Just great fun
This is a great new edition in the Driver series. The charming aspect always has been the mix of open world and storyline – San Francisco seems to come in closer to a storyline-thing. Due to the Bird's eye view you really don't find yourself roaming about town as much as you would in earlier titles of the series.
But that doesn't cut away on the fun at all. It's a very well balanced game and makes for hours of great gameplay. After all, it's about racing through heavy traffic in all kinds of sport cars to haul trucks – what's not to like?