While there's a good racing game in DRIVECLUB somewhere, it's hidden beneath oversensitive controls, awkward spikes in difficulty, and a dickish attitude.
I knew there would be a not known website scoring the game really low, but this is a joke. "You not only can’t just let up on the gas and cruise through a corner, you have to hit the brakes, and sometimes hard." Yeah, I too hate hitting the brakes on a corner while going at 100 MPH
maybe in his world, cars don't obey the laws of motion.. :P
I seriously hope noone is stupid enough to click on this thing. There will be more of these if you people don't learn to ignore them. It's ok to come here to N4G and discuss or lol or whatever but NEVER click on the article itself with these.
This guy is just blatantly fishing for hits for his no-name site. Disgrace that G20WLY has been marked for trolling as well for stating the truth, everyone needs to bub him up. EDIT. think the submitter "Beerhound" is actually the guy who wrote the review.
We can rate the site down.
@ inveni0 I don't know why a lot of people still don't know they can do this http://i.imgur.com/qSlhY15....
LMAOOOOO!!! I was going to wait to until the weather patch but I said whatevs and just bought the game. I like it.
Gaming journalism needs to be evaluated. There are to many casuals reviewing hardcore games, seriously its like there mad this isn't push x to win cut-scene. Every game isn't going to be that streamlined for noobs.
lol That's funny stuff.
Do people even know what a 3/10 game is? a 3/10 game is one that doesn't function correctly, a game that has full of bugs, little to no presentation, terrible production costs or otherwise won't work. Sonic 06 is a 3/10 game (1/10 would mean the game is unplayable or unbeatable due to poor level design, Sonic 06 is AT LEAST beatable). I understand that this review is trying to be controversial in order to get views on there websites, but you only make your website look stupid and unprofessional when you do shit like this, and this applies to all the people who gave Destiny a 3/10 too. I'm also willing to bet this website didn't get a review copy based on how unprofessional it is, which mean they literally bought the game today, played it for about an hour and rushed a review just to get that click-bait, its absolutely pathetic...
@headwing45 I have to agree with you a 3/10 game would be an unplayable, broken mess of a game. Click Bait review obviously.
Perhaps the vibrations experienced from the crashes he obviously has had in-game have jolted through his body and left him delusional while he's written this 'review'?
Even with the terrible review he's getting what he wants though, clicks. Article was just approved already at 260 degrees.
The author or reviewer been playing too much racing game on IOS tablets and phone where braking is not required. Who the hell go into a damn corner over 75mph without letting off the gas or even braking? Driveclub is an arcade game but it do have almost real world physics, something the reviewer fail to comprehend. This, "You not only can’t just let up on the gas and cruise through a corner, you have to hit the brakes, and sometimes hard." alone should have gotten this review rejected automatically.
Brakes?!? Sony/Evolution never said there'd be brakes! Preorder Cancelled! :P
Yeah screw dat sh!t. I aint using no brakes to make corners. Must be crazy
Attention whore. Just some random blogger posted a stupid review doesn't mean shit. He will well be ignored, so is his review.
Clickbait at it's finest.
Reviews are very mixed, ranging from 3 to 9. But I wouldnt give less than 5 to a game, that at least looks very awesome.
All you seem to stick up for is Playstation stuff, wonder why?
Considering driveclub is supposed to be an arcade style racer and not a Sim you shouldn't have to brake hard. That's what makea arcade racing fun. Speed.
Um....wha? Ok, a score like that should be reserved for something that's just broken and unplayable.
OMG, this was low blow: "What’s ultimately annoying about DRIVECLUB, though, is that there’s a good racing game struggling to get out. The tracks are twisty and nicely varied, it does some interesting tricks with the sunlight, while the structure of the career mode makes you feel like you’ve actually accomplished something. But all of that is negated by the game’s annoying spike in difficulty, its prickly controls, and its dickish attitude. Which is why I have to take back what I said about my mom earlier. Because if she made a racing game, it would be a lot more fun than this." SCORE: 3.0
oh well they gave 8.5 on forza horizon 2 so i can this as a bit of biased. not saying fh2 e a bad game cause it isnt, but a 3/10 smell of desperate trolling
Most reviewers scored FH2 higher than DC so how does that prove bias? Especially since FH2 is rated higher than that 85 they gave it on metacritic. I'm not agreeing or disagreeing that there is a bias, I'm just wondering how giving a universally acclaimed game a lower score than industry average supports your bias theory. That would be like saying a site that gave Saints Row 4 a 5iss biased because they gave Grand Theft Auto V an 8.
I would say the 3 is less about bias and more about incompatence. With the bulk of reviews in the upper 70's, anything at the extremes should be disregarded. Meta is usually close as far as the averages go, but I would think it's about 5 points too low based on reviews from more trusted sources.
Torque, I know that the Xbox is your preferred console, but even people that had no intentions of picking up this game can see that this is pretty much a troll review made for clicks, or has a bit of bias to it. No other review site has scored Driveclub anywhere near this low.
What does this score has to do with FH2? serious question.
