Crappy racings games that looked to be good

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  1. Boomdart

    Boomdart New Member

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    Dirt and Sega Rally Revo come to mind

    What the fuck is up with these games?

    I thought Dirt's damage collisions was awesome, sure.

    SRR's tracks in the mud, sad, and snow were certainly great and the way dirt and mud would fling onto and wash off of your car as you travel through mud and water was pretty cool.

    The thing I can't understand though, it seems they spend a good deal of time making these features (or maybe they were very easy to implement, I don't know) but why did they make the cars handle like you're driving one wheeled flinstones cars?

    It's hard to explain, but when you turn the wheel in GT3, GT4, Forza, NFS Shift, and hell most NFS games...you almost "feel" how much you're going to be able to turn or what angle your wheels are at.

    In these games, it's so damn arcade, you can't trust what you know about traction, tires, handling, nothing. The car seems to always rotate at its mid point no matter how you're trying to drive.

    Playing Sega Rally Revo now, I know it's like 2 or 3 years old but I saw it in an old game informer and got it to see what it was like. Game is fun, but the depth is non-existent. No matter what car you choose, they're all going to handle the exact same and have pretty much the same exact power (which is sort of expected for these kind of races, actually, but still).
     
  2. Boomdart

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    Oh, almost missed this point

    I think NFS and GT could take a page from Sega's book and stop trying to incorporate really shitty lame ass never-heard-of-before music into their games and just have all instrument tracks. The music in Sega Rally is good because I never have to hear some latino person speaking spanish in their song, or some rapper singing about booty and shaking or cranking a souljaboy, or some lame band from the 80's that never got a break.
     
  3. forgotmyname

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    Arcade racers can be shallow, especially those made by SEGA and Codemasters with its constant lying.
     
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    Forza 3. Huge disappointment.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    downhill domination was pretty fun
     
  7. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    because it's easier for noobs to play if they make it arcadey.
     
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    We will see what GT5 has in store for us :)
     
  9. forgotmyname

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    What's so bad about it?
     
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    What's so bad about Dirt? I played the demo of Dirt 2 and enjoyed it.
     
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    dirt 2 was awesome, dirt 1 sucked
     
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    But both have the annoying pivot physics.
     
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    stkorn97 OT Supporter

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    but 2 was actually fun to play, thanks to a hilarious multiplayer
     
  14. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    lol wtf, I have that game but it has a vette on the box. and I quit playing when I got to the second tier of cars because they were hard to drive :o
    :werd: that was fun stuff, at least for a month or so. I don't think there's a lot of people online with it anymore. :o
     
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    well i got banned so no online for me with that game :o
     
  16. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    :hug:

    I enjoyed being not the fastest but just avoiding crashes and finishing on the podium.
     
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    Definitely not.

    I agree, they need to get that rap/hip hop shit out of racing games, I always turn that trash off if I am able to. Keep that trash in the NBA games
     
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    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    Yeah I hated dirt 1 but dirt 2 is a blast.
     
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    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    There's a great GT legends mod for rFactor. You need the CD to install the mod, but it doesn't actually use the assets from the game, the mod makers just wanted to make sure the original creators of GT legends still benefited.
     
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    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    For me PGR strikes the perfect blend of arcade and sim - it's just the most fun driving game IMO.
     
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    burnout paradise. fun game, but nowhere even close to burnout domination. The first time I hit a car going the same direction and exploded I cried a little.
     
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    Got my whole dorm level taking turns to beat domination, and had some insanely intense matches. Probably my favorite racing game of all time.
     
  24. Jesse

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    I was looking for a good off road racing game on the PS3 so I downloaded all the demos I saw. The only one I like the physics in was the Motorstorm games.
     

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