this game is one of the best games to be relesed this year, the grapics are stunning alough there are huge gaps in this, the atomsphere, map and main characters are very well designed with alot of detail, however most of the "background" cars and characters (which you see most of the time) are not, a great example of this are the citizens they look like something out of a ps2 game,
next up are the physics, to put it simply, they are terrible, driving a car is like driving a barge, the turning circle is apauling and at high speeds the smallest adjustment will send your car spinning into some dramatic movie style crash... very unrealistic!, then there are the gunshots, shooting an enemy with a pistol is the equivilant to shooting them with a tank! they fly all over the place like theres zero gravity, once again a fail for a next gen game
then we come to the story line, as many reviewers have put it, DON'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY, seriously the storyline is terrible, its an example of "its so bad its good" which is true, you get to points in the game where you think to your self "are they making this up as they go along" like when.... actually i wont spoil it for you lets just say it involves the island from the series lost...
overall this game is good, not brilliant, its a very entertaining laugh which will keep you tied up for hours like i am, the main story line is short however, lasting little over two hole days of play but the sub missions invovling the overthrow of the gooverment are longer and will take probably a week to complete (i havent finished them yet) so my overall ratings are as follows:
-graphics 8/10 brilliant most of the time, but do lack severely in other areas
-sound 6/10 the sounds are all the same for most ai and vehicles annd get very repetitive
-gameplay 8/10 this is purely for the "its so bad its good" the gameplay cannot be taken seriously but is very entertaining and comes straght out of a 8 year olds dream
-overall i give it 4/5 star, the gameplay though repetitive is still entertaining, and i would reccomend this to anyone who likes the idea of a cross between red faction gurilla and far cry 2 (which is pretty much what this game is)