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Hurt or Heal: Genre Series - Racing


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Initial post: 20 Nov 2012 19:43:03 GMT
G. Hanks says:
Figured it was time for a few games of hurt and heal for a bit of light relief in the run up to Christmas and figured game series in specific genres would be a good one.

To start with first voting topic is Racing series'. I've tried to include a fair few but apologies if I've neglected to list one of your favourites. Each one goes from the first to present day. I've tried to go for series that have had at least three games released for them.

The rules our simple, each series starts with 20 points. Give a +1 to one you want to promote and either two -1s to two different games or one -2 to a single game depending on your preference.

You can vote once per day. When voting please copy-paste the below with your adjusted scores and also which you promoted and which one(s) you demoted to make it easy for everyone to track.

Need For Speed - 20
Burnout - 20
Mario Kart - 20
Sega Rally - 20
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 20
Forza - 20
Gran Turismo - 20
F-Zero - 20
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 20
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 20
Ridge Racer - 20
Wipeout - 20
Outrun - 20
Midnight Club - 20
Motorstorm - 20
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 20

Posted on 20 Nov 2012 21:18:21 GMT
Dela says:
Get Split/Second and Blur on there - they both deserve a shout, Hanks...

Posted on 20 Nov 2012 21:50:43 GMT
Solar Fox says:
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Posted on 21 Nov 2012 07:24:19 GMT
G. Hanks says:
"Get Split/Second and Blur on there - they both deserve a shout, Hanks..."

They're are indeed good but was only going for game series (other would be a very long list) :-)

"What has happened to this forum."

Used to play this game on the forum before, didn't think it'd be a bad idea to start it again although so far 0 out of 3 so perhaps I'm wrong. Anyway, as nobody has gone yet I'll start the ball rolling:

Need For Speed - 20
Burnout - 20
Mario Kart - 20
Sega Rally - 20
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 20
Forza - 20
Gran Turismo - 20
F-Zero - 20
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 20
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 20
Wipeout - 20
Outrun - 20
Midnight Club - 19
Motorstorm - 19
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 20

+1 Project Gotham
-1 Midnight Club and Motorstorm

Posted on 21 Nov 2012 07:35:34 GMT
Dela says:
Need For Speed - 20
Burnout - 20
Mario Kart - 20
Sega Rally - 20
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 20
Forza - 20
Gran Turismo - 20
F-Zero - 20
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 19
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 20
Wipeout - 21
Outrun - 20
Midnight Club - 19
Motorstorm - 18
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 20

+1 to WipEout'
-1 to Motorstorm & Colin McRae

Posted on 21 Nov 2012 08:58:28 GMT
AndyBSG says:
Need For Speed - 20
Burnout - 21
Mario Kart - 20
Sega Rally - 20
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 20
Forza - 20
Gran Turismo - 19
F-Zero - 20
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 19
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 20
Wipeout - 21
Outrun - 20
Midnight Club - 19
Motorstorm - 18
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 20

+1 to Burnout because Paradise is still THE most fun racing game 4 years after release
-1 to Gran Tursimo for the mess that was GT5

Posted on 21 Nov 2012 08:59:50 GMT
Need For Speed - 18
Burnout - 20
Mario Kart - 20
Sega Rally - 20
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 20
Forza - 21
Gran Turismo - 20
F-Zero - 20
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 19
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 20
Wipeout - 21
Outrun - 20
Midnight Club - 19
Motorstorm - 18
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 20

Forza +1
NFS - 2 (its poo and you know it!)

Posted on 22 Nov 2012 12:18:50 GMT
G. Hanks says:
Need For Speed - 17
Burnout - 20
Mario Kart - 20
Sega Rally - 20
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 20
Forza - 21
Gran Turismo - 20
F-Zero - 21
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 19
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 19
Wipeout - 21
Outrun - 20
Midnight Club - 19
Motorstorm - 18
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 20

F-Zero +1 for the awesome N64 version
NFS and Ridge Racer -1

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 11:28:29 GMT
G. Hanks says:
Ok, one last bump and vote before I give up and let the thread die peacefully (really didn't think it was that bad an idea, perhaps racing is too niche, oh well, live and learn.)

