- Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:16 pm
Even after all these years I still keep Driver installed. My friends and I like to take turns driving and watching the quick replays while we down beers. Theyâ€™ll come over here to jam it on the PC or Iâ€™ll take a Playstation to one of their houses and weâ€™ll do it with Driver2. That just shows how cool the Driver games are, being easy enough for anyone to operate the vehicle controls and entertaining enough to engage people who otherwise donâ€™t play video games at all. (I guess weâ€™re old people, like late thirties to mid fifties, among whom Iâ€™m the only â€˜gamer.â€™)
I just got around to buying DRIV3R. I was telling these guys how cool the game should be now with guns, better maps, modern graphics, etc. But they never even liked to hijack cars in Driver2. For them, anything more than gas, brakes, right, and left seems like too much to get the hang of. No problem, though, since we can still do what we like: trash cars as we run from the cops, and then watch the replay.
Not so. That Auto Director in DRIV3R, as you guys know and some have complained about online, offers a really lame show. A little more than half the time while driving you are looking at rear bumper view, wheel view, or that so-called 1st person view (if thereâ€™s a way to switch on the car interior, I donâ€™t see it). Watching the replays, we were all like, â€œWhereâ€™s the car, man?â€ Too frequent use of the slo-mo, too, IMO.
I like using Film Directorâ€”always haveâ€”but that doesnâ€™t do anything for our party scene (or for that previously enjoyable aspect of oneâ€™s own personal sense of immediate gratification while jamming the game alone).
I wish someone would mod the Auto Director so it shows a better clip. A little application that would allow the player to choose the views that Auto Director cycles through would be killer, but if someone could figure out how to just change the arbitrary views to something more fun to watch, Iâ€™d be all happy about thatâ€¦and grateful to the modder. From what I read online, I guess I'm not the only one.
Sorry to be so wordy about that.
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