Driver San Francisco Catch-All

Veloxi wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:

Damn, why didn't you guys enable me on this when it was on sale!

I just got the game for Christmas, don't look at me! Get it now anyway, it's so, so good.

Is there any online pass or dlc that would preclude one from buying used?

Veloxi wrote:
BushPilot wrote:

I just got it for Christmas as well and I'm having the same experience - I keep discovering more ways to manipulate traffic and cause mayhem. It started a bit slow for the first hour or so but it has been steadily building in pure immature fun for the 2 hours after that.

I can't wait to try the multiplayer....

Are you on the PSN at all? And yeah, it just seems to get more insane as it goes on. LOVE it.

Nope - I'm playing this one on 360

Sigh.

Guys, if you wanna play this on the PC, it's on sale today on Steam for $24.99:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/33...

Get it, get it now.

I've played a couple more hours today so far, and damned if I'm not laughing my ass off right now. So. Much. Fun.

I'm slightly enabled, but this is UBISoft, which means evil DRM, right?

Join the dark side on console:)

Malor wrote:

I'm slightly enabled, but this is UBISoft, which means evil DRM, right?

The PC version is, but I'm playing it on a PS3.

Veloxi wrote:
Malor wrote:

I'm slightly enabled, but this is UBISoft, which means evil DRM, right?

The PC version is, but I'm playing it on a PS3.

It has an online activation, but I don't know if it's just once or every time you launch. It doesn't have the "always on" DRM it was originally supposed to have.

Question: how many people can play together in the multiplayer mode?

Fun game, but I'm not crazy about all the races. Any challenge where the closer I am to winning the harder it is to recover from a single mistake tends to frustrate me. If they were quick, 20-second sprints that'd be easier to handle. Less investment in a loss.

lostlobster wrote:

Question: how many people can play together in the multiplayer mode?

Not sure, I think the most I've seen is 8.

LobsterMobster wrote:

Fun game, but I'm not crazy about all the races. Any challenge where the closer I am to winning the harder it is to recover from a single mistake tends to frustrate me. If they were quick, 20-second sprints that'd be easier to handle. Less investment in a loss.

Yeah, this and the rubber banding are my annoyances as well. I'll restart a race if I have to, and only one time I've gotten so frustrated with a race I just quit it in order to come back later.

I'm 15 or so hours in, and have unlocked the entire bay area. The amount of challenges and dares have at least tripled as a result. I am having so much fun with this game it's just silly.

Got this off Gamefly for $13 shipped (woo!), and got maybe 45 minutes in last night. I could see this being a really good time. It's been a while since I've had a really good arcadey driving game to play, and this is reminding me a lot of Burnout 3, which is an awesome thing. In fact, I'm feeling really torn about whether to play this or Mass Effect 3 tonight. #firstworldproblems

Chaz wrote:

Got this off Gamefly for $13 shipped (woo!), and got maybe 45 minutes in last night. I could see this being a really good time. It's been a while since I've had a really good arcadey driving game to play, and this is reminding me a lot of Burnout 3, which is an awesome thing. In fact, I'm feeling really torn about whether to play this or Mass Effect 3 tonight. #firstworldproblems

I got it too. Wanna try some mp?

Yaaaay! Enjoy the game guys! MP is a lot of fun, ESPECIALLY Tag.

I just started this last night. (I also recently started Skyrim, but I can tell I'll want to dip in and out of Skyrim over a long time, so I wanted something else to change it up with.) It looks like a hoot so far. The driving controls and car responsiveness are just different enough from Saints Row to throw me off a bit, but I love it so far. I think it's gonna be a hoot.

OMG, it totally IS a hoot. I've spent hours just shifting into other cars just to hear the conversations with passengers. TOO freaking funny. They really put a lot of thought and effort into tons of little things like that, and it shows.

Veloxi wrote:

OMG, it totally IS a hoot. I've spent hours just shifting into other cars just to hear the conversations with passengers. TOO freaking funny. They really put a lot of thought and effort into tons of little things like that, and it shows.

I'm just barely getting a taste of that so far. Can't wait to see more. I'm already digging the 70s-buddy-cop vibe of the game a lot. (I know it's a modern setting, but the 70s cop flick feel is gloriously palpable.)

Yeah, as the game opens up it just get crazier, in a good way.

Yeah, I went from enjoying the game in the first hour or two to really digging it when things opened up more.

The music is terrific.

(double post)

LibrarianX wrote:

The music is terrific.

I know, I wish they'd release a soundtrack or track list somewhere.

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?not...

There's even a Spotify playlist! I know what I'm listening to when I get back to my office.

I've found that I'm avoiding doing the movie challenges and any of the races that don't let me use my magic powers. I'm just not a good enough driver without the gimmicky stuff (like the ability to ram my opponents with oncoming traffic).

When I think about this game, the saying,"truth is stranger than fiction" comes to mind.

I haven't played it yet or seen any demos. But if they capture 1/10th of the reality that is driving in San Francisco, players will be flying by the seat of their pants, chomping off their finger nails, and pulling their hair out at the same time.

They will probably have to create 3 sequels just to encompass all that is the San Francisco driving madness.

LibrarianX wrote:

I've found that I'm avoiding doing the movie challenges and any of the races that don't let me use my magic powers. I'm just not a good enough driver without the gimmicky stuff (like the ability to ram my opponents with oncoming traffic).

I'm there with ya man.

fangblackbone wrote:

When I think about this game, the saying,"truth is stranger than fiction" comes to mind.

I haven't played it yet or seen any demos. But if they capture 1/10th of the reality that is driving in San Francisco, players will be flying by the seat of their pants, chomping off their finger nails, and pulling their hair out at the same time.

They will probably have to create 3 sequels just to encompass all that is the San Francisco driving madness.

They've made SF driving "gamey", so you don't wanna kill yourself, but it's still god damned fun.

I'm a decent, but not great driver, and I've found the 'realistic' challenges to be pretty reasonable. I'm not positive, but I feel like there's a little rubber-banding in there if you drop too far behind. For instance, once I didn't realize that a bus would stop when it saw me entering the intersection, so I T-boned it. I magically caught up to the person I was chasing pretty quickly, so I figure either they ran into trouble themselves, or the game took pity on my problems.

I also don't want to lose sight of how good this game is. I'm in Chapter 3 now, and having a blast.

Someone also made a great playlist on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...