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The PGR4 Thread. Oh god it's pretty.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    I am torn about this game. I love the graphics and sound, but the gameplay really annoys me. Part of me wants to ditch it and get something else, part of me wants to keep it because it looks SO good.

    Seriously? PGR has been my favorite real car (so, not Mario Kart) racing series since the second game. It just feels like the perfect balance between sim and arcade to me. And PGR4 is the best of the bunch from what I've played.

    Not to mention it is sooooooooooooooooooo much fun to bump people around online, often times causing them to spin out and lose the race, and have them get so pissed off at you that they yell obscenities over their mic.

    Yes, I'm an asshole. ;)

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    So this game let's you take 3D photos
    Spoiler:

    I wish I had some 3D glasses lying around

  • mescalitomescalito Registered User
    edited October 2007
    I am torn about this game. I love the graphics and sound, but the gameplay really annoys me. Part of me wants to ditch it and get something else, part of me wants to keep it because it looks SO good.

    Keep it. Have you played "bulldog" mode online yet? TONS of fun

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  • GuibsGuibs Weekend Warrior Somewhere up North.Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I wish I actually had TIME to play all my games. Still have not finished Bioshock. Blue Dragon is sitting there dying for me to get hours in. Playing my dynastie at NHL08. Playing online in Halo 3 takes a bunch of time but fun. With only 2 hours a day, I can't do these games justice... and MORE FUN AND GREAT games keep coming in... PGR4, Still not sure I'll buy it. The PGR series is my favorite racing game but it require so much time to get most of it...and I have those other games to finish, then Mass effect, Rockband and Assasin creed are coming before the end of the year...

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Racing on a motorcycle in cockpit mode makes me sick, but third person works great. I only go cockpit mode for cars though.

  • StupornautStupornaut Registered User
    edited October 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    Racing on a motorcycle in cockpit mode makes me sick, but third person works great. I only go cockpit mode for cars though.

    I actually kind of sort of started to get used to the bike cockpit view when I was forced into a Suzuki for a career invitational event (and I decided to take the game's word for it that I was doing an off-the-seat stunt), but it was a pretty wide-open and uncomplicated St. Petersburg track. I'm guessing I should keep Dramamine handy if I want to do that Shinjuku track with the 360+ spiral ramp.

  • WavechaserWavechaser Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Why does PGR4 not have a demo up on xbox live? I was dying to try this out before buying yet another racing game (just finished Forza 2).

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  • MayGodHaveMercyMayGodHaveMercy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I'm buying this at lunch. Great times will be had.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Damn, that electric car is basically silent

  • StupornautStupornaut Registered User
    edited October 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    Damn, that electric car is basically silent

    It's hilarious! I feel like I'm driving the world's fastest vacuum cleaner. And it only has two gears.

  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Stupornaut wrote: »
    bruin wrote: »
    Damn, that electric car is basically silent

    It's hilarious! I feel like I'm driving the world's fastest vacuum cleaner. And it only has two gears.

    It was really confusing playing with no HUD. More than normal I mean.

  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Those importing the game, all two of us, should be aware that the game went from being confirmed as region free title to 'I have no fucking clue'. And the fun bit? My copy was shipped out two days ago :(

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  • fkn creepfkn creep Registered User
    edited October 2007
    racing the bikes in this game is so fucking cool

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Wavechaser wrote: »
    Why does PGR4 not have a demo up on xbox live? I was dying to try this out before buying yet another racing game (just finished Forza 2).

    The demo is meant to be up sometime soon. I read a story to say as much a week or two ago.

  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Its weird, i usually hate racing games..even "crashing" games like burnout, but i'm having a blast with this..the only think i hate is in career mode when towards the end of a championship i'll hit a race thats virtually impossible with the car i picked..and theres no way to restart from the beginning with a diff car that i know of so i'm stuck replaying over and over until i get extremely lucky

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  • BaronVonSnakPakBaronVonSnakPak Registered User
    edited October 2007
    you dont have to win every event to win the championship.

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    you dont have to win every event to win the championship.

