E3 2003: Fast and the Furious Hands-on Impressions
Vivendiís booth was full of games, but the one that I really wanted to check out was The Fast and the Furious. Iíve known about the gameís development for about 2 years now and needless to say, Iím a bit disappointed with the build featured at E3. The game was clearly early, so keep that in my mind. While there was potential showing in the game, the build was far too early to enjoy. The game features many of the cars that are found in the movie and the game itself plays similarly to Midnight Club Street Racing. You drive around in Los Angeles (or thatís what it seemed to be) looking for other racers. On the streets there are AI controlled vehicles, including police vehicles that will give chase; so be careful.
There were many glitches with the build, so itís rather hard to say anything too positive about the game. Hopefully as the gameís development nears the end we see a better and very enjoyable product. Look for the gameís release later this year.
5/15/2003 Arnold Katayev