Well I bought Driver: San Franciso on Steam the other day.
I saw we have a thread on it already but that was before the posters had a hands on.
Pros: Looks fantastic, real car models, sounds are good, the city you drive in is top notch, the out of body shifting is actually pretty cool, some cool missions that duplicate classic movie car chases of the past, did I mention the city looks fantastic?, replay and video editing, multiple driving views and many aspects of the original game if you were into it.
Cons: Sim racing physics are not to be found here, repetitive voice overs, controller options and flexibility suck the big one (more on that in a sec), map is sectioned off till you complete tasks, the sidewalk pedestrians all have the moves of an NFL running back no matter how fast you blast down the sidewalk (that might belong in the pros), cops always have that boost to catch up or cut you off a-la-NFS, AI racers do their best to wreck you right when the finish line is in sight.
I am sure there are more good and bad aspects to the game but I have only had it three days. If the game were pure garbage I would not have even started this thread. You can find it on Steam for just shy of 30 bucks. The youtube videos and boredom drove me to make the purchase.
Now the biggest issue that was the "make or break it" of this game, the controller options/limitations. Designed for keyboard, x-box controller or wheel
(what wheel I don't know but I was not going to break out my Logitec G25 for this game) and that's it.
For casual gaming I use a Logitech Duel Action game pad. For me it works great in most of the sims I play. This game however said no go. I was very disappointed. Still resistant to breaking out the G25, Google led me to a download that fooled the game into thinking my pad was an x-box controller. That combined with awesome Logitech configuring software I was able to get car control to a level of acceptability. E-brake power slides and over the top jumps have kept me coming back for more.
If you can master controller manipulation this game may be worth dropping Friday night pizza and beer money on. iRacing and GTL it aint, NFS Hot Pursuit with a story line and heavy eye candy about nails it.
Here is the video that lured me into getting it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDKWj...ure=plpp_video
BTW, that guy has some more sweet videos if you have time.