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Not bad, But Milestone, if it aint broke.....Dont fix it.
on 2 February 2013
As a WRC/Rally fan who's played virtually every rally console game there is, WRC3 is not too bad all being but with a lot of flaws.
The Road To Glory Mode is just Milestone's version of the Dirt games, with some rally events & only 2 Super Special events, this compared to the previous games Road to the WRC mode, im sorry to say the Road to the WRC is way better.
With it's dirt like events which doesn't give you co-driver or visual direction, that really gripe me are:-
Gate Contest, where you have to race against the clock on rally stages to smash through gates which change colour at the very last second causing you to correct the car for the next correct gate and sometimes losing control and hitting the wrong gate which is like a brick wall.
Survival, where again you race against the clock trying to make it to the next repair checkpoint as your car is falling apart.
Top Rally, where again you race against the clock trying to make it to the end of the stage whilst trying to beat a helicopter, a training plane or a man on a hanglider (of all things)
Also, you can select a female co-driver in text only but there is no female co-driver voiceover & only a male co-driver voice over, even if you select a driver with a female co-driver it gives you the male voice even though on the website before it release it stated, featuring all new co-driver "VOICES"
The cars in the RTG mode pretty much all sound the same, with the annoying over-revving cow sound of an engine, which I found even more annoying when you got the reward upgrades as you progress through the mode.
The graphics are a big improvement on previous WRC titles, the official WRC mode is great along with the online multiplayer, but after spending the time to complete the RTG mode, I really wished I hadnt bothered now, but as there aint no other games really devoted to rally these days, this aint too bad if you avoid the RTG mode all-together.
But if there is gonna be a WRC4, whoever makes it should stick to what makes rally driving great, "Rally Driving" not this Dirt-esque crap that Ken Block does.
*****WARNING, SPOILER ALERT*****
As in WRC2 Road to the WRC, you get to have a team and the PA's & Mechanics, and when you finally get to the last season where you get to choose which WRC team you want to drive for in the WRC season.
In WRC3 Road to glory you lose all that, you only compete as yourself to work your way past the other "Worlds Best Rookies" to get to compete in a "Final Showdown" SSS tournament with 7 Official WRC Drivers, and the annoying Female host to say "Congratulations, you've beaten the WRC Drivers, well done"