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Cars - a Wiired Review.

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by King Wiired, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    (skip to bottom if you wish to just see my ratings given)

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    Well, due to the fact that I don't think no-one on this site owns or even cares about the game Cars, except me 'cause I happened (for some reason) to get this THQ film tie-in game for Christmas, I thought I'd tell you whether the game is like a typical THQ game, or whether it really is worth buying.
    I haven't seen the movie, but I'm positive that this game is solely based on it, due to the fact that all games made by THQ are basically a playable version of the film. You play as the main character in the film, Lightning McQueen, in which you prepare yourself for the up and coming Piston Cup season, though having to get ready to beat the current champion of the cup, Chick Hicks, but you get a lot of help from all your 'friends' of Radiator Springs.
    Now to what I think of it, when I first got it, though I appreciated the present, inside I laughed at the fact I got it, and as I've said already, I probably just got it due to my Dad seeing it cheap on eBay, but I thought meh, a Wii game's a Wii game after all, and I don't have many. I put it in my Wii, to be introduced to a pleasent (sp? mind gone blank :)) music/video combo on the Disc Channel.
    Skipping to the actual game, there are a few main modes before you start the game, the obvious 'career' mode (can't remember exactly what that's called) and an arcade mode.
    I started the game, and noticed that the graphics were pretty cool (animation-like graphics) until I started playing, finding out that everything was the same! During a race (usually of 3 laps) where ever you go, its just road you travel on and sandy grass as the other land, with the odd cliff here and there, and after 1 lap of looking at it, I was already bored of it.
    The controls I found difficult. In NFS : Carbon, when turning a sharp turn, you just have to tap break, make a lil' drift, and perfect. This is a different story. You can't just turn naturally so I thought, right I have to break, but that failed to, maybe I just don't have the hang of it, but even with that, the races are so easy to win, but still have un-realistic features, such as crashing into a wall makes you bounce back untouched, and into other cars barely moves them.

    Overall my ratings are as follows :
    Graphics - 6/10 (originally good, until you find out they're repetitive)
    Controls - 5/10 (personally found them difficult)
    Game Play - 8/10 (due to the extra mini-games and multiplayer, giving lotsa stuff to do, though easy)
    Replay Value - 4/10 (races are repetitive, giving them the boring factor)
    Originality - 5/10 (seen it before, nothing that new about it, though nice tie-in with film)
    Overall - 28/50 - 5.6/10


    If your looking for an alright racing game, thats easy, can be fun and your under the age of 12, I recommend this to you. Though if you're really into racing games, I personally recommend Need For Speed : Carbon, and leave Cars on the shelf.

    Hope this helps some people, though I doubt anyone will really care :) though people who don't, comments on my review will be appreciated :) Thanks.
     
    #1 King Wiired, Dec 27, 2006
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  2. Jenova

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    BWAHAHAHA, THIS GAME PHAILS! =D

    Nice review, though. :D
     
  3. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Thanks man :) shame the threads flooopppped so far :p suppose it is Cars after all :p
     
  4. buckyfellini

    buckyfellini whatever

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    yeah i have this game as well, i dont remember why we got it, or when or anything lol ... i tried one race and 1 mini-game and its been on the shelf ever since ... kids like it tho.
     
  5. DRMARIO

    DRMARIO Controversial.

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    Sounds a bit lame considering you cant even crash, and bouncing off a wall :shocked:
    I wasnt lanning on buying it anyway..,But im even more put off it now, think ill stick with nfs carbon :cornut:
     
  6. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    :lol: I know you don't get much damage in NFS, but at least you get scratches up the size (which you see after races) on this, they barely even comment when you crash :lol:..
     
  7. Sssmally

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    Great, I wont pick it up now. Was gonna pick it up for my 7 year old cusion but I can see it never being touched. The other game I was gonna but was Happy Feet, anyone fancy reviewing :S?
     
  8. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Well I personally recon, if anyone, a 7 year old would love it, but it's your decision, and sorry but haven't got Happy Feet :)lol:) but I'll probably review some other games.
     
  9. Icetrash

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    Nice review! You have now totally convinced me not to get it now, not that I was anyway. :)
     
  10. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Why post aloada spam just to say that? And for the record, I wrote it 'cause since when has anyone spoke about it? Felt like doing something different for a change on this site, most threads seems to be the same these days. I'm planning on writing other reviews too.
     
  11. iplaywii

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    Because noobs like you are always asking what games to buy!
     
  12. dan99iel

    dan99iel Hai :3. I'm back.

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    :) Great thread Wiired! Don't think i will get the game (Wasn't really going to anyways :lol:!)
     
  13. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    :lol: Kinda feel sorry for THQ.. seeing as I'm the only person who owns this game :p good luck to them making money.
     
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    I'm thinking no one over the age of 12 got this game using their own money. This is purely a "gift" game from parents who impulse shop.

    Good review though!
     
  15. denim_lover

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    i bought it ... and got bored of it after about 3 hours ... i will go back later and complete it ... but only to complete it ... not coz i enjoy the game that much.

    i'm too busy playing RRR.

    btw - i'm 24... i don't think i should be playing cars.
     
  16. King Wiired

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    :lol: I've tried playing it, but I just can't. I get bored in literally a couple of minutes, only done 2 races. Too busy playing NFS and Zelda to really think about it.
     
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    nice review wiired i hope you wearnt ungrateful when you unwrapped it on xmas day:lol:
     
  18. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    :lol: nah, I appreciate anything I get tbh, and as I said, another Wii
    game's another Wii game after all.
     
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    Man, I wish I could write a review, but I don't have the attention span. :nonod:
     
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    I rented cars out and took it back after 2 hours. It was so bad. The only bright spots were the Pit Stop Challenge which was very well done using the Wiimote. But the actual game itself stank

    5/10

    So kiddy that even kids would find it easy. I have never seen the movie
     

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