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  1. Leocp

    GRiD needs the SPLIT screen, promised

    Codemasters will struggle a lot to make me purchase any of their new games for a good while. As a massive Toca/Race Driver/Grid fan, I waited years for this game to happen, only to have the worst game Codemasters made in recent times. Incomplete, at one point totally unplayable, and with lots of broken promises, like the split screen mode or the game running at 60 fps in all systems. At least they TRIED to fix some issues and added MP lobbies, race length options, and stats. Along with some free cars and tracks to compensate. But ultimately, the game was beyond salvation. Which is a shame, cuz the core gameplay is fun.
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    GRID the most underrated car game

    There are two core problems with the AI. But first, the good things. They fight with each other, they make mistakes, they defend themselves. That alone alone makes some races more interesting than in other games. On the negative side, they're over aggressive for no reason. I mean, I don't think that Fernando Alonso would ram me IRL in a V8 super car, and also get angry (Nemesis) while doing it. Well, it happens here, and is beyond dumb. Is like the game forces contact way too much. You cannot go without the nemesis system. If you play carefully, the IA will manage to get ****** in most situations anyway. The other bad thing is the difficulty itself. Let's use the Okutama even with Group 1 GT. Doing a qualy in hard difficulty, the fastest time was 1:55. My lap time was about 1:57.5, which places me in a comfortable last place. So, I decided to go back to normal, because it was clearly too hard for me. And there, I made an easy pole with that same time, as the fastest time was 2:00... how you can go from last to P1 in just one difficulty grade? It clearly needed something in between. That is not realistic at all 🙂
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    GRID the most underrated car game

    It was said again and again. The actual RACING is pretty good. The game is fun for the most part, when you are on track. The races are enternaining.... they should have worked with AI better tho, as some of em are a breeze, and some of em are downright impossible to overtake. Also, on higher levels, it goes over agrressive for no reason. I recently tried PC3 (fortunately haven't bought it) and I think that Grid is superior, tho PC3 has more content. It seems more and more obvious to me that they kinda held Grid down in favour of PC3, cuz that game has all the content that this one lacks. Still it drives, looks, and sounds worse... like, if you actually merge both games you'll end up having a great experience. But they decided to split them in two for some reason... Still, you'll have a better value right now with Grid Ultimate Edition around the $15 mark, than paying full price for PC3.
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    Project cars 3.

    So, with PC3 they actually made it seem like Grid was good, right? Or at least, better than this one... is truly unbelievable how CMs reputation fell down to pieces as hard. Btw, Dirt 5 looks like a reskin of Grid 5 in mud/snow races. It will surely run like **** on base consoles, just like Grid did. I think is time to move on, people. CM seriously needs to get back on track, as it is just spinning around since last year. And with new Forza and Gran Turisno games around the corner, they really need to do something good and fast. PC3 is not helping. Just by the early looks, it will die as fast as Grid.
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    The future of Grid

    You guys probably have seen it by now, but just in case... here it's the latests racing line from Codemasters regarding the future of Grid Since GRID’s announcement in May last year, we’ve been overwhelmed with the positivity around the series’ return. GRID launched in October to critical acclaim and since then players have enjoyed three new circuits and a half dozen cars to add to their garages all for free, with more cars and Career events made available through GRID Ultimate Edition. Released on Google Stadia at launch, GRID was the first track-based racing title on the cloud-gaming platform. This offered a whole new generation of players the opportunity to enjoy GRID – and its exclusive 40-player Endurance mode – from almost anything with a screen. GRID’s community has been at the heart of all the tweaks and changes made since launch and despite Season 3 being the final season of GRID, every bit of feedback – whether that’s from the Codemasters Forums or across the web – will be passed on for future entries in the series. Whilst this will be GRID’s last inclusion in the Racing Line for a while, it certainly won’t be the last you hear from us. We’ll be keeping the conversation going on our socials, so make sure you’re following on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for all the latest news on the GRID series. So yeah, basically this is it. The game is now dead. No more seasons will be added. No more cars, NO MORE TRACKS, no comunity features. As I already said, CM will now shift focus torwards PC3, F12020, and Dirt 5. None of em fancy me, specially after paying Grid full price and having an average experience, at the absolute best. On a "kinda" plus note, CM mention "future entries of the series" so maybe, someday, they will undo the bad things they made with Grid 2019. But anyway, the damage is already done for most of us, I think. This will be hard to forget for many (it will be for me). I will now patiently wait for Gran Turismo 7, a series I love (despite the low points). I don't see myself coming back to Codemasters games for a while. Grid leave me hurted, plus nothing new really gets my attention. Stay safe, everyone! And be well :D cya around!
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    The future of Grid

