It’s been a long road for Sony’s newest racer. Is it a smooth ride or fraught with engine trouble?
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Getting a lot of decent reviews now nice :)
It's always telling when the lowest scoring reviews are first to be submitted, like some desperate attempt to damage a game/systems reputation. Honestly, no one's going to care, because we'll all play it for free and then decide whether to buy it!
8.6 is a solid score
Well said dude, the last 3 DC reviews posted are 8+.
"Honestly, no one's going to care, because we'll all play it for free and then decide whether to buy it!" Exactly. This is why I thought "concern" over the review embargo was silly. People will have free access to enough of the game to make up their own minds. I think DC will end up selling well over time. I've seen enough on Twitch to know I'm buying a PS4 to play DC. The graphics are beautiful, the sound is great, the handling appears to be sim/arcade hybrid as expected, and the AI appears to be challenging. That's all I need to know.
@MysticStrummer- Yeah, unlike other new IPs, with Driveclub you know EXACTLY what to expect. For me the only thing that could wreck it for me is if the handling makes it unplayable.
I've played the PS+ version and I think it's a solid racer. handling is tight, AI is more or less like Gran Turismo and it's drop dead gorgeous! I'm upgrading to the full version for $40. seems like a great deal. I don't know what the Gamespot guy was playing but as a racer, there is no way in hell this is a 5/10! WTF else does he wants from a racer?
where is the free ps+ version? I can't find it in the store can someone help EDIT: Thanks @Utalkin2me
It will be in the store when the store updates later this evening.
As soon as your PS store updated itself. Mine is now downloading even though it can take long time for me.
From what I've played so far, this score is a lot more appropriate. I think the whole review system is broken though. I've counted 8 scores between 8 and 9/10. But then you see 5/10, 2.5/5, 6/10. To actual gamers, reviews are becoming much more unreliable. I say, form your own opinions if you can. Everyone has a good idea of what they like
It's also easier to form your own opinion when there's an option available for free that give a you a fifth of the content of the game, just saying.
GT is one of my favorite sites, and it seems they're reviews are on the mark. Unlike that site which gave this game a 3.9 that's just absurd. I've seen some 9's too, so I really think I'll buy this. I've never been a racing fan but then again I never played one online, (weird I know) so DC will most likely be my first.
I actually like Gametrailer reviews, they are pleasant to watch and I, myself, quite often agree with their scores.
agree, but why didn't you like them when they gave FH2 an 8.8?
Seems Gamespot is in a strong minority. Driveclub appears to be a solid racer, sticking around a 7.5 / 8 which is good for a new IP. I'm still gonna play the trial edition before deciding to buy it or not, just blows my Logitech G25 isn't compatible! QQ
after reading that gamespot review its pretty obvious hes just crap at the game
I watched the video review and it sounded like he simply complaining and comparing that's about it no real review there. Kevin is about as bad as a reviewer as Tom Mcshea these two are just going for click bait reviews.
Seems reviewers are only down rating this game because of lack of cars but lets be honest here Sony didn't and still don't know if this game will be a hit so they don't want to pay massive fees for licenses until they know its going to be a hit. Also making 100's of cars look as good as they do on this game which is officially the best looking driving game on consoles now takes time. Forza can go back on previous games and pull older car models and up resolutions etc.. to save a lot of time whereas they had to start fresh here. A sequel will mean a lot more cars no doubt if this game sells well. Also who says Sony can't have 2 1st party racers?? There's a ton of space for them I mean MS has 2 first party shooters and does pretty damn well. What really winds me up is the fact reviewers are killing this game for cars list when they clearly leave games like NFS alone who don't have hundreds of cars either.. But reviewers still just cannot help but compare this game to Forza and GT rather than its own game.
you forgot a word, "free" as in "freeDLC"
The number of cars in this game will double with free and paid DLC cars released monthly
"Forza can go back on previous games and pull older car models and up resolutions etc.. to save a lot of time" Just FYI all the cars in fh2/f5 were redone just for the new generation.. So no.
Forza Horizon 2 got an 8.8 from them.
