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Ok guys, this finally unlocked at 11pm UK time last night (yaaaaay)

got onto multiplayer with the other guys I usually play Grid1 with.

The graphics are sweet, very nice indeed, didn't manage to have time to unlock any other cars, and the Alfa is a bit rubbish, but thats just me.

Feedback on the controller is a lot less prevalent than Grid1, but there may be a setting to increase force feedback for that crunchy goodness.

Switched damage on immediately, and found the effects on driving to be less pronounced than the previous game, and I still have to test it, but is it possible to write the car off in Grid2?

Starting off with games like Pole Position, I have always wanted more damage in arcade racers, the inevitable finality of taking that stupid risk on a sharp corner, taking you out of the race. Instead I was rewarded with a "warp in" effect which felt very 1995. But I need to test this.

I saw Codemasters write about stopping "griefers" from blocking the track or going the wrong way around. I find it hard to believe that this was a problem in Grid1 because it was optional, there was a Collisions on/off and Forward setting, the forward setting stopping said griefing. So they could just put those options back in, because avoiding a crashed car that ghosts out, is a distraction that often causes bad cornering.

so my request to codemasters is more feedback on the conroller, proper write off when hitting a wall and an option to allow a disabled car to block the track. It's what us old gamers have been wanting for decadese, and right now graphics aside, Grid1 is still the better game.
    
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Hey guys do any of you know if there's a pc demo for this?? I am hearing really mixed things about this game. It's looking a little more negative though so I am not happy about taking the risk of a purchase just yet. Thanks.
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Grid1 is still the better game.

pretty much agree with everything you said in your post.. I played a bit more last night, and honestly went back to grid 1. I'm having alot more fun than in grid2.. It also seems most of the cars have a setup more aimed at oversteer for some reason (maybe just me, but it feels like they wanted to emphasise drifting.)
 
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pretty much agree with everything you said in your post.. I played a bit more last night, and honestly went back to grid 1. I'm having alot more fun than in grid2.. It also seems most of the cars have a setup more aimed at oversteer for some reason (maybe just me, but it feels like they wanted to emphasise drifting.)

That was my concern. I bet you they can make a mod for that though by editing the XML files.
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pretty much agree with everything you said in your post.. I played a bit more last night, and honestly went back to grid 1. I'm having alot more fun than in grid2.. It also seems most of the cars have a setup more aimed at oversteer for some reason (maybe just me, but it feels like they wanted to emphasise drifting.)

I havent gotten to the to the drifting in the story mode but from what i can tell in multiplayer i think they wanted to keep the same driving physics across all race types which in the case of drifting can be frustrating.. The fact that the best drift score that i have gotten has been with a FWD car is really annoying.. Still having fun though! lol i really love this game thumb.gif
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I am still going to give Grid2 a fair chance, and of course in the past Codemasters have released updates to games to sort out early issues, I know they did a lot of work on PC and PS3 physics with the 1.3 patch, and thinking back Grid1 did have crazy physics before patches happened.

We did have a laugh last night, and the multiplayer for me has some mileage in it, the best thing for me to do is report back after some more gruelling hard work testing the game biggrin.gif

If the worst happens and grid 1 is where it's at it will be back to Tunngle etc to host online lan games. i would rather move forward though.
    
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Hands down if you like racing games then buy it i enjoy the crap out of it smile.gif
Just dont pay full blown retail prices you can allways find it cheaper Somewhere biggrin.gif

ie. i got COD MW3 for 22$ back when it first came out just look its the internet biggrin.gif




Side note i did NOT buy Grid 2 buddy got it for me smile.gif
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Hands down if you like racing games then buy it i enjoy the crap out of it smile.gif
Just dont pay full blown retail prices you can allways find it cheaper Somewhere biggrin.gif

ie. i got COD MW3 for 22$ back when it first came out just look its the internet biggrin.gif




Side note i did NOT buy Grid 2 buddy got it for me smile.gif

It's funny Gird 2 is cheaper on steam than it is retail here in Aus. $45 (I got it on the 10% discount) and retail is $70.. That doesn't happen very often here. haha
 
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Ok Guys an update to my grid 2 experience

Setting controller feedback to 100% brought that back to how it should be.
Upgrading vehicles does change how the game plays quite a bit.

I was complaining that you couldn't write off your vehicle, this is accomplished by setting flashbacks to zero, collisions ON and Damage to FULL.

Enjoying the game more and more, only request now is for collisions to have the third option of Forward, which is the current setting, but I would like cars that are wrecked stopped or oncoming to be obstacles as it increases the tension smile.gif

Turning out to be a better game, still has bugs such as dumping players out if they crash and then spectate.

Anyone with Teamspeak audio issues (reducing volume) Right click white speaker icon on desktop, select playback devices, communications tab and select the Do nothing radio button.

Hope everyone who has it is warming to it more smile.gif
    
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No cockpit view, Poor handling, Don't buy this game if your into sims.

Ive played for 45 mins now and still cant get the handling down, With my G27 at 180+km and hour, Im still able to turn on a dime.... Broken.

you do know grid is not a sim dont you?
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