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Old 01-12-04, 10:57 PM   #1
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I was at CompUSA the other day and stumbled upon a game called Corvette. I hadn't heard of this title, but I wasn't sure if it was any good because it was being published by TDK and it was only $20. However, as I am a GM guy by heart and a huge fan of the 'Vette I figured the price of entry wasn't all that bad.

So far I'm pretty impressed with it. Track and car models are surprisngly good and the game runs totally smooth on my machine at 1280x1024 with no AA or AF. There is an option in-game to up the FSAA to 4x super sampling though I have not yet played around with it. The physics take quite a bit of getting used to. I'm not entirely sure if it's trying to be realistic, but sometimes it feels like an overblown arcade racer, in the vein of NFS: Hot Pursuit 2. There are SP and MP modes and you get to drive just about every production Corvette under the sun. There are further gameplay modes to unlock as you beat both the amateur and professional career modes. I'm slowly working my way through it, and the game is proving to be challenging without being overly frustrating.

I like to think of this game as sort of a Need for Speed: Corvette Unleashed. It's definitely my favorite racing game since Porsche Unleashed, and you can't beat the price.

Here's the TDK homepage where you can find out more. CompUSA is the only place I've seen it for sale. EB has it available for Xbox, but this PC version isn't even in their system. For a console port, this game was done exceptionally well. A must-buy for a Corvette fan and something worth a look for fans of the racing genre (especially those like me who have been turned off by NFS: Underground).
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I might have to look into that. Thanks for the heads up. The screenshots look fairly good but, I'm still curious if I'd like the way it plays. $20 for a decent racing game is still not a bad invest though, at least by today's standards.
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Ya know from the looks of it, this game actually reminds me more of Viper Racing... Either way ya go, I love vettes, Loved viper racing and all the NFS series. I'm gonna get it.
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I heard it sucks!
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Gem post of the day, SH64, that one's goin in the scapbook .
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So I checked it out and while I'm not totally astounded by it, I think it does very much resemble viper racing only in a more "run around the block" kinda style. Definately love the high quality models, just with the tracks were a bit more creative.
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Gem post of the day, SH64, that one's goin in the scapbook .
Its not me , some players have the game & said that ...

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i also saw that at my local CompUSA, i wasent sure when it was released so i decided to not purchase it. Sounds like a bargin to me, ill be checking it out this week.
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Corvette is a terrible game imo
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This could be one of those games that is in the eye of the beholder. By that I mean it probably helps if your a GM fan, or more specifically a corvette fan. I think Corvette's are hot, but I also have 2 other gamecube games with the vette. But if I ran into a game called "Acura Integra Racing" I would buy it blindly even if it were $100, because I am an Integra owner and enthusiast.

So like I said, it's all in the eye of the beholder, even if the game doesn't get the best reviews.
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This could be one of those games that is in the eye of the beholder. By that I mean it probably helps if your a GM fan, or more specifically a corvette fan. I think Corvette's are hot, but I also have 2 other gamecube games with the vette. But if I ran into a game called "Acura Integra Racing" I would buy it blindly even if it were $100, because I am an Integra owner and enthusiast.

So like I said, it's all in the eye of the beholder, even if the game doesn't get the best reviews.
Yup .. totaly agree with that.

when i had a Ford Mustang i bought every game that this car was included in it .. or even any Ford related game wether its good or bad.
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