and explosions.
Cons: Occasionally, if you crash into boundaries, you get caught in-between. Story mode could have done with a bit of work considering the career mode is built around this.