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post #11 of 31
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In fairness to your friends I play racing sims, and I sucked at NFS Shift, I absolutely hate that game, and Grid isn't far behind. F1 2010 is pretty good, as is Dirt 2. NFS Hot Pursuit I have heard is good but haven't tried it myself.
Oh I dont fault em for it, some people like me are the type that will play something and make a concerted effort to get better, some people just prefer to throw themselves through a race and dont care to get better. Its kind of like pool, you are either a player or is making great effort to make shots and get better or you are a have a few beers and knock the balls around the table type. Both are fine ways to do it.

But to clarify, you are saying that it may not be their lack of ability but instead that shift is just poor in the control dept?
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post #12 of 31
I recommend dirt 2 or possibly dirt 3 when it comes out next month.
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I recommend dirt 2 or possibly dirt 3 when it comes out next month.
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I tried dirt 2, I apparently am no good at sliding vehicles, I just couldnt do it.
per my post on the previous page
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post #14 of 31
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It has been mentioned that a wheel is a waste in games like burnout etc, why is that? Just because the games are less technical so you dont get the same "simulation" type feeling, or is there more to it than that?
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post #15 of 31
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per my post on the previous page
I understand that, but it is a fun game, and just because you can't do it, doesn't mean they couldn't.
Plus once you learn to drive a rally car then it is tons of fun.
I feel like you are looking for a game where you just hold the throttle down and never let go even for turns. Might want to look into NFS hot pursuit for that one.
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I understand that, but it is a fun game, and just because you can't do it, doesn't mean they couldn't.
Plus once you learn to drive a rally car then it is tons of fun.
I feel like you are looking for a game where you just hold the throttle down and never let go even for turns. Might want to look into NFS hot pursuit for that one.
I can dig that, and perhaps I may have given up on it too early, and I tried it before I got the wheel hooked up so I was doing it with a controller, though I cant imagine the wheel making sliding easier. I dont think any of them have tried it, so maybe it is an options

Hot pursuit doesnt look half bad for what I am looking for but I have heard there is no cockpit/bumper cam in the game, which is a killer for me. Do you know if that is the case?
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post #17 of 31
When I saw this post "Blur" definitely came to mind. A good game from a good studio.

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post #18 of 31
I just tested HP. It has bumper and hood views, but not cockpit view. I would highly recommend it for what you want. Corners it is a matter of just letting off the gas. no braking needed at all. It is also very easy to get into and play.
post #19 of 31
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I just tested HP. It has bumper and hood views, but not cockpit view. I would highly recommend it for what you want. Corners it is a matter of just letting off the gas. no braking needed at all. It is also very easy to get into and play.
sweet, cockpit I can do without, bumper is where it is at(love the irony that I say I play from a first person perspective for the realism, but then use bumper cam which isnt realistic at all unless you are driving from the hood) is is there a HP2 or is HP1 the only one that is out.
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post #20 of 31
I understand why you personally wouldn't like Burnout Paradise but for friends just learning to use a wheel, I would think the open format would be much better than being in a race. Then, when you want to race you just pull up to a stop light and BAM, race. There is a free demo you might want to try again just to make sure it is too terrible for your application.

Also, the Flat Out series is great but I'm not sure about the compatibility with Eyefinity and a wheel.
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