As I said in my previous post I do apologise for the lack of blogging, I just need to get on with it now it’s a bit quieter.
Release Date: September 1, 2011
Platform: PC, PS3, XBOX360, Wii
Players: 1-2 Splitscreen and Online
It’s been awhile since I’ve played a Driver game, a long while. In fact the last time I did was Driver 2, I think back then it was before I got a Playstation 2 and was able to play Grand Theft Auto that I quit driver entirely. My experience with Driver 2 was fairly bland, it didn’t look too good even back then being on PS1, wasn’t too exciting and was quite hard in some parts. It wasn’t until my good friend Brok who is a huge fan of the driver series and I went to the Mana Bar on a Wednesday night for the Driver San Francisco launch party, well there wasn’t too much party but there was a lot of driver, we got there at 3pm and didn’t leave until 11pm though we mostly played the multiplayer which included split screen multiplayer for the first time in the series. I saw a bit of the singleplayer which looked quite fun and funny at the same time.
|Driver SF is indeed intense|
|"Hey Jones, what's that huge yellow and black beacon in the sky?"|
|The key/button controls are annoyingly hard to work with and also have no secondary option.|
|Flyin' like Superman|
|Oooh yes that looks very nice|
The story mode consists your usual open-city driving game romp through quite a large area of San Francisco with you hovering above the city as Tanner’s disembodied “spirit” where you can pick from various missions dotted around the city. Which include the storyline missions and the “required to continue the storyline” side missions which involve things like street racing to protecting a Security van by smashing into the bad guy attackers using any vehicle available with trucks and buses obviously doing more damage so your consistently hunting for them if you need to stop anyone. Even in some of the street races you need to come both first and second which requires you to constantly shift between two cars. All of the main story missions and “main” side missions involve you shifting into someone else’s body and the ensuing dialogue between you and the passenger is hilarious. There are also other missions where you can random stunts and dares for money and "willpower" which allow you to purchase more cars and abilities. In these missions you drive a car that isn’t the famous Dodge Challenger, this part was fairly interesting as you have the main story car, then you have some other car that you purchase from different garages around the city for doing stunts/dare’s and other non required side missions. Apparently for the first time ever a Driver game has licensed cars to buy/drive and thus they are all lined up in brand order on your car select screen. I found it fun using the older slower cars then upgrading to some newer, quicker ones and seeing the difference when doing the challenges.
|Most of the side missions involve breaking the law in as many ways as possible for material and personal gain, nothing new I spose.|
|"No Jones that's just wrong, besides it'll be me inside her"|
|Dem cops be hard to lose, this is also a 70's style mission, where you have no boost, ram or other special powers. All the other cars in the mission are 70's too which is pretty awesome.|
|Using the in-car mode you are able to look around and there's full interior detail for almost every vehicle and when you do a sharp turn you actually see your self spinning the wheel all the way doing the hands-over thing which is pretty impressive.|
|Trailblazer: Don't let him get to 80mph!|
The road less travelled is fun for a while