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DriveClub review | Trusted Reviews

Driveclub’s strength is its killer combo of stripped-back racing and social features, pushing you to keep going back to the track for personal glory and the glory of your team. If it lacks the glamour, freedom and exuberance of Forza Horizon 2, there’s compensation in the fierce competition on the track. The AI can be annoying, and not everyone will get the game’s approach, but if you engage with the game’s strong social angle, there’s a great racer in here to enjoy.

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Whirlwind_Fanfare_082177d ago (Edited 2177d ago )

7 out of 10? not bad, but far from terrible. After hearing how jacked up the PS store version is, i'll just get the hard copy version, especially after hearing how the A.I. is like bloodthirsty killers are in the PS store version, AA in the cars is not smooth like the hard copy version and the online jacked up in it unlike the hard copy version. So the hard copy of driveclub is all right, it's the PS store version that's broken from what i heard. Hope it's true!

Neixus2177d ago

I tried the game for a few hours over at a friend's house.

It was dissapointing, first and foremost, the driving. I know they're trying to make the cars have weight, but it's impossible to not crash in a turn.

Then there are these stupid penalties, like crashing in others, driving outside the road etc. They lower your score, that's not bad, but the fact that i can't accelerate for like 3 seconds after getting it.

This combined with the awful steering makes driving impossible.
It's some weird design choices.

CernaML2177d ago

Driving isnt hard at all if you dont treat it like a Need for Speed game...

git gud

llxKonanxll2177d ago

"It was dissapointing, first and foremost, the driving. I know they're trying to make the cars have weight, but it's impossible to not crash in a turn”.

---Maybe you don’t know how to drive into a turn? I’ve played some online matches and people think whizzing around a corner going 150 is a good idea. -_- You actually need to use some skill.. you know.. braking into the corner and accelerating to the outside.

"Then there are these stupid penalties, like crashing in others, driving outside the road etc. They lower your score, that's not bad, but the fact that i can't accelerate for like 3 seconds after getting it”.

--It’s supposed to promote good driving. Albeit Evolution has stated they will look into the penalties. You shouldn’t be driving off of the road regardless.

This combined with the awful steering makes driving impossible.
It's some weird design choices.

--I can drive perfectly fine. Currently a Level 40 and have all 225 stars. Maybe you just need practice.

ashen1222177d ago

i was going to send him a message like that, then figured he's probably just a troll or REALLY bad at racers

Neixus2177d ago

I'm no troll, but the controls are so sluggish.

uth112177d ago

I went from NFS Rivals to playing this and my first reaction was how unresponsive the controls are.

But really this has much more realistic physics than NFS and it just takes getting used to. You can't drive with the pedal to the metal at all times, you have to break sometimes, and different cars can have drastically different handling. After a little bit I got the hang of it and improved immensely. Not perfect yet though. There are some corners in certain tracks that I haven't mastered yet.

Volkama2177d ago

I downloaded NFS for free on EA Access, and literally didn't play past the tutorials because I just didn't get on with the handling model.

I played Forza Horizon 2, and the handling is just pure joy. Reminds me of the PGR games, with a bit of Sega Rally when you go off-road.

IMO Driveclub is somewhere inbetween those emotional responses. The handling is servicable. It doesn't really illicit either joy or frustration. It definitely leans on the "forgiving" side of driving games (as opposed to a Forza or Gran Turismo), but has enough meat to make you concentrate.

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MCTJim2177d ago (Edited 2177d ago )

Its not an unrealistic review. I would even go as far as to say its a fair review of the game.

Majin-vegeta2177d ago

*If it lacks the glamour, freedom and exuberance of Forza Horizon 2,

And just like that your credibility goes out the window.

fanboysmackdown2177d ago

And why is that, because perhaps you're a Sony fanboy? I've played both and FH2 is superior in every way except for visually, but FH2 looks pretty darn good too.

llxKonanxll2177d ago (Edited 2177d ago )

@icheerbothconsonles

This isn’t a Forza Horizon 2 Review. It seems like everyone is comparing the two games when in reality they aren’t even the same. Driveclub actually requires skill. It’s the more competitive racer out of the two.

@Hammad

Insecurity fanboy syndrome.

HammadTheBeast2177d ago

Why is there the need to bring up Forza Horizon in a review of DriveClub?

Pman902177d ago

comparing driveclub to FH2 is like comparing GTA V to hitmam

Bzone242177d ago

@hammadthebeast & llxKonanxll

Probably because Forza was brought up in Driveclub ads. ie. "Forza Killer". Putting "Forza Killer" in their ads make them insecure also?

TheFanboySlayer2177d ago (Edited 2177d ago )

True true....but it's like Sony is comparing fruit to fruit whilst the reviewer is comparing apples to oranges....
@bzone24

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llxKonanxll2177d ago

@Bzone24

No. What they did was advertising and was aimed at Forza, Forza 5 specifically. This is a REVIEW of Driveclub. Forza Horizon 2 shouldn’t even be brought up.

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