First off, let it be known that this is my first foray into the Stuntman franchise and after playing the demo (and learning what the heck I was doing) the game turned out to be quite fun. Stuntman: Ignition is all about being a stunt driver, following the director's instructions, pulling off amazing stunts, and stringing them together to rack up multiplyers. To finish a "scene" you'll have to complete a series of pre-selected stunts that range from bumping other vehicles to driving under a semi. But every event is scheduled and you'll have to pace yourself, because timing is key.
Before starting the demo I advise throwing on your Xbox Live headset, because the director's directions will actually be fed through it as if you were hearing him through your earpiece. It's a very nice touch indeed. The demo offers up a quick tutorial and three scenes to play including Lava Flow, Escape and the frozen evil that is On Ice. The real appeal comes from trying to string stunts together which can get quite challenging as you'll find yourself purposely weaving in and out of cars or sliding for no reason just to keep the multiplyer going. The game has an almost Burnout feel to it mixed with testosterone driven explosions that make you want to keep playing to achieve the perfect scene. And trust me, it takes a while to master each scene, because you'll need to take a few runs just to get a feel for when and where each stunt occurs.
Overall, the Stuntman: Ignition demo isn't the prettiest arcade racer, but it offers enough fun and excitement to warrant a download. Stuntman: Ignition is actually fun ... who knew.