Originally posted by Assaultmachine1:
About Stuntman: Ignition, I heard that it was a good game, but it seems to have had more flaws than the original, considering the fact that Reflections is more experienced at making games with driving than Pardigm has ever been. I find it possible that I will rent the second Stuntman game (Ignition), but I don't find it as the right option to make another Stuntman game. The stuntman idea seems interesting, but it's not as if it's the greatest idea that any developer can make for a driving game.
Personally, I don't like having too many sequels around as it gets annoying and a formula from the original starts to drain away, so it's better to start off fresh once again after an original game or even after a sequel to it.
Although I find it likely to play any upcoming driving games in this generation, I don't hope for them to always be too similar. Quite frankly, I believe that 2007's best racing game will either be GT5, PGR4, Burnout: Paradise, or NFS: Prostreet. The reason that I'm not giving MCLA a very big chance is because not very much is changed in this next sequel and helping push forward the racing game with a new concept is very needed, which NFS: Prostreet and Burnout: Paradise as well as PGR4 and GT5 will be able to handle doing rather well. Here is the reason why I feel this way. First of all, PGR4 and GT5 are both going to offer motorbikes and have a great amount of vehicles in which GT5 will dominate because it's been one of the greatest racing franchises ever since its start. Burnout: Paradise will offer no front-end menu, instead making it open-ended and offering a huge city called Paradise city as well as the biggest crashes you've ever seen in any driving game, which will make it one of the most promising racing games of the year. NFS: Prostreet will be very interesting too because it's making it feel like the real street racing culture and being closed circuit as well as offering you to take down the biggest street racers in what seems to be as one of the best storylines to have for any racing game and among one of NFS's best so far. Also, it will likely do very well with the customization options. MCLA, on the other hand, will offer a couple of new options, but that is only the fact that the races will be not only at night time and there will likely be better drifting as well as more customization options, which doesn't seem to me as if it'll be enough. Also, LA has been the center of racing games for a long while and is a city that would grow old around today's time, so I don't find it as a very much interesting city for a racing game.