Given the relatively low review scores we've seen thus far - the game averages about a 7 - is this another anticipated title that falls short?
Yes and no, it really depends on your personal preferences.
I agree with this statement. If you go in not expecting the second coming of Christ, then you will have fun with its Arcade like gameplay. If you are expecting Gran Turismo or Forza( Proper, not Horizon), you will be disappointed. The visuals are gorgeous and the game fun. Looks and plays like a next gen Ridge Racer with Project Gotham Racing 1s point and upgrade system. With some USA muscle cars and city tracks, it would be awesome. As is though, after playing the beta for The Crew for many hours... I think Driveclub is the better game. Though, I would love to see some of The Crews modes brought over to Driveclub. Namely, the pursuit and takedown missions. I hope the developer takes fan feedback into account and brings these kinds of things into the game. It seems they already are with weather, replays and the such being implemented post launch. I just hope it continues and the one new country with 11 new tracks, turns into 5 new countries with over 50 tracks. Along with a plethora of new cars from the USA and rest of the world. The game has true potential, its up to the dev to bring it all to fruition by making the game what fans of it want it to be and just not saving it for a sequel. Which, in my mind, would be a death blow for any momentum the game might have moving forward. As fans may think they pulled the sequel content from the original game, specifically to double dip on profits. Especially if that sequel hits next year around the same time. Im pleased with it... I just hope others will see and enjoy the game for what it is and not disregard it for what they thought it would be. If you ever played Daytona or Ridge Racer in the arcade, then you will love this game. Especially online, with friends. When your club takes on another and wins... Sort of brings back that 50s car club nostalgia seen in movies like American Grafitti and Grease. Now, only if we had those cars, in game, with the ability to tune them... Even in the slightest and add personalized paint jobs. I think that is when this game could be fully realized and change from a next gen Ridge Racer into something really special. I can see the potential, again... Its up to the developer to fully realize it and what it could be with the right touches.
I been watching the Norwegian tracks, the Mountains, the Roads, houses.. nature.. everything is looking pretty spot on.. atleast as spot on as you can get.. It's impressive. They are trying to cover all the landscapes possible in each track. the free DLC which are soon coming seem to add a lot of new stuff as well. i am sure there will be more cars, more tracks soon. Hopefully as great as the Norwegian tracks.. ( I can only vouche for them since i live here, and been passing those landscapes in real life )
I think expectations were higher than normal because of the year delay. I wonder what scores would be like if it had launched as-was with the PS4? I'm just waiting to try the PS+ version. I'm afraid they're relying on DLC too much with this game. I shrug off most reviews, but watching the Giant Bomb review was kinda rough... I typically agree/respect Giant Bomb (at least pre GameSpot Giant Bomb), so seeing a low score from them kinda makes me think that there isn't a great game here. But I'm a racing nut, so I may love it.
Depends on your personal preference??? HPLY S*** I never would have guessed. You are an all seeing genius. No one ever would have thought it was all about preferences because everyone definitely doesn't have different opinions???
Well when you average it out it is low because some sites giving it a 3/10 which is ridiculous. That really is for games that are unplayably bad. There are 19 reviews at or above 8/10 and only 4 at or below 6/10. Sooooo the good by far out weigh the bad.
The game sits at a 72% on metacritic with a total of 46 reviews, which means half (23) the reviews are in the 7 region. Sites like GiantBomb whom often is considered honest gave it a 40! Ouch!
Yes it is. Sony's a mess. Driveclub PS+ edition isn't on PSN and Sony no matter what want give a straight answer on what's going on. Also the game isn't complete after a year. No weather, replays, and no photo mode. Small amount if cars and Europe centric don't help either
The dynamic weather system they've been working on was never supposed to be part of launch. It's something they only just began working on earlier this year and it'll be patched in case you never got the memo, betterluck next time. Driveclub PS+ edition is on HK ps store right now, it will probably be on NA store tommorow...but i bet you will find something else to bitch about.
the game is unfinished/missing content after an extra year of development. I don't see anything wrong with being disappointed about that.
Lol you really think they could patch in the weather before launch?HAHAHAHAHA ALL CREDIT GOES TO GRIBBLE. "The only way we could support weather was by building a full atmospheric simulation. Weather in most video games tends to be an afterthought, or it tends to be a fullscreen effect. Yeah, you could put a shader on the road, and you could have the road get wet and you could put raindrops on the windshield and all the rest of it, but to truly capture the thing that you’ve just described, to make sure that you can’t see the seams, you have to start with the simulation. This isn’t just an engine for DriveClub, it’s the engine for our whole lifecycle of PlayStation 4 so it had to be extensible. When we wanted to add to it, weather was the next logical step really, and as trivial as I’m making it sound, it was almost as simple as just adding precipitation to that system. If you’re simulating everything else, and then you add precipitation to it, it interacts with all the other systems. For example with the rivers in the game, if you put it on heavy rain and you let it rain constantly throughout the race, they will rise because everything interacts. Everything is a simulation. [Are you FRIGIN' kidding me?] I was playing around with Photo Mode the other day and I didn’t even know we did this until I paused it and I was looking right at one of the tyres in the rain and there’s kick-up from the wheel, but looking closer, there was pools of water in the grooves of the tyre and I thought, why have we done this, we’re insane! Surely we’re insane, but I think it was just a by-product of the simulation, it just, it blew my mind." http://nzgamer.com/features... This is why weather isn't at launch.They're not just slapping some dumb crap together.
Holy. S&%t. Photos in this game are going to be MAD.
HK ps store? It was advertised to release on Oct 7 on the PlayStation store though not just the HK one either. And to put it up in one area of the world and not everywhere elde after people have been waiting months for it is even worse.
