Conclusion: In 4x4 Evolution 2 , the negatives definitely outweigh the positives. While there are some promising features in the game, such as career mode and the customizations, the core gameplay is flawed. It's hard to suggest a game, much less talk about it, when it feels like it was rushed. The game suffers in the graphics and presentation departments and the sound doesn't help its case either.
Excerpt: While a far cry from the kind of graphics we've come to expect from modern racing games, the 3D engine used in 4x4 Evo 2 is pretty good. The scenery, especially trees and shrubs, is attractive, and since most of your surroundings are destructible, the environment feels fairly realistic. But driving through mud and water doesn't feel very convincing, and falling rain or leaves requires a good suspension of disbelief in order to appreciate them.
Excerpt: When the original 4x4 Evolution was released for the Dreamcast it was a refreshing change for off-roading games and earned the distinction of being the dirt-bound equivalent of Gran Turismo. It was then ported to the PlayStation 2 with limited upgrades, and unbeknownst to most, so began the downward spiral of the series.
Excerpt: The launch of the Xbox brought several titles along with it, and unfortunately for most of us, one of those titles is 4x4 Evolution 2 brought to us by GOD Games and Terminal Reality. I wasn't a big fan of the first one, and the same goes for this one. I don't even know why it's called 4x4 Evolution, half the vehicles in the game are only 2wd.
Conclusion: components of your truck, allowing you to keep up with the competition. Challenges boil down to being dropped in the middle of nowhere and given a task (e.g. find a certain object). The Challenge maps are wide open and friggin’ huge, which can make completing a Challenge like finding a needle in a haystack and about as much fun. But you’ll have to complete some of them to acquire cash. Your truck should have many upgrades before attempting any of the races.
Conclusion: Leider sind damit auch schon nahezu alle positiven Punkte abbgehandelt: Im Kern patzt 4x4 Evo 2, denn sowohl Wagenhandling als auch Gegner-KI können allenfalls als Negativbeispiel des Genres punkten. Hinzu kommen massive Grafik-Patzer bei der Anpassung der NTSC-Version (Dauerruckeln bei 50 Hz, vergleichbar mit F1 2002) - so etwas wollen wir nicht mehr sehen, denn der Xbox steht nicht umsonst ein serienmäßiger PAL 60-Modus zur Verfügung.
Conclusion: Trop bancal, Evo 2 ne possède pas d'éléments capables de déclencher l'envie de continuer : moteur graphique bon mais juste, inertie moyenne, jouabilité molle. Il reste bien le mode Missions, rafraîchissant, mais c'est peu.
Pros: Moteur 3D correct, Le mode Mission, Un mode Carrière pas si mal