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Video: Let's Play Fast & Furious: Showdown

Posted by Rory Cocker


Fast & Furious: Showdown is a videogame. Sorry, let me try that again. Fast & Furious: Showdown is what Activision calls a videogame.

Watch me play some of it.

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Mickey said:

Excellent video! Much better than what Fast & Furious: Showdown probably deserved actually...



Ryo_Hazuki-san said:

omg that hurts me to watch lol im glad i picked up need for speed for the wii u instead of this !



rjejr said:

I didn't think that video was really from the game so I had to go google it. OMFG that game really looks like that. And I saw PS3 footage so they can't even blame it on the WiiU. Beyond bad.

They should give a copy of this away free w/ the last Aliens game as it makes that look good.



Phantom_R said:

I like how 3rd parties make terrible shovelware ports and complain that the Wii U can't sell them.



MAB said:

The better Activision racer to buy ↓




Jaz007 said:

Hahahahaha, that's a great video. The game looks so bad it's amazing. Can you guys do a longer lets play so we can laugh at the game and your misery?



Airola said:

Suddenly I got an urge to buy this game

I find huge amounts of entertainment from broken physics and stuff like that.



F4LLEND4RK said:

Brilliant! When I saw the title on the homepage for some reason I thought you may do something like this



DerpSandwich said:

I thought this was hilarious, until I saw that it was a Wii U game. Now I'm just disgusted.

What is this, Activision, 1998?

(Okay, obviously it's still hilarious.)



farfromsleep said:

With this and their Walking Dead game, Activision seem to be aiming at becoming the LJN of this generation. I think we got enough of that the first time around.



Midnight3DS said:

"I don't think we're slower to move; we're a very choiceful company. We're very choiceful in the number of titles we make. We scrutinize opportunities very carefully, and when we go into them we go big." - Eric Hirshbirg, CEO of Activision



sinalefa said:

It really looks like a N64 game. And they dare to charge $60 for this?


For me Enduro is one of the best 2600 games ever. But then Activision was kinda an indie company, so of course they had talent and ambition.



Relias said:

LOL... I loved it.. a complete review.. in all of well two seconds actually.. .. Nope..



Collision_Cat said:

Activision are certainly making a habit of publishing clearly unfinished, broken games! Lately there's been Black Ops Declassified, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct and now this!



hYdeks said:

lol! awesome video, love it!

Is this game REALLY this bad? And holy crap didn't you take out alot of cars without much speed lol



Vincent294 said:

Best thing I've seen all week. It looked so bad. I mean, really? I knew it would be bad, but Activision somehow managed to surpass my expectations in a bad way. That trash can part was funniest. That's right where the game belongs.



CasuallyDressed said:

I am actually open to the idea of doing a 'proper' Let's Play of this if the demand's there. But, before you make your decision, just ask yourself - what have I ever done to you?



ScorpionMG said:

bahahahahaha xDD activision, just stick to your doggiedododingleberry cod that are always the same, make another game and you screw everything up, cough this game and walking dead and 007 games, seriously, i wish eurocom was still here, activision is destroying the 007 games.



smashbrolink said:

@ungibbed The shovelware shuffle started the moment EA did JUST mass effect 3 when they could have done an upgraded version of the series collection, plus all DLC.

Third parties have their arrogant heads so far up their donkey that they've lost sight of how to develop unique games for the Wii U, so they're relying on weak ports and failing because of it.
It's really sad. The Wii U deserves better than this.



Darel18 said:

This should win an Oscar or something like that... at least a nomination.



ungibbed said:

@smashbrolink I have Mass Effect 3, it's far better than I expected despite the EA hate. The shovelware I refer to is about 80 percent of the entire original Wii game library.

It's a real shame as. Even side by side few games that I do have for both my PS3 and Wii U look far better on the ailing Nintendo system. Trine 2 as an example is amazing showing so much more detail on par with the PC/Mac version. Many little details such as shader effects right away from the title screen and further on.

I just hope that games like F&F and other games that were just awful really don't deserve the "Official Nintendo Seal" which the words "of quality" stopped being printed in the GameCube days.

I had high hopes of quality titles and other greats being part of the Wii U which would no longer be a dumping ground for low budget games that not only were truly awful, games as such really killed the system where great games get lost in a maze full of trash.



Ichiban said:

So Activision are happy to pour this slop on the Wii u, yet a game like diablo 3 which would actually benefit from the Wii u gamepad is only coming to sony and xbox consoles.....
You can almost smell the stupid in the air lol



KnightRider666 said:

I'm sick of everybody hating on this game. My buddy and I play it all the time. I don't feel it's worth full price, but it's well worth $20. As I said before, instead of following the trend, go pick up a used copy at GameStop for yourself and check it out. The controls take some getting used to, but we had a lot of fun with it. I should note that we played the PS3 version. I'm not sure their was any difference in quality between the systems.



defrb said:

Its sad for the people that actualy bought this, even 10 euro is to much for this crap.



Mario-Man-Child said:

Great video review. Activision suck, I know a lot of people are haten on EA but these are the real bad guys. Does the games industry need tripe like this? some poor kid is gonna buy it.



ValentineMeikin said:

I almost feel like they went -
Realistic physics - Nope. Who needs them?
Play as your heroes - Nope. Would be too expensive.
Drive a hundred highly tuned muscle cars - Nope. EA do that fine.
OK, So, What DO we include?
How about a odd looking car that can send other cars flying into the air like they weigh nothing? Great, Here's your $1m raise!



SLiM said:

Only takes a few seconds to show just how bad this game is. At least it's worth a few laughs!



BetweenTheTrees said:

.......I kinda want to play it. for the very reason it's a bad game.....i want to send cars flying everywhere



hYdeks said:

@MeowGravy Yay, I feel the same way. Diablo 3 would make sense on Wii U, but noooo, let's put it on Sony and Microsoft consoles with only the traditional controllers ¬¬ I don't get third party developers anymore...



NintendoFTW1999 said:

Is this... real life? Oh gosh, I hope not! That's the worst graphics I've seen on Wii U! LOL Don't even get me started on the physics...

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