Looking at my in-game statistics for Driveclub, you’d be forgiven for thinking I’m a superfan of the title. Maxed out XP, all Elite levels achieved, platinum trophies for both vanilla DC and the Bikes expansion plus more accolades than a war veteran. There’s no doubt whatsoever – no current generation game has even came close to the time I have played Evolution Studios’ middling racer (outside of a certain kart racer). I’ve raced in over 2,000 events, earning every single star.
At risk of going on about how much I have actually played of this game, I will cut it short. My main starting point for this discussion piece is that even though I have more than had my money’s worth (and enjoyment) from Driveclub, would I say its a fantastic ‘must own’ game for the PS4? The fact I even have to ask myself this question should say how conflicted my feelings are about this title. Through this piece I aim to show what makes Driveclub top class… and conversely what pushes people away