    The future of this game is called Proyect Cars 3. I've been saying this for months, and today, it was announced... I mean, isn't it funny than just a month or so after Grid's last DLC gets released, they announce PC3 outta nowhere? Also, the announcement of said game comes with much requested community features, that were largely requested (and misteriously missing) for Grid but never came... isn't that curious too? I don't know guys, as I said, I was calling this for months. Grid 2019 was either rushed when Codemasters and Slightly Mad studios merged (because they were already working on PC3, it was well known), or either Grid was released as a quick, low budget product just to cover a six month to a year gap in which CM had nothing (they had Dirt Rally 2.0 GOTY, which was a year old game by that time). It is quite curious for me that both games seem to be identical (for what was shown today for PC3) in terms of gameplay and accesibility. And it is obvious that both games could not coexist or compete with each other. And yes, I'm aware that Bandai Namco publishes PC3 (at least in Europe) but still Slightly Mad studios makes it, and SM is CM now. The Bandai Namco thing is probably an old agreement because of past secuels. Edit: I just learned that PC3 has streets circuits... and guess what? Two of the confirmed locations are Shanghai and... HAVANA!! Like, COME ON!!! It's dead obvious by now!
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    Final nail...

    So in the last patch, they changed the rules of the races... Pre patch, if you didn't qualify and go race directly, next races of a round used reverse championship grid starts. Now, for some reason, grid starts are completely random... although the championship runner seems to start high pretty often. This completely kills the thrill of the game, and blatantly makes it another boring arcade racer at it's core. Previously, you could end the race in mid positions and still fight the championship because of the reverse start. Now, it's a simple "chase the rabbit" as most arcade games. I just gave up on this mess. I have about 70% of the career completed, x2 races and hard. I just lowered the game at x1 and medium just to breeze it, finish it, and never play it again. I tought I would buy the DLC down the line, but now I don't care anymore, really. This game ended being the most disappointing release of the gen for me. They made the lowest effort possible. Codemasters went WAAAAAY downhill in 2019, but this game is the worst of them all. Good luck trying to sell me either F1 or Dirt 5. No, thank you. I'm done until things are made good again. Thank you. Have a nice day everyone.
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    Final nail...

    At first, the topic was about letting you guys about this uninformed change. But as I wrote, I became more and more angry, lol. So it ended being a big rant rather than a feature change that they didn't seem to care, even if it's a bug (the mod does not even show up here anymore, they game is just dead for CM as it is for some of us). So yeah, sorry about that. But probably it's my goodbye topic as well. Probably I'll finish the game during the weekend and will uninstall it for good. Such a shame, it had potential if they would have care for it more than they did. Anyway, I still respect people that likes it and plays it, of course. Not anymore for me tho. So, good gaming everyone 😁 cya around.
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    Manage your expectations 🏁🏎🚥

    I don't think anymore content is coming. Best case scenario, it could be one more track. But otherwise, maybe they would bring some fixes and call it a day. No one's interested in this game anymore. And I really, REALLY tried. Ultimately, I can't believe how badly they screw it with this. It had it's potential, but for me is the most disappointing game of this gen so far. It is not terrible, tho, but not nearly as good as it should be. The only good thing is the experience we got from this: I'm never again preordering a Codemasters game. Never, ever again.
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    CODEMASTERS you are alone.

    What can I say? While I like Grid 2019, I think a re release of GAS with all the DLC for like 40 bucks would have been better that what we actually got. The thing with that is that PC players would have been forgotten, as they can still buy and play GAS. But for console owners, would have been way better. And so they could use another year to make this new game better, or release something similar and bigger.
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    My Grid Season 3 Review

    Nice review. I'll get the season pass once it goes on a big sale. I payed full price for this game on launch, when it wasn't worth it at all. So I will not buy the DLC full price now. They already have enough of my money 🤣
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    CODEMASTERS you are alone.

