Average User Score: 8.4Feb 8, 2013First off, i want to thank Sega for bringing this brilliant and extremely fun game to Pc I was looking forward to this game for a long time,First off, i want to thank Sega for bringing this brilliant and extremely fun game to Pc I was looking forward to this game for a long time, as for i really enjoyed the first one, and (fluid) race and kart games in general. I first played the demo for Ps3, but the frame rate ruined it for me. I always wanted to buy the Pc game on release, but the Pc version was delayed, and at my local game shop they told me it was cancelled. I still had hopes the Pc version would still be released, and to back that feeling up, i bought the Ps3 version, knowing i wasn't going to like it, but the main reason was, to back Sega up on this one. I installed the Ps3 version played it once, and put it on my shelf. But then there was February the first, I bought the game through steam, at a little discount, but still felt i was ripping Sega of, because i truly love this game Its awesome (I do have to say i owned the Master System through to the 32X, so you know, there's a little bit of nostalgic reasons here) I like every aspect of the game, it runs incredibly smooth on my system, the frame rate is buttery smooth, (I just had to use this saying once) the graphics sharp and crisp, (turn blur off) the sound great, music really fitting and uplifting. Games like this make me truly happy, and thankful for the fact i can still play games like this. I really laugh and smile allot when playing this game, but once i putt down my controller, my grumpy face sacks back, and my depressions kick back in again :D Times are hard... I Really would like to say to the Pc community, please buy this game If you like race and or kart games, it's brilliant I know there's allot of pirating in the Pc community, i did it allot my self, and probably will do it again, if they lock the next generation up as they are planning. This generation though, i bought EVERYTHING for my Wii, Ps3, and Pc, if you want to try it, download it, but please buy it if you like it Games like this should be supported, and i know this game will probably sell like S**t, but it DOES NOT deserve that. It's absolutely great on Pc The only thing i dislike about Pc gaming since i went back to it in 2011, after, well... about 13 years, are the damn cheaters. I don't care about offline cheating, i actually like to see what people can do, and how they can alter the game, but please don't cheat online. I well... i think i can say, pretty much suck online, but i don't cheat, i do seem to be pretty good at racing games online though, i think about average, butt i hate it when i suck online, and then lose a lot by cheaters, i don't care if i lose a lot against people who play fair, so please keep the Pc version clean online, so it can be great for everyone. Well... All and all this game rocks, it's recommended to play this game on your tv, with a controller tough, if you have the possibility to do so. I have a 120hz full hd syncmaster, but play the game on my 720p tv at 60fps, on my attic. Gonna play some more now. Game on And once more, Thanks Sega You gave me fond child hood memories. O yeah... one more thing, it's the name of the game... It's probably about marketing technical reasons, that they called the first one: Sonic and Sega All Stars racing, and the next one, Sonic and All stars racing transformed, i know the Sonic name sells, but why not call it Sega All Stars Racing 1 and 2, and just put Sonic on the cover for marketing technical reasons. Just saying... Well now i'm really gonna play some more Peace out… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Jan 11, 2013It's Finally comming to Pc ! Thumbs Up ! :) And thanks, Really liked the first one, love the drifting boost aspect of the game, played it onIt's Finally comming to Pc ! Thumbs Up ! :) And thanks, Really liked the first one, love the drifting boost aspect of the game, played it on Ps3 the framerate killed it for me ! Still a great game, really looking forward to the Pc release !… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Jun 1, 2012I am really loving the game so far, i'm only 1 and a half hours in, and it runs pretty nice on my system, not at max, but nice. The only thingI am really loving the game so far, i'm only 1 and a half hours in, and it runs pretty nice on my system, not at max, but nice. The only thing that pretty much ruins a lot of the experience for me right now, are the effects for the use of alcohol and painkillers given in the the cut scenes, even though the cut scenes don't bother me at all, i think they are a valuable asset to the game so far, and i really enjoy the game right now. (I've actually pressed alt+tab to write this message XD ) It's only just these effects that, tire my eyes. could someone please make an on / off option for that ? I would really appreciate that very much !… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8May 28, 2012Great to see this game on Psn, i can almost dream this game ! Played this one so much back in the days, on my Master System 2 ! Finished itGreat to see this game on Psn, i can almost dream this game ! Played this one so much back in the days, on my Master System 2 ! Finished it 100% already, whit out even breaking a sweat ! (Which was not the case back in the day ;-) ) Just Awesome !… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Feb 8, 2012Great game, and a great port, even though the game already ran at 480p @ 60fps with in game Dolby Digital on the original Xbox, it's stilGreat game, and a great port, even though the game already ran at 480p @ 60fps with in game Dolby Digital on the original Xbox, it's stil great to see this masterpiece shine once again on the Ps3. I only played a short piece of the game on my original Xbox so, when i saw this in the Ps store, it was a great opportunity for me to finally play this game from start to finish and give it the respect it deserves ! Great game, lots of variety, great sounds, and Stranger is so damn funny at times ! :-) ...(Gotta...Capture.. Yo momma) Hilarious !!… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Feb 1, 2012* Yes this review will be pretty harsh, but in the end i will give some constructive feedback about how i think the series still can be saved.* Yes this review will be pretty harsh, but in the end i will give some constructive feedback about how i think the series still can be saved. *
(I'm dutch so please forgive my English.)
