Jump to content

DiRTy Gossip about WRC8

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)
38 minutes ago, ianism said:

ya, this looks like fun. we'll see about the handling. I sure as hell won't be buying it full price though.

I'm looking around for a cheap copy of WRC 7 now (for PS4), mostly because it's got splitscreen. I don't care if it looks like sheep butt - I just like that kind of stuff.

WRC7 has hotseat, too. Up to eight people can play "pass the controller (or wheel)" for a single stage. The fastest ghost is shown to each player. Lots of fun with friends. 

Edited by Pfei
More info
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
  • Agree 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Pfei said:

WRC7 has hotseat, too. Up to eight people can play "pass the controller (or wheel)" for a single stage. The fastest ghost is shown to each player. Lots of fun with friends. 

ya I saw. looks neat!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

 

 

Edited by er185
  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been thinking a bit of WRC8 lately. Wales makes me sweat so much even without heat wave, my arms actually hurt after only 1/2 hour of wrestling my car through forests and welsh countryside in DR2.0, and then I remember the wheel cam and WRC8 gameplay with Alan from VVV driving so relaxed through the admittedly well designed Wales stages. So, to me there's no doubt that in terms of handling and physics, and also sound WRC8 is no real threat. I'm not saying it won't be fun but DR2.0 has way superior handling and physics.

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, richie said:

my arms actually hurt after only 1/2 hour of wrestling my car through forests

Honestly that sounds like your wheel settings could use some tweaks. I can huck the 037 around Wales all night pretty casually with only one hand on the wheel; you shouldn't be wrestling or breaking a heavy sweat just from rotating the wheel.

 

Unless you like to replicate the good ol 6R4 experience by placing your PC directly behind your gaming chair to jack the cabin temps way up. Then sweating is actually a requirement.

  • Haha 1
  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Mike Dee said:

Honestly that sounds like your wheel settings could use some tweaks. I can huck the 037 around Wales all night pretty casually with only one hand on the wheel; you shouldn't be wrestling or breaking a heavy sweat just from rotating the wheel.

 

Unless you like to replicate the good ol 6R4 experience by placing your PC directly behind your gaming chair to jack the cabin temps way up. Then sweating is actually a requirement.

I actually don't like too strong FFB. I said 1/2 hour to point out how much more demanding and challenging Wales is in DR2.0 but of course it's more, so I was basically exaggerating by understating. 

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If your arms are hurting after 30 minutes on the wheel you need to get to the gym brah. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, dani211212 said:

Wow, longest stage is about 23km.. 

ya but the physics 😞

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

All good, guys! :classic_laugh: As I said, I was exaggerating a bit to stress my point. If my arms hurt then just because of all the hectic arm movements of frustration after failing to get a clean run again and again. 

Edited by richie
  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Presentation looks great. Weather effects look great. Graphics look decent. Handling not so much.

  • Agree 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, ianism said:

ya but the physics 😞

WRC7 was not bad at all, a lot of people here will agree.

Yes it 's not on the same level as Dirt Rally but it's enjoyable and definately not bad at all.

So I really hope that WRC8 will build on that and improve it even more.

  • Agree 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, sqdstr said:

WRC7 was not bad at all, a lot of people here will agree.

Yes it 's not on the same level as Dirt Rally but it's enjoyable and definately not bad at all.

So I really hope that WRC8 will build on that and improve it even more.

I played a bit but I just felt the cars handled like ass compared to Dirt 2/3/4. I'm going to go back to it though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lancia 037 , porsche GT3 , lancia delta , alpine , ford escort MKII confirmed 

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

on ps store the deluxe editoions cost 63 euro with ps plus sub 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder how they will tackle rwd handling. Porsche R-GT handles wonderfully in DR2.0. It will be interesting to compare.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there going top be classic cars in it? I thought it was just current WRC cars?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

That seems a bit pricey (over £60 for base game (this seems like a mistake, as the middle deluxe one is same price) over £80 for collector's edition). cdkeys has the base game listed for £24.99!

Edited by VirtuaIceMan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Decks said:

Is there going top be classic cars in it? I thought it was just current WRC cars?

Yes, there are classic cars, but they seem kind of pointless. Only one per class, plus I've played the death out of them between SLRE and the DiRTs.

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

wow that historic car list is very meh, and they're all pre-order or deluxe bonuses? what's the point?

I feel like they are trying to compete with Dirt, but just don't have the money for the licences nor the resources to program the way they drive, record audio, model the car etc. it's a bit... token

and 70 euros? yikes.

