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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 13:09 
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Sounds promising, have to have a go at yours.

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 13:13 
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You get to crash a lot, you'll feel right at home.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 13:23 
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Awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 13:37 
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No shit cars in this game.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:38 
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This game is hard. I was winning this first championship (the one with the slowest cars and worst opponents) until I got to Sweden, just keeping it off the sides and going in a straight line is damn near impossible but you can't really go any slower and still have a chance:



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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:22 
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I read a review where this was described as the Bloodborne of driving games. Which is utter bollocks because unlike Bloodborne it's both excellent and fun.

To be honest I haven't yet come across the super steep learning curve that some reviews describe either. If you were to approach it like a normal racing game and attempt to not leave any hundredths of a second on every corner then you wouldn't get very far at all. But from what I've seen so far it seems to be designed perfectly to allow you to progress and win races mostly just by actually staying on the road, listening to the co-driver, paying attention to the standings and going only as fast as you need to in order to remain in front. The co-driver's notes are excellent too, each set is complete and unique for each course rather than just being the same little snippets replayed for every corner.

The online events are pretty great, there's a daily wager event where you can bet a load of your credits and then you have one go at a stage and the return depends on where you come in the rankings. No restarts, you do your time and that's that. There are also weekly and monthly events that work in a similar way, again so far I've found that going reasonably quick and not crashing will get you into the top tier of rewards, even the top few percent, although this will likely get tougher as people either give up or realise what it is that they're meant to be doing.

But yeah, best rally game ever for my money and by some margin.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:46 
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markg wrote:
I read a review where this was described as the Bloodborne of driving games.


Ha, that's such a gleefully fucking pointless and stupid comparison. I want a game that's the Wolfenstein of RTSs. Or the Destiny of match-three puzzlers. Or the Barbie Horse Adventures of first person shooters.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:01 
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Bamba wrote:
markg wrote:
I read a review where this was described as the Bloodborne of driving games.


Ha, that's such a gleefully fucking pointless and stupid comparison. I want a game that's the Wolfenstein of RTSs. Or the Destiny of match-three puzzlers. Or the Barbie Horse Adventures of first person shooters.

Obviously that would be absurd but the comparison was in relation to a specific point. Those games are notorious amongst RPGs for the way they punish mistakes, for being difficult and rewarding patience (which I just didn't have) and the reviewer was put in mind of it whilst playing this. I just haven't found it to be the case so far.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:09 
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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:07 
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I'm getting a bit quicker but frustratingly am still not Ari Vatanen:



Bloody love this game, though. I think it might very well be my favourite racing game of all time. It's actually terrifying (especially the RWD cars) once you start to realise how quick the car can go round some of the corners but only if it's positioned well with the tail hanging out and the back wheels scrabbling through the gravel to find the grip. String a few of these quick corners together though and you start feeling like you're clinging on for dear life, knowing that if you don't ease off a bit then you're surely going to end up in a tree with a fucked car. I don't think any game recreates the feeling of driving like a total cunt down the lanes better then this one does.

If a game was going to get me to pony up daft money for a wheel it would definitely be this but the pad works well enough and instead it's got me seriously thinking about saving up the money for a treat to myself and doing a day here instead: http://www.forestrally.co.uk/


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:25 
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http://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/dirt-ral ... oC_5fw_wcB

Is this a trustworthy source for buying this game cheap? Anyone have history buying from there?


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:33 
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I dunno but they take PayPal so you should be ok if you use that.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:10 
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DavPaz wrote:
http://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/dirt-rally-pc-cd-key?utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=gs_uk&utm_content=CDK1415162291&utm_term=dirt_rally_pc___dlc&gclid=CjwKEAjwi9K4BRCQzq7d1c6A_XASJABueAO2N5rqNkeXcUxCg3NgVxjEYe8XZ7xq_ivH3uwb7ANY5BoC_5fw_wcB

Is this a trustworthy source for buying this game cheap? Anyone have history buying from there?

