PGR out already?

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  1. Ken Holmes

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    Hey, I saw someone on my friends list playing PGR and I think they are a HTF member. If so what do you think of the game and where did you pick it up at?

    Thanks,
    Ken H
     
  2. Romier S

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    The official ship date is the 17th however many retailers are already selling thier copies. I will have mine tommorrow as a good friend over at my local EB already has my copy waiting for me. You can check out this thread for a few more folks playing the game and impressions:

    PGR2 impressions and more
     
  3. James_tango

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    I received my copy of PGR2, yesterday. Played for about 5~6 hours last night.

    I'm somewhat disappointed in some respect .
    Graphic is not mind-blowing. But it is very, very good.
    30 fps doesn't trouble game play. But it isn't smooth as butter either. Specially if you've played 60fps racers such as PGR1, SEGA GT2002, MotoGP2..etc.

    But overall, it is indeed fantastic racer. I am somewhat disappointed NOT because PGR2 is a bad sequel, I'm disappointed because I had high expectations (I loved the first one - PGR1). I guess I expected too much. [​IMG]

    And yes, it supports 16x9 widescreen aspect ratio as well as 480p.
    No support for 720p, nor/and 1080i.
     
  4. Damien

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    This one of the top 3 most anticipated games for me. So far(minus IGN and gamespot which doesn't have reviews up) it's getting rave reviews unlike the first one which is the best racer released this generation to me.
     
  5. Ken Holmes

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    I just got back from my local store and they were selling this game so I traded an unopened game I bought when they had the buy 3 get 1 free a couple of weeks ago for it. What I found amusing was that on the top of the game box was a sticker that sell do not sell game until 11/18.

    Ken H.
     
  6. Ken Holmes

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    Don't know if people already knew this but if you go into the garage to look at the cars and do the walk around mode you can go over to an arcade game against the wall called Geomtry Wars and play it!

    Just noticed that a few people on my friends list were in the games score list so they must know
     
  7. Tyler DJW

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    Well I got my copy last night. They didn't have it out on display (probably beccause of the orange sticker that says do not sell before 11/18/03. I just asked if they had it and they left a copy at the register. There was an overdramatic nature to the whole thing like I was really getting away with something. Whatever.

    Thanks for the garage arcade game tip, I hadn't noticed.

    My quick impression is good but not incredible. It's very similar to the first, I think the physics feel a little better. The AI cars are definately better, much more aggressive. I got nailed and spun out twice agains EASY competition... don't cut them off. I think this will be outstanding live, but there wasn't anyone on yesterday most of the time. The lowest world rank was still below 400 when I started playing so that says something.

    There's nice detail that was missing from the first, cracked windsheilds, your hood will fly open when you crash, leaves blowing off the trees, trains moving in the background... nice details. And the cars look and drive great. It's nice being able to test drive any of them.

    That's all... I'm off to play again...
     
  8. CaptDS9E

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    Of course not a lot of people were on. the game isnt supposed to be released until tues/wed

    capt
     
  9. JamesH

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    Sucks that they messed up on the framerate, PGR1 is my favorite racing game of all time. 60FPS is a requirement now, there's no reason for it not to be in PGR2...especially since it was in the first. It's a shame that graphical detail took precedence to gameplay, I just don't think a racer that requires such incredible precision will work as well with the more inconsistent framerate.
     
  10. Damien

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    "Sucks that they messed up on the framerate, PGR1 is my favorite racing game of all time. 60FPS is a requirement now, there's no reason for it not to be in PGR2..."

    That's too bad. You do realize that if the game doesn't go below 30 your eyes cannot make any distinction between 30 and 60 fps, especially for a racer. If only Halo was 60 fps...
     
  11. James_tango

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    Like Mr. Tango said, night and day. If it's anything like the first, it will be necessary to weave in and out of cones at high speeds, missing them by just a few in-game inches. It might take 50+ tries to fully combo a track and use all the time with no mistakes, and a lower framerate will make it all the tougher. By the 50th time I see a track, am I really going to care about a ferris wheel in the background with animated passengers who have pet dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you?
     
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    Gentlemen, please do not post the names of stores who violate street dates. I have edited those posts above that have. You jeopardize their ability to continue carrying product.
     
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    Is there a list of cars anywhere?
     
  16. JamesH

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    Damien, it's fine if you consider 30FPS smooth and YOU can't tell a difference, but pretending that there isn't a massive difference is like sticking your head in the sand. The difference is there, it's huge, and I'm actually kind of jealous of you if you can't see it since you'll probably enjoy the game more than I will and I was REALLY anticipating it.


    Car list(I don't know how accurate it is)

    Mini Cooper S
    Seat Leon Cupra R
    Volkswagen New Beetle RSi
    Ford Focus RS
    Honda Civic Type-R
    Renault Clio V6
    Volkswagen R32
    Lancia Delta Integrale Evo
    Audi TT Roadster
    Mazda Miata MX-5
    Toyota MR2 Spyder
    Porsche Boxster S
    Honda S2000
    BMW Z4 3.0i
    Audi TT Coupe
    Mazda RX-8
    Honda Integra Type-R (Japan)
    Nissan 350Z
    Audi S4
    BMW M3
    Audi TT 3.2 Quattro
    Volvo XC90
    Chevrolet SSR
    Mercedes ML55 AMG
    Porsche Cayenne Turbo
    BMW X5 4.6is
    Ford SVT Lightning
    Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR4
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
    Mazda RX-7
    Toyota Supra Twin-Turbo
    Subaru Impreza WRX STi
    Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Nur
    Vauxhall VX220
    Lotus Elise
    Lotus 340R
    Caterham 7 Classic
    Renault Spider
    AC 427 MKIII
    Toyota 2000GT
    Nissan 240Z
    Porsche 550 Spyder
    Jaguar E-Type
    Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
    Porsche 911 RS 2.7
    Ferrari 275 GTB
    Ferrari Dino 246 GT
    Lancia Stratos
    Ferrari 250 GT
    Lexus SC 430
    Jaguar XKR
    Audi RS6
    TVR Tamora
    Cadillac XLR
    Morgan Aero 8
    Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe (996)
    Iceni
    Pontiac GTO
    Corvette Sting Ray
    Chevrolet Camaro SS
    Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2
    Chevrolet Camaro Z28
    Pontiac Trans Am
    Ferrari 355 F1
    Porsche 911 Turbo (996)
    Chevrolet Corvette Z06
    Dodge Viper GTS
    Ferrari 360 Modena
    Ferrari 360 Spider
    TVR Tuscan Speed 6
    Delfino Feroce
    Bentley Continental GT (HOT)
    Ferrari Testarossa
    Ferrari 550 Barchetta
    Mercedes SL55 AMG
    Ferrari 575M Maranello
    Aston Martin Vanquish
    Lotus Espirit V8
    Lotus Exige
    Vauxhall VX220 Turbo
    Dodge Viper SRT-10
    Honda NSX Type-R (Japan)
    Noble M12 GTO3
    Porsche 911 GT3 (996)
    Ferrari Challenge Stradale
    Ford GT40
    Porsche 959
    Ferrari F40
    Ferrari F50
    Porsche 911 GT2 (993)
    Jaguar XJ220
    Ascari KZ1
    Saleen S7
    Ford GT
    Porsche Carrera GT
    Koenigsegg CC V8S
    Enzo Ferrari
    Pagani Zonda S
    Mercedes CLK-GTR
    Porsche 911 GT1
    TVR Cerbera Speed 12
     
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    I'm amazed at the car list! PGR1 was a blast and I'm looking forward to the second outing.
     

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