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  1. ... just wows you every time. Mine is the sunlight playing on the dashboard.
  2. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I have a feeling the graphics for DR3.0 are going to be mind-blowingly insane. The change in graphics power of the next generation of consoles and PC cards looks like a bigger leap than ever before, especially with ray tracing becoming a standard. This should mean a step towards ultra-realism that is berserk. It will definitely be a bigger leap than the graphics between DR1 and 2.0
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    What this means is that Dirt Rally 3.0 simply can not skimp on a decent career mode. And by God it'd better be offline.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

  5. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    One aspect of sound in 2.0 I can't help feel is still missing is a constant sound of the tires on the ground surface. When I drive a regular vehicle there is an ever-present 'roar' which gets louder or softer depending on how smooth the road is beneath. It seems there is only the road surface noise in DR2.0 when the car is sliding or otherwise changing its grip level, but that more constant sound seems not to be present. Am I right with feeling this, or is it something that's actually there in the game (I doubt it), or is it just not something you would expect to hear? I do love the audio in this game otherwise, but wish I still didn't have to re-balance levels for some vehicles in order to hear either the co-driver or the engine.
  6. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    On balance I prefer it this way. Better to prevent whatever DR2.0 discussion being overrun by D5 talk - even if it's not much 2.0 talk for the moment. As 2.0 is now finished, there's a lull in talk about it, but there'll be more I'm sure which will come in small waves. And having the dedicated D5 thread keeps talk focused on that subject there. And especially since D5 looks to be 'Macro Machines' and completely different to DR2.0 (unlike serious rally game Dirt 4)
  7. Jake Cushing

    A Nostalgia Thread

    So Art of Rally is starting to look quite seriously gorgeous - and more authentic than I had expected
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    A Nostalgia Thread

    Early 80s. Rally Speedway on the Commodore 64. Tremendous fun, this one, especially in 2 player mode. Great smooth scrolling and just nice timing to the controls. Yes that is your driver on flames running out of his wrecked vehicle, he then rolls around to put out the flames. Late 80s/Early 90s. Network Q RAC Rally. I think there were two or three games in this series, each much the same. Good fun in its day, basic 3d and sprites. The first first-person perspective rally game I recall playing. Late 90s. Mobil 1 Rally Championship. This was a seriously good looking game, especially on the PC. I played the hell out of on the PSX, and it was the first 'serious rallying' experience I ever had, with great long stages. Physics were rather lacking, but a great experience for the time. Late 90s. McRae 2.0. The most fun I've ever had playing rally, prior to DR2.0. Just a completely brilliant racing game with absolutely superb graphics on the PS1. Great physics too in a fun-but-believable way. Late 90s/Early 2000s. Michelin Rally Masters. Under-rated game, decent physics and whilst no serious long stages, mucho enjoyable. Early 2000s. Rally Trophy. Absolutely superb in its day, loving recreation of classic car rally days. Really enjoyed and played the heck out of this, physics were nice, too, believable but no simulation. Mid-2000s. RBR. What is there to say? Unbelievable, colossal, staggering, and ridiculously hard to play with a controller. Didn't stop me going back again and again. From here, it had to be simulation or forgeddit. Tragic to watch its fortunes in the day though, with the game tanking, the studio bought over by some dubious characters (Gizmondo) who went bankrupt after doing things like 'investing' in race-horses, and then R. Burns himself dying! Any that I've missed here?
  9. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    @PJTierney Serious suggestion: Given this is being marketed as a more 'fun' game, Codies should allow as an option, a massively zoomed-out third-person camera. So, if you wish, you can play this as almost a top-down racer. This will draw in some players who like their first-person racing games to be realistic, and their arcade racing games to be much more top-down. Like me.
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    Dirt 5 will be amazing!

