I've been known to sip a cold one or two (or three) when I do my gaming. I know it's probably not a very professional thing for me to do—imagine Ebert hitting the bar before his afternoon screening of The Manchurian Candidate. But videogames are time-consuming endeavors.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Language, Violence
Despite the long load times and sometimes maddening difficulty level, Stuntman is a well-produced, exciting game that provides a good simulation of the life of a Hollywood daredevil.
It's a nice idea—put the player in the movie. But movies are a passive experience. I felt like my time was wasted—the levels themselves were so frustrating that this delayed reward added injury to insult.
According to the ESRB, this game contains: Mild Lyrics, Violence
According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence
Flash forward to present day, and I find theres bit of irony and vindication. For the sequel, Driver 2: The Wheelman Is Back, is now being universally panned by gamers and press alike for the same reasons that Dale and I pointed out two years ago over the original. (Just goes to show you how hype can cloud ones judgment.)
Surprisingly, despite being in the capable hands of Reflections (the developers previously responsible for the Destruction Derby series), Driver comes up flatter than overnight Coca-Cola. Practically the only thing positive about Driver is the controls. To its credit, the cars handle great.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language
With an unparalleled quality of graphics and realism, Driver was supposed to be a marquee release for the PlayStation and extend its life into the next millenium. Unfortunately, Driver fails miserably short of expectations. The graphics are pixelated and everything in the game is a low-resolution mess. In this regard it's a total disappointment from such an accomplished developer.