The Fast and The Furious - that first wonderfully fun, wonderfully stupid film - carved out a niche for street racing entertainment. But despite some attempts, nothing substantial materialized for fans of the first film or its sequel on the gaming side. Finally, a game based loosely on Tokyo Drift has been released. However, instead of the roaring surprise hit of the original film, this The Fast and The Furious (TFATF ) comes off as an underpowered retread of Midnight Club III: DUB Edition.
When you start the game, you spend a few zippy, wonderful seconds in a top-end car loaned to you by another character. When you finish dusting someone - by screeching along at a hundred MPH through urban Japan's lowest traffic-density districts - your painfully hip guide demands his car back. Chuckling, he lets you know that with the prize money you can get a decent ride for yourself.