X360 Friday, July 28, 2006 | 4:51 PM

Alfa Romeo in Test Drive Unlimited

Alfa Romeo in Test Drive Unlimited

Atari today announced Alfa Romeo as the lastest name in their line of manufacturers in Test Drive Unlimited, giving the two cars Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and Alfa Romeo GT Coupe V6 the honor to be in the game.


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Commented on 2006-07-28 17:18:07
I love Alpha:) My dad has an 1978 Alpha Romeo Spyder:D
Commented on 2006-07-28 17:20:23
Pretty nice to include that!!!
Commented on 2006-07-28 17:24:45
Cool..... I heard Alpha Romeo cars are really cool. The insurance would be nuts though.
Commented on 2006-07-28 17:28:01
i nearly bought an Alfa 156 once.
It run out of oil on the test drive and the engine siezed :/
I handed back the keys and said, ''thanks, but no thanks''!
Commented on 2006-07-28 17:31:14
Nice car. If I hadn't played the demo yet, I'd say "WOW htis game looks even better than PGR 3!"
Commented on 2006-07-28 17:33:24 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
Nice car. If I hadn't played the demo yet, I'd say "WOW htis game looks even better than PGR 3!"
And it's nowhere near it :(
Commented on 2006-07-28 17:38:00
Yea but that demo was a couple months old the day it was released and that was back in may so chances are the demo was from at least March...now its July so im sure they have made some improvements to the graphics and the engine by now..i mean what else would they have been doing?
Commented on 2006-07-28 18:02:05
they have said thers going to be a new demo thats much improved they listened to peoples complaints apparently and tried to counter them with the new demo.. so lets hope this results in a new demo and final game thats much more brushed and touched up :)

Cause the cars themselves look amazing in the screenshots... but then again in the garage in pgr3 they looked sheerly amazing beyond believe as well lol... If they can get the environmental rendering up this will rock...

Hey remember its 40$
Commented on 2006-07-28 18:03:50
LOL OH CRAP... hehe for a still they sure did miss a bug... 3rd image... look at the top right of the driver seat lol... seems the leather got ripped or something ;)
Commented on 2006-07-28 18:09:52
This car is not my style but ill give it a test drive.
Commented on 2006-07-28 18:51:32
Dont too much like cars is the live marketplace demo any fun? I only like pimped Honda Civics :)
Commented on 2006-07-28 18:59:37
Ack, the sharp polygon edges are hurting my eyes

But seriously, no Brera? That's the sexiest Alfa money can buy!
Commented on 2006-07-28 21:02:53
How can somebody complain on these shots? Looks good to me, this is just what is wrong today, people worship graphics over gameplay. Good graphics, we can forgive this and that here. Graphics build the hype, graphic is the first thing "mr.know-it-all's" judge.

Graphics are there to complement gameplay and bring the gamelife, but they arent self-purpose for games.

thinks of buying wii...
Commented on 2006-07-28 21:21:12
I was thinking that that game dev was in the game..forgot the dudes name..but sounds something like the title.. i think.
Commented on 2006-07-28 23:06:23
Sad to see them put this much effort into a game then fall flat on their face at the last mile. Alfa Romeo is an excellent likeness; designed with sexy italian style but renowned for technical unreliability.

I hope for the best and expect the worst. The demo was bold and pretty decent but technically flawed. Made me feel their engine would be better used in a game like Oblivion.

guy above: if you think Alfa Romeo is David Romero then buy some car mags :D
Commented on 2006-07-29 00:30:17
Looks sweet, will not get this game becouse of the price!

US: $29
Europe: €69

That is 3 times the price it will be in the US, is is simply creazy to do somthing like that!
Commented on 2006-07-29 00:58:58
Huh? Why is there such a huge price difference? Are you sure about this? :\
Commented on 2006-07-29 01:01:53
yes, it is stupid that you non US people get charged more than double what it costs us. Also, i am a believer of gameplay>graphics, these are nice, they more than do their job, and if the gameplay is what I expect it to be it should be great. and, all you jaggy polygon people out there, AA and AF would be some of the last things to be implemented into the game, liek after it is completed, which it is not at this point, and wouldnt that take care of many of your complaints about graphics?
Commented on 2006-07-29 01:11:59
Nah actually sharp "shapes" mean there isn't enough triangles to describe the shape. It's not about AA but their modeling style and allowed polycount for each car. It's low, certainly less round than the PGR3 cars, but like you said they do serve their purpose so I suppose it's okay... I'm a car modeler and I notice those little things, I suspect average consumers won't notice* :)

*except LEBATO that is :P
Commented on 2006-07-29 02:02:41 In reply to Goat
Posted by Goat
Nah actually sharp "shapes" mean there isn't enough triangles to describe the shape. It's not about AA but their modeling style and allowed polycount for each car. It's low, certainly less round than the PGR3 cars, but like you said they do serve their purpose so I suppose it's okay... I'm a car modeler and I notice those little things, I suspect average consumers won't notice* :)

*except LEBATO that is :P
I model too, though not for profession, or professionally. Every now and then, more of a hobby of mine(more of like lowpoly modeling, but I do highpoly ones now and then). But I have some knowledge about modeling for games, you can't get too high with your polycount. It's easy to stuff them around for 1 high-poly carmesh, but what if you are supposed to +50 of those, keep on schedule(it ain't that fast to model a highpolycount mesh, or not atleast for me), ensure they do not cross polycount restrictions(for example when you see many cars on the screen same time). It just aint exactly the same.

BUT I agree that graphics are _important_, they just aint the MOST important thing on the list.

I know that with 360 they could do better, but for me those models are quite good and serve their purpose. http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/3778/783_... - this in motion, it will look great. What I am more concerned that they'll have it all balanced out, that it is FUN to play.
Commented on 2006-07-29 02:23:50 In reply to cchance
Posted by cchance
LOL OH CRAP... hehe for a still they sure did miss a bug... 3rd image... look at the top right of the driver seat lol... seems the leather got ripped or something ;)
Looks more like the loop where the seat belt would go to me
Commented on 2006-07-29 03:19:33
So does this new car fix the problem with that game sucking and that it's controls, graphics, and physics were horrible in the demo?

I hope this Alfa car fixes all of those problems.
Commented on 2006-07-29 04:04:59
ooooooooh.

I loooooveee Alfas.

We just got the 159 Sportwagon.
http://www.fermodes.de/pictures/autonews/00431-gro...

bit of a beast.
Commented on 2006-07-29 09:17:07
Wow this baby just looks so awesome.
Commented on 2006-07-29 11:57:59
Too bad it's DOUBLE the price it's in America cause I would've bought it if it was only 39 euro... And then they complain that there is too much piracy but they create the problems themself.
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