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Overall User Average: 6.50 / 10 (65.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 6.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 5.50 / 10
Sound User Average: 5.00 / 10Dark Voodoo
Date reviewed: December 26, 2003.
Overall: Ever since I saw joy Ride I always wanted to drive on of those 18 wheelers. I dreamed of using that radio thing. So the folks at Eutechnyx said ?hey lets make a racing game disguised as a redneck trucking game! So they went to work and created an average game for the average system PS2. Then it got ported to our beloved Xbox and lucky for me I borrowed it from a friend to test it out. After all the hoping and dreaming I may have came into the game with expectations too high and I was sorely disappointed for many days to come. The game is decent but as I said before do not come into this game expecting anything more than a racer disguised as a trucking game.
Gameplay: Like most racing games there aren?t a lot of camera angles and this game only has two. Featuring in car and out of car cameras this game runs short of difference. The game?s high point is its awesome looking crashes, which are fantastic as you ram oncoming traffic into rubble and even creating combo crashes which are rewarded with money. The game?s deep career mode is really the only fun I got out of the game besides the amazing crashes Graphics: The graphics featured in this game are nothing the PS2 couldn?t do or better for that matter. At 60 fps that game is pretty impressive although the highways are basically the same and the only average looking objects in the game are its trucks. The trucks are detailed and can cause realistic damage to oncoming traffic. The character models are angular and motionless. While the graphics are nothing to write home about the game still can show off some great crashes Sound: With no custom soundtrack support the game leaves you two options turn down the volume or bear witness to the worst music in video game history. The game?s voice acting is dreadful and is done by a no name cast. The dialogue is painful and the music selection is short of quantity and quality. At times I find myself turning off the game just to hear the monks of Halo, I?m not joking either! The onslaught of yee haws and hee haas is enough for you to throw the slightly heavy Xbox at a wall. The trucks engine noise is nothing special and the only thing that kind of makes this game?s sound not be turned down is its awesome formula of big truck into small truck save the game.
Suggestions: While it isn?t that great of a game it still contains the simple pleasure of making a pile up of cars into rubble. Its deep career makes the price tag of 20 bucks almost worth it and with a good replay value it?s kind of worth it. So if you can get over the disgusting voice acting and the bland environments then there is enjoyment to be found so either rent it or if you have some cash then it might be worth the price.
Maybe next time they can add a little Live support our way?And work more with the Xbox hardware
Overall: didn't really know what to expect, but for $20, it's was worth taking a chance. overall, good semi-mindless entertainment, most fun @ 4:20 pm...no one else has this game??? Gameplay: think its easy to drive an 18-wheeler through mountain passes while being chased by cops and bikers? and still deliver your goods on time? that's really the basis for what you've got to accomplish. and at the 'store', you gotta buy new loads at a decent price. it also helps to pay attention to the ticker at the bottom, sometimes you may get a good tip as to what city needs a certain item = a huge payday. Graphics: nothing too fancy here. you can change logos and colors of your rig. or be really wacky and draw your own! Sound: several different radio stations play music + supports custom tracks!does a louder air-horn make people move out of the way faster? Suggestions: live would be a nice addition.