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Nobody mentioned Trackmania Turbo yet? We don't need more arcade racers, interest is so low the ones we have slip through the cracks anyway. Plus GTA5 is still very popular and offers arcade racing.

Onrush doesn't look very appealing to me yet maybe it has something. Wipeout in VR is good at least. A proper Burnout and Motorstorm would be great yet we can't have arcade racers without some kind of twist anymore. NFS seems to have finally killed itself trying to find a new hook.

Arcade racers used to be hard, yet hard is out. Without it being hard the fun has left as well.



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MasterThief said:
GOWTLOZ said:

Horizon is arcade. Nothing sim in it.

OP There are tons of arcade racers on the system. NFS: Rivals, NFS, NFS: Payback, Driveclub, Ride, Ride 2, The Crew, Flatout 4, MXGP, Nascar. You only have to look at it.

and none of them are great games.  half of these are semi-simulators 

And so is Forza Horizon especially on the X1 since you can upgrade and tune all the cars.  The fist two on the 360 are closer to being pure arcade racers since you can only upgrade the cars but there is no tuning.



GOWTLOZ said:
Chris Hu said:
Not really there is a fair amount of them and The Crew 2 is being released pretty soon. Also Horizon is more of a simcade racer then arcade racer since you can upgrade and tune all the cars. You can also do that in the Crew but the overall handling of the cars is more arcady then the cars in Horizon plus they way you obtain parts and upgrades is more arcady.

Horizon is arcade. Nothing sim in it.

OP There are tons of arcade racers on the system. NFS: Rivals, NFS, NFS: Payback, Driveclub, Ride, Ride 2, The Crew, Flatout 4, MXGP, Nascar. You only have to look at it.

If you really believe there is nothing sim about the Horizon games then you truly clueless about racing games.



Honestly for Sony it would be the best to bring destruction derby back, make it crazy and make it fun but it doesn't have to be an AAA game, honestly I would be totally fine if it is like 20$ game so they can also make it work with PSVR.






There is no excuse for these last gen looking arcade racers. Fighting games and racing games are simple and have traditionally always had the most stunning looking graphics that really show off the hardware. If they are all just going to look like PS3 games I'll just play the dozen fighting and racing games I already have on PS3. Missed opportunity for the PS4.



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Lafiel said: Is there a "racing" aspect to Twisted Metal? I haven't played any, but from the videos I watched it always looked like it's more of a free for all arena battle with "cars"

Yes, it's car combat. It's basically like, eight cars which all have different drivers, cars and weapons. Every car drives differently and has different "specials" which can be used when your meter is full. Each level is unique and has different "power ups" that drivers can pick up and then use against the other cars. There's a health bar and when it runs out, you explode and die. Last car standing wins etc. It was really unique because it was gothic/horror themed. In the PS2 version, you would pick the combatant of your choice and you'd get to see their "story" through cut scenes. 



Chris Hu said:
GOWTLOZ said:

Horizon is arcade. Nothing sim in it.

OP There are tons of arcade racers on the system. NFS: Rivals, NFS, NFS: Payback, Driveclub, Ride, Ride 2, The Crew, Flatout 4, MXGP, Nascar. You only have to look at it.

If you really believe there is nothing sim about the Horizon games then you truly clueless about racing games.

I'm a sim racer. I play GT: Sport, Asetto Corsa and Forza Motorsport 7 at the moment and have played lots of GT and Forza Motorsport games. Forza Horizon is not a sim. No amount of tuning can make its physics feel near realistic. Its an arcade racer through and through and a good one at that but don't go overboard just because its a good game.



GOWTLOZ said:
Chris Hu said:

If you really believe there is nothing sim about the Horizon games then you truly clueless about racing games.

I'm a sim racer. I play GT: Sport, Asetto Corsa and Forza Motorsport 7 at the moment and have played lots of GT and Forza Motorsport games. Forza Horizon is not a sim. No amount of tuning can make its physics feel near realistic. Its an arcade racer through and through and a good one at that but don't go overboard just because its a good game.

Yeah, nope its not a pure arcade racer the last first party one by MS was PGR4.  Also the first two Horizon games on the 360 are closer to being arcade games then the ones on the X1 since the cars are only upgradeable but not tuneable. 



There are a ton and more, Need for speed, the crew 2, Onrush, gravel, redout, flatout, tabletop racing off the top of my head, I know I'm missing a bunch too. Just look harder or try PC, hell Driveclub was more arcadey than sim.

Oh and Riptide GP2, renegade and beach buggy racing. The latter being as good if not better than Mario kart in the single player aspect. Havent tried the co-op.



 

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SvennoJ said:
Nobody mentioned Trackmania Turbo yet?

I don't think the regular arcade race gamer, that likes a more forgiving/fun focused experience, would have a good time with that one. It seems that only like 0.2% of all the millions of players (atleast there are millions of records posted in the ranking) even got to the last 40 (of 200) tracks in the solo campaign.