I thought I'd so a first impressions review of this game. I am not far in the game, so I can't give a full review. But here I go.
I love this game so far. It's very fun. I love hacking the street lights and watch people freak out. On NPC even said "Typical Chicago drivers" which had me cracking up. I love the little mini-game hack they make you do to gain access to some server rooms, reminds me of those mobile games where you have to move the pipes to make the water flow through. Comparing this game to GTA is like comparing Halo to CoD.. even though some features are the same, the game plays much different so you can't really do fair comparison. The controls are at first free me where kind of hard to get used to because I am used to other driving games. Using A to look back in your car is kind of a weird button choice. The dashboard camera view looks kind of PS2/XBOX-ish but I know that's the last thing Ubisoft cares about. The graphics are quite impressive IMHO. It is pretty cool that you can see anyone personal information with a click of a button. Hacking the highway signs is fun too. Reading message like "This sign is racist" is worth a laugh. I guess if I had to pick a downside to this game, it would be the driving. It's not the worst I have ever seen, nor is it the absolute best. But it just feels slightly clunky.. but it just may be a case where I have to get used to it and after a while you won't even notice it anymore.
So far I find this game really fun. If you are considering getting this game. Go out and get it.
First Impressions Rating: 9.5 out 10
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