    This. Basically this is why remasters of racing games are really, really rare. Not a single Gran Turismo, Forza... hell, even Sega can't properly re release Outrun because their deal with Ferrari expired years ago (the car is slightly updated in latest ports). There are a lot of lisences in these games, not only cars, but tracks, music, even the sponsors on the liveries. It is clearly not easy, as basically no one is doing it. The closest thing is GAS for Switch, which might be still on time to be re released without any lisencing issues.
  13. I'm a non premium user, and I can't find the Clio in any place. It is not in Invitational, it does not appear as it's own class, it is not there at all. It have appeared online for me tho. I'm in PS4. Anyone else with this issue?
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    Manage your expectations 🏁🏎🚥

    Yeah, I honestly think they are basically done by now with this game. It is on permanent price drop now, and more than likely they will release Season 3 in the upcoming two or three weeks, and then that's it. Probably all support will end... it has already ended on these very boards, it seems. Such a shame, the game had it's potential but killed itself with the lack of content. They made quite some fixes along the way, but ultimately I don't think many people bought this, and not so many people keeps playing it compared to other games. The reasons are clear: lack of content, bad optimization, lack of basic features at launch like race duration or MP lobbies. I really think that either the game was made on a rush, probably with low budget, or maybe they decided to reduce the budget at some point for some reason, so they ended launching the game anyway with the little content they had. The bad choice was to make it full price, maybe if it was cheaper would have sold more (but anyway they caught some of us on launch, as the game was quicly put on discount several times just weeks after launch)
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    AI discussion

    With the latest patch released this week, I think all the major concerns of this game have been addressed already (not counting the lack of content tho, I'm talking about what's here). And I gotta say that I'm impressed that CM actually added all these fixes and improvements. The game certainly is quite better now, than on launch. Still, I think there's one last thing to adress, and that's the AI. This is a common problem with other CM games, but for some reason I think is more noticeable here. I don't know about you guys, but for me, I notice it the most on the Pro Truck series of races. In those, the AI is like super fast. I play on hard, with the assists on default, and you can't simply catch on another truck. You need to be a turn one heroe, and then try to endure the rest of the race. However, the final race in one event is Okutama at night. In that one, the AI gets off the track consistently on turn one, every single lap, creating some huge crashes, and making the race easily winnable because of that. Both things are wrong. So, please... try to look out for this, and make the AI more consistent. Challenging, but not insanely fast as it is on this particular series.
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    GRID 2019 - When is Split Screen Coming?

    You know, I have a very tiny theory. The SMS studios thing is a rather new thing for us all, but most probably has been in talks for quite some time, and maybe even it happened way before they let us all know. So maybe, just maybe, Grid was caught in the middle of all that and the game was kinda shafted during development, because most likely Proyect CARS will overwrite this series, TOCA, and all that. It will be CM's multi class racing game. PC3 is most likely coming out this very year, and so Codeasters will switch support from Grid to that one. Grid was just a place holder until that other game comes out. Either because they decided not to keep spending money/resources on it early on because they knew they would be working on PC3 some months later, or they just decided to launch a tiny game on 2019 to complete the cycle with F1 2019 and Dirt Rally 2.0... although in that case, maybe it would have been better to re release GAS like they did with the Nintendo Switch. I don't know... just a small theory I have.
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    GRID 2019 - When is Split Screen Coming?

    Yep, this. It was promised in an interview, and never ever mentioned again. I don't wanna be that guy, but honestly it does not not seem that this game will get any further support past it's third season. I think what we got up to know, is the most they decided to deliver. They will keep their plans and DLC schedule... and after April, I think it might be it. Chris, the past comunity managger, already moved to another proyect. That alone I think shows that Grid is no longer a priority por CM, and they will anounce something new soon, that most likely will override this game. Which of course, will be a sad thing...
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    AI discussion