Final Fantasy has lost it's soul, it is now nothing more than a pretty empty shell. It is merely a glimpse of the big bright beautiful star it once was.
I really h... i mean... dislike the 3d engine, i dislike the characters, i dislike the story, which makes no sense at all, i dislike the combat system, i dislike the music. (My favourite song of all time, still is Cosmo Canyon from VII, when i first heard it, it gave me goosebumps from head to toe, i still have this song now, for even more then a decade in my regular mp3 play list, and it never gets old.) But since X the magic is completely gone.
Final Fantasy has lost the spirit of adventure, and the spirit of exploration, everything that made Final Fantasy 1-10 great is sadly enough, completely gone.
It is now a game for the masses, and dumbed down for a greater audience, for only one stinkin reason...money.
The only way of which i can think off, to restore the former glory of the series, and i think a lot of people will agree with me, but of course the new Final Fantasy playing generation will not, is this:
Drop the new 3d engine they are using, and create a new HD engine of the same engine they used for VII, VIII, IX.
Please bring back the turn based battle system, i truly love it, i like to think out my strategy during a fight, i also like to take my time during a fight, and don't want to be rushed ALL the time.
Even tough technology nowadays can easily render the world map in 3d, as were they started with in XII, please don't !, and create a top down view like they did in the "real" Final Fantasy games, this because it brings variety, due to the different perspectives you get, when playing the game. So when in buildings, towns, villages, use 3d view, when on the world map, use top down view, and when in battle, once again the 3d view, or like... how do you say it, the view like it was in VII, VIII, IX, but make the battles turn based again.
And please bring back the Aeons / GF's in their traditional form, and do not make them able to fight by your side, but only on summon bases. (I like to watch my Aeon / Gf's introduction for 2 minutes every single time i summon them :-D (This is also where the engine can really shine like it did in VII, VIII, IX) Like in VIII when you would summon Eden, it took a whole lot of time, and in the mean time i got really pumped up and started to yell at my tv saying things like; ooow now your gonna get it (Eden's animation still running and charging.) Saying again; ITS ON NOW (Eden's animation almost finished :P) Saying oww yeah it's coming now B****ES !!... And then after a minute or so Eden released it's Fury, whipping most of the baddies out, after which i put my sweaty hands back on my PS 1 controller, those where the days i tell you ! :-) And then the music, make it more adventure spirited, more magical, and traditional, like in the old days.
Also make an option to turn voice overs on or off, and when in off mode use text balloons, this might be a strange request for most people, but when "voices" are given to you, your imagination has nothing to do any more because they are filled in all ready, i like to give them their own voices, and personality in my head. to me, it has this extra dimension. So, an option for voice overs on or off, and off course an option for using Japanese voices, for those who prefer it.
And for last, and probably the most import "thing" for a Final Fantasy game, create a descent story !! I think a Final Fantasy game can rise or fall even only just by it's story. So please try to get the original writer back, i know he said The last story on the Wii will probably be has last work, and i know he probably won't do it, but please try !
The only RPG this generation of which i think off which comes close to a traditional Final Fantasy game, is Eternal Sonata.
I actually feel pretty sad that i have to type this review down, this is just because i have very fond memories of the "real" Final Fantasy games, and i truly hope i can i play a descent one, once again in the near future.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Dec 14, 2011Truly a great game ! And like others have said before me, it's a great stress reliever :) I bought this game for Pc, because i wanted to playTruly a great game ! And like others have said before me, it's a great stress reliever :) I bought this game for Pc, because i wanted to play it at 60fps, which it does on my CG8250. Great game, great fun ! Just sit back, relax, and start slapping people with your purple ..... ;-)… Expand
Average User Score: 6.1Oct 25, 2011I am here to pay my respect to ID Software, and because i am getting really tired of all those people whining and **** about ID's latestI am here to pay my respect to ID Software, and because i am getting really tired of all those people whining and **** about ID's latest product. I do really feel bad for the Pc gamers when Rage was just released. But, i was thinking, (And this is pure speculation from my side, and not based on any facts.) that it was not completely ID's fault, that Rage had so many problems on PC, when it came out, because if i am not mistaken ID has to listen to Bethesda nowadays, and they could have forced ID to release Rage in it's almost finished condition, but then again this is pure speculation from my side. I also dislike Pc gamers putting their experiences in the Ps3 section of Metacritic ! Please stick to your own page, because you give Ps3 gamers the wrong impression. I bought this game on Ps3, but my Pc could also handle this game, i simply choose the Ps3 version because i prefer gaming on my big screen, with my surround system, on my comfortable couch :). I always had a thing for ID's games, back since 1990 when i started playing the first Commander Keen, when i was 10 years old. After that i played a lot of Id's games, like the Commander Keen series, Wolfenstein 3D, Spear Of Destiny, Doom 1,2,3 and add ons, Herretic, Hexen, etc etc. I also played doom