Where can i start with this game?
Well first off i got it for free so atleast im not annoyed that I payed the steep price of £6.99.
Secondly, Imagine everything you know and love about driving games like stuntman (which IMO this is a poor copy of), now forget it all. The game handles very poorly, from not being able to ue the analog stick in menus to the the car being sluggish to turn one second, to spinning 360 the next.
Continuing with controles, they are so random its not even amusing, (Y) is horn, (X) is siren (on, on silent, off), the right analog stick only has left and right in use and thats only for the respective indicators (im not even joking) and as far as i can tell, the bumpers do nothing at all (atleast in the tutorial anyway).
Interface wise the game is also quite poor, your speedo, map, mission objective and distance to target are all in seperate parts of the screen so you find yourself looking around at everything but the road. The speedo also has this odd feature of telling you what speed you need to hit ramps at, it will do this by taking up 1/4 of your screen and having a huge green mark and arrow at the speed you need to be, this speed is NOT optional, too slow you fall into a gap/dont make the jump, too fast and the game will send you flying into anything that it feels could be in your way.
There is also a replay cam that will replay what you did not 2 seconds ago (that seems about the extent og its record time) whenever it feels you've done something special, this is considered anything from a high speed overtake to a 45 degree turn, a 1080 aileron roll over a building or a 360 backflip over a roundabout? nah thats not replay worth (oh and your leads can get away while the replay is heppening).
Gameplay. The random spawn for cars is so borked that I swear i saw a family car with a caravon on it pull out of an industrial complex, and this wasnt a one off mistake, about 30 cars where queing to get out of a police testing area. The waypoints are another thing that are non-optional, miss one by a smidge and you will find yourself doing a 180 or slamming it into reverse while your lead gets away. Lastly that brings me to the persuit mechanics, it told me to attempt to stop the van with some light taps, instead I got infron of it and forced it to stop. Not good enough. Ok its traiing i can forgive that, so 5 taps it is, then I have to dissable the vehicle, so I flip it on its side with some fancy driving, nope, didnt fill the damage indicator so it de and respawns to carry on.
Overall this game was very poor, it looked ok back in 2010 when it was made im sure, but now its dated, jaded and needs to fade into the background.
Story - unrated, I refused to play after the tutorial.
Graphics - 7 - There not the worst and I'm sure when it was released they did look good.
sound - 5 - forgetable OST with less than average voice acting topped with a siren that is all you can hear when its on. The only reason I didn't rate lower is becasue the crash sounds arn't that bad.
Gameplay - 3 - Poor controles with a bad HUD and strange mechanics.
Overall - 4 - It might have a good story and if your into games like stuntman you could get on with it but it just seems like a copy done wrong, if you like stuntman, break out the PS2 and play it, you'll have alot more fun, trust me. £6.99? I'd still be anoyed if I'd paid £2.