Driving Emotion Type-S PlayStation 2

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. 70
    Type-S' handling is not bad, exactly, but it is very much an acquired taste, one which I don't doubt a lot of players will find rather unpalatable.
  2. It still feels more like work than entertainment, but persistent simulation fanatics will welcome the challenge.
  3. Although the cars and scenery looks very realistic, the steering might be a little too real making for a frustrating and miserable time playing this game in the beginning. It does nothing to thrive over the competition or advance the driving genre except for the realism in the cars.
  4. 50
    Even if your suspension, brake, and gear ratios are fixed for maximum handling, the controls are just way too sensitive -- the slightest touch on the analog stick makes your car careen into walls and run off course.
  5. The only way someone would see like this is if they hung around with Timothy Leary a bit too often in the Sixties, or fought exclusively in Agent Orange blackspots during the Vietnam war. From beginning to end, a bad idea.
  6. In all my gaming years, I have never felt the frustration that I felt when playing this game. On more than one occasion, I had to physically get up and leave the room or risk throwing the controller through my television screen.
  7. Suffers from a very bland, mediocre play structure.
  8. It's so tough to accept the little bit of good (decent graphics, OK number of cool vehicles and tracks) that is mixed with so much that's wrong (physics from hell, semi-broken control, insulting soundtrack) in a driving engine that, with proper care, could have been a contender instead of a bump on the road.
  9. Driving Emotion Type-S’ poor physics engine, overly touchy simulation mode, and mediocre graphics regulate the title to the horde of Gran Turismo also-rans that populate the discount bins.
  10. Driving Emotion Type-S is to racing what fingernails are to a chalkboard.
  11. The PS2's version of "Vanishing Point." Floaty, slow control, graphics that shine in some ways but fall a bit flat in others, gameplay that doesn't last very long and feels more like work than fun most of the time.
  12. While the graphics are some of the best that I have seen in a racing title for a nex-gen system, this does not compensate for the fact that Driving Emotion Type-S has unrealistic physics that debilitate the overall enjoyment of the game.
  13. The graphics are fine, the options plentiful and the details lovingly polished, but the core gameplay -- the part where you're in a car racing against other cars -- doesn't do much to advance the genre at all.
  14. While the game isn't incredibly deep, it does have a deep learning curve for driving. Otherwise, there are about 50+ cars to be had, most of them unlockable.
User Score
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. RyanM.
    May 4, 2003
    5
    I have played so many better racing games that it makes this one look terrible. It's not the graphics that turn me off, but the handling I have played so many better racing games that it makes this one look terrible. It's not the graphics that turn me off, but the handling of the cars and poor control. Squaresoft has failed in this game. It was brave of them to try something new but please stick with rpg's. If you never played any other racing game, you'd think this game is ok. Full Review »
  2. ErcanB.
    Jul 16, 2001
    2
    First of all, this gameplay sucks big time. People can get blind because the blurred background. Fortunately "Gran Turismo 3" is saving the First of all, this gameplay sucks big time. People can get blind because the blurred background. Fortunately "Gran Turismo 3" is saving the PS2. I have never played a game like this. If you ask me they have to balance the steering wheels. This is toooooo fakeee. When I steer right it has to go right not left. CAPICH Full Review »