Colin McRae: Dirt 2 DS User Review
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Dirt 2 is great. For first time race drivers, this game will be your training ground. You will be competing with the best drivers in the world like Travis Pastrana and Ken Block. There are varieties of action in each level and you will not be bored with them because they are not that easy to put down. With this game from the Codemaster, race drivers whether first timers or veterans will get stuck in the game.
You will start with your first car which is the Subaru. Actually, there are 35 cars or more in the game and they are measured from one to ten for speed, handling and acceleration. You can upgrade your car by purchasing kits for the race. Dirt 2 doesnt have control malfunctions. Controls are really easy to use with the Xbox 360. You can easily jump through different ramps, very tight corners or big jumps. You can add cars to your garage as you continue with your adventure. You can even beautify the interiors of your car.
AI drivers make things to stop your progress. They will bump you or collide with other AI controlled racers. There are six levels to race through with varieties of adventures. Your psychomotor skills will be of great help in this racing game to swerve around obstacles and decide onto what to do next. Dirt Tour can also be selected online. Domination is the best in the tour. You can earn points even if you were wiped out. The Last Man Standing is another event of the online game.
Be it single or multiplayer, Codemaster really did a great job even for new comers. The details on the different tracks is really given much time to develop even if you will spend only a little time to look at it because you will be traveling at very high speed. Though there are certain flaws in the game like the very long hours you need to complete an event and its limited number of tracks is quite disappointing. However, it is a good game!
They have done another great job with Dirt 2. With its great audio, visual effects and details on the tracks, it is the game that you shouldn't miss. It is good for starters and veterans as well. With the different level difficulties that will put you to painstaking decision making and actions, you will probably be doing nothing for the whole day than try to finish the game.
With the six levels of tracks, the game is quite short but with each track you will find yourself hooked because they are very hard to survive. You will starting with the Subaru which is your first car and then add more cars to your garage through winning the coming levels. You can also make your cars beautiful by customizing their interiors.
What gives credit to this game is its detailed graphics. These are truly awesome! The lush tropics of Malaysia and Morocco are only few of the locations that you will experience in the Dirt Tour. The sound of the roaring engines, metal scrunch are really captivating. Ken Block and Travis Pastrana are featured competitors in the race. Is it not amusing knowing that you are going to play with these guys?
The name Dirt fit well with the games storyline. Driving in gravel, deserts, and muddy tracks depicts it a lot. Though there are lots of good points in this racing game, it hasn't surpassed Dirt 1 with regards to the variety, practicality and reality. It lacks true rally races. Courses are shorter that lasts for only 3 minutes and you can complete the track even three times in a row. The multiplayer campaign is quite realistic. You will be playing with different racers and travel the world.
Though some gamers will say that this game is just a waste of time because of its many flaws but I will say that this game really captured me. The detail given to the backgrounds even if you will be traveling at high speed won't mean that you can't appreciate it because you still have the instant review mode to slowly show your progress along the way. It was really great.