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Speed, fun, ce jeu est une très bonne surprise. Avec une vitesse d'animation hallucinante, il ravira tous les amateurs de belles carrosseries et de conduite.
Test Drive 4 offers a great concept in a driving game. You get to drive late '60's early '70's cars against some of today's finest. The cars are modelled very well and all handle quite differently. Track design is wonderful and the cup races are a blast to compete in. All in all this is a very competent single-player driving. Next time add a two-player split-screen mode and you can count me in for a repeat performance.
What truly could have been one of my most favorite racers of all time is spoiled by tough control and a very tough game overall. This game has so many great things going for it though that I would still recommend it for those with the patience to grasp the high learning curve of the control.
TD4 is a challenging yet fun game. I did enjoy the realistic approach that it took over the exaggerated arcade style that is so popular these days. The car selections are a blast, and if you are a fan of any of these cars, you will really enjoy racing as your favorite. I only wish that they made the game a bit easier or at least let you adjust the difficulty level to suit your abilities. One little suggestion: you should play this game with an analog controller or steering wheel. Trust me, it will make things much easier.
It's a shame. Everything else in the game -- graphics, sounds, gameplay options, the cars and AI (the enemy cars race like lunatics, which makes the game very challenging) -- point toward this being a great racer. But sadly, the flawed handling takes the edge off the enjoyment and as a result it's good, but not great. Had Test Drive 4 been more polished and better refined in the handling department, it would have been close to getting a 9. As it stands, it misses out on an 8 by a whisker.
With so much competition out there, it's hard for this game to rise above the rest. Most games of this type are virtually the same, and it's amazing to see the genre so crowded with look-alike titles (but then again, how much variance can driving games have?). Surprisingly, the game's most unique feature is its drag race mode, which allows you to step on the gas in a mad dash to the finish line against another gamer. That aside though, this game fails where other Test Drive games have succeeded - instead of leading, it feels like it is merely one of the pack.