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  1. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    Default Demo: GRID

    XBL Demo: GRID

    Content: GRID Demo
    Price: Free
    Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
    Dash Text: [ESRB: E (Everyone)] It's time to get on the GRID as this superb demo showcases racing in the three regions playable in the full game; Europe Touring Cars at Jarama Circuit, U.S Muscle cars at San Francisco and Japanese Drift Racing at Yokohama Docks. Compete online in the European and U.S races and check out the time trial competitions for the chance to win a car and other ace prizes.

    From Major Nelson


  2. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    Downloaded this earlier, did't find it that good and with the limited amount of vehicles in the final version I think i'll give it a miss

  3. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    *crys* I want this game so bad, PSN haven't got the demo yet. Well, i haven't checked, will do now.

    EDIT: Yep, they have got the demo, downloading it and the Motorstorm 2 trailer now .
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  4. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    Nice will get in a few weeks after GTA.
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  5. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    From what I've heard it's one for the drifters, nothing decent about the physics or nothing, it's been called DiRT on racing circuits and with how false that was I'll let this one go by and watch as yet another decent racing game dies due to the dorifto fad.
    I'm a bit mental.

  6. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo »
    From what I've heard it's one for the drifters, nothing decent about the physics or nothing, it's been called DiRT on racing circuits and with how false that was I'll let this one go by and watch as yet another decent racing game dies due to the dorifto fad.
    I haven't played it yet but from what I've seen vid and picture waise that basically sums it up. Shame as ToCa was a very good game.

  7. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo »
    From what I've heard it's one for the drifters, nothing decent about the physics or nothing, it's been called DiRT on racing circuits and with how false that was I'll let this one go by and watch as yet another decent racing game dies due to the dorifto fad.

    That's why i want it so bad, the only other good drifting game i've come across is F&F: Tokyo Drift for PS2 (brilliant, but just for drifting) and GTA:SA on PC was good too (with mods of course). The drifting scene is really destroying good racing games though, but the thing that annoys me is it is portrayed so wrong in the games. I know a lot of people in r/l in the drifting scene and it's nothing like in games. They don't shoot down mountainsides at midnight at 200mph with police range rovers chasing them.

  8. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    ToCA and ToCA 2 were immense !! Even on the old PlsyStation that game felt amazing, weather, AI that raced you, pit chatter, upto 20 on the grid and the damage that affected your car.

    When Race Driver went all for every motorsport under the sun they lost it, they should have stayed with Touring Cars but across the world. Like DTM, V8, WTCC, Super GT (Japanese) etc... ToCA was always about the racing imo.

    It seems now that every racing game with cars always has to cater to drifting and this spoils the game usually and takes away from the core of what they should be, pure circuit racers where if you drift you're last, simple as.

    Let the drifters have their fun but don't cater to them, if the physics engine is any good then powersliding and drifting shouldn't need a special feature or section of the game, it should just be done within the limits of the physics engine itself ala Forza 2 and GT5 P (console wise).
    I'm a bit mental.

  9. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    Toca one was one of my favortie games ever, what other game had big hands, a pink cadilac and a tank!!
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  10. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    The thing is, is we don't need a game to cater to our driving style. Games like Forza, GT and TDU don't cater to us but we have fun drifting with the normal physics. Drifting takes a lot of skill so, i don't know about any other drifters, but i like the challenge. I hate it in games like NFS:U2/C/PS when it's so easy to initiate a slide and hold it. The worst game for that is OutRun, but that's fun because it's quite fast. Diablo couldn't be more right. It's when games start to cater to drifters that they go wrong. Forza makes me happy because it has good physics and drifting is fun in it, and what's better is they put a few mountain tracks in there. They still weren't trying to give drifters something fun to do then, it's just enjoyable for everyone, and drifting got a lot of fun out of it.

  11. Andreas¹ is offline Crazy Duck
     
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    Gah, only for XBOX I want this game so bad


  12. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    Nah, PS3 as well, i'm downloading the demo now.

  13. Andreas¹ is offline Crazy Duck
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo »
    ToCA and ToCA 2 were immense !! Even on the old PlsyStation that game felt amazing, weather, AI that raced you, pit chatter, upto 20 on the grid and the damage that affected your car.
    I loved (still do) that game
    Jason Plato as an opponent, and it sounded like Tiff Needell talking


  14. TimBud is offline brmm
     
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    Played it (albeit rather breifly) and wow its a pretty game and great sounds too. I was expecting a bit more though. DiRT had me hooked as soon as I satrted playing, this just seems a little lack-lustre.
    Not on my to buy list.


  15. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    Just came off it, just did one drift race with the S15. Sounds are good, graphics are stunning, drifting seems strange. Will have a longer play of it tomorrow. That's if GTA:IV lets me .

  16. HavockJoker is offline PGR4 Master
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    Played almost all day today on Grid, played mad races with the BMW 330i and the Mustang GTR concept. Car is fun with people who are used to PGR4 and they can't stand the damage. I got used it it pretty fast cause I'm just used to games like that.

    Drifting without a wheel is very hard for me, I guess I'm going to get the game for both 360 and PC, so that I could use my well deserved G25.




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    Well when my 360 comes back I'll check it out. Tbh I got fed up with the race driver games, the car selection was very poor and the best vehicles you got were Vipers and Ford GT's *yawn*

    Plus drifting modes in a game don't interest me in the least, If a driving game is good you should be able to drift anyway, just avoid it to keep your speed.

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  18. kalniel is offline Hypercar Enthusiast
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    Looking forward to this for the PC.

    The drifting is only the asian section of things - there's also a european section for more TOCA like racing, and one other as well (US?)

  19. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    Whereas that's true kal, the physics are nothing like they used to be, the cars pivot from the centre just like DiRT, they've made the game easier.
    I'm a bit mental.

  20. kalniel is offline Hypercar Enthusiast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo »
    the cars pivot from the centre just like DiRT, they've made the game easier.
    Gah.. that sounds horrible! Definitely have to wait for the demo before buying then. Don't they realise the vast majority of cars don't have 4WS?


 
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