The story and presentation: Well it´s a coin with 2 sides. The story like it is... is lame. Dictator wants world domination, special unit goes out to stop him *yaaawwn* BUT, there´s this very cool presentation; videos are in a unique old school comic style. Instead of rendered CG Videos there´s a camera floating over hand painted comic panels, the texts are spoke by good voice actors.
The gamepla: Oh men... it´s like a delicous soup with a nasty fly in it. The good things are the fast paced action, there´s not a moment to rest. There´s always more to do on a level-map then you got time. Yup, timelimit. You´ve got like 5 minutes for every main goal (there are more then one on every map). The completion of one Main goal doesn´t need 5 minutes but there are many secondary goals wich can only be done between the short time window to the next main goal. That CAN be annoying but you shouldn´t let yourself offend by that. It´s a highscore hunt after all. The point´s you get in a mission are not just for highscore lists to compete with your friends and the world, they are also experience points. With a raising level you get more perks and special abilitys. So if you can´t complete your current mission, you can repeat the last one until you´ve leveled high enough to try again. Every of the big selection of renegade ops has a unique special ability, like shild or spawning ant lions (Gordon Freeman from Half Life does this, he is a playable Op!) and every op collects it´s own Exp and lvls up on it´s own, the replay value of the game is therefore GIGANTIC! Also this game has local and network Coop with adds a ton of fun to every game!
So yeah now to the "fly in this delicious soup"... The controls... oh how I hate them. They are just plain terrible. Right is only right if your vehicle faces right. To face it right, you have to press right... this just doesn´t work. It drives curves on it´s own, in it´s own way and if there is something blocking you can do nothing then just keep pressing in it´s direction. Hard to explain... the car drives curves but you can only press hard left, hard right, hard up and hard down. That´s causes a lot of confusion. However to make things a bit easier I highly recommend a game pad (microsoft 360).
Sound is kinda boring besides the good voice actors. Sound and music is shallow. The graphic is at it is "okay" but the explosion and fire and power up effects are a true joy.
All together I give this game 4 stars out of 5 since it is a hell of a lot of fun. Just don´t play this if you get easyly mad... the controls and time limit can cause rage quits.