Ok so Ive finished the game. First off, I wouldnt say this is an RPG game (as I think it was marketed). The only RPG aspect of it, is that you have to talk to people to get the next bit of the game, but otherwise its increadibly linier. The storyline is weak and predictable.
The game bassically involves you getting to a town and getting missions from people as part of the storyline. You then drive to said location, fight your way through very linier levels of bad guys to do said objective. Go back, and repeat. You do this a few times in each town, before moving to the next one and doing, yes, exactly the same thing.
There is no real sense in exploring or choosing your own path. Also the game quite heavily focuses on the fact that you have a car that you can upgrade with better armour and guns etc and through the game you drive alot. However, considering this, the driving element is really basic, the controls are simple and the combat is very simplistic.
There are optional jobs you can do in each town, but they are just exactly the same as the storyline missions, often you have to go back to places you have already been through in the storyline and fight a load more of bad guys, going backwards maybe through the level and come back. It a way of padding out the content of the game, without adding any actual conent, you just repeat what youve already dont with a very slight different objective. They are pointless.
The level designs are nice, and do look pretty, but there is literally one very defined path through each location which you cannot deviate from, even railings or low objects you should be easily able to jump over are blocked to keep you on the very straight and narrow path. The graphics are ok, but some of the textures are very low res up close.
You might aswell be playing Quake 2, because this game is bassically 10 year old gameplay with a slight RPG element, otherwise its really no different. Also the online is a joke. Unless you can get this at a really low price dont bother.