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  1. So, this isn’t a big deal, but I’m curious as to why the up to 2000ccs are listed before Group B 4WD and Group A in the car lists. The car list almost goes 60’s, 70’s, 80’s like before, natural progression of the improving technologies, but in this game, the up to 2000ccs are placed right after the RWD cars. They definitely weren’t where I expected them to be. Like I said, not a big deal and the up to 2000ccs will almost always be my favourite car class, but odd placement in the list on this game. 


  2. 13 minutes ago, JorritVD said:

    Just a random post. I am thinking which new Rally and new RX location i like the most so far.
    From the rally locations (New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the USA) all have their are good things. But I think my preference would go to New Zealand.
    It has a nice flow and a lot of different speeds, height differences, technical challenges.

    From the fout new RX locations (Barcelona, Mettet, Trois-Rivieres, and Silverstone) it is a difficult choice as well. I think Barcalona would have my preference, followed closely by Trois-Rivieres and Silverstone. Somehow i'm not really a fan yet of Mettet. Interestingly, the older locations I haven't really played yet again. Maybe due I raced them a lot in D4 and also DR1. 

    I agree with you, each spot does have their own special qualities. I like the technicality of Argentina, especially when you go over the narrow bridges. That always gets my pulse up a bit when I squeeze my way through just right. Poland has the tight little village sectors with the tight hairpins and chicanes that I really enjoy as well. Just getting those sectors right feels really good. But, overall, I agree NZ is probably my favourite. Getting a RWD car snaking its way through the hills is fun. There’s a nice mix of open, flowing hills and narrow areas that keeps you on your toes throughout the stage. If I could only see some of it a bit better (wink wink CM), that would probably be my favourite of the Dirt Rally locations. 

    I cant say much about the new RX tracks as the only new one I’ve really spent much time on is Mettet, but that one is pretty fun and the cars are feeling good, too. Once I get tired of rally, which might not be for a while, the rallycross seems to be a good step up from DR1 and Dirt 4. 


  3. Dytut said:
    Oscar97 said:
    I really don't see what's wrong with Your Stage. People complain that it's always the same tiles used over again, but in DiRT Rally there are only two stages per location, which means you're always going to drive on the same roads anyway...
    There was not really that much wrong with the system itself, it was more down to two main issues that merged:
    1. Far too few tiles. When you saw the exact same tile 5-6 times on a stage, sometimes repeated with just a few seconds between them, they broke immersion. Also, most stages just felt like the same stage all over again. 
    2. Many tiles were blandly designed, or too big. Some tiles had great design, but many of them were a bit boring. Some tiles were so easily recognizable and big that you remembered them by heart after just a few runs.

    Issue 1 really is the main kicker. With a lot more tiles some blandness would've been accepted, but with the tile repeat it just got... boring. The two long stages per setting in DR feel much more diverse than the "infinite" tile repeats of Your Stage.

    A better Your Stage would be many more smaller tiles that combined into more organic roads, combined with bigger "accent" tiles that weren't repeated as often.
    The 2 issues you note above are really my issue with Your Stage. In theory, the technology is great. But, the execution was, and still is, lacking. I've created some cool stages on Your Stage that I really enjoy, but overall, I was left unimpressed. There's the little town you drive through in Spain, and I LOVE hitting that part and going through the twisting roads and nailing the hairpin and 90* turns through there. There are some parts of Your Stage that were created beautifully. In Spain, there's a sequence that probably 85% of the time is right 5, to left 4 tightens to 3, hairpin right. While I enjoy that sequence, I can almost name that sequence off the top of my head because that is how it appears most of the time. When I did a weekly event last week in Michigan, I saw the same left 4 with the green billboard on the inside in almost every stage. That is where the system is lacking. There are great parts, but there are too few great parts without enough in between to make them enjoyable. I've seen this posted elsewhere here that in Dirt Rally, you really felt like you drove a part of the country and ended up somewhere else. In Dirt 4, I feel like I end up at the same place I started and don't get the same sense of distance and unique geography from DR. I know Dirt 4 is not supposed to be DR, but I've mentioned elsewhere, that's how some of the marketing was approached so I started the game with that anticipation.

  4. Mazier777 said:
    Myself  I bought Dirt 4 last week for £19, which was more than enough for it and £19 more than Dirt Rally was ever worth.... Now what an appalling game that was.

    But then that is the word here; game... In the day I was a very fortunate boy (and still am), my father owned several garages and at 17 I had full comp traders insurance, so I could drive anything I liked.....  Therefore at age 17 I used to own a Mini Cooper 1071 with an all steel engine/straight cut g/b ...... at age 18, an Avenger Tiger and Mk1 RS Mex, age 20 a Mk2 RS2000 and I raced them all, rallying them. My friends raced cars such as Audi Quattro, an ex-works Dolomite Sprint (awful!) even an ex-works Nissan and a Porsche 911.

    Dirt like all other games however, is a game. One hears all this waffle about 'realism', realism is sitting in an actual car, actually racing.... If one can crash out hard and not risk death or at least a deeply broken bank balance, then it is a game..... That counts from an F1 Sim owned by an F1 team, right down to home user Xbox, PS and PC.

    Once, to my consternation, I conversed with a Dirt dev and explained it was a game and required more control for the purchaser, that indeed Dirt Rally desperately required a rewind function  .... It is a single player game essentially, if one rewound it when crashing out of say a 12 minute stage @ 11.45 seconds, it would affect no ones life but that singular person's ... What do I get? "It would interfere with the integrity of the game" .... LOL, what? What integrity? It is a game man for pities sake... Talk about narcissistic self aggrandisement... I am still laughing now at that ludicrous statement.

    Personally I have already pre-purchased RD2 and H4 Ultra .... Myself  I don't do Battlefield and whilst Fallout 4 was a very clever game as Fall Out 76 may well be, if I want to be deeply depressed I'll talk to my mother in law. The best any Dirt title will ever get from me however, is my pulling their stuff out of the 'remaindered' bin.

    Dirt could be very good, could sell a great many more copies but somewhere it went badly wrong for them.... Dirt 2 & 3 were extremely good games but they have imo become lost since then... They have forgotten it is nothing more than a game, which people buy with their money and should therefore be able to enjoy without the interference of the dev's and their supposed 'integrity' .




    "Talk about narcissistic self aggrandisement..." While I admire and applaud you for having the fortune and ability to rally in real life and drive whatever you want from a young age, that does not apply to everyone. Some of us have to do with a game. Dirt Rally has been lauded as a great rally game. Unforgiving and challenging, yes, but a lot of people like the fact that it provides such a challenge without relying on the safety net of flashbacks. Sometimes in life, as you point out, things go wrong and there are consequences. That should happen in a game as well. Is it frustrating? Certainly. Is it rewarding when you get a perfect or near-perfect run without having to go back 10 seconds to fix something? Especially so. While it's obvious that we have different tastes in what makes an extremely good game vs. an appalling one, I think it's silly to say that Dirt Rally is flawed because it's challenging and you aren't allowed to rewind, and therefore cannot be fun.
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