Fixing DriveClub's multiplayer experience will have to go beyond just making the servers functional.
Poor Drive Club. Why won't you work?
If you jump into Driveclub with realistic expectations, it is a very good game.
"with realistic expectations" lolwut?
my expectations are Forza Killer which is what it is advertised to be
If you think it is a Forza killer, you will be very disappointed. It's a lot like Project Gotham Racing. Graphics are great, sense of speed is fantastic, and it's fun to play. The AI is very aggressive and very unforgiving. It's almost like the cars ride in slots like the Forza Horizon commercial. I don't find the AI frustrating, but I do find I do bounce off the other cars and side rails instead of braking since their is little to no affect for doing so. You lose points, but that's about it. Not much in the way of damage so far, but I haven't played it too extensively. It's not a deep game like GT or Forza, but it is great to just pick up and race. I guess you could say it's a great arcade racer. Like I said, you have to take the game for what it is and not for what it's missing.
@death Realistic expectations would be for the game to work, right? Or am I wrong?
Yes, realistic expectations are it would work. I haven't played online with it yet since I just re-subscribed to PS+ last night. I've had zero issues with the offline component of the game and quite a bit of fun.
@ Death "Like I said, you have to take the game for what it is and not for what it's missing." But it is/was missing its key advertised features. It's missing its free PS+ version still... it's missing way too much for a game with an extra year in development.
are we back on hating driveclub already?
I say, give everyone their money back. Cant win them all.
i fear for the future of this studio.
I don't want to be that dire yet, but this month has truly been a SimCity-level online experience and they don't have the franchise history or EA's money to back them up.
I am wondering if they will get a 2nd chance as they tend to make their 2nd games alot better. Look at motor storm. It was built up to be the best ever looking game and for me it was not amazing like they said it would be. But then ms2 came out and this looked and played amazing even the psv version of the game was really good. I could not get into the 3rd game though it just felt like I could drive in straight lines all the time. I hope they get another chance but I also hope company's take note of DC and stop coming out with our game will blow another rival game away as this is leading for disaster .
Jeez, man. I think it's safe to say that this game was a bust, despite the beautiful graphics. Hopefully they get it sorted and the people that purchased their copy are finding enjoyment out of it. Sucks when you buy a game and it's riddled with problems. Battlefield comes to mind; that game made me rip my hair out for the first few weeks when all I wanted to do was play the game.
It could be so damn good.
No it really is so damn good. Bought it thursday and it really is that good. Having a blast every night. Made a club with mates from work and we are all loving working together and also the friendly competition trying to beat each others times.
Game was a complete grease fire. It pissed me off so much (don't get me wrong I LOVE my ps4) I actually went out and bought sunset overdrive x1 edition and forza horizon 2, I know forza is open world and the graphics do take a slight hit. But it still looks and plays amazing on x1 and my tv. Had driveclub turned out to be as amazing at it was touted I probably would have waited until 2015 to pick up xbox.
"Shuhei Yoshida: We're excited with what DriveClub is now. Last year we were hoping to get it done, but there was a huge technical issue. So the team had to go back and re-engineer some parts of the game. That's the reason it took so long. It's almost a whole year, because the team went back to the drawing board in some of the key aspects of the game." Aug 19th 2014
You know what's funnier? “The game was finished,” he told Develop. “What we had was perfectly shippable. It would’ve reviewed reasonably well, and it would’ve sold well, but the ambition of the vision initially wasn’t being done justice.” Simon Barlow Oct 2nd 2014
i hope they fix this issues I'm planning on getting it next week.
Why don't you just plan to get it after it's fixed and not before?
Im planning on getting next week with the target promotion buy 2 get 1 free.
I'd wait til its sorted. I broke it out again the other day after a couple weeks of waiting. It was still pretty bad. The connections constantly tank, matchmaking doesn't work that well. To be honest, I don't even know if its worth your money. You should really maybe consider waiting til the free version to see if you even like it... or find a friend that has it. Maybe that friend can Shareplay it (dunno if its blocked or not) Aside from the outstanding visuals, its a pretty bland, simple game.
i have a friend that has it and likes it, haven't played it personally but i been following the game and looks fun. thanks for the info.
