"DriveClub reviews have started to spill out onto the internet after it's release today in North America and ahead of its launch in Europe on October 8th and the UK on October 10th."
the content is very thin for a launch game, only around 49 cars and i would have liked to see some real life tracks, also weather is missing for a couple of months, goes to show graphics dont make a game just like games like crysis 3
Good thing for Drive Club is, it doesn't have to compete against Forza Horizon 2, as that is XB1 exclusive, and what seems to be Obviously the better quality game. * Drive Club does have a graphical edge, but I think Dev's are starting to understand that while awesome graphics are cool....CONTENT = King Should still be a decent game though right??
Forza h2 has awesome gfx aswell as alot of content
What hype? The general consensus about this game wasn't good to begin with.
I don't think Driveclub really had that much hype. A little perhaps, for a racing game, but even then racing games aren't as popular as they used to be. All I'll say is that hopefully Evolution studios can turn out a good game. Studio Liverpool has been closed, they were a talented studio and one that had never produced a bad game, in fact many of the Wipeout titles were some of the best on the Playstation platform. As Evolution was founded by Psygonosis (Studio Liverpool staff) their effectively Liverpools legacy. So, I really, really hope they start making good games.
What would a Driveclub article be without people mentioning Forza, huh? But since you asked for it, FH2 might have more content but the actual racing is bland, almost soulless compared to Driveclub's visual effects, the sense of speed and especially the well designed tracks. Evolution nailed this aspect to the point where even Forza 5 can't compete.
Lol bloodborn! Did you seriously just call Horizon 2 soulless? Hahahaha! Everybody says it is so alive and fun and happy to play and you say this Killzone of racers has more soul? Lol!
I agree with Bloodborn, FH2 is bland.
I would say it was bland too if all I was stuck with was Driveclub.
@ bloodborn and dantespardra come on now, we all know neither of you guys have tried FH2 lol good try though
49 is a good number. I'll probably play with less than 10. I haven't played it yet, neither read all the reviews, just saw the scores, but here's what I want from a racing game: - Good controls - Good/Agreessive AI. With no rubberband in neither of the sides (including not slowing opponents down so I can catch up after a crash) If Driveclub delivers it, then I'm fine.
Sad but true, but why was it so over hyped in the first place and by who is the real question that we should be answering.
Maybe this is the gen were I/we stop waiting and listening to review scores!!! If listen to the reviews I would never bought destiny!!! And it's the most fun I've had in FPS in longtime!!! It can understand why these games got the scores tho!!!
Why the hell are you still allowed to post?
Why do I constantly see you name popping up in every Driveclub related article, when you clearly have no interest in the game. Just go away and stop trolling, it's annoying.
It was overhyped because everything Sony puts out is considered gold the day we find out the title of the game. No gameplay, feature list, or story is necessary. Its officially the killer of what ever app it competes against on the X1. Its automatically assumed that because the PS4 is more powerful (by how much is still debated) than the X1 that games will automatically be better. Many have tried to be the voice of reason and remind those who haven't been playing games for 20+ years that gameplay and content(for sports/racing games) was/is/always will be king. Its the same as the AC:U 900p "scandal". I know parity drives people crazy, and I'm not here to say it should/shouldn't. But there are people that will NOT buy the game because of it. Yet AC:U is poised to be the best game in the franchise. Yet because graphics aren't put first and foremost, you wont buy it. Graphics were put first and foremost in DriveClub. Was that the right decision?
Amen, cant agree more. I don't know what is wrong with gamers now a day. Have any one been able to identify all 100k plant species that DC has? If this is a botanist game, they are doing it wrong.
@ThePope Bravo! Well said. I don't care if its even just a indie title, its like its the 2nd coming as soon as it gets announced.
Pope that is what I have been saying but getting disagreed for. On DC they were too worried about graphics in the delay than gameplay. Oh well back to the drawing board.
How you get a well said status is beyond me. I don't think you have been playing games for 20+ years because guess what content /=/ quality. Look at all the greats of the past games like the original Need For Speeds, Project Gothams, Test Drives, Burnouts, Midnight Clubs, and none of them had massive amounts of content. What they did have, though, is great gameplay. I doubt you have even played DriveClub and I can see that YOU were judging the game before it even came out. How does that make you any different from the "so called" people overhyping Sony titles? And as far as you comment goes, how exactly is AC Unity poised to be the best game in the franchise? You talk about people overhyping Sony games before they're out yet you go and claim it's poised to be the best yet for no good reason other than what the devs/publishers have shown you and hyped you up for.
MS trolls always get a well said status. It's due to bubbling from multiple accounts. It happens quite often actually, and it's always on the completely rediculous comments. Mind you, that's what they pay for.
