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I had pretty high hopes for this game. Graphics looked damn sweet and, the car chases, with those realistic physics, were right up my alley.

 

Then, as the latest builds were coming in, I've been reading that it's average or, not quite what was expected.

 

Well...guys on TeamXbox forums are all giving it a so-so rating. I haven't read one single early review, yet, that said it was definitely worth getting.

 

Any of you guys pick this up yet? What do you think? There's no way I'm buying this at this point. It's moved to rental territory for me. If it's a fun rental, I'll buy it.

 

Seems kinda sad, really. After all these years in developement, (3,right?) it turns out to be just a standard car game.

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I certainly wasn't expecting much out of this game. I know the graphics are nice and the crashes and damage model is good. Other than that I see problems with the gameplay (repetitive) and the on foot portion I'm almost certain will suck (just as with the GTA games).

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ther than that I see problems with the gameplay (repetitive)

 

How can you tell a game suffers from repetitive play before you've even played it?

It's one thing to diss the graphics from a screen shot but another entirely to make a judgement call on something you can't possibly know squat about.

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Originally posted by iCamp

How can you tell a game suffers from repetitive play before you've even played it?

It's one thing to diss the graphics from a screen shot but another entirely to make a judgement call on something you can't possibly know squat about.

 

 

I was speculating based on previous games in the series. I guess I should have had a question mark at the end of the word repetitive. :)

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-I'm way too tired at this point to start it, but there is definately material here for a spinoff thread something along the lines of,

"What the F#@* happened to (fill in the blank) game?

 

-I vividly remember a good amount of positive (see hopeful,.. I guess) press for the potential of Driver 3. Somewhere in, oh say the last 5 or 6 months this Driver game took a serious detour into a bad section of town and got mugged. I'm sure there are a good number of other titles whose potential vanished so quickly it left you perplexed?

 

-One title that comes to mind, albiet a more slow and painful demise, is Duke Nuke'em Forever. If they released a mediocre version of DNF years ago they would have still sold a ton of copies of that game,... but it's here-to-fore, just another piece od vaporware, whose lost potential is really perplexing.

 

-Crap, I didn't think I had it in me,... I just created an intro to a spinoff thread. Does anyone wany to spin it off for me, I'm going to bed now. Good night all!

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Well, I've done a fair bit more reading and its not looking that good. Pop-up, variable framerate and handling are the three main complaints. Mind you, at least the first two and possibly all three would be fixed with the PC release.

 

This is getting a massive drubbing in some places, though, so I'm going to wait a month or two for the ineviatable price reductions. Uploading 'director mode' movies to XBox Live is too tempting to pass this by totally.

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I got the game yesterday and played it last night. i thought it was pretty fun. The on foot stuff ain't the best in the world, but the driving aspects are really cool. I drove around for forever on Take a Ride last night having a blast. Anyways, I'll be interested to hear what y'all say when you play the game.

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From what I'm hearing, in the UK at least, its not.

 

'Tis sadly true. Just one retailer here in the UK, Game, has been selling it in advance for well over a week, and this has already allowed Driver 3 to reach number six in the all formats chart here before it has even had its official release.

 

The fun thing with Game chain of stores however, and I know many to be exploiting this with Driver, is that they offer a five day full return policy. If you don't like the game and bring it back on time, you'll get the chance to swap it for a new game of the customer's choice instead.

 

The common phrase I am hearing from those exploiting the Game store offer is "f**k this, I'm swapping it for Full Spectrum Warrior come Friday" :)

 

Daniel

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