I bought Diablo III off of them without any problems.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Sweet, ta.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 16:24 
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Me going through a forest. Not sure I would be able to keep from vomiting all over the place playing this in VR...



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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 16:41 
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Is that on PS4?


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 16:53 
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markg wrote:
Is that on PS4?

No, PC, playing with an Xbox 360 wired controller. I used ShadowPlay to capture the footage.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 17:26 
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Zardoz wrote:
"Amazing Ring road ahead"


"Be wary of 5 right 50 into 3 left don't cut over bridge"


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 17:27 
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"maybe"


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 18:13 
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Well I reckon this is probably as well as I'll ever manage on one of these:

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:54 
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I have purchased this game as it indeed looks amazing. I shall have to wait to play it unfortunately as my new Xbone arrived faulty and wouldn't switch on for more them 5 seconds before the power supply switched itself off.

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 13:37 
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Xbone, whut? Get a ps4.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 13:55 
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Mr Burrrrt wrote:
I have purchased this game as it indeed looks amazing. I shall have to wait to play it unfortunately as my new Xbone arrived faulty and wouldn't switch on for more them 5 seconds before the power supply switched itself off.

Legendary Microsoft build quality. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:41 
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Said I would never buy another wheel and I won't but I'm all over this as soon as I can:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1125782


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Mr Burrrrt wrote:
I have purchased this game as it indeed looks amazing. I shall have to wait to play it unfortunately as my new Xbone arrived faulty and wouldn't switch on for more them 5 seconds before the power supply switched itself off.


Do I have you on my friends list? I'm TheXboxVision if not.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:35 
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markg wrote:
Said I would never buy another wheel and I won't but I'm all over this as soon as I can:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1125782

Brilliant!

-edit- although reading further, it seems very complicated. And you need your wheel to be connected to your PC (or dedicated hardware) and it beams the signal via bluetooth to your PS4. A bit of a problem when my PC and PS4 are in different rooms...

Might just sell my G27 and get a G29 instead.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Mr Burrrrt wrote:
I have purchased this game as it indeed looks amazing. I shall have to wait to play it unfortunately as my new Xbone arrived faulty and wouldn't switch on for more them 5 seconds before the power supply switched itself off.


Do I have you on my friends list? I'm TheXboxVision if not.


I now have a working Xbone. Will add you.

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 13:25 
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Lonewolves wrote:
markg wrote:
Said I would never buy another wheel and I won't but I'm all over this as soon as I can:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1125782

Brilliant!

-edit- although reading further, it seems very complicated. And you need your wheel to be connected to your PC (or dedicated hardware) and it beams the signal via bluetooth to your PS4. A bit of a problem when my PC and PS4 are in different rooms...

Might just sell my G27 and get a G29 instead.

Seems a bit fiddly yeah but not too bad and you can use a rasperry pi and then just use USB to the PS4. Worth it just to not give any more money to Logicunts.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 13:44 
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markg wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
markg wrote:
Said I would never buy another wheel and I won't but I'm all over this as soon as I can:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1125782

Brilliant!

-edit- although reading further, it seems very complicated. And you need your wheel to be connected to your PC (or dedicated hardware) and it beams the signal via bluetooth to your PS4. A bit of a problem when my PC and PS4 are in different rooms...

Might just sell my G27 and get a G29 instead.

Seems a bit fiddly yeah but not too bad and you can use a rasperry pi and then just use USB to the PS4. Worth it just to not give any more money to Logicunts.

I might just stick to PC driving seeing as I have pCARS, Dirt Rally and iRacing which should cover my needs really. Although I might change my mind when GT7 is announced.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 14:11 
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Mr Burrrrt wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Mr Burrrrt wrote:
I have purchased this game as it indeed looks amazing. I shall have to wait to play it unfortunately as my new Xbone arrived faulty and wouldn't switch on for more them 5 seconds before the power supply switched itself off.


Do I have you on my friends list? I'm TheXboxVision if not.


I now have a working Xbone. Will add you.


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