Driveclub is one of those games you need to play with the windows down and radio up or you'll fall asleep. Yes, it's a great looking game but it's incomplete and lack of detail takes away from it and severely hampers the gameplay
What a joke of a review... "Developer: EA" What??? "The roar of the engines and tires screaching is nice and all but..." Driveclub has the best car and engine sounds on any game. They went on full detail with the sounds. "At many points in Driveclub, AS IS IN ANY RACING GAME, there really isn't any noise. Unless you're peeling out around a corner or skidding into a drift there is hardly any noise".... WTF?! Scores audio a 50/100 "Yes, graphically Driveclub is one of the best looking racing games I've ever seen. The detail is unbelievable and every car is meticulous down to every curve" "Yes, it's a gorgeous looking game. Yes, the graphics are better than pretty much any other racer out there" Scores graphics 80/100 "Even with how good they LOOK, they FEEL boring." Did he just say graphics feel boring? WTF?!! "As any racing game, you have the proverbial line down the screen showing you the best possible route for your vehicle." WTF?! That one right there gave him away. He didn't even play the game. The first thing I noticed about Driveclub is that IT DOESN'T HAVE THAT EFFING LINE HE IS SPEAKING OF! "he insane penalties you get hit with make absolutely zero sense... Driveclub penalizes you by maxing your top speed for a few seconds." Ffs!! You get penalized for only TWO things in the game, cutting corners way oof the track and for car coalition. And you get penalized for 3 seconds. Seriously, did he even play the game?? Looks like most are just riding the hating train with this just for the clicks of it. Same thing as with Destiny.
Should be reported in that case. @lifeisgamesok "There are people on *MrXmedia's blog* who also say the graphics aren't the same as the earlier trailers/gifs/screenshots " There, fixed that for you.
Yeah this is not on. The quality is simply not there. I facepalmed at most of that.
I think it is fair to say I will be judging this game personally, some of the reviews have been frankly laughable. I will be buying this game tomorrow ( the gameplay i'm seeing streamed looks super fun and challenging thats without online working and the weather patch) If anyone is interested in an honest review by someone who has actually played the game drop me a message, but give it a week by then the online should be working (fingers crossed) and I will have had enough time to judge it properly.
@ amiga-man Hey if you read this add me or something so I can read your review. I"m curious to see what your thoughts are on the game. It does seem people are being heavy handed for the sake of doing so. To that end I'll eventually give the game a shot as well. You know the Order is coming out next year...I really hope they add more stuff so it does not suffer the same fate as this game, destiny etc in terms of how people are reviewing them. Just seems cool all of ao sudden to be extremely tactless when it comes to reviewing games today.
A lot of people are jealous of Driveclub. This is another example. But honestly, with all the bad reviews and fake broken PS4 on amazon and Destiny reviews, are we really that surprised? Reviews this gen are very underrated while some games last gen were overrated. Kinda like Halo Wars. If that game gets an 9/10 then every single other RTS game starts at 13/10 to 25/10. It's not a bad RTS for consoles, but if we count in PC RTS/MOBA games... it's not even close. Bungie Destiny reviews reflect what happens when the studio isn't backed by M$ money given to reviewers. Destiny is better than Halo ODST, yet rated significantly lower.
This blog didn't have an early preview of the game that was given to the bigger websites. This means they have only played it since release yesterday but the servers haven't been able to give proper matchmaking or club races so I'm just wondering if that was enough time to test it? One reviewer on here Wotta who has the game said he won't give his review until he can properly test it online. It's best a reviewer of a driving game should play all the game modes and tracks and should complete it and have a fair few trophies that demonstrate they've experienced the game before giving a final verdict.
We played with multiple people together and played enough of all the features. Plus the overall campaign and side races are very bland and simple. Lack of depth in cars and tracks as well, awful AI
^After reading your crap I couldn't help but facepalming. You shouldn't even be allowed to call yourself a reviewer, go back to school and learn how to write proper arguments and structure your sentences man. Giving the Audio 50% is a joke in itself but some points are even completely made up like claiming that there is a racing line. If cluttering the internet with trashy articles is what you're doing with your free time then I'm terribly sorry for you and your future, seriously.
@mikeboccher i respect different opinions and reviews are just opinions but when you wrote "Driveclub have better Gfx than any racing game out there" and then give it 80/10 Because the gfx felt boring ...is that even a thing ...how can gfx feel boring ?!....Do you even know what you are saying,Dude i mean ....What was that ?! among other things in that review that made me laugh including : "Developer: EA" Again WHAT ?!....do you even know what game you are reviewing ?! and what even funny ...is they way you replay to the comment section here with "We played...We felt" by "We" you mean You and the one looking at you from the mirror ....it's still just you, Man N4G need to do something about those Blogs AKA reviews that over run this place
@mikeboccher, just admit that you didn't play it, and just wrote what you read about it. You're not fooling anyone.
@mikeboccher Dear god! Please tell me that writing is your hobby, and you're not planning on clumsily and illiterately shambling through doing this 'professionally!'
