Anyone Tried The Demo?

#1 Edited by Death_Burnout (3792 posts) -

I can't speak for everyone else, but at least on my Xbox Marketplace, the demo is out, haven't checked PSN, but i assume that will come later? no idea!

Anyway, since i am not a Gold member, i haven't played it, have any of you? i've been extremely interested in it, since i have faith from what i've seen, that it will actually be pretty good.

Oh and it's kinda crazy or awesome how there are two sperate Vin Diesel related demo's out.

#2 Posted by Captain_Fookup (1519 posts) -

It's a typical Midway game, you can't even run over people in it.

#3 Edited by Death_Burnout (3792 posts) -
Captain_Fookup said:
"It's a typical Midway game, you can't even run over people in it."
Oh no what a shame!

That doesn't bother me at all! it's all about the car action!
#4 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -
Death_Burnout said:
"Captain_Fookup said:
"It's a typical Midway game, you can't even run over people in it."
Oh no what a shame!That doesn't bother me at all, it's all about the car action! "
You can't run people over? I thought I ran over a few. Not sure, but it even explains if you hit pedestrians you lose your focus meter.

This game is worth all $60 for the "air jacking" alone. Where you get behind a car you want to air jack, then hold "B" til the arrow turns green and then release. You will jump out of your car, defy all physics possible and keep going forward against air resistance, and jack that car.
#5 Edited by Death_Burnout (3792 posts) -
Vinchenzo said:
"Death_Burnout said:
"Captain_Fookup said:
"It's a typical Midway game, you can't even run over people in it."
Oh no what a shame!That doesn't bother me at all, it's all about the car action! "
You can't run people over? I thought I ran over a few. Not sure, but it even explains if you hit pedestrians you lose your focus meter.This game is worth all $60 for the "air jacking" alone. Where you get behind a car you want to air jack, then hold "B" til the arrow turns green and then release. You will jump out of your car, defy all physics possible and keep going forward against air resistance, and jack that car."
Yeah i know, it's very Just Cause and Pursuit Force in that sense, there's no stunt positions sadly

I know a lot about the game, just haven't played it yet. My favourite move is the 180 spin in bullet time, to pick some dudes off!
#6 Posted by Weltal (2272 posts) -

It's pretty good. The car action really feels arcadey and kinda makes me think of a game like Crazy Taxi in how it controls, or perhaps that's just poor memory on my part. The ability to 'punch' other cars and the specials like the one that whips you around and allows you to shoot are entertaining but I have to say 'Air Jacking' takes the cake for being the most awesome of the bunch.

The story, or what little you experience looks pretty bad. Like that chick was fucking annoying throughout your short time with her and god DAMN what is up with the character models? They look like fucking shit.

#7 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

Its kinda like pursuit force. I liked the demo. Wont buy it thought...maybe rent it.

#8 Posted by Death_Burnout (3792 posts) -
Weltal said:
"It's pretty good. The car action really feels arcadey and kinda makes me think of a game like Crazy Taxi in how it controls, or perhaps that's just poor memory on my part. The ability to 'punch' other cars and the specials like the one that whips you around and allows you to shoot are entertaining but I have to say 'Air Jacking' takes the cake for being the most awesome of the bunch.

The story, or what little you experience looks pretty bad. Like that chick was fucking annoying throughout your short time with her and god DAMN what is up with the character models? They look like fucking shit."
I'll have to see how bad that is.

But yeah if it is anything like pursuit force...which it is, then air jacking is pretty cool, but that 180 spin thing is still awesome.
#9 Posted by Death_Burnout (3792 posts) -

Aww i take it not many people then, no love for Vin Diesel.

#10 Posted by Captain_Fookup (1519 posts) -
Death_Burnout said:
"Aww i take it not many people then, no love for Vin Diesel."
I'm a fan of "Vin Diesel" just not a fan of anything in the past decade and a half that Midway has put out. I'm looking forward to Dark Athena when it comes out since I missed out on the original on Xbox.
#11 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
Death_Burnout said:
"Aww i take it not many people then, no love for Vin Diesel."
I'm buying Vin Diesel's far superior game he's releasing in April.
#12 Edited by jakob187 (21642 posts) -

I liked Pursuit Force, and after watching a handful of videos, all I can say is that I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS FUCKING GAME!!!  This is gonna be sooooooo rad!