He gets a well said because it's true. Anyone who been on this site would know ps fanboys hype any exclusive as the second coming even if it doesn't look that great. Even with lack of footage they still hype it up, instead of waiting to see more gameplay. If a multiplat game devs praise the ps4 it's an instant buy. Every exclusive deserve a 95+ no matter what. Ps fanboys always have the most bubbles even when they're know for trolling in every platform articles People saying it wasn't overhyped we can look back at every DC article, and especially FH2 and project cars article where they downplay them while acting like DC was so revolutionary. They do this to every game then it turn out to be average
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Come on.. 2014 hasn't been THAT awesome ! OT: I don't remember this game being hyped for anything other than it's graphics, and it pretty much delivered on that front. I knew something was up with the review embargoes being set the day of the release..i guess i'll download the ps+ version sometimes in the future to try it out anyway.
Compared to Titanfall, WatchDogs and Destiny the hype wasn't really as bad for this game despite the year delay. I think it's just hard for a new IP, especially for a racing game to thrive when people will always compare it to other games in that genre. In my opinion it's what puts developers off making new IP's and continue to churn out sequel after sequel. Ubisoft for example could take what they've learnt in Assassins Creed and make a Prince of Persia sequel to the 2008 game, yet they won't because they are scared.
At least among those list, Titanfall scores big. Even it just get boring after 2 weeks.
Doesn't that show the flaw in reviews A game could be fantastic while reviewing it or playing on it for the first time but after a while you start to see issues with it which would make you score it lower. By that time it's too late the score is published, only thing you can do is another article later stating how you were wrong.
@foxtrot - completely agree. It's sad to see so many reviews that get pushed out as fast as possible to capitalize on the fact it's a new game. To really be able to judge a game you need to have been playing it more than a couple of days to get a real sense of its worth.
It's called publisher money. TitanFall was just as empty of content as DriveClub but you didn't see lots of reviews mentioning that.
I don't think it is the hype or the content at fault. Sorry to say that if a game is good then it is good, regardless of hype. I can think of tons of "over-hyped" games that got amazing reviews. DC seems to be an average racer, perhaps a bit lacking in gameplay. I am sure it is still decent, and it is beautiful. But I think people were right when they said they focused too much on things other than gameplay.
Drive club wasn't overhyped, and its a good game
Agreed. Compared to the other overhyped games ( Titanfall, Destiny, Watchdogs e.t.c ) driveclub wasn't overhyped
Driveclub was over hyped. Its an average game. Fixed.
Lol again. Why do I constantly see you name popping up in every Driveclub related article, when you clearly have no interest in the game. Just go away and stop trolling, it's annoying.
Oh you're so salty. It's funny how people like you can't enjoy games so your only way of building yourself up is tearing others down. You can't even tear the game down with truth, gotta make stuff up. Reported for trolling and a ban is in your future.
Nice try, drive club was never over hyped. I'm impressed personally with the game
No. This has nothing to do with hype. DriveClub is a victim of not being ready for release and not having advertised, promised features ready at launch after a year delay. The game is clearly not finished, and should have released next year instead. What is there is solid, the problem is that there isn't much actually there.
Yeah but sonys promises have been running thin this year. The amount of delays they had on various products is insane, the promises they made @ the initial and E3 reveal of Ps4 have mostly been delayed. By quite a large amount, even alot of PSN features have been delayed
It was only overhyped by playstation fanboys and people who believe everything they read and hear. Basically, mindless followers.
I just played the game for the last five hours straight and can truly say that Gamespot score is ridiculously low. The game is old-school arcade racing, a mix between RidgeRacer and Project Gotham. Set up almost the same. There isn't much Sim about it. While this game doesn't compete with games like Gran Turismo and Forza(Racing and not Horizon), I don't think it was meant to. I think the developer should've advertised this all along as an arcade racer and been done with it. In saying that, I have no problem with what the game is. It is a pure joy to play and the visuals are beyond anything else that's out there. I can't wait for the weather to be added, because that is just going to increase the intensity of the races, especially online. Anyone going into buying this game, know that it is basically an updated version of RidgeRacer with elements of Horizon and Project Gotham included. I think the sites that gave it a low score were expecting a more simulation oriented game, partly due to the developers saying that the game was a mix. It really isn't. I can see them putting arcade cabinets up and people enjoying the hell out of this in the arcade. Especially with 4 or 6 cabinets connected together for multiplayer. I can truly say I'm having a blast with this game, mostly due to the fact that it is old school. It is just arcade fun at its finest and the weather affects are just going to add that much more to an already enjoyable experience. The fact that the developers are going to work post launch and add to the game, is reason enough to buy the full version... especially if you like arcade oriented racing games. This game with a wheel, especially a force feedback wheel like the Thrustmaster T300, would be pure arcade heaven. From what I've played so far and enjoying arcade racing games like I do, I would easily give this game an 8 or 9... Though, I can see where people who were expecting a more sim oriented title or something even mixed but leaning more on the sim side would be unsettled by what they are playing. I don't think the low scores were due to hype, I think it was the developer falsely advertising what this game actually was in fear of the lower sales due to the arcade nature of this title. Knowing that the sim genre garners more attention and sales than arcade racers, which are rare to even come by these days. Which is why I think if they had advertised this game correctly, it wouldnt be getting the backlash from some reviewers. If you take this game for what it is, you are going to enjoy the hell out of it... If you go in expecting a next gen Forza or Turismo, you will be disappointed.
