After months of patches and updates, does DriveClub finally deserve a second chance from PS4 owners?
They already got their second chance. The game was suppose to be a launch title in November 2013. It didn't launch till a year later.
hate hate hate Play the game before you dare to complain about it.
second chance? what was wrong the first one? this game is so good. haven't been hooked to a racing game for ages. looks amazing and plays well too. i bought it 2 weeks ago and i have been playing it everyday since. every racing fan and PS4 owner should try this game, you won't be disappointed.
@ abzdiine I've been playing it every day since I bought it too. I'm halfway through the Elements DLC tour and then I have every star for every tour. Loved every second of it.
I'll most certainly give it a chance, once there's a complete release. The game seems like a lot of fun, especially after all the improvements, but I'm still sceptical about what they'll be doing with the DLC, during and after their Season Pass. Would have already bought the game if it weren't for that insecurity.
But in truth woudlnt this be more like giving it a 4th chance?
It would be amazing if you suddenly realized that the reason some of you Xbox fanboys comment on ps4 games, is that the Xbox One won't have any first party exclusives to talk about until the fall. I pity you in the worst way.
Absolutely, it is the first true next gen game available, amazing graphics with fun and solid gameplay, the challenges I'm recieving from other players on a daily basis is enough to keep me going, thats before I even mention the Multiplayer and tour modes, great game and great fun.
And? we still have plenty of third party games.
@Toiletsteak That's pretty funny, seems like thats the EXACT thing Sony fans were saying when you X1 fans were saying PS4 has no games, funny how that switches around huh?
"Xbox One won't have any first party exclusives to talk about until the fall. I pity you in the worst way." Huh...so Xb1 owners can only enjoy games made published by MS? What about Evolve, Battlefield Hardline, mortal kombat X, and Witcher 3? Those are coming to XB1 in the first half of 2015, is it not? LOL, contrary to popular beliefs, there are XB1 console exclusive games coming in early 2015. You just need to take off those blind goggles. Ori and the Blind Forest, State of Decay HD, Screamride are all MS exclusives scheduled to be release in the Spring as well. Also, do you guys know that those 3 games release dates were just announced last week and they are all coming out in March/April. Fable Legends and Quantum Break could also be announced soon with maybe a May/ Summer release. The difference between MS and Sony is that MS tend to announce release dates close to actual release. There are plenty of games to play for gamers like foehammer. I don't think he feel pity at all. LOL
Even in 2014, PS4 got more games than Xbox One.
"The Xbox One won't have any first party exclusives to talk about until the fall." For those xbox fans who responded by mentioning 3rd party games and 3 extremely "niche" games, your situation isn't going to improve by constantly trolling games that you've never had any intention on playing. What you should be doing is asking Phil Spencer what the hell he's going to do about that situation. First party developers are the people who are supposed to showcase the strengths of the console. These are the people who give the PR executives topics and ideas used to market the machine. Games like Infamous Second Son, The Last Of Us Remastered, DriveClub and soon, The Order 1886, all showcase the Power of GPU Compute, and overall the PS4's hardware itself. Games with AMAZING LIGHTING/PARTICLE EFFECTS and STABLE FRAMERATES are some of the reasons why the PS4 has sold 9 million more consoles than your beloved Xbox One. You see every time someone asks you about the one game that showcases the power of the Xbox One, all any of you can say is RYSE. Unfortunately, everyone knows that RYSE was a beautifully rendered, unstable mess and that's part of the reason many of you Xbox Fans keep downing PS4's exclusives because all you have to talk about right now is RYSE, a very big maybe in the form of a cloud, and a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow that you will never find in the form of DX12 and fake SDK memos. If I didn't pity you I'd be laughing. @No_Limit " contrary to popular beliefs, there are XB1 console exclusive games coming in early 2015. You just need to take off those blind goggles. Ori and the Blind Forest, State of Decay HD, Screamride are all MS exclusives scheduled to be release in the Spring as well." Moving the goal posts as usual. So you readily admit what the Xbox One has in the way of 1st party exclusives and AAA exclusives up until fall is a GIGANTIC NOTHING. I rest my case.
Just ordered the game. Got a good deal. Hope to enjoy it for a few weeks when it arrives.
have you actually played it?
It's funny how the people so quick to damn Evo/Driveclub are the people who probably don't even have the game, or a PS4 for that matter. You don't care about Driveclub, nor do you really care that it's launch was so disappointing, you're here purely to keep fanning the flames of hate. Well, at this point it's more 'blowing on embers' than fanning the flames, as the game has had a fantastic turnaround since launch. Free DLC, regular updates, fantastic dev-gamer communication. DC has gone from the laughing stock of the genre, to one of the best racers on the market, which just gets better and better with every update. And anyone who's been keeping up with the game or the devs know how hard those guys have worked to make it up to their fans. Rushy (game director at Evo) is an active member of the official Driveclub thread over at NeoGAF, he reads through that thread daily, gathering opinions and feedback from the DC community so he can pass that onto the dev team to make DC better. You simply do not get that kind of dedication from the vast majority of devs. To answer the authors question - absolutely. DC, as it stands right now, is a fantastic racer. The best £20 I ever spent. If you're even semi-interested in racers, I'd recommend buying it and not waiting for the PS Plus version. Or you could just stay on N4G and and damn Evo to hell while everyone else has a blast playing the game. It's up to you. ;)
Heard the game is really fun now. Am buying a Playstation 4 next month, is DriveClub worth to buy as well? I like Arcade Racers.
