G4tv.com has footage from the demo of GRID. Taken from the PS3 version.
This is a buy for sure. i played this demo so many times.
Looks really fun. I like racing through the city. Reminiscent of Midnight Club. I'm gonna try the demo today.
I expect a lot of 8.5's and 9's for this game. It's kind of like Gran Turismo, Project Gotham, and Need for Speed smashed together.
Take out Gran Turismo. Grid and GT are nothing alike. Not in visuals, not in car handling. The game won't be getting any 9's. Its an ok game but its too arcade
I agree with the above. It feels nothing like Gran Turismo. But it has a feel of its own that I like. Its damn hard, though, at least for me. I liked Dirt and I like this one. Top racing games, IMO, better then Need for Speed.
Either the guy sucks at drifting or its hard, and the flashback feature is awesome!
Grid.. oh boy, they didn't even deliver on their promise to rival GT5 as a racing sim, it's all arcade, the controls for the cars are wonky, and best of all some how every car has what feels like 500+ hp, come on now. Crappy DEMO crappy game, at least when delivering a new IP make sure it's not DiRT with racing/tuner cars, and a little bit of a touch up in the graphics department, what a friggin' disappointment. I can't believe I'm gonna say this but FORZA is better than this junk.
played once and deleted it... it's a step down from DiRT
Totally agree,I've played for 5 min and deleted it
Sorry Dom, But I dissagree. I thought the demo was great. Been playin it all day..
Dom is right insofar as he says Grid is horrible. I played it for 2 hours with a friend online trying to like it but just couldn't. Even as a non-sim, it cannot come close to PGR.
Codemasters make some pretty solid racing games. DiRt was awesome.
It actually looks good.
i rekon this game was super awesome the whole crashing, rewinding, smoke effect and many other sorts of stuff and the drifting looks crazy im definetly buying this game :)
Uhm i never played Dirt sooooo, can you hook up your cars in this game like in Need for Speed or is it like Burnout Paradise where you can only get a new car and change colors?
nice game; the cars drive better than those "realistic" ones in GTA IV,
I honestly don't know what kind of racing games you guys have been playing but Grid is definitely horrible on physics, feel and even damage. The graphics are very good, but the driving is just so bad. You guys really ought to do yourselves a favor and try PGR or Forza for more realistic driving feel, or if you don't have a 360, GT5 Prologue. I mean even GT HD demo had far superior driving mechanics. Or if you're just into flat out arcade racers, I suppose Burnout Paradise or Sega Rally?
nice attempt at craptalking mate, grid is a great game, if you dont like it, fine. but dont try to make it look bad couse it isnt.
sega rally?? that game was so bad it caused the studio to close
Crap talking? I played it single player and multiplayer for more than 2 hours trying to like it. Is there any reason why I would want to disparage this game without reason? If this is your idea of a great racer, good luck. Obviously, graphics are everything to you.
definatly no couse then i would back gt5, i totally enjoyed the grid demo for its handling and speed. Allways nice to see someone talking something generally bad instead of pointing out his opinion.
Ghoul, it would be a blatant lie for me to tow the politically correct line and say that it is just my opinion that this game has horrible physics. I drive real cars in the real world, I've played PGR and Forza and now Grid Demo and so I'd stick my neck out and say for a FACT that this game has horrible physics compared to Forza and PGR. Unless we're not talking about real world physics here.
i have no problem with your opinion but maybe you shouldn't try selling it as facts.
GRID is a great game. Great online gaming too. GRID is slightly identical to DirT so i love the loading screen and showing the grid line up. GRID is not meant to be a competition to GT5:P GT5:P has better realistic handling and looks. GRID is more of an arcade style game. I might get GRID when it comes out.