Ahh yes so the potential that omr racing game is just flat out better than another competing game automatically means bias and most certainly could never mean that forza is just a better game all around. Visuals aren't everything.
3.0/10? *laughes hysterically* sorry paul, but you get no clicks from me!
"Trade just a small swatch of paint with another car, even if it’s not your fault? That’ll cost ya, too. Go off the track for just a second? Yeah, I know. It’s like if my mother made a racing game." that one make me laughs
I can imagine his buddies sat beside him chanting "How low - can - you go" while playing a limbo beat. He did well to post a 3.0 without falling over.
I'm sorry is this a review site or the guy's name? Frankly the use of 'his mom' in a game review isn't exactly helping to make this seem like a legitimate review, instead proving that this guy is an immature fanboy of a reviewer, but regardless, just another opinion on the internet except this one I really can't take seriously.. Lmfao
People should read the review. He makes some great points.
no he doesnt, this alone made his review stupid. "You not only can’t just let up on the gas and cruise through a corner, you have to hit the brakes, and sometimes hard."
Haha, that's like saying this about COD: "You can't kill people with running, you have to actually shoot them, sometimes many times :,("
He makes some good points and adds quite a bit of entertainment to his review. The problem isn't so much the writing as it is the scoring. By focusing only on the short comings the author missed everything that was good about the game. At best the review is incomplete just like the score he gave. The game isn't perfect and the short comings mentioned should detract from the score. A 7 would be much more justified than a 3.
Over sensitive controls - So what your saying is....your just not very good at it.
Well I guess that shows that graphics alone don't make a game. Might be time for an Xbox to be added to the collection lol
It goes "pop"
Yes. A crappy, hit-grabbing review shows that the game is all graphics, even though the very same review says more than that is good. Perfect reason to buy an XB1.
Your willing to drop nearly £400 on a console because a no-name site gave a game 3-10. Trolling much.
Story quality? wtf, like this website? No.
LOL! This had to be done for laughs, still idiotic though. Everyone should just play along with this one, no need to get angry or such.
I see what you did there. You get no hits from me.
I got you covered, clicked it twice :)
Does that mean that I have to give you a tip?
Wow this reviewer is so immature......
Oh dear parity and now this what a great couple of days in gaming.
This is SAD TROLLING by the author. Just like the PlayStation sites giving it a 95%.
I don't trust this site as 3/10 is just plain trollin. They also gave Destiny a 9/10 and that is just plain wrong as well. Driveclub is a better game than what is described in the review.3/10 means it is just unplayable which is clearly not the case with DC.
3 out of 10.. I'm not even going to read this one.
Trolling? maybe it is just a really bad driving game? - The physics and handling look really dodgy like an old school sim that didnt quite have the tech available to simulate all the aspects of driving. The handling looks really quite bad and Giantbomb said it feels all wrong. - The tracks are really restrictive and are covered in invisible walls - The reset to track option gives you 3 seconds... - It also basically requires PS+ to really get what the game is about. It looks nice graphically but it has nothing on project Cars and looks no better than Horizon 2.
This is a terrible review, even my mum could have done a better review, so this review I give: 2/10
And that's why Metacritic or any of those sites mean nothing. They are a pile of shit. I've seen Awesome films on there get awful reviews as well. I'd say to anyone play the game and judge.
I have a feeling that these extremely bad scores are intentional and influenced by ........
If you are referring that MS is behind all of this..then how do you explain Polygon (Notoriously accoused of being in MS back pocket) scores driveclub 7.5 over FH2 7.0?? Also...this same site here also gave TLOU HD a 5/5. I don't agreed with the score but if anything is remotely deemed devastating to the PS brand from any site..the first card played is that somehow MS is behind it. 😒
I said the EXTREMELY bad scores like the 5/10,3/10 etc. a 7/10 is not extremely bad -_- seriously just read before replying .
I will not with this nonsense!! I'll stick with sites who actually take the time to Properly review a game. Goodbye- I SAID GOOD- BYE!!
I give this review 3/10.
3/10 is ludicrous. Some gaming sites gave a high rating, but i never heard of them, so i don't know what to think? The big sites the review scores vary, i think the average is 7/10, not bad still a good game.
sounds about right 6 or 7 on metacritic users or reviewers
Finally the embargo has lifted and I can talk about this game. "Rub up against a guard rail ever so slightly? That’ll cost ya. Trade just a small swatch of paint with another car, even if it’s not your fault? That’ll cost ya, too." No! What the smack! I thought Gamesradar put it pretty well. It costs you to hit walls in even the most arcadey of racers. You actually don't lose that much in Driveclub. Which games have you played? He's right about some of the letters in the menus being too small, though. I didn't include that in my own review, but I noted it down. It'll be impossible to read for people with fairly small TVs, so that's something to consider.
There we have it. A definitive 3/10 from the site I trust teh most for reviews. /s (infinite sarcasm in this case)
These reviews are looking like another Destiny situation ...in fact the game structure where they release more content gradually over a long period of time is the same model. Like Destiny there will probably be just as many people that love it that don't. The reviews are unreliable, it's so strange that Polygon gave it higher than FH2. Best thing to do is play it yourself, it is partially free.