Reviews and Problems with Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
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Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
Game Over Online
28 September 2004
Excerpt: The appeal of the demolition derby has definitely waxed and waned in popularity over time. For instance, there’s something exhilarating about watching a car crash. However, that’s usually when the cars are new or decent looking. It takes a real fan to go to a track and watch hunks o’ junk slam into each other until only one is left standing.
Excerpt: Eve of Destruction’s primary plotline lies within the career mode, which casts the player as a novice driver living in the middle of nowhere in a trailer. Your recently deceased grandmother has left you her car in her will so you have a mode of transportation. You, on the other hand, have a different plan in mind: entering the Eve of Destruction demolition derby down the highway in another town.
Excerpt: There's the kind of automobile you park in a temperature-controlled garage, wash thoroughly every time a smudge shows up, and drive wearing lambskin gloves with your pinkies raised. Then there's the old beat-up kind sitting on cinder blocks in the backyard that you only use as spare bedroom when the missus throws you out for the night.
Excerpt: The destruction derby has always been racing’s odd country cousin. No corporate sponsorships, no national TV coverage, and no big-name drivers – just a bunch of good ol’ folks going down to the local track on a Saturday night to watch a bunch of guys who are a few hens short of a coop smash junk cars into each other.
Conclusion: Of course what it all comes down to in games like Test Drive is how they perform on the tracks. The driving in Eve of Destruction is one that I think had the potential to be great but with the lack of fine-tuning ended up just being average. To start with the game controls differently then most other driving games out there; therefore there will be a small learning curve for most everyone.