I guess I need to find out if there is a demo out or not.
#13 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
Captain_Fookup said:
"It's a typical Midway game, you can't even run over people in it."

In the very least, can I commit abortions whilst intoxicated? Otherwise, this typical Midway crap won't fly with me. I'll boycott it.
#14 Edited by Death_Burnout (3792 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"Captain_Fookup said:
"It's a typical Midway game, you can't even run over people in it."
In the very least, can I commit abortions whilst intoxicated? Otherwise, this typical Midway crap won't fly with me. I'll boycott it. "

What's up with all this hate for Midway? sure i can name some crappy Midway games, but i can...try...and name some great ones...err. MK springs to mind, specifically 2D MK, but i know some people hate MK. Oh Stranglehold, i hella liked that.

Diamond said:
"Death_Burnout said:
"Aww i take it not many people then, no love for Vin Diesel."
I'm buying Vin Diesel's far superior game he's releasing in April."

Ahh, i shall too...but Wheelman dude. Double the Diesel this year.

jakob187 said:
"I liked Pursuit Force, and after watching a handful of videos, all I can say is that I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS FUCKING GAME!!!  This is gonna be sooooooo rad!

I guess I need to find out if there is a demo out or not.
"


YES! i am with you!

#15 Posted by Guybrush (82 posts) -

I played and really didn't like it. I thought the car handling was bad, the character models were horrible, voice acting terrible. So I won't be getting the game

#16 Posted by Catbus (34 posts) -
Guybrush said:
"I played and really didn't like it. I thought the car handling was bad, the character models were horrible, voice acting terrible. So I won't be getting the game"
I thought the different cars and motorcycles handled fine, hell of a lot better than GTA4. The car melee moves are fun to use when dodging oncoming traffic and the 180 spin is just badass.
#17 Posted by GmLx (58 posts) -

I really liked it. The car action was cool, the cutscenes and slow-mo destruction shiz was cool, and so where the special move things.
It looks like my next two purchases are going to be Vin Diesel games lol

#18 Posted by Daz0608 (384 posts) -

I thought the demo was great I think i'm only going to rent it though with Resi 5 just around the corner

#19 Posted by Catbus (34 posts) -
Daz0608 said:
"I thought the demo was great I think i'm only going to rent it though with Resi 5 just around the corner"
You could always 'rent' the PC version.
#20 Posted by Death_Burnout (3792 posts) -

Hmm still haven't been able to try it, looking foward to it though, seems as good as i thought, i hope anyway.

For the record, i love GTA IV's Car handling, positively love it.

#21 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -

I actually quite like the demo!

I didn't download it til now as i was sure i'd hate it -but i was quite surprised.

I dont get what the character model bitchings about, seemed fine by me -sure it aint no mgs4 or resi5 but cmon, it aint shit!

Reminded me a lot of the old driver games (not the crap new ones) mixed with a bit of just cause and pursuit force thrown in - controls were fine, story - tbh -i really couldn't give two shits about,. its a drving game in which you air jack cars - what the fuck are you expecting?? i just wanan run stuff off the road as vin diesel.

Two other + points for me was it was developed by the newcastle team (mon the toon) and the licenese plate on the car was MRTAL KM8T

Fantastic -i shall be picking this up
#22 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

The over-the-top crazy ridiculousness of it makes it fun.  I think it's worth $40, so I'll wait a bit for the price to drop.

#23 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

Jumped straight to reply so not sure on everyone elses opinion. But I totally thought this was brilliant. I know I probably shouldn't like it, but I was smiling like a bitch playing it. It was great fun. In fact I want to play it again.

It'll probably get repetitive, and it's obviously not going to win any awards, but dude, I thought this game was real good fun.

#24 Posted by KillaMaStA (859 posts) -

Ok,this is a pretty old thread but i felt the need to tell someone how horrible the demo was. Its honestly one of the most crappy games ive played. Looks like crap,plays horribly and its not funny,clever or badass. Its just weak.

If they made this with the burnout engine then we would have something but currently its just bad.

#25 Posted by AgentofChaos (1565 posts) -

The game is bad, end of story. But its got some exciting action.

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