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You can run a good line in first person as well lol.....3rd person throws me all off as it looks nothing like driving a car for real. I find that people who have never driven before are the ones who use it.

So basically you want the world to rotate around the car? That sounds really awkward.
I prefer 3rd person, camera places me high enough above the car that I can see whats coming for a good ways giving me time to plan out how I want to handle the corner, its not perfect but it lets me play with a controller with plenty of reaction time. Its also better for high speed unrealistic arcade type games as you need every advantage as you can get.

Using first person is fine, especially when you have the turns memorized, but even first person is not usually what the driver is actually seeing. The camera can be on the hood of the car, it could be on the front bumper towards the ground. Its all over the place.

Even first person in cockpit view is usually not realistic or accurate as its usually too close to the wheel, unless you like driving like a woman hunched over the wheel to the point of biting it. Usually people who have never driven in a race car with a helmet on think they are driving like a "real driver" in racing game's driver view.

Try a game with absolute tunnel vision, and almost no peripheral vision, with sweat, scratches, and heat clouding your visor. Does not for a fun video game experience make, but in reality its quite adrenaline pumping.

Don't be so quick to be judgmental.
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Grid and Dirt 3 have perfect 3rd person view angle.
You can see how close the front of the car is to the railing when drifting.
I use 3rd person in grid and dirt3 if im doing time attacks. I always get like 10 seconds faster than in cockpit view.
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I only play racing games in 3rd person.
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I only play racing games in 3rd person.
how do you estimate your lines then? with the 3rd person view of most games out there, your car's will likely block your view to how close you are from the wall, hence a bad line.

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Grid and Dirt 3 have perfect 3rd person view angle.
You can see how close the front of the car is to the railing when drifting.
I use 3rd person in grid and dirt3 if im doing time attacks. I always get like 10 seconds faster than in cockpit view.
watched some videos of these 2 games

Dirt series looks ok, but the drift part of dirt 3(as in a video i saw in youtube) has a horrible camera, you literally see your car completely sideways on the screen

though developers might think THIS is what makes drifting exciting i guess. after all drifting is about going sideways

grid on the other hand seem to tilt the car by a large angle during tight turns(or when you steer too much), thats when you will either crash or have really bad speed(bad viewing angle leading to bad estimation of speed and car position during turn)

again, not an issue if you memorized the track of course.


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needs bigger gauges and shift lights.

lol @ 300kmph powersliding
ya LOLZ

but seriously, this is not one of those outrun type arcade game(no offence outrun fans, fun game, just lack physics). this is actually one of the fewer ones that have decent physics. Brakes and lines are heavily involved(the line part you should be able to tell from the video)

although dividing the numbers on the meter by 2 and things should be a little more reasonable, heh...
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The only time I've felt the need to play in 3rd person in a racing game, is when taking part in drift challenges in GRID.
    
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I cant play in first person, too hard for me

Basically Op is looking for a static 3rd person view.
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I play 3rd person, something about first person for me that should only relate to a shooter and seeing how it's strictly racing... I dont see twisted metal being involved xD
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