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Broken Servers Are Not The Only Issue With DriveClub’s Multiplayer

Fixing DriveClub's multiplayer experience will have to go beyond just making the servers functional.

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JoshEngen1132d ago

Poor Drive Club. Why won't you work?

Death1132d ago

If you jump into Driveclub with realistic expectations, it is a very good game.

Blaze9291132d ago

"with realistic expectations"

lolwut?

SliceOfTruth8881132d ago

my expectations are Forza Killer which is what it is advertised to be

Death1132d ago

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.

nicksetzer11132d ago (Edited 1132d ago )

@death Realistic expectations would be for the game to work, right? Or am I wrong?

Death1132d ago

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.

guitarded771132d ago

@ 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.

memots1132d ago

are we back on hating driveclub already?

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FanboyKilla1132d ago

I say, give everyone their money back. Cant win them all.

qwerty6761132d ago

i fear for the future of this studio.

ghettosmurf1132d ago

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.

mcstorm1132d ago

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 .

Exies71132d ago

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.

JoshEngen1132d ago

It could be so damn good.

Ciporta19801132d ago

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.

etown612811132d ago

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.

yarbie10001132d ago (Edited 1132d ago )

"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

yewles11132d ago

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

Errefus1132d ago

i hope they fix this issues I'm planning on getting it next week.

thekhurg1132d ago

Why don't you just plan to get it after it's fixed and not before?

Errefus1132d ago

Im planning on getting next week with the target promotion buy 2 get 1 free.

u4one1132d ago (Edited 1132d ago )

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.

Errefus1132d ago

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.

MysticStrummer1132d ago

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.

Masterchief_thegoat1132d ago

Im still thinking of getting forza h2 or driveclub.

MysticStrummer1132d ago

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.

Volkama1132d ago

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.

MysticStrummer1132d ago

"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.

Volkama1131d ago

@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.

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fei-hung1132d ago

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:)

Ciporta19801132d ago

I bought it last week and its amazing. 9/10 from me seriously.

Knushwood Butt1132d ago

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.

MysticStrummer1132d ago

Yeah those Faceoffs are fun. Personally I want those to work consistently more than I want to race other people online.

turdburgler10801132d ago

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.

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