You know there have been a lot of complaints by many gamers that game developers have been churning out sequels after sequels with little to no original game at all. And this is not to say that sequels are not bad by any means, but we also need new original games to go along side those sequels. Well today we are checking out one of those sequels to a game that I never thought would get a sequel. That’s right fellow gamers, take out your big rigs because Big Mutha Truckers 2 is back and it’s promising to be better then last time? So is this the truck drivers dream? Read our full review to find out!
For those of you who didn’t get the chance to check out the first game in the series Big Mutha Truckers, you missed out on a game that was purely a truck driving game that literally had you racing your big rigs all over town trying to make purchases and deliveries. It wasn’t a bad game per se, but it just wasn’t a game that really left much to build on. Nevertheless, here we are with a sequel of this classic trucker game.
In Big Mutha Truckers 2 you basically have the same sort of list of tasks to do but this time it just seems even more ridiculous. You go from town to town making purchases and then going as quick as you can to the next location to drop it off, the quicker you go the better you will do in the game. Is that all you’re going to be doing in this game? Well for the most part, yes it is, as this game never really manages to gather any momentum or even try to make things any overly interesting.
The actual driving in the game really has been unchanged from the previous game, as you are going to find the controls are still very easy to pick up and the trucks handle almost exactly the same as they did in the previous game. This is not to say that the driving in the game is bad, as it is really the best part about this game as the controls work and the actual driving has specks of enjoyment that can be found in them.
With all of this being said, when you look at this game as a whole you will find that this game was not only rushed it was really a joke to begin with. The whole storyline and acting in this game were so downright obnoxious and boring that I was shocked they even left it in the game. So we are now left with a game that is very tedious in that there is no variety in the gameplay. The gameplay itself just is sub-par, even for a budget title.
The visuals in the last game were nothing to write home about, and this is also the case with the sequel. I have seen some improvements in the overall quality of the visuals, but I must admit that this game still has a long way to go to even look somewhat presentable. The developers really decided with this game to try and use bright colors to make up for there lack of detail and originality and this is really not working for this game. The overall visuals of Big Mutha Truckers 2 are less the average and really just don’t do anything to help or hurt the game.
Big Mutha Truckers 2 starts off as being somewhat enjoyable, but for the most part I found myself really wondering if this game even had the potential to be better then it is. Then I realized had they put more variety into the gameplay, and had the developers really had tried to make more of a delivery system with this game it would have been a lot more enjoyable. With that being said the story in this game is awful and the gameplay just doesn’t do much right either so we are really left with a pretty no-fun game.
Big Mutha Truckers 2 is a game that really just never manages to do anything right and the fact that this game is a sequel doesn’t help its cause either. Unless you really have to rent this game because you want to be a truck driver when you grow up I would say that spending twenty dollars on this game would be much to spend for this game. This game just really doesn’t have all that much to it and what it does have just really is not all that much fun.
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