Should all new racing games have a damage model like that?

The open source project Rigs of Rods does exist since August 2005 and has a very impressive damage model.

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DelbertGrady2988d ago

Imo Burnout Paradise has the best damage modelling of any racing game this gen.

That's pre-alpha footage from 2007. Still extremely impressive imo.

Terarmzar2988d ago

stop bringing up burnout, the game does not have real cars so the can do whatever they want to them
criterion made burnout paradise and now there making the new need for speed game.The damage wont be close to the same in burnout now because there using real cars.

Venatus-Deus2988d ago (Edited 2988d ago )

There is a difference between creating damage physics for a handful of purpose build generic cars where each car will have the same effects (Burnout) and over 200 perfectly detailed copies of premium real life cars that allow different effects with each crash (GT5).

Add to that a further 800 cars with limited damage models.

What’s even more astounding is that all these impacts are occurring in a game that is running at 60fps and in 1080 resolution.

Are GT5 damage effects as realistic at other parts of the game…? No.

Are they better that any other damages models in any other games...? Yes.

Are there far more important features in the game...? Yes.

Time_Is_On_My_Side2988d ago

I would have to agree with you on that one, even though the damage modeling in Burnout looks cool, it's over glorified for it's arcade style game-play. As for Gran Turismo 5 using licensed vehicles with damage modeling to that level of detail is a progression, just look at the "Ford Racing Series"?

UltraNova2988d ago (Edited 2988d ago )


You Sir covered all bases, well done!

80082988d ago

Actually, from footage I've seen NFSHP has damage just as good as burnout paradise and it has licensed cars.

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Tommykrem2988d ago

Very often the games with the most impressive damage motor is not the game with the most realistic damage model. I think currently DiRT 2 has the best one, while Burnout's is certainly impressive it's not on par with the realism of DiRT 2... I think.

il-mouzer2988d ago

physical damage =/= real simulation damage

I'd rather have realistic tyre damage than the shape of the car changing with a few hit and bumps, similar to GT3

troll2988d ago

That was some impressive damage modeling. Spectacular if you consider the circumstances.

ndibu2988d ago

Look at The Real Desert Simulator (RDR PS3) those guys went the extra mile and had no foliage in the desert. Realistic

Nykamari2988d ago

So deal with it, what's wrong with people this gen. they gave you what you wanted now it's a problem! People always find something to bitch about, damn what a crazy world! Oh, try not to wreck and you won't see any damage!

bustamove2988d ago

360 fanboys are the ones fueling this hatred,that's the problem.

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