Just played Rallisport Challenge at a kiosk

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  1. Jared_B

    Jared_B Supporting Actor

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    It appeared to be a full version of the game, but I only spent 5 minutes on it.

    The game is simply amazing. Graphics were incredible, even on the little tiny TV. They spent a lot of time just making the details stand out. Your car makes tracks in the snow/dirt. The trademark tree swaying is present. Barriers go flying when you hit them. People jump out of the way. The cars get dirtier as the race goes on. You can even stray off course a bit, then jump back on. Needless to say, this game is on my list.

    One question; Has it been confirmed whether or not the game will support widescreen and/or HD resolution? Can't wait to see it on my 55" HD monitor.
     
  2. Kelley_B

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    yes the game is 16:9 480p.
     
  3. Trevor_J

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    Which store was the Kiosk in EB?
     
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    I am SO looking forward to this game. NO one knows Rally racing like Euros, AND this game has Saabs!
     
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    Only a couple more days and this baby will be mine [​IMG] I can't wait.
    Dean
     
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    Yep - two more days - me want bad!
     
  7. Jay H

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    Really? two more days??? Cool, I got a $5 bestbuy card from buying HP toner there a few days ago, I was doing some searches last night at home and couldn't find a release date on it, is it being shipped then or in other words, when will I be able to find it on the shelves of Best Buy (officially, I know each BB could be different)

    Jay
     
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    If you get Electronic Gaming Monthly, there has been a $5 Best Buy coupon in each of the last 3 issues. Every little bit helps...

    -Dave
     
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    Plus I believe if you buy two MS published XBox games you get $15 off the purchase at Best Buy.
     
  10. Jared_B

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    The store I was at (EBX) has flyers that said if you turn in 2 previously played Xbox games, you get Rallisport for free. I just don't have two games I want to trade in.
     
  11. Dan B

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    The game is definitely in some stores around the US, so you may want to check around. Best Buy told me they've had the game since February 18th, but couldn't put it out until this week. ( which they haven't done yet [​IMG] )
    -Dan B
     
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    I dont believe that, as it hadn't even gone gold by February 18th...
     
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    Yeah, it's probably not accurate, however I'm not sure about when the game "went gold". I did hear that the game was finished quite a while ago, as in late January-ish.

    -Dan B
     
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    Interesting. When I went to EBX to pick up JSRF I saw the Rallisport box on the shelf, but unusually it had a price tag on it. I figured it was just an error and didn't bother asking about it, but now I wonder. Of course, even if the store actually had it in stock then I probably wouldn't have picked it up since racing games - even ones as nice looking as this - don't hold much interest for me [​IMG]
     
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    Just called EB to check on that. They said all they have is a demo box, and that they won't get it in until tomorrow. I then asked if they would be putting it OUT tomorrow or if they will get it in tomorrow, they said they will be getting it in tomorrow. The guys at my local EB are usually pretty upfront. This is a moot point though! As all of us that BADLY want this game will have it tomorrow!! [​IMG]
     
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    Hey, can any of you let me know if you have managed to buy the game so far in a retail store? Turns out I bought the wrong toner cartridge (needed a color cartridge, not the black one) so I have to go back to Best Buys tomorrow anyway, hopefully I can get another $5 GC from that and then go try to pick up the latest EGM and find that $5 coupon.

    I remember being fairly disappointed with the GT2 rally mode as it was all time trials and although fun, it seems it didn't seem like it was finished.

    Jay
     
  17. Larry Seno Jr.

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    Presentation

    Plenty of licensed cars and official sponsors make this game look like the real deal. The no-frills menus could have used more work, though. 8

    Graphics

    Wow. This is the Halo of racing games. Detailed textures, gorgeous lighting, tons of effects. 9.5

    Sound

    Realistic, well-mixed 5.1 sound effects and a decent techno soundtrack. Next time, even more road noise please. 8

    Gameplay

    RalliSport is a highly playable, fast and exciting racer that just happens to be a rally game. A must-have. 9.5

    Lasting Appeal

    The multiplayer options lack depth (split-screen single race only) and the career mode could have been deeper, but there are plenty of tracks and cars to unlock. 8

    OVERALL SCORE (not an average) 9.2
     
  18. Peter_A

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    Does it have any of the real WRC licenses? I want the actual 2001 or 2002 WRC and their respective drivers. Colin McRae, Richard Burns etc.

    That's what I'm waiting for, hopefully the PS2 WRC game will be out sooner than later.
     
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    Does anyone know if the multiplayer mode supports AI cars or not. I sure miss that in Project Gotham and would really like to race against computer cars in multiplayer.

    So anyone know?

    C. Ryan
     
  20. Dave Cukina

    Dave Cukina Stunt Coordinator

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    All I have to say is [​IMG] This game is unbelievable I picked it up about 3 hours ago and just took a dinner break. The most fun I've had with a racing game in a very long time. The multiplayer is just single race (one on one)...It's back to racing!!!
     

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