I have to say this game is great. After playing Interstate 76 and
getting drawn in to that story line I wondered what they could do to make
their next game even better... I'll fill you in on the small story line that
leads up to this game.
Interstate 76, This game takes place in the 70's. You are Groove Champion,
a.k.a. "Swinger", and you are part of a small group of vigilanties that deal
their justice through guns mounted on your car. You're goal is to avenge the
death of your sister, "Vixen", who was killed by a "Creeper"
Interstate 82, This game takes place in the 80's but this time you are
Taurus, a.k.a. "Stampede", (Grooves mentor and partner in Interstate 76). In the
opening of this Groove is taken prisoner and you have to find them. A new
character enters the story line. Skye, Grooves younger sister (who goes by
the name of "Vixen" in honor of her dead sister.
The graphics in this game rock. Everything is done in more detail then I76
was. Things that I wouldn't think about being there is. For instance, the
"For Sale" sign on a big glass window right before you drive through it.
Also the cinematics are 10X better then I76. I do miss the big "fro"
and gold ring Taurus had in I76, but this is the 80's now. Heheheh.
This one is a toughie. I played I76 with my CH Flightstick Pro and it made
the game fun. Alas, my FSPro broke and I haven't found anywhere to buy a
replacement. (think they stopped being made) So with me not being
comfortable with any other joysticks I'm playing this game with my Gravis
Gamepad Pro. Controls are very smooth and realistic. There are a lot of
keys you have to remember, but once you start playing you won't have any
Awesome and very realistic. From driving through parking lots skidding
around corners, to driving through a mall area. This game seems pretty real
to me. (Except for your cars drive on water and don't sink.) This game has
added a twist. Now you can jump out of your car and run around on foot with
a pistol. Just don't get ran over! :)
Overall I have to say this game is a must for everyone who enjoys
challenges. You have to complete certain tasks before you move on to the
next mission. Keep your friends alive while trying to stay alive yourself.
From driving through the desert to Las Vegas it's an adventure
you wouldn't want to pass up. This game definantly ranks up there on my
"Favorite Games To Play" list.
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