Edit: Replied to the wrong post
Drive club Metacritics reviewers 74 users 64 Forza Horizon 2 reviewers 86 users 84 Enough said.
Only trolls seem to comparing to different games to one another.
But Sony's fans said it is a FH2 killer! So it seems that metacritic or anyone who shows bad scores is wrong.......and I am a fan boy? If I ha two bubbles is because I write somethimes things you don't want to read....but I do it anyway beacouse is do WTF I wanna do!!
Scores mean nothing to this game, considering all PS+ members get to play it for free. And people get to decide for themselves.
@alb1899 No Sony fans said "Forza Killer" that was VG24/7, Evo used the quote on the video, alot of PS fans actually disagreed with Evo using it. You have two bubbles because you write stuff like above which can be interpreted as trolling.
That was VG247, and they never said Horizon. Pretty sure they meant Forza 5. FH2 is a different type of driving game and doesn't compare 1:1 with this type.
Enough said what enough said of fanboyism ?
One you might wanna add up the reviews that's why you don't compare Metacritic scores. Two U might wanna read those User Scores before you post it half of them never even played the game just trolls the fact that you their score is just sad then again i expect someone with two bubbles to do that.
User reviews are crap, go to the user reviews of drive club there are 3-4 ZERO scores all sporting word for word the same copy paste answer under different user names. So if you pull your higher scores from user reviews and call them valid you are delusional.
So other fanboys annoyed you, now your being the fanboy? It's time to grow up. These console/video game wars are idiotic. Buy the game you'll enjoy. Fuck. BUT BUT FORZA GOT THIS MUCH AND TEH SALES THIS MUCH WELL GT6 GONNA BE THIS MUCH ^^^ This is what you, and other idiots sound like.
They are very different racers, sick of people comparing them to get some sort of kick out of it. "My game is better than your game hurr dur" Who gives a flying f*ck seriously? Get over yourself.
This is one of the most objective review there is on this game. Compare this to Gamestops review of the game and its night and day, its as if they were talking about 2 different games.
Ah right, the high scoring reviews are objective while the low scoring ones are biased. I hope you guys get a gold medal for these mental gymnastics, it's as if you actually believe everything you say. I'm all for the wait and see approach with this one, but give me a break with the fanboy nonsense around here lately. It's even worse than last generation, and it's clear that there's a particularly vocal majority around here who sit in one obvious camp. I'm a PS4 fan, but not every thing that gets crapped out for it exclusively is gold, and just because YOU liked it doesn't make a reviewer's opinion WRONG. You don't get to call out peoples' journalistic standards and credentials every time you disagree with their reviews.
When you say "you guys" who are you referring to? I only speak for myself, and no one else. All I'm doing is just sharing my opinion on the subject at hand nothing more nothing less. How are you lumping me with others I don't even know. I have been critical on Driveclub in the past and got massive disagrees, I back up my reasoning behind my opinion and then I get ignored. I even told them to tell me why the disagrees, no one bothered to reply, I assume cause that's all it was, fanboyism. They couldn't take the criticism about the game. Now I'm seeing a lot of mixed reviews on this game, some in which I agree with and other I don't. The GS review in particular stood out to me. It felt like a very immature review and barely touched on the features of the game. This review on the other hand, delved further into the game explaining some of the features, more so then the GS reviewer did. I'm all for journalistic integrity and that GS review was not it. Almost racing game can be lumped into his review cause of how vague it was. Also please tell me where did I say the GS reviewer was wrong? I just did not like the way he reviewed the game is all. This is also the main reason why i barely post on N4G, any time I say anything that goes against the grain I get disagrees without any real discussion, just name calling. If you would like to continue this conversation through PM's I'd be more than happy to.
Seems a little odd that it is well received by most critical journalist, but has a few of down right terrible scores. But you know what? It doesn't matter cause majority of people get to play it for free and judge for them self.
Can't wait to play this game! Picking my copy up today.
It's great that people will be able to play this game on ps+ and decide for themselves if they like it or not.
Driveclub is currently sitting at 73 meta critic. Not a great score for a AAA exclusive to be honest so I will stick with the free version. £49 on amazon which seems to steep for me.
Wat does th 2.7gb do?
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