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FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction (Windows)

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50
Gaming Nexus
The flat out truth is that Flatout 3 misses the mark by a significant margin. The good news is that the premise of the game is strong; bad implementations can be fixed with sufficient effort, but bad ideas are forever bad and no amount of work will fix them. Perhaps if there is a Flatout 4, it will concentrate more on the fundamentals of a good racing game while keeping to the vision of game play that takes a different path that the rest of the pack. It's not the premise that works against Flatout 3 being a good game, it's the implementation. Terribly weak AI and amorphous car control distract from what could have been an enjoyable vehicular riot.
50
GameSpot
FlatOut 3's attention to destructive detail is commendable, but it overshadows the racing aspect to the point that it threatens to derail the gameplay altogether. Loose and explosive wins out over tight and controlled throughout many facets of the game design, and the chaos it creates doesn't always make for an enjoyable experience. It's not that the game doesn't have nuggets of fun hidden in its debris-strewn tracks; you just have to work way too hard to find them.
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PC Games (Germany)
Meine Reaktion bei der Ankündigung: „Juhu, ein neues Flatout!“ Meine Gedanken nach fünf Spielminuten: „Oh, wohl den falschen Titel installiert.“ Meine Meinung nach sechs quälend langen Stunden mit Flatout 3: „Was soll dieser Mist?“ Es ist mir schlichtweg ein Rätsel, wie man die Fahrphysik (ehemals das Aushängeschild der Reihe) eines Rennspiels derart konsequent vermurksen kann. Und es ist noch verwunderlicher, dass offenbar niemand bemerkt hat, wie nervig all die schäbigen Grafikeffekte sind. Es fällt mir schwer, diesem Hubraum- Horror positive Seiten abzugewinnen. Wobei: Der Name des Spiels erinnert an Flatout 2 – das war toll!
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Hasta los Juegos
Si tienes ganas de destrucción, te recomendamos que cojas cualquiera de las entregas anteriores de la saga. Tendrá mucha mejor jugabilidad... y puede que mejores gráficos.
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Multiplayer.it
Lasciatelo perdere. Lo avrete già capito guardando il voto, ma è necessario ribadirlo: Flatout 3 è un pessimo gioco che disonora il nome che porta. Da salvare c'è veramente poco, ma non basta a sollevare le sorti di questo mezzo disastro. Caotico, a tratti ingiocabile, è un titolo mal calibrato che non vale il suo prezzo. Speriamo che la serie venga ripresa seriamente, o che muoia per sempre.
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Eurogamer.it
In definitiva, la sostanza racchiusa nella modalità corsa definisce le sorti di Flatout 3: Chaos & Destruction, nonostante la patch della scorsa settimana abbia migliorato la giocabilità di un arcade altrimenti inaffrontabile. Ora abbassando danni, aggressività e numero degli avversari si riesce almeno a finire una gara su cinque, ma vincere rimane chiaramente tutta un'altra questione: la marmellata di modalità di gioco complementari rende meno indigesto il piatto di portata principale, ma non lo salva dall'ignominia di una produzione che grida vendetta, sopratutto pensando alla vacanza a tempo indefinito cui sono costretti sviluppatori di talento come Bizarre Creations.
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GameStar (Germany)
Der Untertitel von Flatout 3 lautet »Chaos & Destruction«. Durchaus passend: Diese Frechheit löste in mir bislang eine ungeahnte Zerstörungswut aus. Und nachdem ich mein Gamepad zum 27. Mal quer durchs Arbeitszimmer gefeuert hatte, sah es dort zugegebenermaßen auch ziemlich chaotisch aus. Der Untertitel bleibt jedoch das einzige Versprechen, das Flatout 3 einlöst -- der Rest ist blanker Etikettenschwindel. Hier wird auf dreisteste Art versucht, mit Hilfe eines bekannten Namen ein grottenschlechtes Rennspiel an unbedarfte Serienfans zu verticken. Das hat Flatout nicht verdient!
30
Spazio Games
FlatOut 3 - Chaos and Destruction è un prodotto di pessima qualità, caratterizzato da una cattiva realizzazione tecnica e dalla mancanza di una vera e propria fase di beta testing e bug fixing prima del rilascio, indici di una produzione frettolosa e poco curata. La mancanza di una vera e propria Carriera obbliga ad arrivare sempre primi in ogni competizione, e l'impossibilità di riuscire a governare il mezzo in alcuni tratti rende l'esperienza di gioco piuttosto frustrante. Nonostante le quattro massive patch rilasciate, il titolo non intravede minimamente la sufficienza. Quello che ci si augura è che i ragazzi di Team 6 si rimbocchino davvero le maniche per poter giustificare il prezzo di 29,99 euro con cui hanno commercializzato la loro creazione sui circuiti del digital delivery.
