Test Drive Unlimited 2

Discussion in 'RPG, Simulation, Strategy and Others' started by Spectre8, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Leevers

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    Have purchased the game and am currently downloading....
    I don't think I have downloaded anything of this magnitude before 14gig?

    Anyhow, keep an eye out on the front page for a review.
     
  2. Spectre8

    Spectre8 Retired Administrator

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    Is that via Steam Leevers?? If so I'll race home and get the dl going :)
     
  3. GiantDave7

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    Yeah I started downloading today for Steam as well.
    Seems that Internode have it unmetered as well which is nice. Was getting a little pissed lately that nothing I've been D/Ling on Steam has been hosted in Aus so nice surprise.
    Also went straight into theDLC store on the wesite and picked up the Casino for 800 points. Glad to see the points relatively reasnobly priced ($25USD for 2000pts, casino 800 with extra casrs at 80ps each) even though paid DLC does still shit me a little.

    Are we getting a TOG steam group going for this one?
     
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    I've played it and it's awful.

    Recently downloaded Need for Speed World and wasn't that impressed with it, yet the car feels more like a car than this.
     
  5. Spectre8

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    Without trying to be dismissive (haven't played it at all yet) you haven't really had it long enough to give it a chance... I remember hating the original when I first got it - ended up loving it.

    What controller are you using? Can make all the difference.

    What's aweful? Just the feel of the car, or the handling too, or the style of the game? You're not really giving us anything to go by here.
     
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    You should read all the problems everyone are having over at the TDU2 Forums.

    EDIT: People are reporting different build numbers of the game. TDU2 QA v0.55 Build 0 & Build 1, Steam has QA v0.63 Build 0 & Build 1, v0.69.
     
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  7. Spectre8

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    Yeah I've seen some of them, but public forums are always the ones with the loudest complaints - very rarely do you see unbiased feedback there, which is why I'm keen to hear from a TOGger.
     
  8. Purg

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    Played for about an hour or so. Enough to get a feel of what the game lacks.

    Tried 360 controller and wheel - IIRC, expert physics is like driving on ice with steel wheels. Sport physics feels a little better but exceptionally rudimentary and completely unrealistic, even for an arcade racer.

    Granted Steam is a reasonable price but the shelf price is the same price I paid for GT5.

    The car lists are lacking (clearly to be enhanced by DLC), the AI doesn't really race you, the car isn't configurable in any way. Performance is patchy - get quite a few stutters on a decent rig regardless of graphics options of which don't make the game look all that pretty... but worst of all, the story fluff! It feels like the target market is 14 year olds that have never been behind the wheel of a car.

    There may be a decent racing game buried in there somewhere, but I already have plenty of titles dating back years that blow this out of the water.
     
  9. Leevers

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    Purg, no offence bud, but you do realise this is far from a racing sim, and it's by no means fair to place in the same category as one?

    I've played the game and find it to be fine to me.
    It seems your expectations of the game are far from accurate of the market the game appeals to and has always appealed too.

    You seem to enjoy GT5 and alike of which are fantastic racing sims. I too enjoy F1, GRID, DIRT2, and other racing sims, but this is more along the lines of an arcade racer with a hint of simulation and a hint of MMO.

    You say you've used a 360 controller and a wheel..... Have you tried the keyboard?
    I have a G27 wheel of which I'm trying to get the game to see but with little luck. However, the previous game had G25/27 support and apparently it worked fine. Whether this is a bug I don't know.

    I think it's great fun with a HUGE world to explore.

    Recommend it to those who enjoy arcade racers such as NFS, GTA, and other games that slip my memory of which provide emense amount of content in way of a racer.
     
  10. Father

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    I only spent about 15 mins in it so far so very very early on.

    But there is such a thing as a first impression and that one I could not help being disappointed.

    Graphics are very dated looking imo, dunno how they made it look so great in trailers etc coz it certainly has dx9 written all over it. Everything looks cartoony and rather flat, not by art choice but simply coz the game is a dx9 game despite dx9 games able to look better then this lighting wise. I haven't seen all times of day yet though but the lighting feels off in what I have seen so far, also the car metalic sheen etc.

    The story, omg, only see very little of it but I hear ya there Purg, it's aimed at people who will be getting their license in 5 years from now, extremely cheesy and juvenile.
    I hope that the story isn't going to be in my face all the time in order to enjoy cruising around. First one had no real story and didn't need one imo.
    Force feedback on my g25 is abysmal, I tuned up the in game settings but I guess I'll be doing some profile tweaking within the logitech profiler for this one.

    I can't stress enough but I stopped playing with the feeling of I'll have to check it out in a bit more depth the weekend rather then can't wait to get back to it.

