Having waited until it was fixed, TGR review Driveclub and find that it's now an extremely good racer.
And it works great, I haven't enjoyed playing a racing game like this in a while.
Me and a friend Got it about 2 weeks ago. 8.8/10 I would've given it a 9 but it's missing certain key elements like splitscreen. Also more car options. But overall the Game is Beautiful.
You would really want DriveClub splitsceen? and with those graphics? ...okay. This game is the best racing game I've played in a while though; including the weather effects and visuals. I'd agree with a 9, potentially the G.O.A.T racing game ever made.
@blackpanther25 Evo did do split-screen with a couple of the MotorStorms [Pacific Rift and Apocalypse], so it could have been possible [maybe by giving up some rendering on the environments]. However, with the perpetuation of online play I'm kind of against split-screen. I would rather have higher fidelity and the whole screen to play on than lesser detail and half or even worse a tiny quarter of the screen to play on. I like to have the peripheral edges to watch for people and objects on the sides.
About splitscreen comments: It isn't about online full screen looking better. It is about you and your family/friends playing video games together and having a blast. Kids these days...
Hypendant preparing for a N4G backstab!!!
(now that everything actually works) can i have my ps plus version you said i would get? i play it on shareplay, pretty good, very pretty. takes some getting use to. didn't like how the cars handle. maybe when i get ps plus version with some more pt might be ok.
This game is pretty good, but its not a 9/10. Lets be real here, 9/10 and 10/10 scores are reserved for the best of the best - those games that are as innovative as they are elite in their gameplay, content, and production value. DC possess elite visuals, but when you boil it down, the gameplay is pretty limited in scope. Im sure I'll get downvoted, but its the truth imo. Id give this game an 6/10 at launch, and an 8/10 now.
how'd i know everyone would downvote this. Please, for all you down voters, tell me what is so mind-blowing about the gameplay and content of this game that it deserves a 9/10 or 10/10?
I agree with you. I like the game, but eight out of ten is what I would score it also...maybe even seven out of 10. A seven or eight is still a good score. I picked it up after the weather update, and it's gorgeous and the sense of speed is fantastic, but it's pretty bare bones as far as racing games go, with a limited number of vehicles. I would like more customization options, even the ability to change minor things, like wheels and tires...I like the game for what it is, but if DriveClub's score is nine out of ten, what the heck will the score for the next Gran Turismo be? 15 out of ten?
If you cant handle being down voted dont say something you expect will get you down voted, pretty simple.
@scary: I can handle getting a justified and legitimate downvote, what I cant handle are those people on this site that are blinded by their immaturity and fanboyism and downvote anything that hurts their silly little feelings.
One of the key components of a racing game is the racing, surely. DC has some excellent racing, far better than Gran Turismo manages as the other drivers actually fight with you and each other. A huge roster of vehicles doesn't make a racing game good - top quality racing makes a racing game good.
@monkey: They fight with you alright, perhaps a little too much considering there's no dynamic car damage. For this reason, much of the online races are frustrating as all hell because people play bumper cars, smashing you into other cars and walls repeatedly to get an advantage. This really hurts the online experience in my opinion. Not to mention the drifting in this game just doesn't feel quite right...
Got it for Christmas,,. It's a good racing game. One of the best I've played in a long time. Graphics are lovely, along with the driving experience.
as someone that is on the road every day working im blown away by the weather effects,especially the sun as you come over the hill and it makes it hard to look at the screen . Totally loving the settings/dynamic weathers
Best looking racing game ever!
best looking game ever
Another score which reflects this game's awesomeness...
Sweet, my daily Drive Club article fix.
Too bad racers are boring as hell to me. I would love to pop this into my PlayStation 4 and check out those phenomenal visuals.
Good for evo, although I don't really agree with waiting until problems are fixed to review it. That kind of gives devs a free pass IMO. Glad to see people are enjoying it now though. Now we just need the ps+ version so I can try it out
I guess it depends on what you see as the point of a review. If you see a review as a report card on developers, then re-reviewing is bad. If you see a review as a buyer's guide for consumers, then re-reviewing is good.
Yeah very true.
Nail on the head reviews are to inform gamers on what games may be worth buying and that is why reviewing again is fine.
I'm glad I bought this game. Yes the online was broken at launch and the review scores where low but that didn't stop me from enjoying the tour mode and get all the stars. Now this game is a solid racer and I can confidently recommend it to anyone looking for a racing game on Ps4.
One of the most impressive games for this generation, now it's a must-buy.
It should have worked well at launch in my opinion. With that said I'm glad that the developers worked their butts off to fix this game. That's something that many developers don't do with broken games. Hopefully Sony will release the plus edition soon so I can try it.
There's always Share Play. That's for anyone else who's actually serious about trying it out.
Thats where I tried it out first actually It was great to experience it, loved the cars and AI was challenging The latency of shareplay made it annoying to play though as you need every second in racing games to make decisions
Share Play works on a direct connection between the host and person receiving the game. Any lag is being caused by the internet connection.