    Yeah..i came in dead last and lose the championship..i managed to struggle to the last race getting first and seconds with many, many restarts but finally i just gave up..i'd picked the Benz CLK-DTM AMG..which it turns out i can't drive at all, ev ery turn no matter how slight or how slow would send me into a series of power slides which would cut all my speed before i got out of them..i was all over the track D:

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    you dont have to win every event to win the championship.

    Yeah..i came in dead last and lose the championship..i managed to struggle to the last race getting first and seconds with many, many restarts but finally i just gave up..i'd picked the Benz CLK-DTM AMG..which it turns out i can't drive at all, ev ery turn no matter how slight or how slow would send me into a series of power slides which would cut all my speed before i got out of them..i was all over the track D:

    If you want an easier time in the stages, pick a vehicle that has a rating of easy. That doesn't mean it lowers the difficulty of the stages, it's just the difficulty in using/racing the vehicle.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    you dont have to win every event to win the championship.

    Yeah..i came in dead last and lose the championship..i managed to struggle to the last race getting first and seconds with many, many restarts but finally i just gave up..i'd picked the Benz CLK-DTM AMG..which it turns out i can't drive at all, ev ery turn no matter how slight or how slow would send me into a series of power slides which would cut all my speed before i got out of them..i was all over the track D:

    That car is pretty easy to drive if you use the analog control on the gas. Like don't either just be gunning it or not using the gas at all, ease onto the pedal as you start to accelerate.

  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Big Isy wrote: »
    Those importing the game, all two of us, should be aware that the game went from being confirmed as region free title to 'I have no fucking clue'. And the fun bit? My copy was shipped out two days ago :(

    It's region free, at least the NTSC version will play on PAL as I imported it also and it's running quite nicely at the moment.

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  • edited October 2007
    So.. am I the only one that is disappointed and will trade in PGR4 when Mass Effect comes out? I've only played the first PGR so I am a bit behind in the times...

    You don't get to break your cherry on a car and get used to it, they're just thrown at you randomly. The track map in the lower left corner is small and un-detailed that you can't get a feel for what is coming up most times, and there are so many cars being thrown at you that its next to impossible to find your niche car and stick with it seeing as physically you don't get the same cars.

    Score one for a should of rented.

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  • cr0wcr0w Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I'm enjoying it quite a bit, and I've never really been a fan of PGR. I think that's mainly because I played so much Metropolis Street Racer on the Dreamcast that I was just sick and tired of it when PGR rolled around. Never really played 2 or 3. This one I'm having a lot of fun with, mainly because of the variety between the vehicles, motorcycles especially. The biggest kicker for me was the snowy Nurburgring (hard as fuck) invitational that made my head hurt when I lost it by 7 seconds thanks to not being able to control that fucking car. Even though it was hell to play through, it was just so beautiful. The snow effects are just wonderful.

    I just bought the car pack with the 4 high-end Ferraris, and I can't wait to give 'em a whirl.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Oddjob187 wrote: »
    The track map in the lower left corner is small and un-detailed that you can't get a feel for what is coming up most times

    I dunno, I play with the map off entirely. Have you tried both the zoomed out and zoomed in map options?
    and there are so many cars being thrown at you that its next to impossible to find your niche car and stick with it seeing as physically you don't get the same cars.

    You can usually choose from the set class in a championship, so theoretically you could have an F car, an E car, a D car, and so on to get used to and really good with.

  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    cr0w wrote: »
    I'm enjoying it quite a bit, and I've never really been a fan of PGR. I think that's mainly because I played so much Metropolis Street Racer on the Dreamcast that I was just sick and tired of it when PGR rolled around. Never really played 2 or 3. This one I'm having a lot of fun with, mainly because of the variety between the vehicles, motorcycles especially. The biggest kicker for me was the snowy Nurburgring (hard as fuck) invitational that made my head hurt when I lost it by 7 seconds thanks to not being able to control that fucking car. Even though it was hell to play through, it was just so beautiful. The snow effects are just wonderful.