I dissagree Grid is fucin great its a blast its pure bliss, the over the hood view gives the most realistic experiance in control/feel. PS3 fans are going to love it, give it a go a few times you'll see(if honest). Day one purchase, it was getting crazy praise online its getting mad hype. They need to work on the coc-pit view the handling is too twitchy in that view/mode, the *over the hood view* gives a feel better than most games, almost perfect). Its not like Dirt online, it is not *player time vs player time* online, the players cars are physically their with full visuals turned on with full damage amoung a host of other sheit just in the demo build. The physics are being questioned in here the demo I downloaded was ACE" and more true, only losing to Forza 2 in physics. (I spun out hitting a curb and when I made contact with the road after being lifted because of it; my front wheels were not lined up right and I ended up facing the opisite direction). This game gets tagged with being Arcady yet its core driving experiance is more advanced and emmersive than any of the sims at its core(also has to do with what the devs are trying to bring with Grid and isn't the Sims faults). I'm sorry nothing compares to the physics that gamers have to take into account playing GRID. The sense of danger in keep your car drivable is not matched.
Sorry bud, you know I won't disagree with you unless absolutely necessary, but this is such a case. I did give the game a go. The cars have no weight and do not feel grounded, giving you no idea of how hard you're pushing them until it is too late. You can't feel collisions either, and you can't counter steer what you don't feel. And when I say feel, it doesn't just have to be rumble or force feedback because the way that the car moves should also give you a sense of a real collision, which this game doesn't. Its like you're hit and you only realize it a second later when your car is against the barrier and there are cracks showing on the side mirror and you come to the conclusion "oh someone crashed me". Or you don't know whether you're hit or just riding over a bump until you bump again and then see another car right beside you then you realize you are being hit. Compare this to Forza, the moment there is the slightest contact with another car behind you that you cannot see, you know it 'cos your car starts moving in a way that tells you there is contact and you can actually try to do something about it. I was online with a friend who was driving behind me and he told me at the end of the race (when I was totalled from a big crash) that the sucker who totalled me was deliberately crashing into me throughout the race and I didn't even know it! I can't say I hate PS3 fans that much to recommend this game over GT5 Prologue to be honest.
The graphics look great, the physics look awful, even for an arcadey racer.
Personally I think the Codemasters driving games rank up there alongside PGR, GT, Forza and Burnout for fun. They strike a great balance between realism and arcadey (leaning more towards arcade). TOCA 2 on the Playstation is still one of my favourite race games, and the 'Race driver' series has been criminally overlooked.
Why does this course remind me of GTA IV. Game looks fun so i may pick it up since i love racing titles.
I would really like to see some other camera view.
huh ? What in the game or what ? It has all camera views you like, incl. dashboard view (the "word cleaner" hit me here...funny).
Not in the game, in this video. BTW i downloaded the demo so i'm satisfied now.
Been playing Grid (360 demo)and first impressions were good. Good graphics, sound etc. But after a while i noticed that there was a real lack of feedback on the joypad when i hit cars as opposed to it rumbling like mad when i went over a rumble strip. It meant that i couldn't feel cars hitting me from behind until i was spinning out. Now while this isn't relevant i know to the PS3 users who don't have rumble it is annoying. Also the cars have very little weight to them which means its difficult to judge how far your pushing you car. As a pretty arcade racer its ok. The online seems to work well and it is fun to play. But if you want a real racer choose Forza2 or GTP. I was a little disappointed once the graphics wore off.
I'm really digging the Grid demo on my 360. Allowing us to play the multiplayer is very cool. Someone mentioned Sega Rally Revo, I think that game is awesome. The graphics are beautiful, the colors and environments look amazing and the game is just plain fun to play. In my opinion that game is VERY underappreciated and unfairly slammed by a lot of gamers.
LOL this game is a big dissapointment. Graphics are crap and handling is a joke. What do you expect its multiplatform (thanks crapbox 360)
I really liked DiRT so I'm definitively going to give this a try. Looks fun.
It's one of the worst racing game I've played
the replay thing was cool where u can go back and restart where u crashed, dirt plays/looks alot better this aint no GT5P beater, the handling of the cars are more like the need for speed games, 360 fans'll luv it
couldnt turn like that in gta4 thats for true
But why does it look so incredibly unrealistic. Is it really arcade like to play, because i was hoping for something a bit more realistic from codemasters. The graphics and presentation looks good, but it just doesn't look realistic enough for my liking.