Yes its very fun worth the purchase... The difficulty later in the game turns some people though...
Oh..the more difficult the better..I like racing games to be challenging. Found the Motorstorm games pretty difficult..especially when I played them for the first time and i needed a while to be good in them but I rather lose a while than to get pole positions easily
yup, its worth it.
Purchase it, massive gt fan but dc is phenomenonal
I keep hearing that (being a GT-mainly gamer). And I would have bought it some time this past month, but still waiting for it to be cheaper and not used. I should add that I've only bought GTA V and some PSN games (mainly from the 20th Ann. Sale) since first getting a PS4 in November. I would have gotten Killzone and Infamous by now, but still waiting for the prices to drop hahaha. I'm just putting them off for now really. Will be getting Knack though - based on Cerny saying he would like to make a sequel. I don't know. It's those minor statements and declarations that definitely make something more appealing, I do declare.
ME-TIME knack is awesome. Get it. Great game if you miss the old platformers such as crash bandicoot. As for driveclub like people have said gets better and better with each update. The speed is exhilarating
@Hoffmann DriveClub is the new King of arcade racers. You won't regret buying it.
It's fun...in a heart-thumping, palm-sweating, push-you to-your-limits-and-further kinda way. Which is my kind of fun. ;) If you do decide to buy it, which I strongly suggest you do, the first thing I advise you to do is start a time-trial race on your own, set the location to Norway > select the first track > set the time of day to around 4-5AM > set the weather to stormy > set the precipitation to heavy > set the speed of time to 65 > turn off the entire HUD and prepare to get blown the **** away. Oh, and make sure you use something fast if you really want a challenge.
Exactly how a good racing game needs to be! Thanks for all replies @ everyone
It's an excellent racer with a great sense of speed. The vehicle's handling is really solid to , within the gaming mechanics. ; D
Get it.... if you liked pgr then you will deff like driveclub, same kind of setup, only turned up to 11.
Yes it does.....when Sony deciding to finally release the PSN+ edition. Otherwise, it is vaporware for for me.
Have fun being restricted only to India while the best tracks are in Norway, Canada and Japan. Seriously, how can people still be so obsessed with the PS+ version? The game is worth every cent and then some. If you ask me, it's the best game the PS4 got so far.
@No_limit of course! you were the same guy defending FM5 for having less content than previous Forzas and saying "atleast it has more content than Driveclub." You have no interest in the game just stop.
I didn't even mention Forza in this post and no one even bought up that game in this entire article...until you. Why are you going off-topic and try to make me into the bad guy? But since you mentioned it, I'll happily reply to your question and concern :). Forza 5 does have more content than DC. It has over 200 cars at launch, built entirely from the grounds up and you can auto vista every car in the game that you can't do from Forza 4 on a last gen engine (your constant point about Forza being a sequel and have less cars and tracks than Forza 4 doesn't matter as both cars and tracks are not recycled assets and are built from the grounds up like other racers on this new gen ..like DC). Not to mention Forza 5 is a launch title while DC had a year of extra developmet time and still only has only 1/4 of Forza 5's car count, online issue at launch, unfinished things like replay, weather that should be there at launch..oh, not to mentioned of the promised PSN+ version at launch but later retracted to delay Indefinite and still we can't even hear a fart about a timetable for a release. You darn right me and many r PS4 owners that subscribed to PSN+ have every right to complain. Apologists..however..
What's "PSN+", I see you mention it all the time, is it some kind of game service?
Still gnawing that bone huh? The point of the plus version was to let people know if the game was good or not. By now you should know if the game suits you. There's been enough gamer feedback, enough videos, enough people shareplaying. Stop acting like you're so betrayed. If the plus version had launched you'd still be whining about no replays, or that the weather wasn't there at launch, or there are no purple cars. Get over it already. You're only feigning interest to voice you're alleged disappointment, only you never had any hope for it in the first place. On topic, it's a fantastic game, got it two weeks ago, loving it. Anyone whose actually played it would know that. People that haven't played it, and are still complaining about what it hasn't got instead if what it does are just spewing noise.
Uhhh, YES. I don't care for the PS+ demo anymore. So if anything, Give PS+ subscribers a decent discount or lower the MSRP even more than it is now. The PS+ demo is two months toooo late.
For $30 it does.
