I already played the Uplay-Version for a long long time, finished the Story several times and had all cars unlocked.
For me this Game is definitely worth a try, also if there are some cons!
+ Driving is not a Simulation, feels more like Arcade...
+ There are many Cars in this Game, which are also very different
+ the City is really big and you can explore several things
+ The Story is something really special (kinda Brain-Fu*k, but well... i liked it)
+ There are several different Challenges and Race-routes.
+ It takes more than just 1 or 2 hours to complete
+ Also after Competion it is still funny to come sometimes back and hit some cars
+ This Beam-in Beam-out Funktion is really nice (Was probably also immitated by GTAV somehow)
+ Grafics are not the best, but are ok for this Genre and the Setting
+ There is a Multiplayer, also if it is nearly Dead (I played with Friends so it made no difference).
+ There are People in the City (which you cannot Drive dead!!)
+ The City is a rebuild San Francisco and looks really a-like
+ There are various different Grounds, which makes the Game better than many other Games!
- It needs UPLAY!
- no SteamWorks (Trading Cards, Achievements...)
- Online-Servers (nearly) dead
- The Houses do not look that great, they look to steril... there should be more action going on besides the streets
- The Challenges repeat after some time For me this Game gets a 8/10, its worth its money and you can buy it!