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Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2 Should Not Be Compared: They’re Extremely Different Games

Comparing games can be fun, and there’s really nothing wrong with it when you pitch against one another two games (or two versions of the same game) that have enough in common to be actually comparable.

That's not the case with Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2.

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nicksetzer1668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

Both look good, but to say you "can't compare them" is absolutely inept. Other than one being open world and one a circuit racer, I don't really see how they are "completely different." Both are aiming for a social racing experience. Just because one of them offers much more content doesn't make them completely different. I would say cod and battlefield are more different than these 2 games and they get compared all the time.

@abriel everything you can do in driveclub is available in horizon. If they are SOOO different why is that? Also, you are talking about "graphics" people are comparing gameplay and features ... whatever floats your boat though.

EDIT2: So, despite horizon offering ALL of the same things driveclub has, because forza horizon has a larger content and feature list they can't be compared? Isn't that the point of comparing games? The point of comparisons IS to look at differences in games, yet you claim games having differences makes them unable to be compared. Like I said BF has larger maps, ballistic physics, no killstreak rewards, slower movement speed, vehicles, etc. Yet it gets compared to COD (and fairly so) all the time.

Abriael668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

If you think two close level FPS are as comparable as two games one of which is open world and one is not, you're completely off mark.

Open world games are based on a completely different tech than closed level games, and require smaller assets for the hard disk to even keep up with rendering.

The faster you move in those games, the smaller the assets need to be, and the bigger the difference becomes.

"Other than one being open world and one a circuit racer, I don't really see how they are "completely different."

That's all the difference you need to set them completely apart.

@Edit: "everything you can do in driveclub is available in horizon."

That might be semi-true, but the other way around is undeniably false.

Darkstares668d ago

Here's the issue, many Playstation fans and Xbox fans for whatever stupid (silly, ignorant, you name it) reason don't get along. That's why we get these dumb arguments all the time flooding the forums.

We can enjoy two different musicians on two different recording labels but for some reason that logic doesn't apply to games. We can go and see two different movies from two different studios but that logic doesn't apply if two competing hardware devices are involved.

I am looking forward to both games, which often seems like I'm the minority on this site.

Me-Time668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

@Darkstares

Yes, there are people who hate one brand but love the other. But, that's not the point Abriael is trying to use in any way.

vishmarx668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

theyre perfectly comparable.
dont let the article fool you.
i get this argument for games like gta vs uncharted.where gta is loading 100 npcs 50 buildings 30 cars real time weather effects all at the same time while uncharted has the liberty of a predetermined route and hence can load far higher quality of assets in the same memory.

but here
both have the same number of onscreen cars.~
real time weather
no flyable planes(faster streaming needed)
and roughly the same amount of area loaded in the memory at an instance
the only difference i horizon streams a smaller area at an instance to compensate for the open world while driveclub loads a bigger are beforehand.

but the fact is dc blows horizon's graphics out of the water so much that we need such articles for damage control.
also im not talking content or fun.
by that logic forza 5 vs dc is a better comparison.

FYI IF I WERE TO PICK ONE ,ID PICK HORIZON IN A HEARTBEAT.loved horizon 1 more than any forza game, so you know im not biased.
i say just what i see.ive confused several DC screenshots for real pics

Godmars290668d ago

@Darkstares:
Let's see...

The PS/Xbox "war" first began when the PS2 handily outsold it's competition, which included first-time console maker MS. This likely inspired a more militant stance by Gates, included "indie" made fan videos about Sony going bankrupt when the PS3's price as announced, then went into overdrive, the levels we know now, because of RRoD. When people came into forums to troll and for help alike, only to be attacked.

Since then console "discussions" seem to be based more on feelings, brand loyalty, from the Xbox side, while the PS side possesses a bit of reason.

BG11579668d ago

Agreed. To me the only comparable game to FH2 is The Crew. Both are open world racers.

Darkstares668d ago

Godmars290,

"The PS/Xbox "war" first began when the PS2 handily outsold it's competition, which included first-time console maker MS. This likely inspired a more militant stance by Gates, included "indie" made fan videos about Sony going bankrupt when the PS3's price as announced, then went into overdrive, the levels we know now, because of RRoD. When people came into forums to troll and for help alike, only to be attacked."