Need For Speed - 17
Burnout - 20
Mario Kart - 20
Sega Rally - 21
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 19
Forza - 21
Gran Turismo - 20
F-Zero - 21
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 19
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 19
Wipeout - 21
Outrun - 20
Midnight Club - 18
Motorstorm - 18
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 20

+1 Sega Rally
-1 Lotus and Midnight club

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 14:56:38 GMT
Need For Speed - 17
Burnout - 21
Mario Kart - 20
Sega Rally - 21
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 19
Forza - 21
Gran Turismo - 18
F-Zero - 21
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 19
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 19
Wipeout - 21
Outrun - 20
Midnight Club - 18
Motorstorm - 18
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 20

Gran Turismo -2 again because of just how terrible GT5 was. +1 to Burnout as its awesome and knows its silly.

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 15:00:27 GMT
Need For Speed - 16
Burnout - 21
Mario Kart - 20
Sega Rally - 21
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 19
Forza - 22
Gran Turismo - 17
F-Zero - 21
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 19
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 19
Wipeout - 21
Outrun - 20
Midnight Club - 18
Motorstorm - 18
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 20

+1 Forza
-1 GT5 massive let down
-1 NFS enough said.

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 15:27:08 GMT
Trigger says:
Need For Speed - 16
Burnout - 22
Mario Kart - 20
Sega Rally - 21
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 19
Forza - 22
Gran Turismo - 17
F-Zero - 21
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 18
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 18
Wipeout - 21
Outrun - 20
Midnight Club - 18
Motorstorm - 18
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 20

+1 Burnout
-1 Ridge Racer. Not been a relevant or particularly good series in years now.
-1 Dirt. For the dudebro-isation that has taken place to the series this gen.

It is a good topic Ghanks, but speaking personally I'm not as passionate about racing games as I am most other genres I enjoy. I think Need for Speed is a difficult one, because it's had some terrific high points (i.e. Criterion) and some awful low points (The Run etc). As long as Wipeout and Burnout do well I'll be happy. I'll just show up a few times a week to ensure they're above 20 :)

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 15:46:44 GMT
" think Need for Speed is a difficult one, because it's had some terrific high points (i.e. Criterion) and some awful low points (The Run etc)." +1

NFS:Hot Pursuit 2010 was amazing but The Run was awful.
Underground 1 + 2 and Most Wanted were great, Carbon was awful.
Ive heard nothing but praise about NFS:MW 2012 and cant wait to play it.

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 16:48:47 GMT
G. Hanks says:
"Underground 1 + 2 and Most Wanted were great, Carbon was awful."

I loved Most Wanted, although going back to it now the frame rate makes it feel like I'm playing it drunk..... well I might have been drunk to be fair. Couldn't get in to Underground though. Love Hot Pursuit, need to go back to that methinks.

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 17:10:56 GMT
James Welch says:
Imma let you finish, but Micromachines has the best gameplay of all-time!
Well nearly, but I must say that this is a tad borked. Mixing arcade style racers with racing sims isn't fair, as the audience today don't know what it's like to play something ridiculously fast like F-Zero or WipEout... Need For Speed has been ruined by EA now (Undercover was the last good one), and Burnout is soon to follow (In this case, Revenge was the last good one (because Dominator was just a toned down version and Paradise has some serious overpowerment issues). Mario Kart isn't as cool as Crash Team Racing i'd say and Motorstorm is good but has taken a turn for the worse what with SCE not funding Evolution studios enough to finish something decent like Pacific Rift was.

TL;DR = This list is badly put together...

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2012 11:03:17 GMT
G. Hanks says:
We've got a fairly good range of age groups on the forum so many will remember the likes of F-zero. Can't believe I forgot to put Micro Machines in though darnit.

Because these franchises have had varying success over the year voting on the whole franchise is what makes it more interesting. I considered Crash Team Racing but don't think it was a series with 3 or more games? (I may be wrong on that.) Feel free to vote though, there must be some favourites of yours listed up there?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2012 11:16:42 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Nov 2012 11:16:56 GMT
Crash Team Racing - Platinum (PS)
Crash Nitro Kart (PS2)
Crash Tag Team Racing (PS2)

There are at least 3 I'm aware of :P. Loved CTR, not played Nitro Kart, and Tag Team Racing was a bit rubbish.

