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Tanner is back and full of rage in the new Driver Renegade for the Nintendo 3DS. Driver Renegade takes place between the stories of Driver 1 and Driver 2. After years of undercover work for the NYPD, John Tanner leaves his badge and takes protection under Senator Ballard to take care of crime in his own way. As a renegade, Tanner cleans up the New York streets and punishes those that oppose him. Driver Renegade brings non- stop 3D car chases to the Nintendo 3DS system.
This game, as I recently discovered, is basically a port of a Nintendo DS game called COP The Recruit. However, that game has a story mode where you work your way up as a new cop in New York City battling crime and whatnot. All of that is gone as Ubisoft simply recycled the game engine to make a Driver game on 3DS and they, in my opinion, really rushed it out as a launch title that really feels slapped together.
Where to start? The graphics are good and the city while abandoned does have some cross traffic. The sounds are good. The rest isnt so hot. Let me start with the comic book story it is written very badly and in it you play a maniac who loves to kill people any way he can. He also loves to cuss and at other drivers while he is driving. This game made me wince every time he uttered a curse word. The missions have two difficulty levels the super super easy and the hard. Why not in between? Laziness would be my guess. Also be aware that the cars they use are fictional and that kind of takes the fun out of this. I was expecting to unlock real life cars. There are 20 missions in the main game and could be completed in about 2 to 3 hours on easy mode. The only way to unlock other cars is thru hard mode in missions.
Okay, so it's not really fair to compare a game like this to Nintendo's golden racing series. I was looking for a 3DS game on the cheap, though, and figured a racer would be a safe bet. Unfortunately, I didn't get to read Nintendo Power's review of this game or even know how this game really worked until after I began to play it. I kinda regret that...
I'm a fan of driving games
Not to good
Excellent quality and delivery time.