    Ummm as other guys said, I think you are missing the point. Yeah. What most of us refer to (myself included ) is: Race 1 of a series, the IA go insanely fast. You barely can catch anyone. Race 2 of the same series: IA go way slower, you can actually fight them and be on par with most of em Race 3 of the same series: IA go off the track on turn 1 on every single lap, they crash each other trying to get back on track. You intantly win because of that. I don't really think those things are intentional...
  19. In another topic, @ChrisGrovesMCM told me that the devs aren't looking to add this mode. So I tought about making a topic, to see if people are interested. And if we are, maybe they can consider it 😋 I'm talking about a mode that is a staple in CM racing games. F1 has it, Dirt games has it, even Autosport had it... Add some daily/weekly/maybe even monthly events connected to race net. Different tracks, car classes, difficulty, even now can add race length. People race, and take a part on leaderboard based on finishing position/total race time. At the end of the week or whatever, you receive in game money according to your position on the leaderboard (let's say, top 2000). Would you guys be interested in something like that? Let CM hear us then! 😁😁
  20. Yeah, I thought this myself too, as the UE is cheaper than then season pass. It makes sense, they kinda want you to buy the game twice, in a way 😹 I will personally wait for a sale for the season pass, I'm not even done with the main campaign yet. So, maybe by the time season 3 drops, the whole season pass will low it's price after a while. I also hope they consider to keep supporting the game after that!
  21. This is actually a nice update there! Really loving all the stuff. Just one question tho, what class are the two extra cars?
  22. Man I'm not even British, but that would be a nostalgia overkill! I would love something like that.
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    60fps on base ps4

    Man... why did you have to bring this topic again? I was over it by now xD but yeah... deep inside it still bothers me to see this game running at 30 fps. It spoils part of the fun for me... it really does. The only difference between this game and F1/Dirt, is that in Grid there are more cars on track, and I'm not talking about the raw number, but at times there are 4/5 different cars in a race. Never in F1 or Dirt that happens, except in Rally Cross. But still races have shorter grids. I'm pretty sure devs have said that the game would run in 60 fps in all platforms, but they didn't do that. It's obvious that they have issues doing it on base consoles. Still, a performance mode would have been a nice solution, if possible: less cars on track (let's say, half the grid) but better performance.
  24. Thank you for letting us all know the insight if this topic 😁 and sorry for my late response. I imagine that it would not be easy to introduce, as a mode like this literally would need a new infrastructure just for it, the track rotation, even the leaderboards... everything should be made almost from scratch and maintain it on a server... But still, I hope it can become a reality. It could greatly add to the game's lifespan. Just the other day I booted up Dirt 4(after nearly two years! ) and there are still "Community events" rolling and people competing on them. And those rotate daily, weekly, and monthly! All with price money rewards. It is really an incentive to keep playing even if you are done with the game (Dirt 4 is endless anyway with the "my stage" feature, lol)
  25. This is unbelievable... I played the game at a friend's house who has a ver small setup. Just made a race, it looked decent. But wanted to try it at home. I recently had the chance since I got the normal edition (thank god. My friend went Ultimate BTW). OH MY GOD... never seen a downgrade as huge as this in my life. These are PS3 graphics people, like seriously. I'm not even a graphic guy, but this looks atrocious. The reflections on my Aston Martin in Havana were like 10 fps. It was really painful to watch. And then, blur everywhere. To the point that player cards at the start of the race are barely visible. The game can't even seem to maintain solid 30 fps. There are buzzsaw borders everywhere, look at the damn buildings in Silverstone for godsake! I'm really mad, yes. I was really looking forward to this game and I'm really feeling insulted and scammed. This is in no way, the same game you were showing all this time. It is really last gen graphics in 1080p, I don't think any other 30 fps racing game in PS4 looks as bad as this one. This is really shameful. I always supported you guys as you made some amazing games in the past, but I really can't look past this (the game have other problems, but this topic is about one particular issue). I felt like I bought a terrible handled port, and I payed full price for it. On top of that, I went digital, so there's no chance of a refund whatsoever. I really hope this can be fixed somehow, but I doubt it. Still I wanted to make this topic for other people to be aware, and for you, the devs, to be aware about this, about a single customer that is really, really disappointed for the abysmal port released for base consoles. The game got treated like if it was a gen behind, at the very least.
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