What are you talking about? Check the Driveclub facebook page, the Playstation support page and you can see that they have acknowledged problems with DC and NBA2K15. I agree that they should communicated these issues on all their pages like SEN's Twitter, SEN's facebook, and PlayStation blog, etc. But they already said there was problems so don't act like they haven't given you an answer.
I don't think the content is missing. They just said they going to add it. It's a work in progress.
Yes but anyone that were being real with themselves knew this game was all style and no substance
Motorstorm had average reviews too, yet its still one of my favorite racing game EVER, dem random dude opinions......oh i said opinion? i mean "reviews"...
Motorstorm is better than drive club in my opinion.
We have very different definitions of average reviews http://www.metacritic.com/g... Oh how we run to fictitious pasts to avoid the disappointing present.
lol with your 9 metabullshit reviews,
@lifeisgamesok...Says the person that most likely doesn't even own a Playstation 4, let alone have even played Driveclub. It isn't no successor to Gran Turismo, but it is a fun interesting new IP so why all the hate??? Oh I get it; Xbots just hate what they can't have.
I would said the reason for the "hate" is FH2 and Driveclub were simply pitted against each other because they were exclusive racers coming out at around the same time. FH 2 has been critically more acclaimed, while Driveclub has seen good reviews just not as good. Just fanboys throwing out numbers really. Just because a game has a lower score doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable or worthwhile. While I can't personally say Driveclub is since I haven't played it. Nonetheless my point stands.
@Legion21 - true but with this game it seems more than just competition with FH2. They seem to fear it doing well, so they talk it down at every opportunity. I don't see people doing that to FH2, even PS4 owners will admit it's a good game.
@uth11 I think it is a vocal minority that does these things. I usually don't comment and just read the article/comments. Leading up to DC launch I saw both camps taking shots at the other. It's nothing new, and I don't think anyone group of "fanboys" are responsible.
Not here. I freaking love it!
$50 well spent. I have no issues with a basic sim-arcade racer that has no pimp my ride features. Back to basics is what gaming needs. People today expect or demand so much from a game its crazy. I am glad I got this and forza horizon 2.
Just another run of the mill driving game. Another case of beauty over substance. 17 gb game install was the only red flag I needed to know this game had little to offer. In a couple months this lame title will be forgotten.
The more videos i see the more i'm interested in getting it... Looks similar to Ridge Racer which i love. And there hasn't been a good ridge racer game in a long time. Quite different than what i was expecting actually. I'm enjoying FH2 a lot but this seems like a really good other racing option.... Tempted
I expected it to be a arcadey racer with gorgeous graphics and tight gameplay , and i got what i expected .
People are crazy. Especially those who consider themselves affiliated.
To each their own, but I really dig it. Granted, I may be a bit biased because I tend to gravitate towards racing games more than your average gamer. It reminds me of GT (for it's graphics, visual realism, etc.) + PGR (for it's simcadey point-based system) + NFS Shift (mainly for its handling/gameplay). Between Driveclub and The Crew, I'll be set on racing games for a good while.
If you live by reviews, you're going to miss a lot of games this generation. Sounds to me like the game is still good, just not a top purchasing priority. plenty of games did "okay" by reviewers and the community fell in love with them (Destiny, Ni No Kuni, and Valkyria Chronicles to name a few).
Yes on PS4
I am holding off on buying it until I try out that PS+ version to get the general idea of the game. If I like it, I will likely wait for a price drop, or just forget about it all together and wait for a different driving game more suited for me, like GT7 or Forza proper 6. In the meantime, I am enjoying the hell out of Forza Horizon 2, and anxiously waiting for the MK8 DLC pack that I pre-purchased.
I'm with you. I just shelled out $60 for Shadows of Mordor and a few hundred for some other stuff, so couldn't get this right now even if I wanted. The PS+ edition should let me taste the game for awhile.
My biggest reason for holding out on it is the lack of wheel support. I'm just not ready to invest in a new wheel set up as I want something decent. If I could use my DFGT then I would have picked this up yesterday at retail.:)
Its a driving game. Talk to me when there's a PS4/XB1 version of Spy Hunter, ya damn realistic wantin' wussies...
Gamesradar criticised the game for not having ingame music. They gave it a 5 / 10. I heard the ingame music was 0% by default. They didn't even bother looking up in the menu, that's how much they cared about the game they reviewed. But that doesn't surprise me. Gamesradar is a website best to avoid.
yes that's true, volume was at 0% by default. If I remember correctly, the Driveclub debs lobbied for this because they really wanted people to hear the engine sounds.
I knew what to expect from DC, if you want something more simulator affiliated then get Project Cars. Plus some people could also be pissed seeing it was labeled "PS4's Forza killer" which could've made some people confused into thinking it had some sort of simulation tune up system in it. Stupid reviewers and their ignorant quotes.
I like the game a lot. Even after an hour I'm getting a feel for the drifting and taking corners at high speed. The network isn't up, but it's a blast so far.
Of course is failing to meet the expectations it set for itself! Almost every damn game does! It's called marketing! Every game wants to be the next hotness, so of course they are all talked up. All that matters is that you enjoy it, it's not easy living up to PR our making a game for that matter. People need to stop nit picking...
people are buying it. we will see if it fails a month later.
WTF!!! sony, Driveclub network isn't working, this game was supposed to be launch last year and now its out, not everything is fixed. I have it and been playing it but I want to try out multiplayer but I can't. Well as for the game itself, Its definitely gave me a De Javu feel of Ridge Racer but with GT handling.
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