    I just bought the car pack with the 4 high-end Ferraris, and I can't wait to give 'em a whirl.

    i'm on that right now..its fun..but..i keep losing by a margin of 1-2 seconds and its driving me crazy. But i love the whole "drift?! NO DON"T DRIFT!!! aww fuck i'm going backwards again" feeling

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    cr0w wrote: »
    I'm enjoying it quite a bit, and I've never really been a fan of PGR. I think that's mainly because I played so much Metropolis Street Racer on the Dreamcast that I was just sick and tired of it when PGR rolled around. Never really played 2 or 3. This one I'm having a lot of fun with, mainly because of the variety between the vehicles, motorcycles especially. The biggest kicker for me was the snowy Nurburgring (hard as fuck) invitational that made my head hurt when I lost it by 7 seconds thanks to not being able to control that fucking car. Even though it was hell to play through, it was just so beautiful. The snow effects are just wonderful.

    I just bought the car pack with the 4 high-end Ferraris, and I can't wait to give 'em a whirl.

    i'm on that right now..its fun..but..i keep losing by a margin of 1-2 seconds and its driving me crazy. But i love the whole "drift?! NO DON"T DRIFT!!! aww fuck i'm going backwards again" feeling

    It was hard at first, but eventually you just start to get the hang of how you're suppose to handle that car. You'll still screw up sometimes, but with far less frequency. It's pretty easy to beat, actually. They give you more than enough time to beat it. I had several minutes to spare by the end of it.

    Now the hard one is the time versus kudos challenge. The race is timed, but you can stop the clock by earning kudos. You're tight for time the whole race, and I beat it with only a second to spare.

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  • Trevor GoodchildTrevor Goodchild Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    cr0w wrote: »
    I'm enjoying it quite a bit, and I've never really been a fan of PGR. I think that's mainly because I played so much Metropolis Street Racer on the Dreamcast that I was just sick and tired of it when PGR rolled around. Never really played 2 or 3. This one I'm having a lot of fun with, mainly because of the variety between the vehicles, motorcycles especially. The biggest kicker for me was the snowy Nurburgring (hard as fuck) invitational that made my head hurt when I lost it by 7 seconds thanks to not being able to control that fucking car. Even though it was hell to play through, it was just so beautiful. The snow effects are just wonderful.

    I just bought the car pack with the 4 high-end Ferraris, and I can't wait to give 'em a whirl.

    i'm on that right now..its fun..but..i keep losing by a margin of 1-2 seconds and its driving me crazy. But i love the whole "drift?! NO DON"T DRIFT!!! aww fuck i'm going backwards again" feeling

    I did that last night, I drove through it all at a pretty moderate speed, and I thought I was doomed to horrible failure, then I finished it with over a minute to spare. Kick it up a notch guys. :winky:

  • fkn creepfkn creep Registered User
    edited October 2007
    why do racing games always set the gears to automatic by default, though? who plays in automatic??

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    cr0w wrote: »
    I'm enjoying it quite a bit, and I've never really been a fan of PGR. I think that's mainly because I played so much Metropolis Street Racer on the Dreamcast that I was just sick and tired of it when PGR rolled around. Never really played 2 or 3. This one I'm having a lot of fun with, mainly because of the variety between the vehicles, motorcycles especially. The biggest kicker for me was the snowy Nurburgring (hard as fuck) invitational that made my head hurt when I lost it by 7 seconds thanks to not being able to control that fucking car. Even though it was hell to play through, it was just so beautiful. The snow effects are just wonderful.

    I just bought the car pack with the 4 high-end Ferraris, and I can't wait to give 'em a whirl.

    i'm on that right now..its fun..but..i keep losing by a margin of 1-2 seconds and its driving me crazy. But i love the whole "drift?! NO DON"T DRIFT!!! aww fuck i'm going backwards again" feeling

    I did that last night, I drove through it all at a pretty moderate speed, and I thought I was doomed to horrible failure, then I finished it with over a minute to spare. Kick it up a notch guys. :winky:


    pfft, drive through at a moderate speed? I'm a man, its full throttle or not at all :P speaking of which i just beat it with less than 1 second to spare ..whew careening off walls at 150 MPH the entire way

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited October 2007
    fkn creep wrote: »
    why do racing games always set the gears to automatic by default, though? who plays in automatic??
    it's an arcade game, i have no reason to turn on manual.

    even in forza i'm on automatic right now. I never remember to shift gears when using a pad. I need a wheel.

    This is in spite of driving an actual manual car all the time.

