Developer Eden Studios has put way too much time in creating a good online experience. This is probably the reason why the gameplay hasn't really improved on its predecessor. Test Drive Unlimited 2 is a good game, but can't challenge the greater racing games of our generation.
A patch is due out in early March to rectify many issues, and we'll take a look at the game after that to see just how many issues are fixed. However, in the state the game is presently in, I can't recommend a purchase. $60 is simply too much to pay for the game as it is now.
The controls are an odd mix between arcade and sim, meaning that all the cars are much more skiddish than you'd expect. Weak AI means that the car handling is the only real challenge when you play alone, and coupled with the tiresome voice acting, the single player experience is sub par. Online, the game becomes much more entertaining, but so far the serves have been plagued by stability issues. TDU is pretty fun online, but if you only want to play on your own, steer clear of this game.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 definitely has its moments and I can't deny the game's quirky charm. But the great strength of the roster of cars, the enjoyable driving model and compelling location can't eclipse the lack of enjoyable content or the confusing economy.
The cut scenes are horrendous, with some of the worst acting and voiceovers I've ever heard. The graphics are passable, but nothing to write home about... but I STILL feel drawn to its unique approach to the driving genre. Something about walking around a garage, sitting in cars and just the entire 'relaxing' feeling you get cruising the many, many, MANY roads, cannot be found in any other racer.
Whats bad in this game?ALL! bad graphics, bad physics, bad gameplay, bad sound, bad music. First TDU was better than second part! I dont understand who puts positive marks to this game? TDU2 is awful! The last nail in the coffin of Atari.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 is a terrible game,and embarassing in comparison to the original
TDU 2's gameplay is **** cars handle terribly,the physics and collision detection are off,and it's a shame because the game has so many cool ideas,like buying houses,walking around your house and dealerships,and exploring the world for hidden wrecks to give you a new car,that could have resulted in an amazing game if done well,but the gameplay kills this title.
The graphics are bad,but the framerate remains solid throughout
Sound design and soundtrack are hit and miss.
Overall,Test Drive Unlimited 2 is a bucket of awesome ideas executed in an absolutely appalling manner,and it's a damn shame.
SummaryTest Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online. Unlike any other driving...