As soon as I saw the Fast and Furious Crossroads trailer on the Video Game Awards I got some serious Stuntman Ignition vibes and I knew I had to have it. The wait is finally over and I received my copy today, so what are my thoughts? Click on through!
This game will be forever ingrained in my mind as the game that killed my external hard drive. Soon after installing it and one mission in, my game froze and the drive went KAPUT! Good on you, I’ve never had one go bad on me before, on to the game.
From what I’ve been seeing, most people are dismissing the game because of bad character models and maybe because it’s based on a movie and we all know the reputation movie licensed games get. In my opinion, the graphics are good enough, although not particularly bad they do look easy on the eyes and I’d say they more than get the job done, especially where it counts and that’s the cars and environments.
The voice acting is pretty good as well and oddly the characters voiced by real actors, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson are worse than the new characters we meet. I’ve only played about one or two hours and the story is interesting enough.
The gameplay is pretty fun too, with different cars handling noticeably different from one another. I love how one mission has you racing a regular street race that could have been ripped directly from the movies. This game is full-on arcade mode and at first, I found the cars to be a little too drifty but I soon got used to it. It’s definitely a fun time.
Slightly Mad Studios is behind Fast and Furious Crossroads and their previous games are Project Cars, Need for Speed Shift 1 & 2, to name a few, so they definitely know their racing games.
Unfortunately I can see this game getting a beat down with reviewers, again because it’s a Fast and Furious game with slightly above good graphics ( again I find them perfectly good ), but sometimes you can’t just go based off that. You know what you like, if it looks fun go for it.
I’m eager to jump right back in and play some more and the multiplayer aspect seems like it can provide some more fun, here’s hoping it does. Look for a full review when I complete it.