You can always tell a troll reviewer from the good ones, the troll reviewers go onto sites and defend themselves and by the looks of it badly at that.
"Looks like most are just riding the hating train with this just for the clicks of it. Same thing as with Destiny." i couldn't agree more with this statement. the whole forza killer thing was a huge mistake in marketing. ive been playing driveclub this week and i find it to be a very solid racer. it seems to get penalized for not being open world and not reinventing the wheel... but i dont understand why it needs to. theres room in the market for both open world games and games that race on a set track.
I know, it seems like a lot of reviewers are trying to find little things and turn it into major problems while in fact the game is good overall
I bet the guy who wrote this weak review didn't even unlock all the cars or play all the tracks. He sure as hell hasn't played the multi-player mode because it hasn't been working. Anyone writing a review of this game without accessing EVERYTHING is just looking for clicks. Unfortunately, I gave this poorly written article a click.
i think i get what you're saying and i tend to agree, except for the fact you're implying every reviewer must 100% a game in order to review it? that sounds crazy to me.
Lol the screeching sound is terrible and not realistic at all. Prolly a 12year old
Is this a troll account? Seriously.
I keep telling people, for Sony games always add an extra point to the review scores to get the real score. But in cases of moron no name blogger reviewers add 2 points and in cases of fanboys reviewing there consol of choice games take 1.5 away from their score.
Watch annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnny stream of DC and everyone is having in fun with the game so when you say you fell alseep at the wheel you baffle me http://a.pomf.se/sfbgts.gif yup this looks soooooooooo boring/s I swear some people are attacking DC for weird reasons.
Agreed. @Xsilver One guy streamed for 24 hours straight. If DriveClub was boring as the know-nothing trolls say, I don't think anyone would bother playing for 24 hours straight. I've played for 4 hours straight and that's while multi-player mode is down.
I have a suspicion, the only reason this game is getting so much hate from the troll reviewers is because this has been the only chink in the PS4 armor, so they are all jumping on it like a starving buzzard, kinda like they are venting all the frustration pent up because of the slaughtering Sony is handing out.
I feel asleep playing Gran Turismo 5 but then again it was 2AM and I was doing one of those endurance races. But doesn't mean the game sucked because it surely didn't. Sounds like a stupid review so not giving it a click.
Yeah I just return my copy yesterday I based my purchased on graphics that I didn't pay attention to gameplay when I make my decision, and its true all it does its piss you off when your driving and the article forgot to mention how psn + sucks on this game.
These "reviews" are getting more and more obvious. It feels like somethings up with N4G.
Am I the only one who never heard about this "webpage"?
After watching videos of Driveclub I think its main problem is the straight line driving A.I There are people on Neogaf who also say the graphics aren't the same as the earlier trailers/gifs/screenshots It still looks good during some areas though just inconsistent
lighting makes a big difference. When the sun is high and shadows are low is when the graphics suffer most IMO, best to set it to before 9am or after 3pm for best results.
K. Well as someone who owns it I say that it looks incredible, through and through.
"After watching videos from Driveclub" was the point when I stopped reading your last trolling attempt.
I don't understand how all these reviews can be released when the servers are down and the game is mainly focused around the social aspect.
bc much of the servers were up for a while initially and the features it does have are very little, especially comparatively
This guy clearly hasn't played the game... But most reviewers received review copies and were able to play it extensively before launch. With less load on the servers, they were able to test the social features.
I have played the game and I watched other streamers play the game a few days before it released and they tried getting onto the servers but they weren't up yet. They didn't go up until the night of release. I tried to create a club but it was so bogged down that nothing would load right. Server hasn't really been up for me since.
I enjoy reading comments. God forbid a system has a game that doesn't live up to the hype it had pre release.
Can you make a screenshot of your ps4?
You shouldn't be reviewing games with the mindset that it has to live up to the "hype". Hype is something fans and media create. When you review a game you review it for what it is and what it does for you as a gamer.
How does an article with 'facts' as this even get approval? Standard of journalism seems like 12 year olds are now also allowed to troll and get approval on N4G.
Yep. Like the Dualshockers articles. Would be better if not everyone can call their Internet buddies to approve crazy stories. A sane person that does not give a shit about games maybe. But N4G is about Ad Revenue so everything gets approved that riles people up
Here my take on whats wrong with the game. [email protected] the lack of content. For a game that was held back for a year you'd expect to see more cars coming with the final release. Whats the problem is it money? Budget was tight so they cut corners? [email protected] Graphics look good, but does it look exactly like what was shown before release? For me nope. [email protected] No customisation [email protected] Presentation is bland. The atmosphere is stale (crowds look rubbish) [email protected] tracks are not all different from each other. If Evolution fixed all those (driveclub) would have got far better review scores.
1) They said it takes 7 months to complete each car because of the detail. Problem is time. 2) It looks the same. Except for the videos showing precipitation. 4) I agree, they should have gone for the cardboard-cutout crowd look. It's more fashionable.
