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What did people think about this game?

Gameplay: Interesting. I mean there's somewhat of a story line I guess and you have to get cash etc to make your own team but other than that it's pretty bland.

Graphics: Good looking. Damage modelling is okay but nothing too heart stopping. It's well optimized though (running 16xCSAA on my rig and it never drops below 40 fps).

Racing: It's hard. I haven't won a race yet and I had the S licenses in every GT game I've played. The cars spin out so easily. Although, the fact that I'm playing on a keyboard sort of ruins it.

Overall: 6/10 so far.
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I think the game is good if/when you finally get it to run on the pc.
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I think its great. I love the racing, the damage, the graphics are really nice.
I use a gas pedal just so I can get really good starts and not spin out

9/10, if it had crysis-like graphics it would have a perfect 10
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is this a title for NFS fans? i enjoyed Underground 2 and Most Wanted...

if so i'll prolly grab it off Steam some time after the price drops a bit
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I like it a lot. I've gotten used to the handling as well. What I don't get is how you haven't been able to win a single race yet. I'm using a keyboard and I've been able to beat hundreds of races so far. I'm even getting the hang of drifting with my keyboard!
 
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post #6 of 11
My rig easily runs this title at max settings on 1440 x 900, so I don't know what you meant by "when you get it to run". Either way, the gameplay is very good. For example Test Drive Unlimited had horrible handling, and NFS Pro Street was even worse. This game has much much much better handling of the cars. I basically win any race in "normal" difficulty mode.

I also like the fact that there are many different types of races. There is even a demolition derby mode

To add to that, this is definitly one of the best looking race games I have ever played. I'd give it a 9.5/10.
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post #7 of 11
Its very fun, damage is nice and so is the instant replay while learning. I play it on my PS3, not sure how it would be on a KB/Mouse. I've been needing a good racing game for a while so this is pretty fun. I like not having all that many cars because each car has its own feel. Having tons of cars is pretty pointless really, five cars handle exactly the same, and if they don't you can probably tune them to do so. GRID has a good vibe going for it, its part sim, but much more arcade, and its FUN because of it. I don't have to go through all this crap to race well, I just pick a car and go. As for bad things, I'd say the voiceovers do get repetitive. Drifting is hard to learn, and Formula 1 is infuriating sometimes.
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Its not too bad, the handling isn't exactly there yet but the game is promising.
    
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Use a controller, it's 15 billion times better. Keyboards suck for percision handling, I would NEVER be able to play any Forza game with a keyboard. I make way too many micro-changes to my steering in the 30-70% steering range. I can't steer cars when it's 0 or 100% steering, or even throttle.

For me, I love the game. The handling of the cars is a bit unrealistic, but I've played and beaten both Forza games many, many times so...
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I like the game, but I"m going to have to buy a cheap racing wheel to be able to really enjoy it. I don't understand how you guys are using keyboards to steer. I have an xbox controller hooked up and I can't even make a smooth turn with the analog stick. BTW, there is no formula one in GRID.
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