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Need for Speed Drift!,
This review is from: Need For Speed: Shift (Xbox 360) (Video Game)I fear that my review may be glazed over as another crazed rant, however I also feel that I am obliged to tell people of this game's massive floor.
Let me start by saying that the graphics, the cars and the environments are superb. I like the feeling of speed and I think the crashes are brilliant. However, no matter how hard I tried to get into this game, I could not get past the fact that the cars drift all of the time. The level of oversteer on every car in every situation is just wrong. Take the Mitsubishi Evo 10, turning a reasonable hairpin at 30mph with very little throttle usage, ah, understeer and grip I hear you saying. But no, armfulls of oversteer, and not cure-able either, no matter how gentle, rough or anything you are, not even full downforce will help the problem. This even happens in a straight line.
I am not here to bash the game, only to warn others who seek something fun but also realistic. I am a big fan of the gameplay of Race Pro, floored as the game is, the realistic driving experience is superb, however I understand the need for pickup and play. That is why I would strongly recommend waiting for Forza 3 as it walks this line perfectly for 90% of gamers out there. It also will have a much better tool for editing car liverys, something that is not very good/flexible on this game.
Needless to say, I have never done this before, I traded it in and got ODST instead. Not the same genre, but miles more fun.
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Initial post: 14 Oct 2009 23:52:20 BDT
J. Lewis says:
Flaw and flawed?
Posted on 4 Nov 2009 20:55:43 GMT
Massive floor??? Whats the ceiling like??
Posted on 4 Nov 2009 23:43:03 GMT
David M. Williamson says:
Actually I owned an EVO IX FQ 360 MR... (not the Evo X I know but).
The EVO is set up with a surprising degree of oversteer for a 4wd car, especially if you're on the Advans.
However it would sort itself out if it got tail happy but I never felt 100% sure that I could rely on those clever electronics, what if they had an offer day. I sold it. Just thought I'd mention that. One other thing there are some hairpins in race tracks that can only be taken by a Formula 1 car at 40mph.
Posted on 6 Feb 2011 09:35:43 GMT
I think the same..Had the same feeling and read this review in search of my problem which is exactly this..This game is just crap....in my opinion..
Posted on 14 Aug 2013 17:08:47 BDT
bushveld jock says:
I have found SHIFT to have the best and most realistically responsive drive feel, both in-car and on-road, of any game. This review is more relevant to SHIFT2, which has discarded 50% of the road-feel of the original game. HALO is not a driving game...warthogs and all!
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