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Driven is difficult to classify as an arcade racer in many respects. It lacks the pit stops and the advanced car setups that a simulation has but it requires an excellent knowledge of the tracks in order to succeed and a strict adherence to the racing lane is far more important in Driven than in most simulations that I have played. Overall all fans of Indycar racing and Formula 1 should give Driven a go.
Driven is one of the few games available that uses the GameCube controller's analog shoulder buttons. Everybody knows that they feel great as regular, single-function buttons, but how do they stack up when put to the pressure-sensitive test? While Sony's Dual-Shock 2 is still king, Nintendo has developed a solid controller that functions pretty well in almost every situation. In Driven's case, it functions better than "pretty well." Seriously -- the GameCube controller feels like it was made for this game!
Driven might be an arcade game, but it requires superhuman driving skills to complete. If you can't master the fine arts of drifting and slipstreaming, you'll have trouble placing above fifth in most races. There's a lot of game to explore in Driven if you're dedicated; just be prepared for a steep learning curve.
Driven is an odd duck of a game--that much is certain. An inviting arcade racer patterned after a lighthearted motion picture, it is also extremely challenging and somewhat frustrating. If you're looking for a racing game that is easy to control but extremely difficult, Driven fits the bill.
Die Entwickler haben ihr Versprechen gehalten, und die vermurkste Steuerung der PS2-Version für den GameCube optimiert und zudem auch noch bei der Grafik zulegen können. Und trotzdem wird sich Driven nicht allzu lange an der Spitze des momentan noch brach liegenden Rennspiel-Genres halten können. Dazu finden sich einfach viel zu viele kleine Unstimmigkeiten, die zwar ein gelegentliches Spielchen nicht stark beeinflussen, aber den Spieler auf lange Sicht doch daran hindern werden, Driven wieder aus dem Schrank zu holen. Eventuell wäre man besser bedient gewesen, auf die Filmlizenz zu verzichten und stattdessen die zweifellos vorhandenen guten Ideen in einem komplett neuen Spiel zu verarbeiten. Besser als die PS2-Fassung heißt noch lange nicht, das Maß aller Dinge zu sein.
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The GameCube version of Driven offers enhanced graphics, which does result in a much more aesthetically pleasing experience. Unlike the PS2 counterpart, this version offers a constant and manageable frame rate, rarely dipping below 60FPS. Dynamic reflection algorithms can also be seen, which is a nice touch, and other subtle graphical nuances were also included. Visually, Driven looks great on the GameCube.
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Driven is one of those titles that aspires to meld a story mode into a genre that’s traditionally been resistant to such attempts in the past. While this effort is successful, Driven‘s acceleration feels sluggish as it tries to drag the combined weight of unresponsive AI, strange physics, overly unforgiving challenges and pedestrian multiplayer modes. While the graphics are good and go a ways towards salvaging the whole operation, it must be admitted that the overall mediocrity of Driven will ensure that the competition will pull ahead of this racer.
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I’m not going to spend any more time here to discuss the graphics or presentation. See the categories below. Before Burnout was released, I might have recommended it just as a rental to get your racing fix in, but now there’s absolutely no reason to play this game. I’m tired of it and I’ll probably have more fun watching it get slowly buried in the dust on my shelf.
The one thing Driven has going for it is that it's the first true racing game released for GameCube. It has some simulation elements for driving, but even in that regard it's just lackluster all around. It may be worth a rental if you want to get your racing fix very badly, but schedule a more exciting activity shortly after -- like crocheting or crossword puzzles.