A militant stance by Gates? Hilarious. These 'wars' have been going on for decades. Nintendo and Sega for example. Difference is we didn't have social media like we do today but it's still basically the same thing, it's just gotten more vulgar because instead of saying in person people hide behind their keyboards now so they will say more ignorant things.

The reason why it's become the XBox versus Playstation is because those are the most comparable consoles. Nintendo has basically gone their own direction ever since the N64 and since then Sega dropped out.

"Since then console "discussions" seem to be based more on feelings, brand loyalty, from the Xbox side, while the PS side possesses a bit of reason."

What an odd take on the situation. Brand loyalty doesn't side with the Xbox brand. In fact more people jumped ship from the XBox 360 to the PS4 than the other way around. Loyalty is also very obvious when it comes to key regions like Japan. In fact I'd go as far to suggest loyalty is what got the PS3 through the tough times early on.

As for reason that's all based on person to person. We have seen many people on here who show no signs of reason from all camps.

The fact is this is all just silly ways to pass the time and when it comes to Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2 we see bias and loyalty from each side. Being reasonable would be open minded about both games, regardless of the platform they are on. Can you honestly tell me the Playstation fans are any more reasonable than the XBox fans when it comes to be open minded about both games? If you answer yes then it's crystal clear where your bias lies and all one has to do is look through your post history to come to that conclusion.

Dee_91668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

Just because one is open world and the other isn't, doesn't mean you can't compare them.They are both car racing games.Some people can't grasp the concept of comparing similarities it seems..They aren't "extremely different games " at all.They are extremely similar aside from one being open world.

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telekineticmantis668d ago

Driveclub will be the greatest racing game of all time.
It has to be. When a great game like Gran Turismo comes out, with ten times the amount of content then any other racer, Nascar, offroad, sport, kart racing, over 1000 cars, fun side modes, weather, night racing, and an amazing feature like vision gt, which could trump most racers by itself. And xbox fans and journalists ridicule it for not having enough graphically enhanced cars, and funny sounding motors..Well that means that none of that stuff matters... So i present to you Drive club, it has the bestest graphics, and great sounding motors you could shake a stick at.

If you disagree with that, then make a choice, the greatest graphics, or great content and gameplay.

Me-Time668d ago

I agree, but only because I love GT and only like Forza (even though I hate T10).

Team_Litt668d ago

Quantity may not necessarily = quality but that in no way means lack of content is the answer. You are being obtuse.
GT5 had 800 ps2 quality cars and a hair dryer for engine sounds, how can you sit there and justify that lack in quality?

incredibleMULK668d ago

"Bestest graphics"?? How about "worstest" English?? Lol

telekineticmantis668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

Team Litt
EXACTLY! Thank you! That's why I thank goodness, we now have Drive club. I mean GT was reaching 300 premiums, close to the max any other racer, and was literally a racer you could play for the rest of your life, it didnt have enough good graphics. I played countless hours of GT, it had some of the best controls, but once i saw Forza 5, and its whopping 14 tracks, i sold my PS3. I had to decide... Everything i want from a racer or new shinier cars, SOLD! I picked shiny. ;)

telekineticmantis668d ago

@Incredible Mulk
Yeah, there's thing in American english communication called sarcasm(dont worry, I struggle to grasp it‘s actual usefulness, myself ). You see sarcasm is a form of passive aggression, a facade put up to express the futility of the communicators opposing view. Funny thing, >aint it<(that last one was for your amusement, take that one with you, enjoy it for the rest of the day.;)

DOMination-668d ago

DC only has 50 cars and a limit of six playersper club which is shoddy as hell.

But it looks great other than that. I'm getting both.

