Excellent single player mode, poor split screen mode
24 December 2012
Summary: The single player mode has excellent graphics and comparing it to Blur, another combat racing game of the same generation, this is ways ahead. However, the split screen mode on the Xbox 360 version down scales the resolution to such an extent that it looks like a PS2 era game. Split screen gaming with my brother was my primary motive of buying this game and I'm disappointed.
Summary: Despite talks of "explosive" gameplay, this game is actually pretty boring. The thing about most racing games is that while in a race, there are "OMAHGOD OMAHGOD IMMA CRASH OMG I MADE IT WOO! OMG GOTTA TURN QUICK! NOOOOO MISSED THE SHORTCUT, OH CUT THROUGH HERE YES YES I MADE IT OMG A WALL DONT CRASH OMG" moments throughout the game. Awesome graphics and sound of explosions can't replicate that feel, and that is why is boring.
Summary: I enjoyed this game, it was worth the money I spent on it... but I'd have no problem returning it as it's not something that needs to stay in my collection after I've gotten my jollies out of it. The racing is fun, but the Cars are a bit too similar, and the game isn't too terribly deep... but it's fun, and graphically impressive at times. Not a bad game to rent or pick up for cheap for a bored week or weekend really.
Summary: This game is not the best arcade racer out there but it does require skill. It tries to have a storyline but it fails. The graphics are decent until you get to the cutscenes that is. And the sound is very realistic either. The car selection also is tereble. Every time you crash it takes a long time to load you back in the game which, to me, is very frustrating. The drifting is also extremely bad.