I had a chance to play DiRT2 the other day.
If you don't have a racing wheel for your console, this is the reason to get it. It's going to be the best racing game on the market.
It's funny to hear the game personas talk smack during the game too. Nice touch.
You guys and your RBR...
I dunno, that game just doesn't do it for me.
RBR isn't really a game. It's more of a driving simulator. Did you like Dirt Ben? I thought that was the worst rally car game I hae ever played.
RBR also has to be played with wheel and pedals. It's also not a very friendly game and has a steep learning curve!
The Force Dynamics machine is rad though.
Grant Hughes - 1985 Merkur XR$TI Group 5
885 Parfet St Ste C
Denver, CO 80215
As Grant said, RBR is a simulator. Going from past Colin McRae games, you get a "floaty" feeling and it's a bit more arcade. I still think RBR > all so far. But I doubt Dirt2 will be the RBR killer.
What I really want to see is something like RBR simulation with a rally season, but the Gran Turismo/Forza ability to start in a cheap low end car for your class and customization as you go . You'll have class structures per online rally. You can run your stages whenever you want online and it will then list everyone for that rally of the week.
You win money based off finishing position, you buy upgraded parts (either go fast stuff like engine/suspension) or you can spend it on strengthening your car.
Just a little dream of mine. Might take off in Europe but I don't see a game like that selling well at all in the USA.
Billy Elliot Mann
1988 VW GTI - Sold!
1996 Civic - Build thread!
1992 Civic - Wife's rally car
Octane Academy Alumni. They found the best driver by having us snowboard and ride ski bikes!
Ack, enough with the RBR. That game is LAME.
At first, I loved DiRT. But after taking a short hiatus from it, I realized how crappy the handling of the game was and can't even play it any more. I loved the graphics, but that was about all.
I've never played RBR with the steering wheel/gas setup. Maybe that makes a difference. But to me, it just didn't feel very realistic, but that could be because the sense of speed just didn't seem quite right to me, and how impossible it is to turn. Another thing to consider, is that I'm not a super fast driver yet, so my view of things could be off because of that as well.
I know it's way arcadey, but I still love Rallisport Challenge 2. I have high hopes for DiRT 2, but I fear there will be too much rallycross and not enough real stages.
Last edited by 1fastben; 08-19-2009 at 12:39 PM.