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Old 30th Dec 2011, 21:40   #1
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Question Is Driver San Francisco worth buying ??

Is Driver San Francisco worth buying in the steam daily sale ??

I loved playing the first Driver game,
Is this one roughly the same as the first driver game but with updated graphics ??


Link here http://store.steampowered.com/app/33440/

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Old 30th Dec 2011, 21:43   #2
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Purchased on launch at full price, more than happy.

Some good missions too.

The shift mechanic is marmite, personally, I think it is genius as it keeps you doing what you purchased the game for, driving Sure, the story driving it (Which is the premise for the game) which although is again "marmite" is no worse than watching something on the telly. It is there because it provides a vehicle (pardon the pun) for the game.

Do not expect a remake of Driver (2000) although go into it expecting a racing game which essentially consists of lots of timed checkpoints through the game world driving anything you see on the road and being both the hunter and the hunted

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Old 30th Dec 2011, 21:50   #3
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Thanks Gimpymoo

Think am going buy it as i don't have that many PC racing games..

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Old 30th Dec 2011, 21:52   #4
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Nnnooooo don't do it I made the monumental mistake!

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Old 30th Dec 2011, 21:57   #5
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Nnnooooo don't do it I made the monumental mistake!
Could you elaborate as to help?

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Old 30th Dec 2011, 22:00   #6
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I just think the actual gameplay isnot very interesting or good tbh.

If you compare sanfrancisco to the earlier driver games Its a very poor successor but that's just my opinion

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Old 30th Dec 2011, 22:05   #7
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OK...One yes & One No

Any other member here own & played this game ??

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Old 30th Dec 2011, 22:08   #8
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I just think the actual gameplay isnot very interesting or good tbh.
The problem was, under Atari, the Driver franchise became a wannabe "Jack of all trades" GTA game which to be honest, is not what it is or ever has been.

San Fran in my opinion was a competent reboot of a franchise which needed new life blown into it which I think it did well.

No getting out of your car type stuff which has been done hundreds of times so why bother, may as well focus your resources on well, er, Driving

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Old 30th Dec 2011, 22:11   #9
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The problem was, under Atari, the Driver franchise became a wannabe "Jack of all trades" GTA game which to be honest, is not what it is or ever has been.

San Fran in my opinion was a competent reboot of a franchise which needed new life blown into it which I think it did well.

No getting out of your car type stuff which has been done hundreds of times so why bother, may as well focus your resources on well, er, Driving
I see what your saying but then again I am comparing it to the driver from my younger days, (I can't remember wich one but it was the one where you was on a Hollywood set)

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Old 30th Dec 2011, 22:21   #10
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I see what your saying but then again I am comparing it to the driver from my younger days, (I can't remember wich one but it was the one where you was on a Hollywood set)
Parallel lines perhaps?

Was originally developed under Ataris watch but was that bad, Ubisoft patched the hell out of it and re-released it when they purchased the IP but in honesty, the damage was allready done.

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Old 30th Dec 2011, 22:35   #11
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I enjoyed it a lot. I wouldn't say it was particularly amazing or groundbreaking, but it kept me entertained from start to finish.

It's worth a purchase if you can get it cheap.
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Old 31st Dec 2011, 03:34   #12
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WOW...not many members here seem to own this game

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Old 31st Dec 2011, 08:00   #13
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just picked the boxed copy up from my local best buy for 11.50 and am happy with it. The characters and storyline are nothing short of pathetic- reminds me of porno storylines- you just want to see the action!

Thankfully, I found the missions to be fun and the varied handling of the cars added to this. I actually am thinking of trying my steering wheel out on this if it can add an arcade like experience- would be cool
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Old 31st Dec 2011, 10:58   #14
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This is a racing game?

I thought driver games were similar to gta, sandbox style.

If its just a stereotypical racer then I won't bother.

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Old 31st Dec 2011, 14:59   #15
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Think am going buy it as i don't have that many PC racing games..



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Old 31st Dec 2011, 15:36   #16
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I bought it off Steam on release and I'm happy with it. The only real difference between this and the previous Driver games is the Shift feature, and obviously real cars.

It's not a racing game, more like a driving game in a sandbox. You can drive where you want once you've unlocked the whole of the map, but you can't get out of your car, only shift to other cars. It has some racing elements/missions, but I'd say it's definitely just a driving game.

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Old 7th Feb 2012, 13:43   #17
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Just bought this as I wanted another game to use with my steering wheel.

To my dissapointment, theres noone playing online, I figured a big name title like this would have a few playing.

If youre looking to get this game for the multiplayer, then don't. You will NOT get a game.

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Old 7th Feb 2012, 13:47   #18
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it reminds me of the very first driver on the pc, just being able to slide round a corner so easily. Its not realistic, and quite frankly I don't care, love it

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Old 7th Feb 2012, 13:49   #19
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I played it at a mates house, on PS3 but its still the same game. I thought the multiplayer aspect was great - swiching between cars and from what it seemed to be some original gameplay. From reading the post above it may not be the same situation on PC..
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Don't have many PC racing games?

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Old 7th Feb 2012, 14:59   #21
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I enjoyed this game. Missions were very samey, but still fun. It's not ground breaking, but it's worth it at a low price.
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 15:02   #22
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I turned it off after 10 minutes. Not loaded it since.

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Old 7th Feb 2012, 16:31   #23
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5/10 ... fun for just rallying about after you have unlocked a few decent briefs but the story isnt great and for some reason you just wanna run people over but you cant the last decent driver game was driver 3.

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From what I played it was awful... If you want a good racing game get shift 2 ...

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