With the opportunity to choose to "save" your mission replay to the Xbox's hard drive after every undertaking, combined with the absolute treat of watching this enhanced, multi-camera replay, Wreckless takes the concept of replay to a higher level.
It's loaded with special effects and the vehicles all handle very responsively (crucial for a good driving game). If you can live with the fact that you won't be playing it for months then this is well worth looking into.
If you do find a happy medium between the controls and the game play, you'll find yourself actually digging the game - but like most good games, the fun is over way to quick, With twenty missions total in the game, we beat about seven of them within an hour.
There are a few overly frustrating missions that will drive you absolutely nuts too. I found myself saying, "wow this is the sweetest game," during one mission and then, "jeeze, is this annoying," in another.
The lack of a two-player mode (reportedly dropped due to shipping deadlines) and no ability to simply roam around the city without time limits and seek out its many hidden areas and shortcuts is nigh-on criminal, especially the latter.
The problem is that theres not enough depth or variety in the missions, the only reason to carry on through the game is to see the next set of stunning visuals, which you have to say are reason alone to at least rent this.
Visually, it is a stunning achievement that aside from a few frame rate issues presents some of the best graphics we've yet seen in the genre as a whole. Outside of the visuals, though, no one element of this title really stands out as an amazing aspect.
The stereotypical supermodel would be a good way to describe this title. The first few moments spent with Wreckless will really impress, but once you start investigating a little you'll notice a lack of substance.
An amazing game, until the point where the initial impact of the pretty visuals wears off. What's left is a very average playing mission based driving title with not much in the line of long term replayability.