Reviews and Problems with Destruction Derby Arenas
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31 August 2004
Excerpt: If you're old enough to remember when the original Playstation was $299, then chances are you'll remember the original Destruction Derby. That game featured lousy graphics, a bad framerate, and poor controls, but being able to destroy cars and watch parts (usually about two polygons) fly off was...
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Excerpt: Genre: Arcade Driving Publisher: Gathering Developer: Studio 33 Release Date: April 1, 2004 Buy 'DESTRUCTION DERBY ARENAS': PlayStation 2 There was a time when Destruction Derby stood a distinctive cut above the smash-em-up competition.
Excerpt: One of the very first games that I ever played on the first Playstation was a game called Destruction Derby. It blew me away, I hadn’t played that many games at the time and the graphics were just stunning to me.
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Conclusion: The overall feeling I get with DDA is disappointment - with its unremarkable looks, vague handling and physics it seems a pale imitation of its more illustrious and better-advertised forebears, and as a PS2 online game it fails to excite or impress.
Pros: Ummm… you can smash cars up a bit? (with friends).
Cons: Not a good-looking game, and it has frame rate problems., A general lack of graphical polish., No feeling of impact., Low detail cars and not enough damage modelling., We don't like the tracks or the silly futuristic WWE-style setting.
Summary: Destruction Derby Arenas takes a drastic sidestep from the PSOne titles which built a solid fanbase; while fans may be disappointed, there’s still a fun game to be had. Unfortunately it’s lacking in depth and content, so is definitely worth a rent before purchase.
Conclusion: The demolition derby series isn't the newest on the block and the graphics on the PS2 version are starting to show this - In fact even the developers have been said to have gone for a more arcade-style feel with mad colours and bright scenery rather than making it look realistic.
Pros: Vicarious car-smashing fun
Cons: Ironically championship mode offers better progress than destruction