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[Games - PS2] Driver:Parallel Lines

SL65

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Driver: Parallel Lines is the next installment of Atari's legendary franchise action driving game. As the only game that offers an open, fast-paced driving action-movie experience, Driver: Parallel Lines features an unfolding storyline of double crossing and revenge. Set in a photorealistic interpretation of New York City, players take on the role of a notorious 18 year old who, free from conscience and rules, is the most sought after driver-for-hire in town. Get down and dirty in cars of all kinds. Modify and juice up cars before engaging in the most thrilling Hollywood-style car chases ever. With over 40 diverse missions, online multiplayer options, incredibly realistic driving physics, and a brand new story with an unforeseen twist, Driver: Parallel Lines is a must-have title for action driving fans.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
Driver: Parallel Lines is an entirely new story with over 40 diverse missions as well as on-the-fly mini-games such as destruction derby and cops and robbers
Pulse-pounding, non-stop driving action with Hollywood-style car chasing experiences
On-line play that supports up to eight players in numerous play modes that span the entire city
Highly intuitive character control, improved physics and an expansive arsenal of weaponry
An incredibly detailed photo-realistic New York City 'living world' city to explore
Seamless open mission structure integrated around the central storyline with no load times what-so-ever
Incredible vehicle damage system with unprecedented detail and level of destruction
80 drivable vehicles including cars, bikes and trucks, each with authentic physics; features comprehensive vehicle tuning with performance and visual customization


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The last game was absolutly shit mainly cos of its crap gameplay. I really had high hopes for it cos of the previous games in the driver series on the PS1 which were really cool.
The story line sounds interesting and New York will be a good set however it doesnt look very New York-ish in the pictures does it?

Its due for the PS2 and also XBOX in March.
http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/driving/driver4/index.html?q=driver
 
Re: [Games - PS2] Driver:parallel Lines

SL65AMG~V12~604BHP!!!!!!! said:
The last game was absolutly shit mainly cos of its crap gameplay. I really had high hopes for it cos of the previous games in the driver series on the PS1 which were really cool.
The story line sounds interesting and New York will be a good set however it doesnt look very New York-ish in the pictures does it?


I kinda liked Driv3r a tad more than Vice City. It had some quirks and some balls-to-the-walls hard as hell missions that depended on when and where the taxi cab spawned before it entered the intersection. Then there's the occasional cop that will spawn underneath you in free drive mode. Other than that, it is great fun to do stunts with.


I hope this can be the GTA killer that Driver was back on the PS1 (then again, back then hardly anybody knew of GTA). Something tells me this can't be just one city. Driver never takes place in just one city. It'll probably be New York, LA or SF, and then somewhere overseas. Miami was the only truely confirmed city in Driv3r for over a year before the game was released.

Which brings me to the point of why Driv3r was probably as much as a let down as it was. It took to long to release, and was overshadowed by the anoncement of GTA:San Andreas. GTA is good for goofing off in, but for the chases and cars, I like Driv3r. Oh, and Film Director mode. That is what made Driver.
 
Re: [Games - PS2] Driver:parallel Lines

YF19pilot said:
Something tells me this can't be just one city. Driver never takes place in just one city. It'll probably be New York, LA or SF, and then somewhere overseas. Miami was the only truely confirmed city in Driv3r for over a year before the game was released.
Yeh they usually have a couple cities. I hope they go to a really diffrent country like India for example. I thought Turkey in Driv3r was great so a place like India would be nice too.

Oh and yes, Film Director mode was definatly what made Driver! I loved it back on the ol' PS1.
 
More details have emerged about this game. Just check out the games gamespace at Gamespot

But I recommend you check out the awesome videos that have been released. They actually look really good TBH.

http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/driving/driver4/media.html

You can stream those vids...but the crash vid kicks ass 8)


Its set to be released next week on the PS2...it'll also be available for the XBOX I think. Just thought I'd update ya'll.
 
I just hope two things with this:

1. It'll be avaliable for PC, and it won't take 9 freaking months to do so.
2. It won't have so many freaking glitches that made the PC version utterly unbearable to play. Driv3r was the most disappointing game I've ever had the misfortune to come across, seeing as I spent years playing the first one and loving every second of it.

Other than that, they include a modern setting in addition to the 70's feel of all the games (Driv3r: cell phones and laptops in the 70's?!), which is neat. About time, too.
 
lol, the voice acting sounds pretty terrible, and you still are stopped dead in your tracks if you hit a pole. it looks too much like a GTA clone, but its got to better than Driv3r.
 
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