    To be continued once I have given it some serious time, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt at this stage.
     
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    Yeah it's closer to GTA4 (without pedestrians n guns!) in it's driving style - which is fine by me :p I spent most of my time in GTA4 just cruising around :D Ok - and mugging people :p

    But my first hour or (oh wow that was three hours!) and although I can see exactly where Purg (and many others) are coming from, it's pretty close to what I was hoping for. Runs fine on my dated, but still good system, keeps me wanting more, and I still love going flat-out down some random road.

    Controls are far from perfect (Xbox controller) but that's mostly adjustable I think - need to play around with it.

    And yeah, the whole story thing is just a waste of time... but it's there, it's the designers attempt at bringing in a bigger crowd than the original - and I can't blame them for that. It's tacky, it's ugly at times, but it works - and gets me money and cars :)

    I'm liking it - maybe not loving it yet, but liking it plenty enough to keep me entertained :D
     
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    I understand its target market and I'm not expecting realism is its primary focus but given it's competition, it pales in comparison to other arcade racers already out there at just about every level. I want some suspension of disbelief that I am in the control of something that resembles a car.

    I couldn't get force feedback working on mine and the axis were that out of whack I gave up on it. 360 controller seems to work a lot better - though still awful.

    The story probably wouldn't be as intrusive later on and sadly it never gave me the ability to skip it - even though I was punishing my keyboard and beating my controller.

    I don't see any legs in it for me, I liked TDU1 but the online community never really took it up, could never get a decent race. I was hoping TOG would solve that but will wait and see how others experience races run off a server presumably in the US before I invest any more time in it.
     
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    I only got on for a little while (up to point where you need to buy your first car) but I was enjoying the little I played. I was only looking for a casual game with some racing where I can collect cars and just cruise around.
    What I want is a game where I can get together with some mates and have some fun.
    Just getting online together and going, lets find the best driving road on Ibiza and having fun with it (yes kinda like an electronic Top Gear in my head).

    I'm trying to use both the xbox racing wheel and controller with it. Will let you know how it all goes (the controller seems to work really well, trying out the wheel next).
     
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    GTA4's driving to me feels much better and collision physics and damage far superior. If it was in that league, I'd be a lot more satisfied with it. I dig roaming the streets in what ever car I've half inched. ;)

    I had a race where I clipped a corner and lost some time and the rest of the field just argy bargied me off the track as if I wasn't there. Try and swap paint with them and it's like you're hitting a solid immovable object.

    Might wait for a patch but I pretty much think what you see is what you get right now. Come on Dirt 3 and Shift 2.
     
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    I feel the urge to pimp slap the lot of you's , as im stuck downloading at 400kb ..when i normally get 1.2mb.
    stiiiiiiiiiil waiiiitinng ... its got 370z and a GTR ...i care not a jot for sim , as if i want sim ..ill buy RF2 when ever it gets out ...
    I got this for purely shits and giggles..and i reckon a few toggers and ts3 + alcohol and i reckon its were the game might shine.
    So .. think happy thoughts ...or come on the ANZINS server in arma2 OA and ill spank you with my M110 . :D
     
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    Ahh dude that sux...

    I raced home at lunch and got the dl started - was primed and ready when I finished work and played it for about four or more hours last night :)

    My strong suggestion is to do your best to ignore the whole start... driving is where it's at, and it's still hella good :D
     
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    I also started downloading yesterday lunch time... at 8:03am this morning it finished downloading - just as I was about to walk out the door to go to work! :(

    Stupid not-being-able-to-have-anything-other-than-adsl1 internet. :(
     
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    1st mission , hit a pole in the fezza and the game crashed... .wooooooot.
     
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    Played for a bit today so far.

    Ok, crap story I can ignore that, there's a lot of it at the start, but once you're up and driving you can just about do what you want, get a few phone calls from people with suggestions (ie I need a new look, etc, so you can set GPS to them or ignore) While corny, the story does have it's merits, you have an objective if you just don't feel like cruising. You do get little cutscenes when you hit certain bits, but nothing major like the start.

    As for feel, I plugged in my G25 it was attrotious, until I told setup to "detect" it, and it reset the defaults to suggested for the wheel, it became better, still it is an arcade racer, car feel is not real, but that's expected. The walking is a bit poor, I cranked the mouse sensitivity right up, but still want more from it.

    On Graphics, my card is near the low end, so I didn't expect much, but to be honest I've hardly noticed if they're good or bad, too busy watching the road.

    I didn't get TDU2 for racing, I got it to sit down chill out and relax. If I want something harder I'll jump on GT5 and race, to me TDU is just about getting out there and letting off some steam and doing shit I can't do on the road.
     

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