Originally Posted by 8800GT
...so suddenly external view makes you immersed and emulates real life? I'm not saying it's dumb to use 3rd person or anything but it's not nearly as realistic.
Immersion isn't equal to real life. Immersion makes me feel a part of the game. In the cockpit, it feels very much detached... I guess however this would be different with a force feedback wheel... but using my DS3 or 360 control, I just can't help but feel "disconnected" from the road.
I've been driving for nigh on 7 years now in real life and playing racing games the same. As I said before, the only game that really came close was Dirt.
I guess it's just my opinion.
EDIT: Also I said bonnet cam, not 3rd person
3rd person is awful
Originally Posted by Artikbot
Well, with a force feedback input device, I am able to get much more situational awareness while driving in cockpit cam.
I can look through my mirrors, see the onboard meters, and sensing the amount the car drifts with both the force feedback and the information I can gather from the screen, I have zero necessity to see the car boundaries. Because I can know what's happening just by 'immersing' myself in that view.
Other people might argue that they lack information while playing in a cockpit view, but arguing realism is pretty much out of the question.
I think that's just it, the lack of other feedback, be it through a wheel, through the movement of your body or other minor touches means I don't feel like im a part of the car, more that it's a filter sitting in front of me.
I never liked bumper cams because that's even worse, but bonnet cams are a nice mix. It's realistic for me in that most racing videos feature a bonnet cam and you get a much better field of vision and thus "information"
Again, it's my opinion. With a nice EyeFinity setup and force feedback wheel, i'm sure I can be convinced