Posted on 24 Nov 2012 11:21:02 GMT
Also,

Need For Speed - 16
Burnout - 22
Mario Kart - 19
Sega Rally - 21
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 19
Forza - 22
Gran Turismo - 16
F-Zero - 21
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 18
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 18
Wipeout - 22
Outrun - 20
Midnight Club - 18
Motorstorm - 18
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 20

+1 Wipeout
-1 GT and Mario Kart

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2012 11:56:58 GMT
G. Hanks says:
Doh, my researching skills suck :-) Anyway, my votes:

Need For Speed - 16
Burnout - 22
Mario Kart - 19
Sega Rally - 21
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 19
Forza - 22
Gran Turismo - 16
F-Zero - 21
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 18
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 18
Wipeout - 22
Outrun - 21
Midnight Club - 18
Motorstorm - 17
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 19

Outrun +1 for starting so much
Motorstorm and F1 GP -1

Posted on 24 Nov 2012 12:39:42 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Nov 2012 12:41:12 GMT
Solar Fox says:
G Hanks. Just a thought on this. Why not have everybody nominate their favourite racing, fighting, or classic game etc.. for a day, then vote on the nominated games day by day after nominations day?

1 nomination per poster?
1 vote per day and your not allowed to vote on your own nom.

It may entice more people to get involved?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2012 20:00:19 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Nov 2012 20:05:45 GMT
James Welch says:
How about we vote our top three favorites and the more they are mention by other posters, the more points they earn. With this scheme we can do more than just racers (But we're gonna have to split up sims an arcade ones though).

[Edit]: Thinking back on what you said about the 3 or more in a series thing, many racing games are 'legendary' without even having a sequel, games such as Rock 'N Roll Racing and Rollcage (which both have sequels although they suck...) are pretty epic. Another major series which is rather underrated would be the Choro Q series (which is oh so confusing... Here they called most of the games Penny Racers, whereas the USA would be more used to the name Gadget Racers. Then there is Road Trip Adventure on top...).

Posted on 27 Nov 2012 13:01:23 GMT
G. Hanks says:
Time for some voting methinks:

Need For Speed - 16
Burnout - 23
Mario Kart - 19
Sega Rally - 21
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 19
Forza - 22
Gran Turismo - 16
F-Zero - 21
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 18
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 18
Wipeout - 22
Outrun - 21
Midnight Club - 18
Motorstorm - 17
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 19

Burnout +1 Yonks spent on the crash junctions
Wipeout -2 (never was a fan.)

Posted on 28 Nov 2012 16:32:46 GMT
Trigger says:
Need For Speed - 16
Burnout - 24
Mario Kart - 19
Sega Rally - 21
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 18
Forza - 22
Gran Turismo - 16
F-Zero - 21
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 18
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 21
Ridge Racer - 17
Wipeout - 22
Outrun - 21
Midnight Club - 18
Motorstorm - 17
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 19

+1 for Burnout
-1 for Ridge and Lotus

Hanks man, if this goes the distance it's going to take aaaages to finish. Should have scored each at 10 initially, and maybe kept it to 10 favourite franchises.

Posted on 28 Nov 2012 16:44:32 GMT
In the spirit of getting this done before the next millenium, I've lobbed 10 off of every game. This may or may not be deemed helpful by that nice chap Hanks.

Need For Speed - 6
Burnout - 14
Mario Kart - 9
Sega Rally - 11
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 8
Forza - 12
Gran Turismo - 6
F-Zero - 11
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 8
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 11
Ridge Racer - 7
Wipeout - 12
Outrun - 11
Midnight Club - 8
Motorstorm - 7
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 9

Posted on 28 Nov 2012 16:45:19 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Nov 2012 16:45:51 GMT
Need For Speed - 6
Burnout - 14
Mario Kart - 9
Sega Rally - 11
Lotus Turbo Challenge - 6
Forza - 12
Gran Turismo - 6
F-Zero - 11
Colin Mcrae/Dirt - 8
Project Gotham Racing/MSR - 11
Ridge Racer - 7
Wipeout - 14
Outrun - 11
Midnight Club - 8
Motorstorm - 7
F1 GP (original PC sims) - 9

+1 for wipeout
-2 for Lotus
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