It’s been a while since I posted something on here. I’m blaming the silly season and the volume of games I have to review and preview (it’s a hard life, yes I know). So here’s a little entry about a toy connected to one of the best games of this year.
And yes, you did read that right. I think Driver: San Francisco is one of the best games all year. It’s not groundbreaking or revolutionary in any great shape or form. It doesn’t have brilliant characters and its mission structure isn’t a million miles away from nearly every other open-world game involving a vast open-world environment and fast moving vehicles. I don’t even think its main draw is its plot, which is what might happen if you got David Lynch write and direct and episode of Starsky & Hutch.
But who cares? I don’t have to go into any great detail about why I love Driver: SF. You know why? Because I have pictures of the toy, that’s why! Here’s another:
It’s actually quite a good representation of what the player spends most of their time in the game doing – sending their car airborne and crashing into things, I mean. I don’t remember hitting too many paper newspaper vendors, though.
The toy is also representative of Driver: SF’s greatest strength, and that is, the freedom to drive like a complete tosser. Oh sure, most open world driving games allow you to drive like a tossser, but Driver: SF actively encourages it, and as such, is always lots of fun to play.
Lots of fun. When was the last time you read a review that listed ‘fun’ as a reason to play a game?