ToCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: The racing game fan’s library is incomplete without ToCA Race Driver 2. It gives players an unparalleled driving simulation, an abundance of real-life courses and vehicles, a myriad of racing types, an amazing physics engine, the most realistic damage in a racing game to date, and it also supports Xbox Live. There really isn’t anything not to like about ToCA 2.
Excerpt: First things first: this is not a Psi-Ops ripoff. I've seen that opinion promulgated on several boards, and it's pretty much entirely false. Psi-Ops is a straight-up third-person shooter based around a combination of action and sadism; Second Sight is a third-person game that's made up of equal parts adventure, shooter, stealth, and psychological drama.
Summary: Second Sight is one of the most interesting and engrossing games I've played this year and is by far the game which has used psychic abilities most efficiently from the varied games featuring such abilities and is a much better alternative to the more action-based Psi-Ops. It does have some minor flaws such as being a little too easy, not particularly long and it doesn't have a great deal of replayability but you'll find it hard to find a similar game that offers such an...
Excerpt: Bringing a new dimension to stealth action games, Second Sight gives players control of a character endowed with incredible psychic abilities. The game offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramatic gunplay, psychic powers or a combination of all three. The ability to psychically influence characters and remotely manipulate objects and individuals provides for a totally fresh gameplay dynamic.
Conclusion: If ever there was a game to hammer home the message that persistence pays off, it's Second Sight. Although not without its faults, which will unfortunately turn some gamers away too early, the rest of us who stick with Free Radical Design's latest will be rewarded with not only a hugely enjoyable experience but one of the best narratives in a game, ever.
Excerpt: It seems like a fundamental rule of thumb in video games: coma = amnesia and psychic powers. Few games execute the mystery and atmosphere of such creepy going-ons, though, as well as Free Radical's budget title Second Sight. It's atmospheric and story driven, and worth your money if you're looking for a game that will keep your interest. Read the full review to find out the details.
Excerpt: Second Sight is the new game from Free Radical Design. You know them best for their TimeSplitters series. This year two developers have decided to make titles that incorporate psychic powers. Earlier in the year Midway released the popular Psi-Ops and now we have Second Sight.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The introduction of Psychic powers affords new methods of puzzle solving that whilst not particularly innovative, still offers the player a whole new gaming experience. Add to this a competent and fully functional combat system and a storyline to rival Half Life's in terms of quality and complexity, and you can't help but admire the significance of the work done by Free Radical.
Excerpt: I've seen that opinion promulgated on several boards, and it's pretty much entirely false. Psi-Ops is a straight-up third-person shooter based around a combination of action and sadism; Second Sight is a third-person game that's made up of equal parts adventure, shooter, stealth, and psychological drama. About the only things that the two games have in common are a protagonist with psionic powers and the ability to throw random enemies off of very tall buildings.