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Old 04-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #46
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One word:

SKEPTICAL.

All the info I've seen ... I'm not impressed. Also having a silly little overclocked GTX275 I have no DX11 capabilities... and I'm not sure I want to spend any money that will probably just end up looking like a side-event from Racedriver: Grid.


Also .... only 8 players??? Come on Codemasters, 8-player online is so 2009. :l
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #47
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I am excited about this. Why? Because this game isn't played because it's a simulator. Far from it. This is a game played for fun, not realism.

I just wish they could have released this as a DLC or Addon or something for Dirt 3/4, instead of two seperate titles like we see them.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:25 AM   #48
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I know it isn't true but with DiRT Showdown it's almost like Codemasters thought: "Hey, why only release ONE DiRT game every two years for £40/$60 when we can release TWO: a non-rally focused game one year and another rally-focused one the next, both for £40/$60 and double our profits!".

Hey, call me cynical!

I'm not too impressed with the demo of Showdown to be honest, not because there's anything particularly wrong with the game, there isn't, it plays perfectly fine and looks fine to boot. No, it's just that the events it includes are the ones I least enjoyed in DiRT 3. I particularly hated the Gymkhana events and this has them too. I wasn't fond of the Demolition Derby track in DiRT 3 either so the demo was never off to a good start anyway.

And this game also strips out my preferred view, which is the internal dashboard/cockpit view in favour of a mere two views, an external one (the default) and a bonnet/hood view. Very disappointing.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #49
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...Hey, call me cynical!

I'm not too impressed with the demo of Showdown to be honest, not because there's anything particularly wrong with the game, there isn't, it plays perfectly fine and looks fine to boot. ...
If you're a cynic, you're not alone.

I wholeheartedly agree that there's nothing particularly *wrong* with the game. Taken for what it is, it's take on full contact racing is kind of fun (if you aren't having the 'network error' problem/s). But it doesn't strike me as a $50+ game, and it does seem to follow a notable trend in the Dirt series.

It also seems like they're trying to get potential customers to do a fair bit of the marketing for them. 'Challenge' a friend to unlock MP? So I have to advertise to someone else, just to try the demonstration (demo) of the game you want me to try?

Add to that the network problems some are having, and now there's a chunk of people willing to try the MP, but can't.

We get a single SP track with a long advert at the end of every completed race (unless you just want to keep restarting). I'm already trying the demo, why would I want to sit through this crap every single race as well? If I'm going to be subjected to an unskippable ad, I'd prefer to be 'reminded' when I exit the game.

As you noted (but I didn't quote), it appears to be a marketing driven development.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:03 PM   #50
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exited ?? NO, not anymore i love all codemasters games, but well.. i tried this demo and this game just sucks.. i'Ve bought each dirt title and grid and all of them were good to great (dirt 1 was awesome, dirt3 was not as good as 1, but also awesome. dirt2 was worse then both and well.. grid was is the best racing game in the last 5-10 years xD).

i love destruction and i loved the derby in grid most, but the showdown demo just feels bad.. slow, no atmosphere. very bad car destruction modell and so on i'me really dissapointed because i'Ve preordered showdown, but i'll cancel my preorder. maybe i'll buy it for 5€-10€ on christmas sale xD
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:10 PM   #51
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The demo is very "meh". Talk about terrible level design. Pick a better a track the next time you decide to release a demo for one of your racing games. I uninstalled it within ten minutes.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:28 PM   #52
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I like the demo. It's like a destruction derby revival, which is good for me. I know it's not about "rally" anymore but I don't care, I think the game will be great. Of course, after seeing the DLC ripp off, especially for DIRT3, don't expect me to pay that game full price at launch, stop dreaming Codemasters. But I'll definitely buy it later!
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:24 AM   #53
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I am, i'm otherwise not a fan of dirt games, but showdown looks like a welcome detour from the schedule.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:34 AM   #54
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There will be DLC. lol. I'm Captain Obvious. There's a Limited Edition version of the game (I pre-ordered it just to get the Hoonigan Evo skin) so there will always end up being more where that came from.


Still, the demo doesn't do the game justice - not unless you ignore the SP track and play the MP Rampage Demo. I've also found videos on Youtube demo'ing the other game modes - Race Off looks like it's going to be crazy.

My biggest disappointment is the lack of cars. should be 12-player. I suppose Codies probably considered it because plenty of times I have had MONSTER frame-rate lag in Rampage with just 7 players, but I'm sure there were still ways they could have toned-down the graphics without it being obvious to allow 10 or 12-car races. It's pretty much a staple, these days - and of course Grid had 12-player online and this game uses just a modified version of the exact same game engine.

Also F1 2011 had 24-CAR ONLINE (well, 16-player, 8 AI) ... so they don't have much excuse :l
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #55
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A bit, Yes. I see it as a side-project. I try to ignore the fact that it's called "DiRT". The demo was fun for me. I guess I would not purchase it now, later for like 10€ I think. But I bought a new graphics-card (HD7870) and Showdown comes with it Pretty cool. Should get the card (and the rest of my new PC parts ) by the end of the week.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:01 PM   #56
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im really excited. The only issue is the turbo boost, demo cars dont use turbo becuase its a major fire hazard. Ill be doing an all nighter of showdown and upload gameplay
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