A 9 seems generous to me but I would agree with what you said otherwise. I'd say a 7.5-8(ish) personally.
8-8.5(ish) for me like most of the reviews I have read. A 5 is ridiculous, if the person really couldn't find ANY fun in this game I feel sad for the person.
I agree an eight is probably perfect. I just played for another five hours straight and I'm really enjoying the game. I like how aggressive the AI is. It gives you a real challenge in single player. I can't remember the last time that I played a game for so long in one day. That says a lot for how much fun this game is. it's not the second coming of Christ, but it does what it sets out to do and that is be fun. They really need to create more tracks around the world, I would love to see the USA, Japan and Greece represented. It would also be cool to see some tracks in England. Along with the addition of American muscle cars and vehicles from all over the world. I think if they keep up with this game, take what the fans say to heart and update it with the content fans want… They will have a great game on their hands. If they rest on our laurels and decide to keep what they have with very little addition, then I think it would probably deserve the negativity... As, even with the content included, a lot of the tracks feel very much the same. No matter where they are around the world. More variety would've been really nice, especially some city tracks and some tracks that vary in terrain. Going from snow capped mountains, to windswept valleys and finally ending in the city. I'll be really interested to see what weather brings to the plate. Again, I'm enjoying the game immensely. I think taken as an arcade racer, it's one of the best. With a little more variety and a lot more cars, I think there's a future for this franchise if they decide to pursue it.
the signs were all there that this was a 6 or 7 metacritic (user or reviewer) which is fine you can have fun with a mediocre game . glad i waited for the ps+ version and didn't preorder .
ps + version on your magical fairy tale PS4?
dare you to find a comment of mine that says something bad about ps+ exclusives like bloodborne or no man's sky . if you can't see the warning signs around games like driveclub and the order you need to take off your rosie fanboy glasses and give them a good cleaning .
@bleedsoe9mm I have seen you troll PS articles a lot My comment really has nothing to do with how great Drive club is, because I havent played it. And now you have suddenly brought The Order into it (a game that also has shown a 3 min or so very early build demo) and still has months of development to fo, yet you are already putting warning signs on it based on a lot of mixed previews(N4G showing the bad ones ofcourse for clickbait) And that is why I questioned you
Xbox fanboys are out in full force. You can tell by the amount of trolls getting agrees and people calling them out getting disagrees.
What's with all the comments disagree?
Xbox fanyboys are hungry to rip down Sony products
You will be getting 11 new tracks with 23 routes, which includes an entirely new location 9 additional cars over the next 15 months or so as well. ABSOLUTELY FREE
How was Driveclub over hype i never commercials for this game at all.
Driveclub wasn't overhyped! Jeez so called "journalists" these days. Its actually a rly good racer
Enjoying the game personally, be even better when my friends join my club on friday, it was never going to be 9/10 type of game, a racer is a racer
what hype? lol and bar some suspect reviews it turns out this in an awesome racer wooooo
I never got the impression that DC would be anything other than a competent racer that's also a graphical showpiece. It sounds like it's exactly what was delivered. So I don't see where the overhype is, or where expectations were set that weren't delivered (other than weather system that's still coming, but we've known that for months so no suprises here)
Overhyped? I didn't see a single ad on TV. Maybe it had a few, but I didn't see one. Every other overhyped game of the year I saw a million times on TV.
No. This game wasn't really that hyped up.
Ppl hate on it because its on the ps4 fh2 is trash in comparison
they are letting you play a portion of the game for free, ffs. stop worrying about what other people think of the game, and just go actually play it. i know that sounds crazy, but you have to actually play a game, to be able to judge it for yourself.
I enjoy Driveclub and was very much looking forward to it, but I don't love it. It's good at the very least. I'd give it a 7.5. It was probably a bit overhyped imho, but it seems most tentpole games are these days. Still, it feels like it's missing something aside from the pending weather update. I just don't know what it is.
Being released today 7-8 is about right, if it had released last year as a launch title then it would have been an 8-9. We are spoilt for choice with racer games this year so lots of competition atm.
This game was not overhyped at all. The only thing that was hyped was the graphics and they definitely delivered on that! Other than that, it's a racing game! What is there to do? Race!
Apparently I missed all the hype for this game. Most people knew there was something wrong when they delayed it weeks before launch.
Honestly the game was over hyped, especially on this site. The game might not be as good as people thought, but that's OK. Both system are only a year old, there's more games to come. Let's stop making excuses because its a ps4 game
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