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Project Gotham Racing 2
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  opened by paleface at 04:01:06 07/23/05  
  paleface [sys=XBX; cat=Driving; loc=NA]
           
Yet another luciously smooth city street racing game from Bizarre Creations. Has courses in Edinburgh, which I think is keen.
 
I've only played split-screen three-player multiplayer, and it was pretty good, although since the game makes no effort to keep players from picking cars of widely differing quality, there isn't much that keeps the race competitive unless all the players decide to pick cars from the same category. We weren't that disciplined, so the races were a little lopsided.
 
It kind of sucks that you can't see what the cars look like when you go to select them for the split-screen race. There looked to be, eh, at least eighty cars or so, from a Mini Cooper to Lotuses and Spyders and other fancy custom-built racing cars whose names I forget.
 
But anyway, like their earlier Metropolis Street Racer on Dreamcast (see entry 770), they've really turned out a racer that handles like a dream and doesn't look half-bad either. The music didn't jump out at me like it did in MSR, but I think it's muted or maybe even off entirely in multiplayer anyway.
    
references:
· Geometry Wars: Galaxies (DS)
· Metropolis Street Racer (DC)

 
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