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Old 05-01-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Annoyingly to admit I got bored in that first and one race you get to do in the Tour, had some fun online though, probably get this a month or two later to save some cash!
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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I didn't know there was a demo! COOL! I just started playing Dirt3 again this weekend. I'll have to check this out when I get home. Thanks!
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That first race is okay, nothing special but the MP is awesome. It's a must buy for me. I like it that you're able to upgrade your cars.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:05 PM   #4
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I was a little underwhelmed with it. I still have visions of Destruction Derby from my PS1 days and this is not it. If a few of my friends get it I'll think about grabbing it but I just wasn't that impressed with it. I did like when the announcer said "oh, someone just rage quit" during multiplayer. That made me laugh...
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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enjoyed the demo just want the game now
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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Yeah the one race in SP doesn't give enough but the MP is carnage. I hope they've done plenty of stuff to keep it interesting and some new stuff with gymkhana.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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Loved it, loved Flatout so can't wait.

Me and seven other mates getting it. Carnage!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:43 PM   #8
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DAMN! I finally remembered to DL the demo last night but forgot to play it. I guess I need to make myself a note.
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:47 PM   #9
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The Dirt series was ruined when it stopped being proper rally. When it was Colin Mcrea (Dirt 1) it was real, now its like a mess around game and not serious rally like people want.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #10
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The Dirt series was ruined when it stopped being proper rally. When it was Colin Mcrea (Dirt 1) it was real, now its like a mess around game and not serious rally like people want.
^this

Dirt 3 was a little out of bounds but still cool, but this... what the fuck is this?

This is now an 8 year old's game, or for people that go "omg heavy shunt!!! omg omg omg xD xD" all the time. Lame Commentator jokes included, so annoying.

And if you make a demolition mode, do it properly. I drive into a car w/ 60 mp/h and you get a weak t-bone/shunt/whatever, I accidentaly hit someone while doing 20 mp/h: INSANE T-BONE!!
Also, how many times did I get points I didn't actually earn, like, getting 1000 xp because I got hit by a car, that caused me to hit a car, that just happened to be almost completely dead.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #11
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I would like a Destruction Derby or Test Drive: Eve Of Destruction esque game for the current generation but for me this isn't it. I don't like the announcer at all during the races, the boost system and hitting people for more boost mechanic I don't like, I wish the cars had more weight to them and you really felt the crashes but I feel like you don't really.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:02 PM   #12
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I didn't know there was a Showdown demo either?? I have Dirt 2 & 3, loved 2 but 3...not so much, esp the Smelter levels. I'll peep this, if good, I'm in!
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:40 AM   #13
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I deleted it, so I know I'll be passing this one up.
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I have a question about how the ranking/xp system works. What determines how much you level up? Is it the more points you get in the game, the more fans you get, and the amount of fans you get gives you the amount you rank up? Or is it just the points you score in the game rank you up and the fan thing does something completely different?
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:17 AM   #15
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I thought the gameplay was decent, but I'm still on the fence for buying it because I can't play online. They should of had a couple more races that you could play in single player in the demo, though. I guess I'll make my decision in a few weeks.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:59 PM   #16
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Oh yeah and I got 1st in a MP RAMPAGE match with 18.705 points. It's all good.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #17
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yeah i really liked it, played the single player race a few times and the online mode twice. the announcer gets a bit annoying and so does the music, dissapointed there was no in-car cam but i think i can put up with that
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #18
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The Dirt series was ruined when it stopped being proper rally. When it was Colin Mcrea (Dirt 1) it was real, now its like a mess around game and not serious rally like people want.
Evidently people also want this sort of game too. Let's put it this way, if they'd made a rally only game, there would be more people moaning they'd not done anything different or new than there is people baying for a rally only sim, which is quite a minority by the looks of it.

For me, as someone who played and loved all the Colin McRae, Sega Rally, V-Rally etc in the past, playing games like WRC these days gets boring very, very quickly. Games are so much bigger and better now that a game full of the same thing over and over simply does not wash with the general gaming community.

I think, if there was to be a rally only sim, it'd have to be structured like Trials is. It'd have to be pick up and play, with focus on physics and accuracy. No bullshit with career modes, creating teams and that kind of thing, because rallys tend to be lengthy as it is, people want to get on with playing the game, not fucking around in menus, which is a criticism of past rally games.

End of the day, I'm not that fussed, I'll give almost any racing game a go. I love going fast as fuck and I love smashing the shit out of things, so it's all good to me.
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Doesn't look great but i'm running low on games (no games at all) and it's only 32 on shopto.
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