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  1. Has this got something to do with the content discrepancy glitch from v1.5 and clicking 'remove content and continue' to load the game?
  2. _BorisTheFrog_

    FIX THE DREADFUL DARK/LIGHTING PROBLEM (please!)

    I've played both versions and yes, I do agree the PC version isn't perfect but it's still much, much better than the X1X. Dark really is dark and whilst turning up HDR brightness does improve things visually in these sections, the second you exit in to daylight you are met with a glaring wall of blurry over-bright light that's even harder to drive through. It's kind of a lose, lose scenario. It's weird really because I personally found that, in terms of clarity of visibility (and providing I could keep my headlights intact), night time driving was by far the most comfortable scenario simply because there was nothing from up there in the sky affecting my view. Something has to be amiss you can complete a stage quicker in pitch black conditions than you can in overcast conditions at 2.30 in the afternoon. IFor me, in Poland and New Zealand that was exactly the case..
  3. Hmm, not sure what to say then because that and the Opel Kadett C (£1.19) are definately showing as "buy now" items and clicking to purchase them takes me to my debit card details so i think it's safe to assume i don't own it yet 🙂 Can I just point out that I am not a DX owner. I bought the upgrade as a separate item and that's all I own.
  4. I own the season pass and on all other dlc's xbox store normally just prompts me to install but on this occasion it's asking me to buy Latvia RX for £3.19. So I guess the problem is not resolved everywhere yet.
  5. _BorisTheFrog_

    FIX THE DREADFUL DARK/LIGHTING PROBLEM (please!)

    100% agree with this. I have a Samsung UE49 (7 series) and genuinely could not find a single setting on both X1X and TV to play DR2 in a comfortable manner. When I say comfortable I mean without having to squint through a permanently dark/foggy horizon or the blurring effect of glaring light (depending on time of day / weather conditions). This was no different in 720p, 1080p and 4k and even worse (ultra blurry) when the ingame 4k mode was turned off I freely admit to not having flawless 20:20 vision (I have low level cataracts that react to extreme brightness) but even so, I can still see and was also fully aware that the game was hurting my eyes to a point where it was probably doing more harm than good, so for the sake of my own well being I sold my physical copy and moved over to PC where I could tailor visual settings to suit my needs. It's not perfect but, oh my god, it's so much nicer to have that greater degree of clarity. My hope was that, when enforcing all these lighting effects on console gamers, Codemasters would also recognise the fact that not all TV's display visuals the same way and not everyone has perfect eyesight so it's not necessarily the case that default settings with just a HDR slider is going to be sufficient enough to suit all needs. Alas though, it clearly seems to be the case that PC-esque settings aren't going to happen and those console gamers affected have to either make do or not bother with the game at all.
  6. Can you hear "everything is awesome" droning away in the background? Has your character developed a fetish for pink slippers and strange dances? When driving, do walls and trees now magically explode before your very eyes? Are you experiencing a desire to change your gamertag to 'XxEliteRaCeRz403xX'? Do you have an overwhelming desire to continually use the words "pumped", "stoked" and "hyped" when someone tells you a wheel rim DLC is imminent?
  7. _BorisTheFrog_

    Welcome to the new GRID

    Will they be adding the "12 incredible racing locations" to the existing list of 'done to death' and suspiciously familiar sounding circuits before or after launch? Also, can you race any vehicle on any circuit?
  8. _BorisTheFrog_

    Welcome to the new GRID

    If 8 locations and 12 circuits is the confirmed base content (with the rest of the game once again locked in DLC seasons) that's a really poor incentive to go out and buy this game soI I'll vote with my wallet and sit on this one until it goes ultra cheap or it ends up on gamepass. With no major racing games planned on XBox this year you'd have thought that Codemasters would have gone all out to make Grid a truly spectacular game instead of ripping people off with this tacky DLC nonsense. What gives? Do you not want our money?
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    Season 2 Info, will there be a season 3