Have you played DriveClub? @KNWS [email protected] Presentation is bland. The atmosphere is stale (crowds look rubbish) [email protected] tracks are not all different from each other. Judging by comments 4 & 5 from your post i'd have to say you haven't played it at all. There's nothing similar about any of the tracks. The game is a shining example of how a "Next Gen" game should look. I'm beginning to believe that you and others like you are trolling n4g using multiple accounts bashing games like Destiny and DriveClub while trying to downplay the success of the PS4. Shame on you.
#3 is my biggest thing, it's what makes a racing game a racing game. Otherwise you might as well be racing Geo Metros.
Love the drifting on this game, not sure why people are hating on DC cause Im loving it.
I still want to try the game regardless. I don't trust reviews nowdays anymore, and this a primary example.
well the all the reviews are coming out but the network hasn't been working since launch so most reviews are based solely on the single player aspect of the game. I got the game. love it, visually stunning and solid gameplay, drifting at high speed is awesome, Ridge Racer feel with GT handling is my way of describing DC.
The sad thing is if you scroll down all DC comments. its only ppl who don't even own the game that are comparing it to FH2 and spewing non sense by just reading reviews but I actually own the game and my only complaint is content besides that it has solid game play and the graphics are top notch for any racing game.
Comment to reviewer: lighting OK...??? It's by far the best lighting effects in a console ever... and you say it's OK...when compared to what...AVATAR the movie??? Name one console game with better lighting, or better yet. Name one Racing game period... Thought so, you can't. You know why? Because as of right now, there is no racer with better lighting IMHO. Project cars on PC with ultra settings might look better, but that is not out till next month. Don't believe me. Start a race at 2300 hours time and check out the lighting effects in a night time race for yourself. My conclusion on the article. Obvious clickbait, either that or fanboy journalism...
Its a solid racing game, unfortunately that doesn't seem to cut it nowadays, people want gimmicks and open world. Hopefully the online stuff will make it stand on its own against other racers once it fully works.
And meanwhile i'm having a lot of fun with the game. It's great :D
Hey look, it's another review of :"driveclub isn't forza!!" Facepalm....
Wow, I can't believe how hard people are trying to shit all over this game. It is incredible, nuff said. Sure it's having some problems at the moment, but god people are so spoiled, shit happens. It may not be 4k but it is still one of the best looking games I've yet to ever lay eyes on, yea some are releasing soon on PC that look better but for now its up there. I can't wait to play this with Morpheus. I even game on PC pretty hard too but god damn this game looks amazing in person for a console game.
I have lost bubbles- and continue to be moderated- for less trolling crap than what's going on in Drive Club articles. They're all in here, showing support for an author who obviously didn't even play. I mean, there isn't even a racing line, unless you can turn one on in the features. These guys don't care about whether or not the review is legit. They just want a reason to bash the game. And since there's no moderation, not only did this hit-grab article make it through, but these same people are actually gaining bubbles by trolling the game. It was crap like this that made me quit and close up my old account... But it was also crap like this that made me create this one. Now watch I get trolling or off-topic before any of the actual trolls do.
My review. Great arcade racer. A little lacking in content. Amazing graphics. Sound good albeit a little muted. No music per default settings (then again there is this thing called Music Unlimited...) A solid 8 out of 10 total. Graphics 9+ (a little oversaturated colours for my taste,but those lighting effect is just WOW!), sound 8, Content 7, gameplay 8. It is after all a delayed launch game...
Devs now a days think that if they make the game look good then it will be enough. It is not. I would rather have a racing game in pong graphics then just to look at a pretty picture with little content.
Geez this game is getting butchered with the reviews! Kinda feel bad for the developers!
This is not a review , its an immature teenagers blog from what I can see.
Not even gonna read the review, but funny title lol
Then you done f up and should go to prison for reckless driving
The horror, when will it end @Natural Doctrine this one is even worse
Apparently Mike Boccher thinks he's a game journalist, sadly he comes off as little more then an xbox fanboy and a mouthpiece shilling for Microsoft riding the wave of hate for DC. I tried to read his monotonous self gloating poor grammar drivel, but I ended falling asleep at the keyboard.
"Part of racing games that everyone loves is fine tuning your ride in order to beat the competition." Not me, I'd rather it be based on the skill of the driver, and I don't want to 'learn to tune' in a game, I'll save the learning for the real world.
Yep the truth hurts. I also waisted 50 bucks on this game. Way to boring. this is a perfect example of how 1080p and graphics don't always make a good game. If you want to play a good racing game go buy horizon 2 on xbone. I don't know why people think this game looks so good to me the graphics look very bland but that's my opinion.
I just got my driveclub today and so far its really fun all cars handle and sound different wich is brilliant its a arcade game also it is easily the best looking racer out there.as for these reviews i dont understand why its so under rated most of these reviewers dont make sense also ign rated it 7.9 because of lack of content wich is understandble driveclub only needs a few patchs to sort the ai out and definitly much more dlc cars and tracks cant ask for more than that
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