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Old 02-13-11, 11:01 AM   #49
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Interesting and sad at same time.
eh, I think a lot of those aren't needed to at least make the game fun. Never used the in game radio in the first one anyway, you can just stream something else. No need to waste time on little things like that.
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Old 02-13-11, 08:32 PM   #50
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lol, I got a chuckle out of this post on another forum. This game seems really messed up:

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Okay, now I tried buying the A6 Camaro, and suddenly the races were easy as pie to beat, even though the Camaro is slower than the S3 on paper.

They have the same top speed, but the Camaro handles, accelerates and brakes worse than the S3, and yet it's many times easier to beat the opponents in the Camaro.

What the hell is wrong with this game? Is it just completely random?
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Old 02-14-11, 07:43 AM   #51
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I was a big fan of the original despite it having wonky physics. There just wasn't any other game that was like it because most racing games are just that, racing games. TDU was probably the first game that could be called a driving game because the roads didn't have the same layout like any other racing game. Pretty much all racing games even if they're open world or not have worlds designed like race tracks. The NFS series has the least convincing city design I've seen because there's no way anyone would design the roads like that in real life.

I've played TDU 2 now for about 16 hours according to Steam and I think it's really good. The physics are still a bit wonky, but a big improvement over the original. The driving physics is very similar to Dirt 1 I think. The environment design is fantastic I think because despite the huge size of the world the islands have many small details everywhere that make the world feel like it was designed which much more love and care than Fuel was for example. The sheer size of the islands make it possible to have a point-point race on Ibiza which is just one lap around the island which took me 47 minutes to finish with a 370z.

There's just nothing else like the TDU games and both the first game and now the second one I think provide a very different and compelling alternative to every other racing game out there. Unlike track racing games you can't really find any other better alternative to TDU 2 if you want to experience the feel of what it's like to actually drive these cars in a more real life kind of environment.

I think the amount of hate the game is receiving is really unjustified. Basically if you liked the first game you will most likely like the second one. If you thought the first game was ****, then yes I guess you could go ahead and play something else then.


EDIT: I read the thread and I can't believe anyone would think TDU 2 looks worse than the first game. First game didn't have any real time lighting system at all which the second one does. Also the vegetation looks way better, the textures are higher rez. Just everything looks better in TDU 2 IMO.

Also the engine sounds in the first game were extremely bad. In TDU 2 there are several cars which sound very very good which the first game didn't have at all. Yes the slower cars sound weak, but the faster ones generally sound very nice.
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Old 02-15-11, 02:06 AM   #52
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I've played TDU 2 now for about 16 hours according to Steam and I think it's really good. The physics are still a bit wonky, but a big improvement over the original.
It's growing on m. I've got 20 hours in according to Steam. I think the one really big improvement from TDU 1 is the FRIM system where you get free money from driving around. It's kind of clever, every time you speed close past a car you get money. At points you can bank the money you have or keep going for more money. If you crash you lose the money you didn't bank.

It's very enjoyable.

I set my DFP wheel to 180 degrees and it works much better now. That input lag is almost gone.

Once you accept that it's not anything close to a sim you can get into the arcadey power slides and drifts.
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It's growing on me. I've got 20 hours in according to Steam.
If it takes 20 hours to like a game, it's not very good.
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If it takes 20 hours to like a game, it's not very good.
If it was truly that bad you wouldn't stand playing it for 20 hours I think.
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If it was truly that bad you wouldn't stand playing it for 20 hours I think.
I paid 49 eu for it so i atleast want some value for money, i tried one of the opening championships but the handling is so fubared that its hard to find much enjoyment in it. Even a slight touch on the brakes locks them up, the steering is way too sensitive and everything just oversteers like hell. I started TDU up afterwards and that allmost feels like a fullblown sim in comparison hehe
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I paid 49 eu for it so i atleast want some value for money,
49 euros?! Has the euro suddenly dropped in value? I only paid 40 devalued American dollars.
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49 euros?! Has the euro suddenly dropped in value? I only paid 40 devalued American dollars.
I know but most things costs more over here, bought mine off steam for 49,99 eu = 67 $ Steam is more expensive than most though, the non-steam version for pc is just 39 eu = 52$ wich is STILL 12 $ more than you paid.
Not going to use steam for newer games anymore, being lazy and buying online, not comparing prices is kinda costly

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The game almost needs different control settings for each car. Some cars drive like a bathtub on ice skates I swear. Tinkering with the turn dampening setting can help a bit, but there is no way to change the braking settings, which are way too sensitive
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Old 02-15-11, 09:44 PM   #59
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* Strategy Informer 7.5/10
* VideoGamer 7/10
* bit-tech 4/10
* GameSpot 7.5/10
* Eurogamer 7/10
* Attack of the Fanboy Like
* GameSpy 2.5/5
* Review Busters 5.8/10
* G4TV 4/5
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* Strategy Informer 7.5/10
* VideoGamer 7/10
* bit-tech 4/10
* GameSpot 7.5/10
* Eurogamer 7/10
* Attack of the Fanboy Like
* GameSpy 2.5/5
* Review Busters 5.8/10
* G4TV 4/5
Interesting... Read G4's review to see why they gave it a better score than everyone else. Basically the review read the same as the others, but they felt that the game itself is unique enough that for a casual person wanting to play a game with cars it will be good enough.

With all of the poor reviews maybe, just maybe they'll actually patch one or two things on this game. Only problem is every review I've seen was for the 360, so chances of it working with an actual wheel versus a game pad probably aren't the best.
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