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Though many of you may not know the Driver series (Started on PS1/PC back in 1999! :-D), it has certainly come a long way. From the days of 70s car chases comes Driver San Francisco, and it certainly doesn't disappoint! Played the demo earlier (available for download on PSN and XBLA), and I have to say, if you own either console you must give it a try; it's like nothing else on the market! :-D

Just as an FYI, the game hits store shelves on PC, PS3, and 360 on September 6th in the United States.

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So, at first, I thought you were posting about saying that you were going to drive to San Fransisco. I had happiez.

Then I lost them when they were about a game. Dx....

Either way, I'll watch the videos there in a bit, and make my full decision later, but yeah... Will do, heh

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I haven't had much fun with any sort of driving game since Need for Speed: Most Wanted, but this honestly does look pretty good. I know good car-based gameplay is possible, seeing as it was one of my favorite parts of Jak 3, and this game looks like it might just do it right. Unfortunately, I don't have my PS3 and won't for a good while, but once I do I'll most definitely give this a shot.

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I have loved the Driver Series ever since I was younger. I will definitely be trying out the game at a friends house as the Demo has been released for PS3 and Xbox live today!

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The first driver was ok, they have been slowly going down hill ever since, so I have no faith in this game. Made in Newcastle too iirc.

I haven't had much fun with any sort of driving game since Need for Speed: Most Wanted, but this honestly does look pretty good. I know good car-based gameplay is possible, seeing as it was one of my favorite parts of Jak 3, and this game looks like it might just do it right. Unfortunately, I don't have my PS3 and won't for a good while, but once I do I'll most definitely give this a shot.

:o

If you want a good driving game, try GRID. That's an awesome game. I think theres a demo for that. You can even manage your own racing team, and the simple act of racing is great, not just the elastic band follow the racing line like scaletrix AI in most games.

If your into rally and dirt racing, I'm told DIRT 3 is awesome. It's made by the same people and pretty big over here. Apparently the games flopped in America so you should be able to find it cheap. DIRT 2 is the only one that did well in the US, and it's no suprise that it's dumbed down and filled with obnoxious American characters.

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The first driver was ok, they have been slowly going down hill ever since, so I have no faith in this game. Made in Newcastle too iirc.

:o

If you want a good driving game, try GRID. That's an awesome game. I think theres a demo for that. You can even manage your own racing team, and the simple act of racing is great, not just the elastic band follow the racing line like scaletrix AI in most games.

If your into rally and dirt racing, I'm told DIRT 3 is awesome. It's made by the same people and pretty big over here. Apparently the games flopped in America so you should be able to find it cheap. DIRT 2 is the only one that did well in the US, and it's no suprise that it's dumbed down and filled with obnoxious American characters.

Though I did enjoy both DiRT and Grid after playing them for a little, Driver has vastly improved in this installment. Gone are the days of GTA imitation, to put it bluntly, this game is actually GOOD.

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I haven't had much fun with any sort of driving game since Need for Speed: Most Wanted, but this honestly does look pretty good. I know good car-based gameplay is possible, seeing as it was one of my favorite parts of Jak 3, and this game looks like it might just do it right. Unfortunately, I don't have my PS3 and won't for a good while, but once I do I'll most definitely give this a shot.

Have you not played Burnout Paradise?! You couldn't have, or you wouldn't have made that statement. :P

One of the best racing games ever made in my opinion.

Driver: San Francisco looks and plays amazingly well. Some serious effort and care went into making the game. If only it wasn't hindered by the "you always have to have an Internet connection even to play it offline" pass thing, no steering wheel support, no PC demo, and, well…

Still, I'm seriously considering buying it day one, or even pre-ordering it. Just depends on whether I have enough money for it or not…

Anyway, it feels like I'm playing Test Drive 4. The controls are great (reminds me of Crazy Taxi) and the world is supposed to have 200 miles of road. (Reminds me of Crazy Taxi, as it's an open world.) The whole game is just a mix of late 90s arcade racing style, but with good looking graphics and great controls.

That's what tore Test Drive Unlimited 2 apart. The controls were absolute crap.

Oh, and the new ‘‘Shift’’ feature is so much fun! You can get up some speed and prepare to ram into another car, quickly switch to that car, and feel the crash. Or, of course, you can do whatever you want with it, but the Shift feature is one of the main reasons the game is so fun.

I'm looking forward to this. Thanks for the tip last night, crazy! ;)

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I'm looking forward to this. Thanks for the tip last night, crazy! ;)

Glad you enjoyed it :D

And also for clarification, the constant internet connection for both online and offline play is only required on the PC platform.

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Glad you enjoyed it :-D

And also for clarification, the constant internet connection for both online and offline play is only required on the PC platform.

Oh? Okay. I guess it's just the PC version that's screwed up… >.>

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Oh? Okay. I guess it's just the PC version that's screwed up… >.>

Though I've always gamed on consoles, I feel PC players' pain when it comes to DRM >.<

The 360 and PS3 versions of the game have online passes instead though.

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So, at first, I thought you were posting about saying that you were going to drive to San Fransisco. I had happiez.

Speak of the devil, I just got back from San Francisco this morning. If I'd known, I might've said something.

And I thought the exact same thing clicking on this thread.

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I don't think one's automatically better than the other when it comes to arcada vs simulation games. It depends on personal preferences, or one might enjoy a bit of both for good variety.

The last NFS Hot Pursuit was about as much of a car simulation game as Mario Kart. But it was very enjoyable! Feelt a bit like Burnout in some ways, understandable since it was made by the same people. Then on the other end of the spectrum you have stuff like GT Legends by Simbin, which feelt about as close to the real deal as you could get, also enjoyable. There's tons and tons of various racing games to cater to ones every need.

I'm personally looking most foreward to NFS: The Run at the moment. Xboxer's should also look out for Forza Motorsport 4 when it comes out, it looks damn impressive.

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