VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Saturday, September 5, 2009 | 12:28 PM

Dirt 2: China videos

Dirt 2: China videos

Moving on in Colin McRae: Dirt 2's single player mode, I couldn't refrain from recording a few videos from the rather great looking first two tracks in China. Enjoy!

China gameplay #1
China replay #1
China gameplay #2
China replay #2

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Commented on 2009-09-05 13:17:34
stunning looking game. it really does look absolutely awesome.
Commented on 2009-09-05 14:32:33
I'm not sure if I'm going to get this game but I played the ps3 demo with the driving force GT wheel, and its one hell of a thrill. So muchadrenaline and excitement flows through ya as going at that speed with the force feedback gives a brilliant tension to the race.
Commented on 2009-09-05 15:09:07
Not sure whether to hold off for the pc version or the ps3 version. I've only got a dx10 gtx285 so no dx11 use from it. Plus it's not out for another month for pc.

It does look stunning but why is it so brown/sepia?

Supercar Challenge came out this week for ps3 and that is proving enjoyable, then this is out next week, then NFS:shift.
Commented on 2009-09-05 15:10:50
I guess this video proves people wrong that are complaining about the colour palate. I see there some really nice shades of brown here…

Anyway nice driving,
Commented on 2009-09-05 15:22:46 In reply to RoarrrUK
Posted by RoarrrUK
Not sure whether to hold off for the pc version or the ps3 version. I've only got a dx10 gtx285 so no dx11 use from it. Plus it's not out for another month for pc.

It does look stunning but why is it so brown/sepia?

Supercar Challenge came out this week for ps3 and that is proving enjoyable, then this is out next week, then NFS:shift.
It's coming in December for PC, not next month.

My advice: when ATI launces it's dx11 cards, sell your GTX285 and buy the Cypress 5870 (about 350 dollars if the rumours are true). The Cypress should be better than the GTX295 (1600 shader pipelines).
Commented on 2009-09-05 15:33:01 In reply to droezelke
December. My mistake. Cheers. Looks like I'll pickup the ps3 version in the meantime then.

I usually avoid picking up 1st gen dx cards. Usually its better to wait for some reviews and price drops. Plus I'd like to see if ATI have managed to improve cooling. I got nvidia over ati for that sole reason. thanks for the advice though.
Commented on 2009-09-05 16:00:03
That was funny in the china gameplay 1. "WHAT THE?!?!"
Commented on 2009-09-05 16:13:55
nice looking game but not something i'm gonna buy.. they've made it far too American for my liking.. i know several that have been put off by the cheesy banter during races (which is more suited to something like Tony hawks, than a british rally game)..not knowing theres an option to mute it.

Its a colin McRae game in name alone now.
Commented on 2009-09-05 16:57:19
First, thanks for the vids Blim. Secondly game does indeed look awesome! And thirdly and sadly, have to agree with bleachedsmiles, game has gone way, way to far over to pleasing the US market, CMR is gone :(
Commented on 2009-09-05 17:01:16
I read a review that said the classic point to point rally races make up for about 20% of the game. That's not good. I still want this game though.
Commented on 2009-09-05 19:43:59
Why always the same camera angle? Would be nice to see the car in 3rd person :p
Commented on 2009-09-05 21:03:35 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
nice looking game but not something i'm gonna buy.. they've made it far too American for my liking.. i know several that have been put off by the cheesy banter during races (which is more suited to something like Tony hawks, than a british rally game)..not knowing theres an option to mute it.

Its a colin McRae game in name alone now.
In fact, it's not even a Colin McRae game in name any more...
Quite an unfortunate consequence of Codemasters wanting to make more money by appealing to the American market.
Commented on 2009-09-05 22:10:00
I don't hear the cheesy banter during the race... just during the few seconds at the beginning, but yeah that announcer is annoying and reaks of the 1990's "xtreme sports" style that was used for BMX, Motocross, etc. and mainly was localized in California. I don't know why they decided to tie that to Rally Racing. Even most Off-Road Racing in the U.S. isn't associated with that culture, but game developers always latch onto it for some reason. I blame the street racers with too much hair gel in their hair ;) They had the screens and PS2's in their cars and game makers decided to start gearing racing games towards them haha.
Commented on 2009-09-05 22:26:23
LOL they censored the song in replay 1. lameeee...

But I would have to agree with you guys: this game is way too Americanized and I am born and raised in the surfer/skater culture of Southern California lol. I do get the Tony Hawk feel as well and both games exaggerate American culture TBH. However, all of the cheesyness gets turned off during the race and it feels like a real rally. If you can look past the cheese in the menus, pre race, finish, then this is definitely a good rent. The only reason I won't drop $66 on this is because F3 comes out in a couple of months.
Commented on 2009-09-06 00:20:02
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Commented on 2009-09-06 00:29:32 In reply to Baleur
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Commented on 2009-09-06 02:07:06 In reply to TheBeagle
Posted by TheBeagle
That was funny in the china gameplay 1. "WHAT THE?!?!"
LOL that was funny.
Commented on 2009-09-06 04:52:56 In reply to Baleur
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Commented on 2009-09-06 07:33:25
In Formula1:CE (when you are out of track) the dust is floating in the air much longer than in DiRT2 lol
Commented on 2009-09-06 11:17:20 In reply to whatscrackin
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Commented on 2009-09-06 14:25:51
Where I'm from, offroad racing is a redneck sport, so at least it's not blasting country music! Be thankful ;) Then again, that's not a very big target demographic for video games lol. They shoot stuff in real life, so they don't need to do it on their tv.
Commented on 2009-09-07 02:44:48
i love it, this will be a great sequel. i'm a fan of rally racing, and i hope this doesn't disappoint
Commented on 2009-09-07 02:45:09
I've now got the sad feeling that an era has now passed. Rally on a console is now something of a nostalgia unfortunately. How I loath CM for taking the Americanised direction with this sport. A testament to the memory of McRae they said. More like pissing all over it. The pure European rallying aspects of this title should not be just an aside for the devs, rather it should be the very foundation. What a joke, and the review scores this game is getting are also. Some very clueless journo's we have reviewing in games magazines these days.
Commented on 2009-09-07 03:55:46 In reply to dingleberry
What do you expect? No one will step out and say that an old European traditional sport is dying in a video game. They either have no clue or don't care, gaming "journalism" is a joke.

I considered buying it cause my retailer sells it for just 45€, but the American event in the demo was so boring I couldn't imagine doing them on a regular basis in the full game. Reading that point to point races only make up 20% of the game, I'm glad I passed.
Commented on 2009-09-07 05:10:38 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Posted by Viginti_Tres
I'm glad I passed.
Say that excuse to every game you don't play, and you've now got the answer to justify your unwillingness.
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