Dangerous Driving (US Import PS4)
From the creative talent behind the genre-defining Burnout series, Dangerous Driving puts aggression back into the racing genre, recapturing the spirit of the past and taking it to a new place.
Dangerous Driving is a game about real driving. The sort of driving you want to do when no one else is looking. The sort of driving you'd love to do if only everyone else would get OUT OF THE DAMN WAY! This game gives you the chance to live out that fantasy. To floor it in everyday cars, at high speeds, weaving in and out of traffic and slamming the other cars right off the road.
This is a game built in the spirit of the classic arcade racing games of the 80's and 90's. It's about speed, driving skill and beautiful powerslides around epic corners. It's also about all out aggression, instant retaliation and sweet, sweet revenge.
The more dangerously you drive, the faster you can go!
- Bump, shunt, slam, scratch and scrape your way around 30 different courses set across seven different locations.
- Takedown your opponent in the adrenaline-fueled Takedown Races, chain your way to perfection in Heatwave, or rule every road in Road Rage.
- Switch on your Sirens and apprehend Wanted Suspects in Pursuit Mode or be the last car standing in Eliminator.
- Players race against remorseless AI drivers in 8 different event types, unlocking new deadly cars and aggressive abilities as they progress.
- Coming in the first downloadable update Month 1 - take the action online against seven other players.
- Includes a BONUS game: Danger Zone 2: Danger Zone 2 takes the crash testing action out of the Test Area and onto real public roads. A high-speed driving game featuring speed, traffic and crashes, Danger Zone 2 lets players loose onto the Freeways of the USA, the Motorways of the UK and the Autovias of Spain.
- Drive at high speed on real life roads crowded with everyday traffic - Shunt, Slam, Flip, Roll and Jacknife as many vehicles as possible. Create chaos across 23 of the world's most notorious accident blackspots set in 17 unique locations around the world. Choose from 8 vehicles to drive and smash: including a Sedentary Sedan, a Chaotic Coupe, a Really Crazy Taxi, a Euro Truck and a Formula One car!
Punishing and turning from fun into a slog...
Dewald W onReviewed by
The rubber-banding is so severe that AI will overtake you at twice your speed while you're in first place and boosting. They'll even take lines at speeds that aren't possible for such lines or even just generally possible. I've crashed just after tight turns and seen AI come around the corner in lines specifically to avoid me, reacting with inhuman speed, even before they were able to see me.
I shouldn't want to avoid taking other cars down (which happens so easily, sometimes, that I've gotten double takedowns from AI hitting me and bouncing into other AI cars), I shouldn't want to avoid first place, but the wrecks of other drivers can create excessively punishing obstacles in winding and/or narrow areas and the rubber banding means you'll need the right time to overtake from the third class of cars onward (there are 6 classes). The other cars also set off faster than you and boost earlier.
The tracks are great most of the time, but it's hard to see that past randomly generated traffic spawning in just the right places to make winning impossible. Some turns just do not fit with the mechanics of the game at all, just death traps. You also can't move the camera, aside from switching to front bumper cam or looking back.
Here are things that would make things better: more traffic on straight sections, less traffic on turns, less lighting glare, improved contrast in traffic textures and lighting, tone the rubber-banding way down, and maybe fix the tight chicane in the tropical section that (if I remember correctly) leads into a tunnel and then out onto a suspended road.
I was really excited for this game and talked about it a lot, before it came out, because I loved the Burnout games so much that I was there at the end, when there weren't enough people for Cops and Robbers anymore. This game has everything I wanted and expected - what it does well, it does amazingly, but what's wrong takes too much enjoyment away from all of that. At the end of the third day of playing this, I just feel sad, I regret having been excited about it, because of its glaring flaws. I cannot fullyrecommend this game and it pains me to say that, because it could have been the best indie game I've ever played and it even has everything it needed for that. Buy it, if you want a punishing Burnout-esque (minus music) experience, but know what you're getting into.