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Have you played Driveclub?

No 328 55.69%
 
Yes 257 43.63%
 
Total:585
SvennoJ said:

There are different expectations for arcade and sim racers as well. Forza 5 also got attacked for micro transactions, (now fixed I believe) still not having dynamic time of day or weather like it's closest rival, next to halving the track list and car count.

DriveClub is a new IP, no prior expectations, and held against it peers (Burnout, Ridge racer, PGR, NFS shift/run, Split/Second, Blur or GRID) it's an excellent return to what arcade racing was all about. The only real thing DC is lacking was never even mentioned in reviews. Where is splitscreen? Motorstorm had 4 player splitscreen, MK8 has it.

I would love a new Motorstorm too, as long as they go back to the roots. I didn't enjoy Apocalypse much. Annoying story mode and gimmicky exploding tracks took the fun out of a great franchise. It's a very different experience from road based racing though, not a replacement.

Reviewers focus too much on the graphics though. The real game changer for me is challenge mode. Sure the weather effects make a great looking game look even better and adds extra challenge. Yet without challenge mode it wouldn't be as much fun competing under these conditions.

All racing games should have splitscreen!!!

And I never quite felt that Motorstorm lived up to it's potential. Monument valley and splitscreen, that will make me happy



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Munkeh111 said:

All racing games should have splitscreen!!!

And I never quite felt that Motorstorm lived up to it's potential. Monument valley and splitscreen, that will make me happy

Yeah the much touted track deformation and mud physics didn't really amount to much. Imagine that with the extra power this gen offers, a sudden rain storm turning a track into a real mud bath, or ploughing through heavy snow.
I hope rally games also return to basics and concentrate on the interaction between the vehicles and the terrain. (And not whatever DiRT was going for)



Dead Rising 3 is the most underrated game of the gen thus far imho.

Also, a lot of people talk under the false assumption that DC was killed in reviews because of the bad launch. It's even right there in the OP. But the day one and close to launch reviews all had real game play flaws like shit AI, rubberbanding, broken game mechanics, etc and had very little to say about online play.

So essentially there is no guarantee that if DC became 100% working online and reviewers took a 2nd crack at it that there'd be this massive score difference.

 

edit - misread title, thought it said game of this gen. Narrowing it down to 2014 only, id go Titanfall.



Aside from the broken online, Driveclub scored low because it is bland and lacks character. The gameplay is ordinary. It is very unremarkable outside of the graphics department.



Anyone downplaying graphics take a look at this threadhttp://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=906467&page=1 also everone whos played it is clearly happy with how it plays and what it has to offer. The salt is real...



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2008ProchargedGT said:
Anyone downplaying graphics take a look at this threadhttp://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=906467&page=1 also everone whos played it is clearly happy with how it plays and what it has to offer. The salt is real...


No one is downplaying the graphics.......?



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PenguinZ said:
2008ProchargedGT said:
Anyone downplaying graphics take a look at this threadhttp://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=906467&page=1 also everone whos played it is clearly happy with how it plays and what it has to offer. The salt is real...


No one is downplaying the graphics.......?

Yes it was downplayed, also try reading everything before responding....



Haven't played it but if its not a sim and if its not need for speed arcadey then what exactly is it



2008ProchargedGT said:
PenguinZ said:
2008ProchargedGT said:
Anyone downplaying graphics take a look at this threadhttp://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=906467&page=1 also everone whos played it is clearly happy with how it plays and what it has to offer. The salt is real...


No one is downplaying the graphics.......?

Yes it was downplayed, also try reading everything before responding....

I did? Maybe you're missing something.



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SvennoJ said:
Mr Puggsly:

Apples and oranges. There are expectations from a racer that don't exist for hack n' slash games.

Forza 5 got attacked for only having 200+ cars and 14 tracks (more if you include the track variations).

There are different expectations for arcade and sim racers as well. Forza 5 also got attacked for micro transactions, (now fixed I believe) still not having dynamic time of day or weather like it's closest rival, next to halving the track list and car count.

DriveClub is a new IP, no prior expectations, and held against it peers (Burnout, Ridge racer, PGR, NFS shift/run, Split/Second, Blur or GRID) it's an excellent return to what arcade racing was all about. The only real thing DC is lacking was never even mentioned in reviews. Where is splitscreen? Motorstorm had 4 player splitscreen, MK8 has it.

I would love a new Motorstorm too, as long as they go back to the roots. I didn't enjoy Apocalypse much. Annoying story mode and gimmicky exploding tracks took the fun out of a great franchise. It's a very different experience from road based racing though, not a replacement.

Reviewers focus too much on the graphics though. The real game changer for me is challenge mode. Sure the weather effects make a great looking game look even better and adds extra challenge. Yet without challenge mode it wouldn't be as much fun competing under these conditions.

Agreed. The only racing series Ive been playing for the past few years has been DiRT but driveclub actually looks like a fun game to play. Someone on gaf described racing around in a blizzard barely seeing 10 ft in front of you having to rely on lights from objects passing by, full adrenaline because of  how immersive the experience is. It sounds like there's been a lot of tweaking to the mechanics In updates as well