What I liked:
- Racing at fast speeds feels thrilling and very satisfying for the most part which in turn makes you want to return back to the game time and time again.
- The presentation side of the game whilst not being perfect still does a good job of capturing the insane amount of wreckage you can create in the game.
- There’s a decent amount of courses to race and destroy things on and each course has enough variety to keep things fresh and most important of all fun.
- I found the car physics to be pretty solid throughout and I must admit that I was impressed by how finely tuned the handling felt.
What I didn’t like:
- Unfortunately the game suffers with quite a few technical issues which do hold the gameplay back a little.
- In terms of content there isn’t much at the moment and this means that the game does get repetitive a little too quickly for my liking.
- Whilst crashing is an incredible amount of fun I would’ve liked to have seen a little more devastation in terms of the damage elements.
Does Dangerous Driving do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all for me the Burnout series shook things up dramatically when it came to the arcade racing style and this in turn meant that I spent many hours destroying cars at high speeds without ever getting bored. As you can imagine then I was thoroughly looking forward to the arrival of Dangerous Driving and whilst it may not be as good or as impactful as the Burnout games it still supplies you with a huge amount of fun and carnage. Speaking about carnage I found racing at high speeds to be very thrilling and I was pleased to find that the car physics on the whole had been done very well which meant getting involved in extreme crashes always felt satisfying. I will say though that a little more damage seen on the cars would’ve been a nice touch and I think it would’ve made the crashes even better. Despite this though crashing was still really enjoyable and with the added bonus of a number of courses you can crash on the main gameplay crux stays fresh if you play the game in short bursts. When more content is added though I think the gameplay will stay fresh for longer and if they eradicate the technical issues the game currently suffers with it will also lower the frustration levels a little as well. At the end of the day then those who are looking for some Burnout nostalgia will no doubt enjoy Dangerous Driving because I certainly did. There are a few shortcomings you have to deal with though so bear that in mind when playing but in the end it thankfully still gets more right than it gets wrong.
I rate Dangerous Driving 7.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Three Fields Entertainment
Publisher: Three Fields Entertainment
Release Date (Xbox One): April 9, 2019