  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    Yeah, the only point to manual in a racing game is if you have an actual manual gearbox controller for the game..

  • Trevor GoodchildTrevor Goodchild Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I started racing bikes on my career game and I've noticed that cars pretty much beat them in every way. Not only do 2/3 of the cars in any given Grade match the bikes acceleration, the top speed on the bikes is horrendous. While I can use the one advantage left to the bike and take corners fairly quickly, I still have to abuse the AI and block them from passing me the old fashioned way, which doesn't work on real players, since they'll just plow through you and send your bike flipping.

    So, nerf cars, mirite?

  • DaybreakDaybreak Registered User
    edited October 2007
    cr0w wrote: »
    I'm enjoying it quite a bit, and I've never really been a fan of PGR. I think that's mainly because I played so much Metropolis Street Racer on the Dreamcast that I was just sick and tired of it when PGR rolled around. Never really played 2 or 3. This one I'm having a lot of fun with, mainly because of the variety between the vehicles, motorcycles especially. The biggest kicker for me was the snowy Nurburgring (hard as fuck) invitational that made my head hurt when I lost it by 7 seconds thanks to not being able to control that fucking car. Even though it was hell to play through, it was just so beautiful. The snow effects are just wonderful.

    I just bought the car pack with the 4 high-end Ferraris, and I can't wait to give 'em a whirl.

    i'm on that right now..its fun..but..i keep losing by a margin of 1-2 seconds and its driving me crazy. But i love the whole "drift?! NO DON"T DRIFT!!! aww fuck i'm going backwards again" feeling

    Heh, I blew that race by a full minute. I only completed it because I thought I would be able to keep the 10k kudos that I earnt even if I didn't finish the race; this was not so.

    With practice, I could have completed it in time. That car gets a good top speed, but man if you so much look at a curve the wrong way, it's donut time.

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  • Trevor GoodchildTrevor Goodchild Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Or maybe this BMW bike just blows. :|

  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Or maybe this BMW bike just blows. :|

    the only thing i can absolutely never win with a bike are those speed camera events, with where they're usually positioned on the track i find it almost impossible to get a bike up to a comparable speed i'd be able to do with a car for the majority of them

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  • Trevor GoodchildTrevor Goodchild Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Or maybe this BMW bike just blows. :|

    the only thing i can absolutely never win with a bike are those speed camera events, with where they're usually positioned on the track i find it almost impossible to get a bike up to a comparable speed i'd be able to do with a car for the majority of them

    Oh man, you're sporting a FUMBBL sig, do you still play that? Edgie has been bugging me for a game lately, that's some fun stuff.

    To keep on topic, I just did the Lambo Concept M invitational, that was some slip slide hijinks.

  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    fkn creep wrote: »
    why do racing games always set the gears to automatic by default, though? who plays in automatic??

    Go to your gamer profile settings, where you can change look inversion, difficulty, etc., and I think it's there.


    Also fuck time vs. kudos challenges. Why do I suck at them so much?

  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Or maybe this BMW bike just blows. :|

    the only thing i can absolutely never win with a bike are those speed camera events, with where they're usually positioned on the track i find it almost impossible to get a bike up to a comparable speed i'd be able to do with a car for the majority of them

    Oh man, you're sporting a FUMBBL sig, do you still play that? Edgie has been bugging me for a game lately, that's some fun stuff.

    To keep on topic, I just did the Lambo Concept M invitational, that was some slip slide hijinks.

    yeah, i still play the odd game on weekends..although pubbies kinda suck because..well..i always lose D: ...and..on pgr4 topic... i've never played one before and it took me an hour of googling to figure out geometry wars waves was in the garage :oops:

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  • fkn creepfkn creep Registered User
    edited October 2007
    man.. that caddy in the third set of career goals is like a rocket
    wheeee

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I think I like the photo mode in this game as much as I do the racing. Sometimes I spend like 15 minutes getting a shot just right.

  • BaronVonSnakPakBaronVonSnakPak Registered User
    edited October 2007
    maybe my winter driving experience helped me, because i beat that nurburgring invite by 26 seconds. pump the brakes, pump the gas, otherwise youll lock up and slide too easily.

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