Team_Litt668d ago

Forza launched with 14 unique tracks and 53 variations of those tracks with p2p, reverse tracks, ect.
Drive club on the other hand will launch with 5 Locations. Each with 2 x P2P, 2 x RC & 1 x RT. All P2P & RC are playable backwards, whilst RTs have 3 variations.
Those 55 tracks you keep hearing about are actually track variations and reverse tracks.
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MysticStrummer668d ago

"Other than one being open world and one a circuit racer…"

That's a huge difference to me. Burnout Paradise was a good game, but I much preferred the older Burnouts on PS2. Open world is a very different style of game, whatever the genre.

"I would say cod and battlefield are more different than these 2 games and they get compared all the time."

Just because it happens doesn't mean it should happen.

Magicite668d ago

I think u can compare the crew to forza horizon 2 and driveclub to project cars.

Back-to-Back668d ago

You cant compare because of the fact that Driveclub is superior in every way. I am shocked people are excited for Flopza Horizon 2 after how terrible the first game was.

FanboyKilla668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

if you compare them ones list is going to stop waaaaaaaaay shorter than the other. and we all know whos got the short end of the stick. thats why you are here right? when i found out dc was closed circuit i was out. hey doesn't ps plus get like 10 cars and 10 tracks for free? thats enough dc for me.

hey it may look better than horizon, but thats all you are going to get. thats their focus. not cars, not driving, not upgrades, not damage to cars, not customization, not racing, it looks pretty though. lol bet they wish they would have made that original release date now. oh yeah and it was free remember? then they hit ya with that premium shi*.

oh yeah lets compare the fact that horizon announced way after dc, but i have more info on horizon. if i was a betting man id say its already ova. just by the shakiness of dc development. lets be honest the graphics is all its got. have you seen anything different? all i hear sony fans say is it looks good. never it looks fun. good luck with that.

wtf is an arcade sim? i felt stupid just typing it. how can two words that mean the opposite of each other be used together. its not a sim. its arcade. the fact that is arcade stops it from being sim. you cant have your cake and eat it too.

DevilOgreFish668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

"Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2 Should Not Be Compared: They’re Extremely Different Games"

no shit, Drive club is circuit racing and Horizon 2 is sandbox racing. horizon 2's map is also like 4 times bigger than the first game.

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XiSasukeUchiha668d ago

One is open worlded the other is racing acrade sim, enough said!

Tibbers668d ago

DriveClub and "arcade sim"? Don't make me laugh.

telekineticmantis668d ago

Open world meaning what? Skyrim was garbage, so was twilight princess, so i have to understand why open world is such a key phrase for people. So open world._ meaning i get to cheat and cut across tracks, or meaning alternative shortcut routes, which we've seen in racers since the dawn of time?...

truefan1668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

Being completely honest this sounds like some damage control because in terms of content and features it's no contest. Being slightly different hasn't stopped people from making comparisons before, hell it was so bad people compared Titanfall to infamous:ss. If Driveclub had more than graphics people would be comparing the two to no end. All in all people don't want to compare the two because FH2 sounds like a much more complete game.

@OsirisBlack you are obviously trying to bait me, you know darn well DC does not have more cars.

OsirisBlack668d ago

Absolutely incorrect people dont want to compare the two because Drive Club visually spanks Forza and it also looks to be a much more complete game. The only real comparison you can do for the two is graphically we already know DC has more cars and more true tracks what does that leave?

Kiwi66668d ago

LOL so 50 is greater than 200 how did you come to that conclusion

OsirisBlack668d ago

Guess I should have put a /s at the end of this as it was sarcastic but guess it was not obvious enough.

SCW1982668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

If you would read a lot of peoples impressions you would realize that driveclub has more going for it than just graphics. Game informer said when comparing the two that driveclubs handling felt better. But of course you being truefan love to neglect peoples preview impressions. Your a joke to gamers everywhere.

MrSwankSinatra668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

I guess forza 5 isn't a complete game when being compared to forza horizon 2 going by your logic.

Abriael668d ago

Love how you completely missed the point, truefan.

user7402931668d ago

driveclub is a more complete game

timotim668d ago

You cant be serious. More complete than Horizon 2? How? DriveClub to me is the exact opposite...its one of the most incomplete racers of the past decade. Its extremely predictable and does nothing remotely new in terms of pushing the genre forward.

