Shift 2: Unleashed (PS360) Review - gamrReview

gamrReview: "If you loved the first title then that should be enough to pique your interest in Shift 2, which is a great racer in its own right, but if more of the same sounds like a standstill, or even a step backwards, then you might want to sit this iteration out."

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naznatips2664d ago

All these racing games look the same to me. They just blur together. Oh yeah, I went there.

O-D-C2664d ago

Same here. Good review though.

BeardedGamerShow2664d ago

I've been really curious about this franchise with the helmet cams. Sold. I'm putting this on my Gamefly cue.

Boody-Bandit2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

This game supports most gaming wheels but doesn't work well with any. For that reason alone this was an extremely disappointing sequel considering the last game handled much better on wheels. SMS still has yet to patch it and I doubt they ever will.

I am sorry I wasted my coin on this poorly coded game.

Knushwood Butt2664d ago


Support for the last game was ass too. It's still buggy to this day because they never patched it.

I'm not buying this one.

Boody-Bandit2664d ago (Edited 2664d ago )

I know the last game had issues Knushwood but it handled so much better than this one on a wheel. This one is horrible on a wheel. It's not too bad with low class cars but once you hit top level B class on up? You can barely keep the cars on the road. There is so much wobble on straight aways that I have literally rolled my car trying to keep the wheel from shaking.

It is horrible. I don't understand how the media does not ask or let these issues be known to the public to possibly force SMS to get off their asses and try to fix this broken game. I definitely wont ever purchase another title from Slightly Mad Studios unless they address and fix this problem.

The worse part is they offer you so much customization and calibration options for wheel support but no matter how you dial it in this game has poor handling. Even on a controller there is input lag. It's a shame because I really like the layout, tracks, cars and camera angles this game has to offer.

Knushwood Butt2663d ago

Thanks for the info Brutallyhonest. Bubble up vote added.

I think the first one is OK for what it is, but as you probably know there are critical bugs in it to this day as the problems have never been addressed. One involves the whole game running in slow-mo, and the only way you can clear it is to kill the game. That's on the PS3 version, not sure about the 360 version.

I have a G25 and although I've not played it for a while I seem to remember the first game having that straight line wobble thing too. I've never driven a full on racing car, but surely it can't be that difficult just to keep them going in a straight line!!

As for your question about the media, well, it's my opinion that gaming media (game reviews) is an almost total waste of time these days. Almost none of them know what they are talking about, and are more interested in some alternative agenda or trying to get hits for their worthless site. There are a few exceptions though.