    I admire the gentle and innocent optimism of the OP on this 😀 But I do hope that one good thing that might come from Dirt 5 is that it acts like a lightning-rod for all the 'gaminess' that Codies feel necessary to sell racing games. So by removing the Dirt 4 'serious rally content (tm)' , and going full bubble-gum rinky-dink, that would leave Dirt 2.0 as the serious rally simulation. Meaning a shift to really photographic looking graphics, for example. I loved Richard Burns Rally's depiction of locations because they weren't over saturated or 'gamey' looking. Gateshead looked grey and bleak - great! It's actually more transporting that way. And let's now, for the love of God, finally have a proper, decent, rewarding off-line career mode. NOT a management sim, mind you. But career progression with the feeling of being a rally driver working his or her way up.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Seriously, who the heck is saying this?? Where do you come up with this nonsense? Nobody is saying Dirt 4 was a perfect game, or a 'masterclass'. Being a 'serious rally game' does not mean it was 'great', or heck, even 'good'. These words have different meanings. I personally think D4 was a 'good' game, but not 'great'. I even pointed out its major flaws, ie the grip levels and MyStage not working out well. The point being made was simply that Dirt 4 was a game that shifted the series into a serious direction. There was hope it may have continued. None of this is illegitimate. I point out to you the statements of the project lead about the game being an even stronger simulation than Dirt Rally 1 (and yes, that game was a simulation. Not a perfect one by any means, but still a sim). Yet that's just ignored, and @ianism pointed out how the game had serious rally options too. It's all over now, we know the direction it's heading and that's fine and dandy. But let's not pretend facts are not facts.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    @JZStudios knows better than Paul Coleman. It's amazing JZ isn't a project lead at Codies!
  13. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Good God, you really are a master of changing your own goalposts. You stated 'Dirt 4 was in no way a serious rally game'. This is flat-out wrong. That is all. It would have been nice for D5 to continue the serious rally component. It won't. End of story.
  14. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    FINALLY!!! i MEAN REally and trulY, we have waited so long for a non-simulation driving game NOW IT BE UPON US The gates of heaven are SPARKLING HARD for this momentous event Shine on you crazy DIAMOND go you crazy arcade game thing, we have NEVER seen such bravery go go go you brave sparkly pastel **** thing you
  15. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    These were the years between RBR and Dirt Rally 1...
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    The physics of Dirt 4 were every bit as serious as DR1.0 In fact, they were arguably superior, as the cars finally had proper weight. The single, glaring issue was the grip level, and that wasn't much of an issue with certain cars, for example the Subaru NR4. Choose that car and D4 was a superior rally game in every respect over Dirt 1. At any rate, saying Dirt 4 was 'not a serious rally game' is laughable, as you might as well say DR1 was not a serious rally game. It was the anomaly in the series, to be sure though.
  17. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    😂 Joker tic? Dirt 4 wasn't a serious rally game? Here's Paul Coleman: "If you want sim then it’s a significant improvement on DiRT Rally. DiRT 4 is a big game. We want more people to play it and to do that we have Gamer handling and more accessibility options but at its heart the simulation engine is beating stronger than ever." But what would he know? He was only the project lead for the game. https://www.reddit.com/r/dirtgame/comments/5rnuqk/im_paul_coleman_chief_games_designer_for_dirt_4/
  18. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Except Dirt 4 was in fact a serious rally game. And the rallying in Dirt 4 was arguably superior to Dirt Rally 1. Don't believe me? Try the Dirtfish track in D4 and compare to DR1. The cars finally had weight. The problem came with the 'neutral' set-ups which nerfed drift. I still preferred Dirt 4 as the cars were much more believable than DR1's floaty physics. It is clear now which direction Codies prefer to go, and bully for them too - I hope they make a motza from the new 'candyland theme park racer'. But let's not have a go at people for asking about the rally element in Dirt 5 before the reveal. It was a perfectly good thing to do.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    That is so obvious it doesn't need to be stated. Nobody sane is suggesting this game should do badly or not exist at all. The only question was whether they would continue Dirt 4's serious rally stages with a simulation option, and therefore give us rally-sim-gamers some new rallying to do. As we all expected, that appears not to be the case, but you never know until it's actually played.
  20. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Oh man, that is so hilariously Forza Horizon-like in presentation. They should call it Dirtza And the berserk colour palette would have Willy Wonka saying 'settle down, this is a bit much!' Gonna give this a wiiiiide berth...
  21. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    So, where or when is the announcement about 'the future of Rally' and the 'big things that boy are you going to love' yadayada?
  22. Jake Cushing

    Tarmac Handling: Spain vs Germany vs Monte Carlo

    So, why wouldn't tarmac in real life be basically a very grippy gravel? You know, kind of like a solid... compacted... gravel
  23. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    The wait for today's reveal is so tense. Will the new title be Dirt 5, or Dirt 5.0, or DIRT? Will it be an arcade game like GRID, or an arcade game like GRID, or an arcade game like GRID? THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME
  24. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    😂
  25. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Btw the arcade/simulation option was in no way the reason Dirt 4 did not succeed. That had everything to do with the sim handling being nerfed and lifeless, and Mystage just not working well (and the consequent reduction in overall rally locations)
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