YMMV: Test Drive

  • Broken Base: Test Drive Unlimited 2 split the fanbase into two: one part says that the game, being full of (sometimes helpful) glitches and with an hard to master driving system, is So Okay, It's Average; the other one says that it's one of the most revolutionary racing games of all time, and despite all the average reviews by game critics, it's fun and is an unforgettable experience.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: And how. Both Unlimited and Unlimited 2 have really memorable pieces; but the crown goes to Unlimited 2. Its music is just spot-on for the game's feeling. Here are a few examples.
  • First Installment Wins: The first Test Drive Unlimited has far better vehicle handling physics than its sequel; as a driving game, it's leagues above the sequel.
  • Nintendo Hard: The driving schools in Test Drive Unlimited 2.
  • Sidetracked by the Gold Saucer: Be forewarned when unlocking the casino in the second game. You may spend more time on the Betting Mini-Games than you will driving your cool car(s).
  • Values Dissonance: Tail missions, where your objective is to keep your car within range of another car that belongs to your passenger's girlfriend until she reaches her destination. Not exactly the worst thing you could do but something just feels wrong about doing it.
    • Somewhat justified, as the reason you're following them is to see whether or not their partner is cheating on them. Still weird that they'd rely on someone in an insanely expensive and loud supercar to be discreet when in reality it would just draw more attention than it's worth.
  • Uncanny Valley: The avatars.