Ralisport Challange 16:9 and 5.1 and it Rocks

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  1. Jeff Kleinberg

    Jeff Kleinberg Stunt Coordinator

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    I've been playing this nonstop since 5 and this game is amazing, I've have it on my 57 inch toshiba in 480p widescreen and in 1st person veiw it is like racing, with the rumble of the controller, I've have never been more into a racing game. Now if only there was a way to view the game without a HUD, so I dont kill my TV. I keep having to break for an hour or so and play SSX. I highly recommend this game. I also picked up THPS#3 and while I like it, I miss the dreamcast controller. Do you guys use D=pad or thumb stick?.

    Jeff
     
  2. Dean Cooper

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    What a blast of a game! This is THE rally game I've always dreamed of. FAST and the handling rocks. I'm using the stick for now but I think I'm going to cave and get me a good wheel. This game screams for one [​IMG]
    Ok back to racing!
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  3. Sean Oneil

    Sean Oneil Supporting Actor

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    Is there a replay mode, and how in depth is it as far as camera selection?

    Is there really no way to turn off the H.U.D. ?
     
  4. Andrew s wells

    Andrew s wells Second Unit

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    The only option ive sen is to change the look of the HUD to a digital speedometer, which is much smaller. Dont think you can turn it off.
     
  5. Lou Sytsma

    Lou Sytsma Producer

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    Picking this one up at lunch today.
    Can't wait to see it running on my 100" screen through my NEC LT150 DLP![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Daren Welsh

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    /me shudders
    As soon as I saw the "my 100-inch screen" part of your post, I *gasp*ed. I thought you were talking about one of these "big screens" that I've seen so many retards brag about on the video game forums. [​IMG]
    My question: Those of you who now own RSC, have you played PGR? If so, how do you compare these two in terms of graphics, audio, controls, gameplay, and replayability (is there MP ... is it all racing, or does it have tricks like in PGR)?
    I'm really interested in this game, but I've still got hella to go in PGR.
     
  7. Mike LS

    Mike LS Supporting Actor

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    Anybody got a link to some info on this game?
     
  8. Dave Falasco

    Dave Falasco Screenwriter

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    Mike,
    Here you go, yo!
    This is the Gamespot review. (9.1!!)
     
  9. Dean Cooper

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  10. Daren Welsh

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    w0w Dean, thanks for the in-depth review [​IMG] From what I've seen in screenies and preview movies, it _looked_ like it would be a kickass game, but I was really still in the dark as to whether it _played_ as well as PGR. It sounds like it would make a good complement for PGR in that PGR is city racing and RSC is off-road. (Correct me if I'm wrong about the track-types)
    It's too bad we still don't have many games for link-play. I don't see how it could be so hard to incorporate that as an option.
    I'll definately look to buy this game, but I might wait and see if my buddy at MS can go shopping for me [​IMG]
     
  11. Dan B

    Dan B Screenwriter

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    I've played the game for a short time & I generally agree with what Dean says. Dean, to remove the onscreen controls during a replay, all you have to do is move the left stick or D-pad down. [​IMG] (I knew this because their previous PC game Rally Masters operated the same way)
    I also agree strongly with Dean that this game makes you want to use a steering wheel. The gamepad is just fine, but rally racing games really rock with a wheel!
    One note/complaint on the audio: When using the hood view, which is the one I like to use, the audio is biased towards the surrounds almost totally. Also, the sound effects when colliding are way overdone. It sounds like someone has dropped dishes on the floor behind you. For these reasons, I actually prefer and recommend playing this game in stereo rather than Dolby Digital mode. YMMV, of course.
    -Dan B
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  12. Daren Welsh

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    wayne nagle Auditioning

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    I have a 61 inch HDTV. I love this game, but does anyone else see some jaggies around certain things? Thanks for the info.

    Wayne
     
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    Thanks
     
  16. Jon Diehl

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    Anyone that has played Colin McRae Rally 2 and/or Rally Trophy on their PC, please compare this title to these two PC rally sims.

    I have both games on my PC and love playing them, especially online.

    However, I've been looking for a good racing game for my Xbox, especially one that supports a 16:9 widescreen mode, so that I can enjoy some racing on my 65" HDTV from the couch.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  17. Sean Oneil

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    This is one sweet looking racer that is actually fun to play. The terrain feels convincing, ice acts like ice, sand like sand, mud like mud, asphalt like asphalt etc..
    It takes a bit of time to learn how the car will powerslide differently on different terrains (many types of terrain are often mixed with one another on certain tracks) but once you get the hang of it the game becomes very enjoyable... downright addicting.
    Sometimes some amazing things will happen, like catching a sandbank at the perfect angle, which can send your car into mid-air, having it roll and flip over completely and then land safely on its wheels as you keep on racing. [​IMG] Stuff like that is really fun to watch in replay mode. Lots of cars, lots of maps (which are huge) and lots of different terrain and conditions make this the best rally type racing game that I have played yet.
    Very well done. Graphics are outstanding, and sound is great, although I seldom notice any surround activity in DD 5.1 mode.
    [​IMG] 4 1/2 out of 5 stars I would say.
     
  18. Scott Van Dyke

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    I burned my own 20-25 tunes to race to for this game. It rules. I see no other option than to race to Metallica's "Breadfan", or Cake's "Going the Distance"

    With your own soundtrack, you can't go wrong.

    Extreeemly addicting.
     
  19. Jay Mitchosky

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    Sonuva. I was planning on holding off on this until I either played the demo in next month's OXM or rented it first. But all this talk has me gearing up (pardon the pun) to buy it today for the weekend. I haven't read a poor review yet.
     
  20. Andrew s wells

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    Jay...... without a doubt, if you like sega rally at all, this game will be sure to please. This game is very addicting so be sure you are able to pull yourself away.[​IMG]
     

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