Mkai28667d ago (Edited 667d ago )

Let's see, DC to have 50+cars, reused tracks, and weather coming sometime after? Yeah, it looks real complete. You fanbums are the worst, all you look at is graphics and say, Forza Horizon 2 has 1000 clubs, customization with 3000 layers on each side, 200+ cars, 3 times bigger then it's predecessor but so what? DC has better GRAPHICS so it's just better.

It's like picking a model to a pretty woman, the model is the obvious choice on the outside appearance but she doesn't cook or clean and is stuck up. The average pretty woman cooks, cleans, and is fun to be with. You fanbums just worry about if DC will be the RYSE of racing!

SG1_dapunisherX668d ago

@turnfan when pplz on n4g was comparing tf and infamous sales shit was getting outta hand... I'm like woo both attract different audiences...

Xsilver668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

then with your logic everyone should just buy GT6 since it's content galore and screw every other type of game gotcha see this is why you lost your pride.

johndoe11211668d ago (Edited 668d ago )

Again you make a comment that makes as much sense as making a kite out of concrete.

What exactly is a "complete" game? Because one game has less content than another that makes it incomplete? Was fallout 1 incomplete because fallout 3 had 100x more content? Was mortal combat 1 on the super nes incomplete because it only had quarter of the moves as mortal kombat 9. And i'm using games here that can be directly compared because they are of the same series.

Because these systems are new and the devs have not fully mastered them there has to be trade offs. Either you focus on gameplay and graphics or you focus on gameplay and content. Driveclub devs chose to focus on gameplay and graphics. In doing so they decided to have less content than a game like forza horizon 2 but that does not mean it is an incomplete game.

I'm sure given another year or so they probably would have been able to put in a lot more content but then the game would have to be delayed even further. FH2 is a very good looking game but don't fool yourself, it is no where in the same league graphically as driveclub.

More doesn't necessarily translate to better. Case in point COD. Black ops 2 and Ghosts had way more content, customizations and features than MW2, yet, MW2 is considered by most cod players to be the best, most fun cod ever. Any simple internet search on the hundreds of surveys done would show that.

This "more content" false argument that you and a lot of xbox supporters on this site try to use is a figment of your imaginations and is an irrelevant point when taking reality into consideration.

WeAreLegion668d ago

Even if Driveclub had one million cars, ten million tracks, and every feature you can possibly dream of, Truefan would find a way to say it sucks. This isn't about quality for him. It's about Xbox and Playstation. Stop comparing these games.

y7jzdgy668d ago

Hmm.. seems like you're describing the average Sony fan.

WeAreLegion668d ago

Fanboys, in general. They're all pretty bad, dude.

telekineticmantis668d ago

Soooooo, great content equates to great game, so Gran Turismo is the greatest racing franchise of all time...Thank You! Its about time somebody admitted it.

Revengeance668d ago

Then let's compare Forza 5 to GT6. Guess which one is the complete game? I'll give you a hint: it's the one that DOESN'T have a crowd full of stick people.

ziggurcat668d ago

@ treufan:

"Being completely honest this sounds like some damage control because in terms of content and features it's no contest."

oh? so you've played, and have been able to delve deep into the content/features of both games?

"If Driveclub had more than graphics people would be comparing the two to no end"

classic truefan downplay... DC visually spanks forza, so that's all DC has going for it... gotcha. as it's already been pointed out, DC could have had a million cars, 2 million tracks, and *still* be visually more impressive, you would have found a way to downplay DC (my guess is you'd pull the "bu-bu-but FH2 is open world" card).

"All in all people don't want to compare the two because FH2 sounds like a much more complete game."

"sounds like", but isn't because both are complete games. throwing more stuff into a game =/= it's more complete.

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Ko_Uraki668d ago

Driveclub is a fantastic graphical showcase and I will buy it, but Horizon 2 is my most awaited game.

CloudRap668d ago

Driveclub seems to be the Titanfall of racing games. Yeah it looks great its just very barebones content wise.

Remy_Chaos668d ago

There is truth to this but just as Titanfall, DriveClub should establish a solid foundation to build upon. Its up to the both developers but any sequel should be fantastic and content flooded.