FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | 9:01 AM

Driver San Francisco videos

Driver San Francisco videos

Ubisoft decided to remove the embargo over videos and reviews of Driver: San Francisco a few days before the original date. Normally this would be a good thing, but considering I only got the game yesterday evening there is no way I could do a review of the game that quickly, so I just jumped on my capture hardware and did some videos. After a few hours of gameplay, I can say without a doubt that this is one of the most ridiculous story in a game ever, but I'm also having a lot of fun with the cars and the shift system. Brilliant idea :)
Update: Added a video showing various gameplay sequences.

The first 10 minutes
The next 10 minutes
Misc gameplay

All comments

Commented on 2011-08-30 22:55:31
I'm so hesitant, it looks fun, reminiscent of Midtown Madness for Xbox in some ways, and I like that, but I don't know how many people there'd be on the PC playing it...
Commented on 2011-08-31 03:18:30
Bad voice acting, crowded UI and very floaty looking physics for every car.... not really impressed by what I'm seeing here.
Commented on 2011-08-31 03:36:56 In reply to FordGTGuy
Posted by FordGTGuy
Bad voice acting, crowded UI and very floaty looking physics for every car.... not really impressed by what I'm seeing here.
Try the demo, it's got a few really cool things going for it...first of which, it's fun as fuck.
Commented on 2011-08-31 03:57:59 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
fun as fuck.
I don't know if I would go THAT far. I would say possibly fun as a Bangkok handjob, and also not quite worth the $60. The controls are decent and I actually don't mind the physics, but there is just something missing from the "feel" of the game. Not really sure what it is though.

If the game had a decent story or a little more to the gameplay than driving around I might consider it, but as it is I just don't see it warranting a purchase. Kinda burned out on racing/driving games lately, and this doesn't do anything unique (other than having a cracked out storyline).
Commented on 2011-08-31 04:13:55 In reply to michaelob
Posted by michaelob
I don't know if I would go THAT far. I would say possibly fun as a Bangkok handjob, and also not quite worth the $60. The controls are decent and I actually don't mind the physics, but there is just something missing from the "feel" of the game. Not really sure what it is though.

If the game had a decent story or a little more to the gameplay than driving around I might consider it, but as it is I just don't see it warranting a purchase. Kinda burned out on racing/driving games lately, and this doesn't do anything unique (other than having a cracked out storyline).
Shifting is pretty unique, but more importantly the game puts fun before context. I love a good story, but a driving game is not the place for one, never has been, never will be. It isnt a buy, i agree (other games take priority). But i can't wait to rent it. It's one of only a handfull of street based driving games i've really enjoyed since it is so fun. A true return to form for the series. And certainly more entertaining then any other driver/racer coming this year imo.
Commented on 2011-08-31 04:38:55
i guess burnout p still holds the crown.
Commented on 2011-08-31 13:05:45
Tried the demo, thought it was complete and utter dog shite.
Commented on 2011-08-31 13:10:42 In reply to Grimbarian
Posted by Grimbarian
Tried the demo, thought it was complete and utter dog shite.
From what I've heard, that's the general consensus according to most. Read a couple of nice reviews about the final product though.
Commented on 2011-08-31 14:22:34
That is some confusing story and missions. Tanner is practically just driving around being an asshole with his powers.
Commented on 2011-08-31 15:46:32 In reply to omniscient
Posted by omniscient
i guess burnout p still holds the crown.
Now THAT was a shit game imo. I wanted to like it, but going open world, no split screen and removing the crash mode made it impossible for me to do so.
Commented on 2011-09-01 05:00:23 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Now THAT was a shit game imo. I wanted to like it, but going open world, no split screen and removing the crash mode made it impossible for me to do so.
Agreed. And that is coming from someone who typically loves open world games. Burnout just felt so much better as a straight up racer with crash mode.

As for DrivSFr, I still think I may have bought it if they had some more varied missions and allowed you to get out the car. I know I'm in the minority here, but a little shooting and some more action would have made the driving less tedious and mixed things up a bit. I realize that not every game has to have guns, but for me it still just feels like going backward to have it for a few games and then remove it. I really think if they just limited it to a few missions and free roam, and improved the controls it could have been great.

I know this probably sounds sadistic as hell........but I also hate the fact that I can't plow over pedestrians anymore. Helps me keep my road rage in the living room and off the actual road......

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