Lazygamer gets the scoop from Stephen Viljoen from Slightly Mad Studios, the developers behind the Need for Speed series.
Again? Is this sort of thing necessary? shouldn't people just focus on making good games?
Well since the game is already completed now would be the time to start slinging mud and raising it's profile
I would 'lol' hard if this game gets below an 8. The way the developer is hyping up the game sounds like it's going to a 9.5 game.
Not counting the extra "standard" cars. All 220+ premium(real PS3/GT5)cars are actually quite varied. GT has pretty much all sorts of cars covered. So what's the problem with having extra models of some cars with different acceleration, handling, etc?
Wobbly, it's just a cheap ass way to get attention. A lot of post I see from N4G members are not overly positive about Shift 2. Most of those post I have read mention the poor physics and medicore graphics of the prequel. I myself played and completed 2 of the three original version of Shift. I enjoyed it that much. It was a blast to play on my wheels BUT the game was an arcade racer with "some" sim elements at best. Why this dev is saying anything about GT5 is laughable. When I hear one developer taking shots at another it really turns me off. It's sad what this industry has turned into. But negativity is like sex, it's a great marketing tool. People will pick up Shift 2 just to see if their claims are founded. I will pick it up because I enjoy all styles of racing. I do agree with you. They should simply STFU and let the game speak for itself.
Lets face it if you have to snipe at a game thats been around for years that many people look up to. then this tells me they know they have alot to live up against. true devs dont back stab. multiplatformer devs are greedy and spoilt. Kazunori Yamauchi im sure you wouldnt see him making quotes' Oh wait he did make one quote but more how he feels when asked about other racing titles. he said they are not simulation. he doesnt like them. now thats not the exact words but close enough. hmm shame i preorderd this to test out in comparrison. after reading them quotes i may just cancel it if they think there soo much better.
Way to stay classy Turn 10.... I mean Slightly Mad Studios.
Except different models of cars ARE different. You're making a self proclaimed "Racing Sim" you shouldk now this.
Forza 4 vs Gt5 NfS Shift vs Grid
“We don’t want to have a player having 20 versions of a Honda S2000… that’s pointless” Well, he has a point. There's about 40 different versions of the Nissan Skyline GTR, which is absurd. Don't believe me? Count them. http://www.gtplanet.net/gra... Take a look how many Subaru's, Mazda's and Mitsubishi's are there. I'm not hating on GT5 but the man has a point. Where's my Lamborghini Reventon, Polyphony?
PS. There's only 18 Honda S2000, not 20. He's wrong.
Lol I think his point still stands
So what's the problem with having extra models of some cars with different acceleration, handling, etc?
Although I agree with you, your example of the Nissan Skyline I have to disagree with, it's my favourite car and I actually did go out trying to get all versions of it :P
The man does have a point about GT5 having so many of the same car models but it's petty and classless to take shots at the competition. The original Shift was a fun game, that's all. I played and completed 2 of the 3 versions and walked away and hae not ever returned. Even though I still own both. I still play Forza 3 and will probably be playing GT5 on and off till GT6 is released. Sorry SMS but your game is a nice diversion from the two games I mentioned above but that is all it is. Hopefully Shift 2 will prove will be a significant leap over the original but I wont be holding my breath waiting with anticipaton.
Need for speed SHIT
I even get his point. But they are all different models, and seriously who cares. There are so many cars to choose from.
Well GT is known for these kinds of things, its one of the key components to its long running success. And as they would say,if it aint broken why try and fix it? GT is a drivin sim not some arcade racer. Point is this if you were to go to a honda dealership(which is what the game is intepreting) you will see and notice about 18 or 20 something version of the civic or accord. Not 3 or 4 honda cars than move on to the next brand. That would almost certainly deminish the feel of it feeling like an actual driving sim. All these other games have some decent amount of cars, simply because they put their focus elsewhere. And end up charging you for stuff that should be included in the game in DLC fashion. GT regardless of how many cars of how many brands its got, it still has a larger selection of cars overall over a lot of games.(again) Even with 18 hondas it still outweights the other games in number of different cars. Real car nuts, love this about GT because not everyone just wants 3 or 4 version of a car they know and like, they would like to have a wider selection of their favorite car its that simple. No one complaint about project gothan having all them ferraris, why complain now? Asides from this, the amount of features GT has its staggering compare to what this game could ever offer. Need for speed to me is like one of them quick cash games with pretty graphics and some level entry controls for the masses. GT5 despite the mixed reviews(which were all based on how little it has changed; which makes no sense whatsoever considering how well those previous iterations scored and sold) is a very successful game. The industry is full competition, but among that is hypocrasys. Your game is an inspiration of GT; so much of this is evident that its a fact you or no one cant deny, no need to try and knock your maker. I said this before about games like saints road, dantes inferno, and so forth. Concepts which are based on the competitions product shouldn't have developers with this kind of atitude. It makes them look like hypocrits. If you want to make your game slightly different than fine, but dont go around slaming the competition for something you are obviously not offering. This isn't boxing. But thats just my opinion.
I agree having 20 versions of the same car is pointless. Coulda been another car standard or premium.
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