Edited by ianism
  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, ianism said:

wow that historic car list is very meh, and they're all pre-order or deluxe bonuses? what's the point?

I feel like they are trying to compete with Dirt, but just don't have the money for the licences nor the resources to program the way they drive, record audio, model the car etc. it's a bit... token

and 70 euros? yikes.

Kylotonn DLC is a total rip-off. And it doesn't even really enhance the base game at all (I guess that's a good thing because there's no incentive to even bother with it). The base game has JWRC, WRC2, WRC2 Pro and WRC, all the teams and drivers, and all the rallies. That's what having the official license is all about. And none of it is locked behind DLC. So this is a no-brainer. Ignore the DLC unless you have an uncontrollable urge to time-trial an Alpine on a modern Super Special Stage because I doubt they're even incorporated into the career mode (maybe some one-off invitationals here and there?) and I doubt you can do a championship with them. And even if you could do a championship, what's the point of doing 14 rallies competing against 20 AI that are using the same car as you?

One thing I do believe will be an unexpected positive is the handling model. I have a feeling we're going to be surprised (in a good way).

However, it's looking more and more like it'll be 30fps on console again. That's going to be a huge turn-off, even if they do manage to do 60fps on the Pro and X which they are trying to achieve.

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Forgot to add the screenshot of the V-Rally 4 DLC ripoff:

21680665_Screenshotfrom2019-08-0210-18-37.png.94be30a7c45f7037dd2deab7ece136dc.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Pfei said:

Kylotonn DLC is a total rip-off. And it doesn't even really enhance the base game at all (I guess that's a good thing because there's no incentive to even bother with it). The base game has JWRC, WRC2, WRC2 Pro and WRC, all the teams and drivers, and all the rallies. That's what having the official license is all about. And none of it is locked behind DLC. So this is a no-brainer. Ignore the DLC unless you have an uncontrollable urge to time-trial an Alpine on a modern Super Special Stage because I doubt they're even incorporated into the career mode (maybe some one-off invitationals here and there?) and I doubt you can do a championship with them. And even if you could do a championship, what's the point of doing 14 rallies competing against 20 AI that are using the same car as you?

One thing I do believe will be an unexpected positive is the handling model. I have a feeling we're going to be surprised (in a good way).

However, it's looking more and more like it'll be 30fps on console again. That's going to be a huge turn-off, even if they do manage to do 60fps on the Pro and X which they are trying to achieve.

 

the content of wrc 7 in DLC arrived free in v-rally 4, would it be possible that kylotonn adds v-rally cars 4 (max clio, and other cars history) free on wrc 8?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Pfei said:

Kylotonn DLC is a total rip-off. And it doesn't even really enhance the base game at all (I guess that's a good thing because there's no incentive to even bother with it). The base game has JWRC, WRC2, WRC2 Pro and WRC, all the teams and drivers, and all the rallies. That's what having the official license is all about. And none of it is locked behind DLC. So this is a no-brainer. Ignore the DLC unless you have an uncontrollable urge to time-trial an Alpine on a modern Super Special Stage because I doubt they're even incorporated into the career mode (maybe some one-off invitationals here and there?) and I doubt you can do a championship with them. And even if you could do a championship, what's the point of doing 14 rallies competing against 20 AI that are using the same car as you?

One thing I do believe will be an unexpected positive is the handling model. I have a feeling we're going to be surprised (in a good way).

However, it's looking more and more like it'll be 30fps on console again. That's going to be a huge turn-off, even if they do manage to do 60fps on the Pro and X which they are trying to achieve.

yeah, they clearly don't have much to offer in the way of additional content (cough DR2.0 cough), so there's just like the bare minimum, kinda like D4. and that's ok. having little DLC isn't a bad thing, but it needs to be a fair price. is V-Rally 4 made by them as well?

I played Gravel last year after getting it on sale, it's made by the old WRC game devs, Milestone. it was pretty fun for like 2 weeks. the DLC was ultra expensive though. the only expansion worth getting was 10 euros for one more location. Iceland is pretty cool, and it had like 10 routes, but come on.

and yeah, the historic car list is a joke, they're just doing it to try to compete with the Dirt games but they clearly aren't able to and so they're not really trying. it's weird.

I'm not a pro driver or anything so I'm not bothered by the fps at all. when I play DR2, it's usually between 32-55fps, with drops below 30 in certain sections of Poland when it's raining.

what I am bothered by are the physics. I like arcade games, but as far as I'm concerned WRC 7 was garbage compared to Dirt 4 - both the gamer style in D4 was miles ahead of its rival.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×