Haters care more about this game than the actual ppl who love it Lol.“Love me or hate me, both are in my favour…If you love me, I'll always be in your heart…If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind.”
I love DC ;o)
I don't think it should be re-reviewed until the free Plus version is released.
Because that has WHAT effect on the full version? Exactly how does the Plus version have a positive or negative impact on the full release? Wait, you mean it has none at all? You mean it's just something stupid (that) people keep saying to try- in vain- to make the game/Sony/Evolution look bad? And you KNOW it's a lame attempt even before you do it? That's petty weird.
The game still is not fun. The marketing department will not give up on this title, which flopped over the holiday season.
please don't say flop because if DC is a flop, I don't know what FH2 is.
Driveclub flopped, really? Remember this http://www.playstationlifes...
You shouldn't be allowed to review a game after it is fixed, that just negates the review process entirely because you're effectively waiting for them to remove a con from the list of cons.
And games that are completely broken or half broken shouldn't get 9s and 10s so eh what are you gnna do
There were dozens of reviews telling everyone it didn't work 6 weeks ago, I don't see what's wrong with sites now giving an up to date idea of the game as it was intended. I take your point about giving devs a get out of jail free card, but these reviews are every bit as valid as any other.
How does it negate the review process ? Reviews are to inform gamers as to what games they may be interested in buying, if a game is fixed and better for consumers they should be told so.
So what about people like me who bought the game NOW, after they fixed it? Fuck us, we should read those ridiculous 6/10 reviews and think it's a shitty game? Sorry man, as long as they say "this is a review after patch 1.XX", I think they're doing us a great favor
Accidents at each and every turn like its a destruction derby and for us who drive out of car view, there is either rain or snow blocking the view between you and the car. 10/10
Now I want a destruction derby game. Any word on that game "Wrecked"?
I got this game as a X-mas gift and I have to admit I like this game
They should do one for Assassin's Creed Unity now if they haven't already.
Unity is still broken and so is MMC.
If everytime that a Game gets an update we must have a review then TITANFALL is a 10 by now and GTAV is a 12......incredible!
Folks....stop being cheap and waiting for the PS+ version, I was doing the same thing but after reading all the fixes, I just decided to go buy it and I'm glad I did, plus with all the freebies they been giving people as a results of the mishap is well worth it. Playing custom soundtracks to DC is awesome! I got it for 34 off Amazon..just go for it!
The PSN+ version is just a glorified demo. If they liked the game, chances are they would've bought the full retail version as a result of trying out the currently nonexistent PSN+ version. As for being cheap, you have to pay for PSN+ in order to even have it...that is if Sony releases it. At least that's how it seems.
I agree with you, maybe the term cheap may be a bit, but trust me folks.....its a game where you won't feel like you have to second guess was your money well spent.
Wow! places are changing the review on this one. Looks like it was a solid racer after all? A 9 is as high as it gets.
It was always solid, I never really cared for the online part so. I think the game is simply suffering from extreme trolling and fud. It's been ongoing since it was delayed. Always try something yourself or watch people play either on YouTube or streaming on ps4 and make your decision, I pre-purchased it with the season pass ( the ps+) deal and I regret nothing. I will say that after a week I a bit annoyed with the errors popping cause of the server stuff but that's it. Fantastic game
Well deserved. It's a shame they blew the launch but the fault is their own. Maybe Drive Club 2 (if ever released) will allow them to redeem their metacritic.
Exactly, Evo should think from now on, for heavily online dependant games, to have betas testing... And every dev should, to void such a chaotic launch, because apart from online issues at the start this game is a must have!!!
Man i just bought this game and wow i didnt know it was going to be so much fun to play online This game very underated its not about the number of cars its not about the customization its all about that intense and social gameplay! i started playing in a lobby full of people with mics and i was just having a blast racing btw did i mention those glorious graphics?? This game should be rereviwed!
The game is not 9/10 sorry. Lacking way too much content.
What is the content it's lacking? I ask because it's an arcade racing game with plenty of cars and tracks, some for free, day/night/weather. Huge vista's. The game isn't easy either. It's not forza horizon, gta or some open world game. I would love Motorstorm with this engine.
If the game came out like it is now it would have deserved a 9. It's a great racing game now. I also agree it's nice to go back & update folks about how great it now is. But come on people, you cannot give games a free ride or we will get more & more games unfinished & buggy. And before people jump up & down, they have given away dlc because of the state of the game in the beginning, so they know it wasn't right so don't defend it. I have now nearly platinum it & really like it & have even got the season pass, if folks were thinking of getting it, go for it, you won't regret it.
I just bought this game on boxing day and I am not disappointed. Controls are tight and the graphics are unmatched by any console racing game currently. I would easily give it a 9 as well.
Ai is too difficult, fix it
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