Flying around from place to place, is a lot faster than just driving, but as you are in the sky, there is nothing to avoid, proving the point is that one time, I pointed the plane to my destination, was able to turn on the Xbox One, begin a download and then swap back to the PlayStation 4, only to find myself still just chugging along. Using a boat, well that can be great and bad, just depends on what type of water you are on, rivers and smaller lakes are smooth and generally carefree, but larger lakes and open ocean can require more attention, the problem with the boats though, is that you can’t drive across the country in a boat solo, you will always need to swap to another ride for a bit.
Should I ever be behind them, there would usually be an amount of time where I could not catch up, only to then pass everyone moments later, it is just uneven. The game is not just uneven here, it is the same with vehicles that are on the roads, I have had busses spawn right in front of me, cars and trucks vanish, only to then reappear and then vanish again. The inconsistency means you never really know when something might spawn right in front of you, heck I have seen countless AI cars driving along, like their front wheels are blown and they are grinding, with sparks everywhere, across the road, only to them moments later, just being to drive normally.
The worst part though, is just how poorly the studio paid attention to detail, I found lights embedded into concrete barriers, racing flags sunken into the ground, floating bushes and more, there are so many items not connected to the ground correctly, you would think the game has an anti-gravity mode
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