It says the demo would'nt reflect how the full version would come-out, so hopefully they'll fix those problems - especially like in the Euro Touring Car Series where you get to race in the BMW 320Si which really slides a lot, almost like floating or riding on ice. The EBay Muscle Cup in the Mustang GT-R was really fun and awesome to play, twitchy, bouncy and will truly keep you on your toes during the entire race. Drifting the Nissan Sylvia in the International Trophy was hard as the track is quite difficult to race in., still enjoyable. Great in-car view, good damage-mode system, a bit difficult A.I. It's more arcade'y/slides a lot more than Colin McRae: DIRT - but same look/atmosphere ( I believe - just an honest opinion here )
everything from the graphics to the AI is Top Notch but the Controls ans physics are Bloody Awful myself coming from just completing GT5:P again find it like the controls are on Acid or something they react WAY to much even when i changed to the X button from the analog sticks it still felt it was just to twitchy i mean if they don't turn it down a bit or even have a sensitivity adjuster in the full game it will spoil what is other than that a Super game. i want to play it but it just feels impossible to play.
Driving from the in-car view I noticed the driver would turn the wheel way to much to one side when I just moved the stick slightly. I actually found it easier to drive when the car has been damaged a little bit. The need to turn the sensitivity down.
I have GTP and it might be pretty, but its also pretty boring. I played the Grid demo and had a freaking blast. Even my girlfriend liked it. The wrecks are wicked, and you have to actually be skilled to drive this "arcady" kinda gameplay. People are complaining about how bad the physics are, but I just think its cause you guys suck at playing this game. You people wanna talk about how non-realistic the game is, but have you ever been inside of a real race car? These cars have over 500 hp, and you would have trouble racing them in real life cause faster cars are actually harder to drive. So if you think about it, this game is almost like a sim. The funny thing is that games like Forza and GTP make it easier for people who suck at racing games. Do you honestly think you could drive a viper at 170 mph and make an abrupt right turn without spinning? Give me a break, all of you people in these forums are a bunch of whiney little boys, and you need to take your momma's titty out your mouth.
Skilled? LOL, Hitting a dingy sideways grants you 20K points, rolling ur car back and forth gives you combo points, hell I beat the damn AI on EXTREME MODE for drifting, i got a million more points than he did, LITERALLY, this game doesn't take skill buddy, you just think you have skill.
I played it some last night and I thought it was pretty good. I like arcade racers more than realistic racers. The game looks great. I tried to get into a multiplayer game last night but the few that were going were all ready started and I didnt fell like waiting
Sorry but the Physics are WRONG as hell, maybe i'm too use to GT, but i didn't enjoy the physics. I may give it another try later.
if you like PGR4... you'll understand.. it's a getaway from all the simulation... This goes hand in hand with burnout
Damn just played the demo, and this game is a must buy for me. I'm a big time car enthusiast and GRID is a dream racing game. Great graphics, great controls (for me), and they have D1 cars! AHHHHH!!!
I downloaded it and the physics sucks to me. It's ok if you want a arcadey racer but it's not for me. Definitely thought this was going to give GT5P a challenge and it comes nowhere close. I'll pass.
The crowds and sideline details are awesome but im hoping the resolution doesn't suffer or Frame rate. But the Drifting kills it abit and so do some of the stages that seem repetitive and small.Im hoping this game doesn't suffer from the cross-platform crap and wind up low res and not much but a last gen title that just benefits from more ram, and not from BLu-ray Cell or RSX!! Lets try harder people and push the PS3!!
the graphics fine although more like Forza 2 than GT5P, the physics however, both Forza2 and GT5P in particular, trump this game. I tried using it with my G25 and it feels like I'm driving on ice. It is however only a demo, although I'm not holding much hope that it going to improve substantially (which is what require in order to make this it playable in my book). In the end, I'm disappointed. It looks like it's going to be GT5P until GT5 arrives.
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