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I picked up Test Drive Unlimited 2 today and to be honest it seems like a fun game. However there are a few bugs with it. When people join your online "world" it lags the game to hell. Frames drop to probably 20-25ish (even though they're not that spectacular to begin with). Also I noticed the graphics aren't that much better than the first Test Drive. Hopefully they're not much better on PC since its a console port and I don't want to have buyers remorse . I bought it on Xbox cause I own the steering wheel and it finally supports it! With that being said, it still seems like a game I'm going to enjoy because of the open world driving and exotic cars. Its almost like The Sims, but you're more focused on cars rather than "woohooing".

So I asked myself...What is is that I really want from a racing game? And I came with this conclusion.



NFS Shift + TDU 2 + Forza 3 + Gran Tuismo 5 = The greatest racer game of all time.

With the sense of speed of NFS Shift, open world racing and freedom to get out of your car and purchase homes, clothing etc from TDU 2, the crazy customization, damage and PROPER framerates of Forza 3, and the crazy realistic physics engine plus stunning visuals of Gran Turismo 5 you would get the greatest driving experience.

Thoughts?
Edited by KrisBKreeme - 2/8/11 at 2:48pm
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I personally want to see a game that mixes forza 3 with NFS most wanted, and burnout.

have the realistic style racing of forza, the free world and gameplay of NFS most wanted, and the damage effects of burnout.
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forza 3 sucks balls. customization is neat but upgrades are really vague, especially the drivetrain swaps like FWD->AWD and stuff.

forza 2 was better, not much tho.
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Originally Posted by clark_b View Post
forza 3 sucks balls. customization is neat but upgrades are really vague, especially the drivetrain swaps like FWD->AWD and stuff.

forza 2 was better, not much tho.
I thought he wanted to know what you liked to find in a game, not what you dislike about forza.
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A sense of close racing. I've always loved BTCC, WTCC, DTM, STCC etc... because of evenly powered cars and really close, nose to tail racing.
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I'm saying I agree with his choices with the exception of Forza 3. I'd swap it for Forza 2
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Forza has just right level of tuning and upgrade ability for the cars with a large assortment. But it lacked something in gameplay. Gt5 has the game play but is too much when it comes to managing ur car.

Put them together and u have a winner
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For me, AI is the key. Adding to what alex98uk said, racing isn't racing unless you are all equally competetive and racing bumper to bumper.
    
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I mentioned forza 3 because of the extremely robust visual customization. People make some extremely great liveries out of scratch.
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I'd like to see Need For Forza Turismo-Shift 5. On ALL platforms. At 60fps. That never lags. Release date: Unicorn.
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