My hidden love for Stunman: Ignition.


What makes a game a classic ? One that you can go back to after several years and still have fun with, is probably what you'd call the right answer. And usually following such an answer are the names "Metroid", "Mario", "Sonic", "Final Fantasy" and "Hello Kitty". 
But what happens when the game you love isn't exactly what you'd call "great" and probably one that everyone has already forgotten ? I've discovered Stuntman: Ignition recently and my God am I having fun with it. 
 
Where to begin. Stuntman is by no means a classic. It's sorta broken in some places (I love it when trees grab my car and won't let me go) and for those who love repeatition. Alot of repeatition. You'll find yourself doing the same scene over and over and over again until you've graved into your brain when exactly you need to hit that jump and at which angle you need to drift through a turn. Sound fun right ? Did I forget to mention that the car phisics aren't exactly what you'd call realistic ? Oh and that the game's music plays on a loop each and every time you restart. 
So why do I (and so should you) love it ? Because it's addicting, fun, crazy, and sort of old school with the whole "no pain no gain" mentality it has going for it. Believe it or not, repeating scenes multiple times and "stringing" them perfectly is very rewarding and the fact that your a stunt driver for epic, high budget fims makes the whole experience fun. Who's never wanted to drive the batmobile and do awesome stunts with it ? And the game still looks great even three years after its original release.  
 
So yes you should go buy Stuntman. Last time I checked it was at 7$ at Gamestop so you have no reason not to.
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Posted by Yanngc33

What makes a game a classic ? One that you can go back to after several years and still have fun with, is probably what you'd call the right answer. And usually following such an answer are the names "Metroid", "Mario", "Sonic", "Final Fantasy" and "Hello Kitty". 
But what happens when the game you love isn't exactly what you'd call "great" and probably one that everyone has already forgotten ? I've discovered Stuntman: Ignition recently and my God am I having fun with it. 
 
Where to begin. Stuntman is by no means a classic. It's sorta broken in some places (I love it when trees grab my car and won't let me go) and for those who love repeatition. Alot of repeatition. You'll find yourself doing the same scene over and over and over again until you've graved into your brain when exactly you need to hit that jump and at which angle you need to drift through a turn. Sound fun right ? Did I forget to mention that the car phisics aren't exactly what you'd call realistic ? Oh and that the game's music plays on a loop each and every time you restart. 
So why do I (and so should you) love it ? Because it's addicting, fun, crazy, and sort of old school with the whole "no pain no gain" mentality it has going for it. Believe it or not, repeating scenes multiple times and "stringing" them perfectly is very rewarding and the fact that your a stunt driver for epic, high budget fims makes the whole experience fun. Who's never wanted to drive the batmobile and do awesome stunts with it ? And the game still looks great even three years after its original release.  
 
So yes you should go buy Stuntman. Last time I checked it was at 7$ at Gamestop so you have no reason not to.
Posted by HandsomeDead

I bought this preowned for £5 and as fun as the early stages were, towards the end, I don't think I've had a game be more infuriating.

Edited by kelbear

I had a blast with it, 100%ed the singleplayer stunts.
 
I rarely ever bother to do such things, but I had so much fun frustration with it that I wanted to. 
 
It's sad that there won't be any more:(

Posted by mikecardii

I LOVE this game. Great post.