I bought it last friday, and it's honestly a very fun game imo. I've tried to get in an online race a few times and mostly failed, but the one time it worked it was a race with cars I don't have unlocked anyway. Because of that it said I wouldn't gain any XP so I backed out of the race. In Tour mode I have data from different players being inserted into the game… beat this guy's average speed, beat that guy's drift score, etc… so I don't miss online racing much at all. I have no regrets about my purchase.
Im still thinking of getting forza h2 or driveclub.
I guess it depends on what kind of game you're looking for. Open world racing isn't for me. I liked PS3's Burnout Paradise ok but preferred older Burnouts on PS2. FH2 will definitely be the way to go right now if racing online is your main concern. I mainly just want DC's asynchronous multiplayer stuff to work consistently. Racing online in real time with other people wasn't why I bought DC in the first place.
Honestly, Forza Horizon 2 is by far the better game. And if you're really truly turned off by open world racing, Forza 5 is still better than DriveClub. But that's not to say DriveClub is awful. The Forza games are just really really good.
"And if you're really truly turned off by open world racing, Forza 5 is still better than DriveClub." If you want more of a sim I suppose that may be true for some people. Either way Forza is an XB franchise which means I'll never play it on a console I own, at least not this generation. I'm a one console per gen guy and I've made my choice. If PS4 disappoints me I'll consider other options next gen, but so far I'm happy with my purchase and that includes buying Driveclub.
@mysticstrummer that's fair enough, I was aiming that more at the guy that's choosing which to buy. I would say DriveClub is the best available on the PS4, even with the issues. The handling is good.
I waited and eventually bought it a few days after release. The game is insane amounts of fun although parts are not always working if working at all. It is probably one the best arcade racer experiences I've had. The point to point races are a visual adrenaline packed joy. Buy it with the ps+ offer as it's cheaper and makes the value of the game so much better:)
I bought it last week and its amazing. 9/10 from me seriously.
It's getting better but it's still not there yet. I was playing 2 nights ago and it lost connection to the server during my session. I was playing the tour mode anyway, so still perfectly playable 'offline', but the random challenges that pop up are surprisingly fun. Had a couple that were broken, like someone had an average speed of 640 KmH to beat, but I do get sucked into the, 'must try and beat it' mentality even when I was just doing lap time challenges. Anyway, it's a fun game, but the online is still not fully fixed. Much better than it was though.
Yeah those Faceoffs are fun. Personally I want those to work consistently more than I want to race other people online.
Your going to buy a broken game sony will undoubtedly sweep under the rug and pretend never happened? Why don't you just give me the $60 and I'll donate it to children's miracle network.
OK OK OK. We all know Driveclub is busted. I don't know how many more articles we need to remind us. On to Project Cars and eventually GT7. I'll rock some F5 and FH2 until then.
Yeah they need to shift their attention to The order or something.
It's unfortunate that we are still seeing these Driveclub problem articles.
The game still doesn't work?
it works pretty damn good at this point. as it did last week.
I guess my hopes for a ps4 motorstorm might not happen...
Might as well had been called 'Absolute Supercars 2' instead... *runs*
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lol funny as hell. Online issues yes but the sp is great and has worked well. The game is a beauty with great sense of speed. Overall i think its a solid 8.5 and im happy i purchased it for my driving fix. By the way ive played dozens of online games fine, i just tend to get kicked out the lobby once in like every three games or so. Damn ghetto tht sux.... Pm me and send me your sn ill add you. Do you have a club? I have one slot open we generally play often.
I wish I had your luck, I rarely can even string 2 online games together before I have to try and find a new lobby that functions, which itself is like one out of every three I try to join. Despite everything it is STILL my favorite racing game to play, partly for the reasons you mentioned, which is what makes all of this crap all the more painful!
I honestly didn't know it was possible to stay in the lobby after a single race. Never completed one without being booted at the end.
Saving the day again are we?
I say put more money in Naughty Dog instead! :D
Would certainly be interesting to see them try to apply their talents to a racing game.
I don't see what he's complaining about to be a real problem. A bigger problem is the times when you select the event, and it errors out when it tries to start. Doesn't happen as much as it used to but still happens.
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