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DRIV3R is here. Hide your car.

Ben Zackheim
June 22, 2004
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Since Driv3r has been released to the masses you get one last chance to revel in the previews. The game certainly has the kind of voice talent that would make a great film, but how much that can add to the game's fun is questionable. You can have all the high-quality cutscenes and B-list actors you want, but if the joystick doesn't provide joy, then what's the point? The preview whets the appetite for well-rendered landscapes like Nice and Istanbul, which were studied by the design team in detail (90,000 pics shot during their research). Also of interest are the 70 vehicles available for your destruction. The last game in the series was a little too difficult for casual gamers (who were expecting a British Grand Theft Auto). It looks like the code word that those same gamers should look out for in this preview is "realistic." Who the hell wants realistic in a game? Reality is too hard. Soon everyone and their six year old cousin will have an opinion on the title. Relish in the joy of thinking that this could well be the best game ever made. Before the reviews go and ruin everything.

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