on many different systems, like the Sega 32x, but i also managed to get Doom 1 & 2 working on my Amiga 1200, unofficially that is :) ... using Adoom ;-). When i first started playing Rage on my Ps3, i was overwhelmed by the graphics and the stable frame rate, but also the sound, which sounds very "crispy" in DTS (Only a handful of games on Ps3 are DTS compatible, most are only Dolby Digital.) All the problems Rage has on Pc, are not to be found in the Ps3 version, except for some very light screen tearing from time to time, and the Texture pop in, which i do find a bit annoying, and i still hope this can be fixed. I am an easy gamer, i play games for the fun of playing, i do not need a lot of competition, and i do not need to prove myself to others when playing my favourite games. So i started playing Rage on easy, and was dropped in it's amazing world. The atmosphere, the vibe, and the things you notice when playing in a "relaxed" condition are simply amazing ! and truly remarkable !. From a gentle dust wind, to flies flying over rotting corpses :-) there's a lot of detail to be found in this game, if you take the time to notice it. When i first arrived at Wellspring, i was truly overwhelmed by the amount of detail, like when you walk in the alley where it's dripping with water, i like to stand still at those moments, and just listen to the sound when i move my camera to hear the dripping from the back to the front, and looking at the wonderful created environment. Honestly, at the beginning when i just arrived at Wellspring the first 10 minutes, i was just looking at buildings and people, thinking wow... this is amazing. The shooting is pretty old school, and from time to time pretty intense, but to me, that's a good thing. (I do would like a little bit of extra ammo though... hehe :-) ) The racing aspect has also been implemented wonderfully, and creates this extra dimension in Rage, as quite a racing fan, to me, this extra feature was a real treat. The car / buggy handling is very tight, and controls really well ! Because of the stable frame rate at 60fps, the driving is really smooth and therefore a true delight. To me everything in Rage works well, the wastelands are also truly amazing and the level design is superb. Even tough the multiplayer may not be al that, i really enjoyed the couple of matches i played so far, also because i seem te be pretty good at it. The multiplayer looks and feels a little bit like Hardware Online Arena on Ps2, it's really nice for an hour or something, and can be easily picked up at any time, it's quite good actually, but should have been a little bit better. All & all to me, Rage is a true masterpiece that just needs a little more polishing, Rage really has that ID vibe throughout the whole game which i like very much. I also would like te thank Id for the Wolfenstein & Doom easter egs hidden in the game ! (I found out by youtube) they really put a smile on my face ! Thank you once more Id for making the beautiful game ! I am really looking forward to Doom 4 :-).… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Oct 11, 2011First of, this game has been TRULY underrated !. I did not buy this game at launch, because i had my doubts, but looking back, i should haveFirst of, this game has been TRULY underrated !. I did not buy this game at launch, because i had my doubts, but looking back, i should have bought it at launch. This game is really fun to play, the graphics are truly amazing ! The game also runs incredibly smooth and fluid on a constant 60 Fps, which is very rare in this current generation of consoles...Sadly. (There are only a handful of games on Ps3 that run on 60Fps like; most Call of Duty's, GT 5, Ratchet & Clank series, Wipeout HD, Rage, Mortal Kombat & SF, Mini Ninjas, and maybe a couple more.) To me game play comes first, then the frame rate, and after that, graphics and sound. So to me, Driver San Fransisco was a real treat, running with these stunning graphics, on 60 fps. The car handling is also great, the handling is tight, and the response is great. Driver SF also manages to capture the feel and vibe of the first Driver game very nicely, and still manages to have it's face of it's own. When i started playing it, i could not let it go, and kept on going, first the main missions, but also the side missions and challenges that came available, i really had fun with it, and hours just flew by. The music in Driver SF is also superb, and fits the game really well ! The sound effect are also nice, and sound "crispy". The multiplayer has been created very well also, there are a lot of different modes, and are just very fun to play. To me personally, a little less shifting in the multiplayer mode would be nice, they should have limited the amounts of shifts you can get / use, but that's just my personal opinion. All & all Driver San Fransisco is a true gem, which has been truly underrated, please don't hesitate, and buy this game if you like driving games, i still really enjoy it !… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Jun 16, 2011This is actually a pretty darn good game ! If i'm not mistaking the game runs at 60 fps, has no blur, but does have light to mild screenThis is actually a pretty darn good game ! If i'm not mistaking the game runs at 60 fps, has no blur, but does have light to mild screen tearing though, but nothing really serious. The game has different power ups, lots of upgrades, lots of cars, and different skins. The car handling is also very smooth, it actually handles just the way you want it to in this kind of game, it never gets frustrating. The game even makes use of the six-axis controller, you can shock zombies of your car by moving the controller fast up and down, it works good, the rest of the game is controlled normally. If you like a mix between burnout and carmageddon then this is your game ! And for only 10 Euro 's you just can't go wrong, trust me you will have a bloody good time ;)… Expand