No don't give it a second chance, let this be a lesson for all devs: don't put out a game half-finished and expect everyone to roll over because it could be good after a few patches from launch, a few months later. Get the games good BEFORE launch, we don't half pay, so don't half develop.
^^^^This. ac unity mcc and driveclub can all go away
Saw a few articles lately does ACU deserve a second chance? does Halo deserve a second chance etc etc Just click bait. theres no 1 or 2nd chance, like if someone just got a PS4 he doesnt care there was problem at launch as long as it s working now.. if you want DC right now I hear every thing is fine and its a great game. Same for Halo.. when its completely fixed the launch problems wouldnt matter for the guys who just got an xbone
If you don't buy this game, its you that loses out, not the developer. Besides, it has already massively outsold its rivals, and has received more extra content than most sequels (still ongoing). The after-launch support for the game is a lesson in how to do things right, so "teaching them a lesson" by not purchasing the game seems a bit stupid (especially considering its commercial success means it's too late for a boycott to have any effect).
Hows the developer not loosing out if they lost a potential customer?
So I guess no one should be giving Xbox One a second chance? To be a lesson to Microsoft for their failings? This logic escapes me because all of the Xbox fans claiming it doesn't deserve a second chance or how it had a second chance or whatever are saying don't buy an Xbox because it sucked at first and doesn't matter how much they improved.
Well done. That's the spirit. Now let's get all these dev's together. Line them up against a wall & shoot them. Now, how does that make you feel? A little retarded maybe?
But if you walk into a store today and buy it you'd be getting a good game. But that's not important to you, you're more about punishing devs for their mistakes regardless of how good it is now. You know it's your choice to exercise your right to wait and not buy it until it's up to standard. But never buying cos it started crap is like me saying I'll never buy an Xbone. I don't think I've ever said that.
So, a developer with a brand new IP on a brand new console doesn't deserve the opportunity to make good on it's promises? Wow, I'd seriously hate to live in a world where a first time screw up gets you no more chances! I get it..devs have been putting out some "broken" games. However, IMO, you need to be applying this philosophy on a case by case, dev by dev basis. I'm not even defending Evolution Studios, as I don't own DriveClub yet. I just think that it's a bit myopic to assume that devs...on their own...are deciding to release these games and that there is some malicious intent to do so. Sure there are some that don't give a damn, and that is shown when it happens again and again. But, there are some that simply are doing the best that they can within the confines of the way this industry is currently structured. (i.e., crazy deadlines, crazy hours, publishers pushing annual releases, controlling interests that AREN'T primarily gamers, etc.)
I bought this game after hearing so much and so far I'm loving it.
It seems to be sold out when I visit local game stores. I have yet to buy it. Looks cool.
Game just gets better and better. It almost seems like DriveClub were two different games, the launch game which was plagued with on-line problems and the present one which is just a gem and still evolving with improvements. If you own a PS4 this game is a must-have.
Yeah.. Massive hype prerelease, Then massive hate. Now it's redeemed itself back to massive hype
yes, game is great!
why? it was delayed for a whole year, its had multiple chances, its a dead boring game, drop it
From what I see it didn't need it, even with the bad release it still outsold everything last year so it seems evolution had the last laugh. Haven't played it yet but everyone who actually bought the game seems to love it so its definitely on my list.
''Does DriveClub deserve a second chance?'' It's been selling really good, actually twice as good as their ''main competitor'', 2nd chance or not it's doing well on it's own;)
Your right about that. Plenty of people are giving it a second Chance especially after all the fixes and updates that evo gave to the game. However the game shouldn't have had online issues in the beginning.
sony first party studios are besttttt
Who cares? I'm playing it nearly every day.
People who NEVER played this game dont deserve to have an opnion on it, you're clearly some driveclub hater or ps4 hater, so your opinions are irrelevemt. How many games are broken these days anyway? Yall act like dc is the only one, at least dc made attempts and continues to do so on supporting the game. How many can that be said about devs on other games...not much. Get used to it, we live in a era of rushed games becus of sony AND microsoft wanting money. This is why we have to take "review scores" with a grain of salt as they rush reviews anyway. Judge for yourself after some time.
I could have been playing it if they did what they promised after they broke that promise you still want me to buy their game?.Even after all these broken games i have bought i´m kind of hesitant to give any of them a chance at launch. Last gen was bad enough only having a PS3 and getting inferior third-party ports,i'm done with this.
Get used to it, its part of being a gamer. Were not entitled to anything.
The only ones who crucified this were the ones who NEVER played it.It's literally the best racing game ever made. You WILL NOT find a better looking game.
Driveclub is very similar to how it was when it launched (other than the online) it just has a more cars, tracks, weather and photo mode. it is still the same core game. Its just taken till now for the media to overlook the online problems that it had at launch. Right from the start it is one of the best racing games I have ever played, it is just a shame that it has taken the media so long to notice it.
To late the game is doing geat and cannot be stopped.
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