Excerpt: Project Gotham Racing is one of those Platinum Hits on the Xbox that I had to check out. I enjoy a good racing game, and other media outlets have fawned all over this game. One of the bragging points of Project Gotham Racing is the real radio station sounds found in the different cities. Players earn kudos from running races based upon their performance as they run their vehicle on different tracks.
Excerpt: Before we get started, Ive got a confession to make: Ive never been a fan of racing games. Sure, I can admire the artistry and attention to detail in a game like Gran Turismo 3 , or the thrill of driving exotic cars that Id never get to experience in real life, but ultimately, all racing games are sort of the same. Pick a car, drive a circuit, try to beat your best time or win races to unlock more tracks and cars—lather, rinse, repeat.
Conclusion: Not as good as the stunning RalliSport Challenge, although PGR provides hours of thrilling gameplay, and slick presentation mixed with realistic scenery makes driving around PGR's four lifelike cities a real pleasure - if you can put up with the difficulty.
Excerpt: At the launch of Xbox, Bizarre Creations and Microsoft Game Studio released a game by the name of Project Gotham Racing. People looked at this game and did not know what to expect. Would it compete with PS2's Gran Turismo, read on and you will find out.
Excerpt: While I enjoy playing driving games at the arcade as much as the next guy, I generally do not like them for the console. Probably the main reason is because I stink at them, and the only reason I did as good as I did on Project Gotham Racing was because the nice people at Radica were kind enough to send me their Gamester Pro Racer Wheel, which pretty much saved this game for me.
Excerpt: Project Gotham Racing is fast. Project Gotham Racing is furious. Personally, I believe Project Gotham Racing is the best racing game of it's kind. Some would argue Gran Turismo 3 is the better of the two, but I don't think GT3 quite gets over the same bar that Project Gotham does.
Conclusion: 360ing, two-wheel driving, deftly maneuvering through cone-filled routes and overtaking any cars in front of you en route to the finish line. The control scheme of PGR is well-devised in regards to the XBox controller's layout, which is important because learning to drive through the game's multitude of roadways while at the same time collecting enough kudos to move on to the next challenge takes quite a bit of getting used to.
Excerpt: Project Gotham Racing seems to
be the first legitimate racing game released for the newest, hottest console on the
market, but what makes this title any different? The typical racing game ends up
falling into the same rut of all other racing games...but what about PGR?
Better than the rest?
Project Gotham is a title that does deserve its fair share of attention.