- Platform: PlayStation2
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
3 things about the game made me want to stop playing, many times, the super annoying director guys voice; and the horrible Frames Per Second, and gittery car physics. I swear the FPS in the game would never get above 50, at most; and when stuff was flying all over the screen forget about it, it was like watching a slow-motion replay. the guys voice was so annoying, ugh.. take 1, take 2, take 3. ROLLING, i wish he would just be quiet if he knew what was good for him. Sometimes i would hit his cameras on purpose. hah.
Car physics gets its own new paragraph, cause they were simply put; MOON GRAVITY PHYSICS. Truly, the cars would hit a curb and bounce up in the air, or on the final level, smash curb and flip over; in a lamborghini yeah... right. I kept telling myself the gravity was like that so you could get air-born for the stunts. But a little bit of tweaking, would have made this game so much more playable and not throw controller down frustrating.
I end this with the fact that i beat the game on Friday, 2 nights ago, well... saturday morning. I really enjoyed the game, the replays were great, and i actually felt like i accomplished something great when i was done. not too mention that i can play all the missions again, for a few kicks. and forcing my sister to beat it makes her better at other driving games.
As for the controls, they are something to get used to. Your average racing game will have X button to accelerate, Square button to brake and reverse, and the R1 button for handbrake. On stuntman this all the same, but the handbrake is moved to either the O, or Triangle button. Why this is neccasary, i have not the slightest idea, since the R1 button does nothing anyway. i also found it a bit bothersome that you were forced to work with the controls they gave you, there wasn't a certain number of predecided settings, let alone a custom configuration.
As for the driving mechanics of the game, they also take some getting used to. Every car will handle a bit differently and since you are in and out of new cars throughout the entire game, it does take awhile to familiarize yourself with the controls. in general the cars glide a bit more often than in most games, which can be both a good and a bad thing. It can be good when trying to make quick U turns, and bad when trying to weave in and out of traffic, and both are equally used throughout the game. This is only a small problem, because after about a 1/2 hour of actually driving, you get the light, or sometimes rough touch that the vehicles require.
Another very nice aspect of the game is the stunt builder. Through the stunt builder you can actually set up your own show in a big arena full of fans, complete with roll bars jumps and loops, and then wreak havoc on it, and ultimately destroy your vehicle. Through the career mode, you gain more and more complex toys to insert into your vitual destruction derby, from stacked barrels, to a giant loop.
In conclusion, you must understand that this game is EXTREMELY difficult. You will find yourself restarting the scenes of the first movies anywhere from 75, to even 200 times before you have 100% completion. Once you reach the final movie, you may find yourself restarting 100 to 250 times, depending on how good a driver you are. The game wil definately test your patience, but once you finish a movie and see that commercial, there really is no better feeling because you know that you finally did it!
Many people complain about the long load time everytime you have to restart a scene. To remedy this problem, simply open the disc tray once you power on PS2, and switch your system's speed, load times will be much faster!
You're a stuntman. You get to follow orders from a director who demands you do some of the most stupidly rigorous tasks to complete... Read more