DriveClub Review - Hardcore Gamer

Hardcore Gamer writes : "Driveclub makes a strong case against the popular argument that delays make for better video games. While the Club system is vaguely interesting on the surface, no amount of social connectivity can mask the anger-inducing gameplay problems that frequently arise. Though nothing in Driveclub is inherently broken, its forced combination of clean racing and horrible AI have the potential to frustrate players more than any minor glitch could. Add this to the lack of any meaningful customization options and missing weather system, and you have the makings of a disappointment. If you’re considering buying Driveclub without giving the free PlayStation Plus Version a try, you’re likely making a big mistake."

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MRMagoo1231411d ago

Or going by the reviews this is a minority opinion and it's at least a 7.5 all up which is great.

Ninver1411d ago

I agree. From what I've seen and heard the game is a solid 8 which is a great score. Can't wait to pick up my copy.

inveni01411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

I think the biggest negatives for this racer are that it's a racer. People are looking for some sort of innovation, but there really isn't a lot of flexibility for that in a fusion of arcade and true-to-life graphics like this. So I just ignore comments that expect the impossible.

SniperControl1411d ago

Problem is, there are to many so-called jornos who are way to biased towards a certain platform, it blatantly shows in this review.

Ninver1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

The game will sell a million plus and that's all that matters really. Enough to guarantee a sequel in the distant future with more vehicles etc. Evo have built a solid foundation for improvements.

OOMagnum1411d ago

Invenio thats the problem before the delay thats what the promise was something revolutionary in terms of social connectivity but, that doesnt hold true. Especially considering their competition which they themselves took shots at does it way better.

boodi1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )


the problem is that besides the fact it is gorgeous looking , it is lacking in some other areas , and some reviewers are telling it out . And then some fanboys have to build up answers . Nothing less , nothing more , really .

If you go and look FH reviews the critics agreed on pretty all points . So what's the difference ?

It can't be that MS pay all the reviewers , right ?
Besides this , I'm reading reviews for DC that's easy to say they're biased ( another way to tell it : they are sponsored )


BG115791411d ago

Hardcore Gamer complaining that you have to be perfect when you drive...
Is this what they call irony?

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Neonridr1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

there are a few reviews out there that don't paint this game as "great". But the majority seem to peg it around 7.5-8.5 it seems.

Metacritic has it pegged at 74 currently based on the reviews submitted.

xtheblackparade1411d ago

Metacritics average userscore is my only valid guideline for games.

Neonridr1411d ago

lol.. I should hope not. But at least it gives you a basic indication of group opinions.

Always play it for yourself to know for sure.

Death1411d ago

Weird how metacritic shows this as yellow. Red must mean good game, yellow is great game and green being awesome. 7.5 is by no means bad, but it is average. There is nothing wrong with average, but there is no need to paint it as more than what it is. Even if the game falls within the upper 70's, over time as more content is released it will get better.

Spotie1411d ago

Weird how you're working so hard to downplay this game. What's in it for you?

Death1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

Downplaying the game? If nothing else I have been telling people to download it and form their own opinion.

As far as people claiming that 70 is now a great game, that's silly at best. A game that is a 50 is a failure. Games in the 70's are average games. You don't go home from school with a 50 which is an "F" and tell your parents not too worry because you are average. Moving the grading system to support your beliefs isn't something I am not fond of.

The Meta isnt too far off for Driveclub. It's a beautiful but average to above average game depending on how much you like racing games. The lack of contents and features are keeping this game from scoring higher which is justifiable. Any way you look at it though it is a must have for fans wanting a racer on the PS4 so reviews are irrelevant for many. Those simply looking for bragging rights haven't found it yet.

MRMagoo1231411d ago

50 % equals exactly on average and this is the low scores most other except maybe one or 2 more give an average score.

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Grell5661411d ago

WOW!! Forza Killer my ass.

Gunstar751411d ago

The two games should never have been compared, but someone in their marketing department thought the crass "Forza Killer" line was a good idea... It wasn't, as now they just look stupid!

poor_cus_of_games1411d ago

Well according to polygon it is the forza killer since they scored DC higher than FH2.

Perjoss1411d ago

Well to be fair they said 'Forza' which was a game on the original Xbox, so I guess technically they were telling the truth?

DonFreezer1411d ago

The original Forza is miles better than Driveclub.

ScottyHoss1411d ago

Can anyone find the ps+ version on the store? It's not in the "preorder" or full game, or anywhere for that matter, how do I get it?

WeAreLegion1411d ago

It'll be there when the store updates this evening.

CoTton_MoUtH1411d ago

Most likely it won't be on there till this afternoon depending on where u live try Sony entertainment network it most likely will be able to download though there before it hits PS store

Newmanator1411d ago

Smells like someone trying to get clicks, I mean 50/100?

superchiller1411d ago

That's why I didn't even bother clicking on it. It's obviously a clickbait review.

marloc_x1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

Well, at least there's 3rd party schiller..

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