    Hmm, not wishing to sound too cynical here but looking at the somewhat uninspiring offerings of season 2 as well as taking into consideration the community requests as further DLC additions, you can't help but wonder if Codemasters have deliberately withheld specific locations to make future seasons more appealing. Ask yourself the question, if the remaining locations from DR1 would have all been included in season 2 and knowing that it would be highly unlikely that any new rally locations would be developed specifcally for DLC, would you really have the confidence in spending a further £25 on completely unknown content in future seasons?
  10. _BorisTheFrog_

    DiRT Rally 2.0 is fine!

    "Never look a gift horse in the mouth - sell it in a bun with cheese and relish instead" ... As they would say at Burger King
  11. _BorisTheFrog_

    WE NEED A RE-LAUNCH - let's brainstorm!

    I gave the game an average review score (2/5) based on 15 hours of gameplay and based solely on the fact that I felt it was, well, an average game - and still maintain that if consoles were fortunate enough to have a choice then Dirt Rally 2 would struggle against any competition. My review wasn't influenced by the lack of VR (not applicable), force feedback issues (again, not applicable) or even always online Racenet; it was decided upon by the level of immersion I got from my game time as well as the quality of the product in relation to what I paid for it. In my humble opinion I feel Dirt Rally 2.0 is most definately NOT a dream come true and if my negativity makes me a "(self) indulgent crybaby" for not happening to be wearing industry tinted 9.3 out of 10 spectacles (along with 'I love Codemasters' embossed underpants) then so be it.
  12. _BorisTheFrog_

    Everything frustrating with Dirt Rally 2

    Yeah I get that Codemasters don't have any official WRC licencing and my point wasn't aimed in that direction - It was simply a rally in general reference. My argument is, remains and will not be altered that *especially) with this point in mind Codemasters effectively had a clean slate on which to create a complete and comprehensive game 'based on', well, just about any real life venue without the costs or constraints of licencing. If both Milestone (WRC / XBox 360) and KTR (WRC 6 and 7) cann deliver something approaching respectability (choice and variety) on a tight budget AND with the licencing ball and chain costs then I fail to understand why Codemasters, a company of far greater stature, cannot achieve similar targets. Where DLC is concerned i'm as happy as the next person that new content is added into a game but at the end of the day (and irrespective of it's cost) that DLC should be there to enhance an already great product and not used as a means to bolster up minimal base content for a game that retails on an AAA price tag, so whilst I do respect your loyalty and enthusiasm towards Codemasters / Dirt Rally (delete where applicable) I on this occasion find it a little more difficult to justify the way in which theu have gone about their business with DR2 (it all feels a bit penny pinching to me). I guess we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one.
  13. _BorisTheFrog_

    Everything frustrating with Dirt Rally 2

    How would you feel if F1 2019 had 6 launch circuits, with the remainder added as recycled season pass DLC on a fortnightly basis? The fact remains that for a game with "Rally" (not Rallycross) as it's primary selling point, base content in no way reflects anything remotely close to a full rally championship, so to add paid for DLC in order to give the end user a more satisfying experience is a little underhand in thee first place. To add recycled season pass DLC that could just as easilly been added to the base game simply cannot be condoned.
  14. _BorisTheFrog_

    Patch 1.4 - What matters to YOU?

    I read a user review of a game on xbox store and this person was complaining that the game was too difficult and as a result was denying him access to levels that he'd paid for and should be allowed to play!.. Damn, if this is the way it works then Williams, Namco, Taito and all those other bygone companies owe me a shed load of 10p pieces. Modern day gamers aren't driven by incentives.....
  15. _BorisTheFrog_

    Rank your favourite locations in DiRT Rally and 2.0!

    Wales Sweden (Dirt 4) New England Greece Sweden (DR1, DR2) Germany Pikes Peak, USA The rest are ok but not oustanding.
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