20
Atomic Gamer
This review is going to end up short because I'm only getting more angry with each word I type just thinking about the hideous graphics, grating audio, and truly terrible racing that this game can't help but throw at anyone unlucky enough to have bought it. I'd love for Flatout 3 to be this crappy but still mildly amusing experience that gets more charming with each senseless crash or failed attempt to complete (or, in some cases, even start) a multiplayer match, but for me, this did not happen at all.
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Gamereactor (Sweden)
Tyvärr blir racingspel sällan sämre än så här. Antagligen var det ganska väntat från utgivaren, eftersom vi inte hört ett knyst om Flatout 3: Chaos & Destruction innan recensionstillfället. Hade vi hunnit uppmärksamma detta innan förra årets slut hade det åtminstone fått toppa en av våra årliga listor.
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Gamer.nl
Noem ons bevooroordeeld of nostalgisch, feit is dat Flatout 3 nog maar weinig van doen heeft met de glorie en successen van voorgaande delen in de reeks. Eigenlijk alles waar Flatout bekend om staat, wordt in een mum van tijd afgebroken door een racegame die werkelijk alles verkeerd doet. Snel vergeten en hopen op betere tijden.
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Jeuxvideo.fr
À la lecture de ce test, vous aurez compris que nous en voulons particulièrement à Team 6 Game Studios. Si FlatOut n'a jamais révolutionné le jeu de bagnoles, la série avait un côté rafraîchissant et diablement fun que les Néerlandais n'ont manifestement pas compris... ou alors, et c'est sans doute pire, l'équipe pense réellement avoir fait un jeu dans la veine des titres de Bugbear. Enfin bref, inutile de tourner autour du pot, FlatOut 3 : Chaos And Destruction ne mérite évidemment pas les 30 euros demandés par son développeur. Non, il ne mérite même pas le tiers de ce prix ou plutôt, il ne mérite même pas que vous le piratiez... et dire que les rigolos de la Team 6 envisagent de sortir des DLC.
20
GameSpy
Not surprising. There isn't much to play or buy here. Between its obsolete visuals, dead vehicle dynamics, atrocious AI, and deserted multiplayer lobbies, Flatout 3 is a decided waste of time and space.
15
XGN
En dan zijn we eigenlijk wel aan het einde beland van deze recensie. Kort maar krachtig en geen woord te veel. Flatout 3: Chaos and Destruction is een spel dat je echt moet mijden, zelfs als het spel maar een euro kost. Van een hamburger bij een niet nader te noemen restaurant zul je meer genieten. Lekker vergeten, niet naar omkijken.
10
Edge
Bugbear built the FlatOut brand, and bred a following on a balance of silly stunts, destructible environments and rewards. It crafted the game’s zanier side with care, with the aim of keeping players invested in its often cheap kicks. Team6 has abandoned that manifesto in favour of haphazard thrills via haphazard design. As a result, FlatOut 3 crashes and burns.
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Metro.co.uk
The collision detection is awful, and often non-existent, but most appalling of all is the damage modelling. This was the original games' most impressive feature - one of the main reasons for its existence - and yet here it's a randomly implemented farce, grudgingly implemented just to pretend the game is similar to the previous ones. Sometimes you'll smash into a car at full speed and nothing will happen to either of you, other times you'll graze an opponent and all but total yourself in the process.
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Games.cz
Verdikt ke třetímu FlatOutu musí být tedy nesmiřitelný. Tahle hra nevychází na konzolích jenom proto, že by neprošla kontrolou kvality, tak je to. A nulu nedostává jenom proto, že se chová stabilně a že ji lze spustit. I to se však může považovat za chybu, není-liž pravda?
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Jeuxvideo.com
Jamais nous ne pensions mettre un jour une note pareille à un FlatOut. D'un autre côté, Chaos and Destruction n'est pas un FlatOut. Voilà un produit minable à la réalisation honteusement pathétique, sur lequel on a collé une étiquette au nom ronflant. Il ne lui manquait plus que le sous-titre "Ne regardez pas les images, contentez-vous de l'acheter" pour être complet dans le mépris du travail bien fait et du joueur. FlatOut n'a jamais eu de numéro 3, tenons-en nous là.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
You could go mad trying to rationalise Flatout 3. It is not bad in the way that a game like Boiling Point is bad, where things coalesce into a kind of awful greatness. This is a tacky and technically incompetent production with no redeeming features whatsoever, devoid of fun and an insult to the name it bears. Flatout once burned bright, but now is gone - and if there is a driving hell, this is surely it.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Истинная оценка FlatOut 3 — процентов 20 или, так уж и быть, 21. Все же по сравнению с польскими поделками на час в ней есть зачатки разумного. Но от возмездия Team6 не уйти. Как минимум за то, что она до сих пор не скончалась и посмела вылезти в приличное общество.