bagronken's Stuntman: Ignition (Xbox 360) review

3... 2... 1... Action!

Heaven and hell

Stuntman: Ignition is all about fun, crazy action, but sometimes makes it very hard on itself to be thoroughly enjoyed. It stays true to the film set format, do it over and over again until you get it right, which would be perfectly acceptable if it was your fault each time you fail. The physics engine is not realistic, which usually is fine as it helps you complete some of the more extreme stunts, but will also annoy you when you repeatedly get stuck or bump off various pointy and seemingly invisible textures.

Fun prevails

Annoyances aside, when you finally hit that string of stunts and complete the scene, all is quickly forgotten and you get an instant kick of satisfaction. Sure, maybe they could have found a better way to explain the courses and avoid some of the trial and error, but it's also quite gentle on the difficulty and doesn't really demand too much of you to just complete the scenes without aiming for any highscores. All in all, the game keeps surprising you with quick, easy fixes of pure explosive fun, but only if you let it.

Pros & Cons

+ Great concept commending precision driving
+ Good sense of reward for your efforts
- Repetitive moments get overly annoying at times
- Uneven physics engine will sometimes mess things up

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