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E3: Gameplay of DiRT 2

E3: Gameplay of DiRT 2

Difficult, very difficult to look away from Colin McRae: Dirt 2. As far as I'm concerned, the sequel to Codemasters' fantastic rallye game reaches my personal top 3 of this E3's most-blowing graphics, hands down. Given all the pretenders, that's really saying something. The good news is that you don't need to take my word. Just for you, we filmed the five environments of the demo, and here's a first sample: the valley. Enjoy.

E3: Valley

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Commented on 2009-06-04 06:23:44
Woot, the sound, the graphics, the textures :D
This and Forza 3 = Racing dream.
Commented on 2009-06-04 06:25:54
DAMN SON!!!!
Commented on 2009-06-04 06:32:29
OMG !! Awesome.....
Commented on 2009-06-04 06:36:16
looks cool. whats with the other cars on track? do they just go through you ghost style?
Commented on 2009-06-04 06:48:45
snoopers, what's the other 2 most mind blowing graphics iyo?
Commented on 2009-06-04 06:58:07 In reply to vspectra06
In game I've seen running in front of me ?

Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed 2.
Commented on 2009-06-04 07:10:59
Come on... AC2 over Last Guardian? I question your taste :P
Commented on 2009-06-04 07:21:38
and what about the controlls? as bad as in the first part? :(
Commented on 2009-06-04 07:41:20
Man, that looks pathetic (the gameplay). I can tell by watching that video, Codemasters has done it again, crappy gameplay to awesome graphics.
Commented on 2009-06-04 07:43:31
Was it the motion blur and HDR lighting, that got you Snoopers?
Commented on 2009-06-04 08:23:01
I'm with Lebato on this one. As soon as he let of the steering the car veers back to a straight position. Shame codemasters, shame...

Least they delivered on the graphics departement.
Commented on 2009-06-04 09:40:58 In reply to itaintrite
Posted by itaintrite
Come on... AC2 over Last Guardian? I question your taste :P
And I question your ability to read. Prerendered trailers don't count.
Commented on 2009-06-04 10:23:07
Looks very very good. The physics are okay, gameplay seems intuitive ;) Really can't wait for this!
Commented on 2009-06-04 10:31:43 In reply to Krilekk
Posted by Krilekk
And I question your ability to read. Prerendered trailers don't count.
I doubt Last Guardian was pre-rendered.. it had all the trappings of a real time video. That said, I don't think Snoopers saw it running right in front of him either.

I'm not sure about Codemasters racers', but I do want to try FUEL. Looking at the review scores though, and given the developers previous games (mostly licensed shit).. I'll be waiting for a demo if I try it at all.
Commented on 2009-06-04 10:34:04 In reply to Krilekk
Posted by Krilekk
And I question your ability to read. Prerendered trailers don't count.
The Last Guardian is a trailer but in real time, not pre-rendered.
Commented on 2009-06-04 10:44:26
Snoopers, it was played on X360, PS3 or PC?
Commented on 2009-06-04 11:17:36
Graphics: amazing
Gameplay: seems exactly the same as Dirt 1. I can't understand they make the same mistakes again. Although Grid was arcady, it did feel much better than Dirt. So I was expecting that Dirt 2 would be even more advanced, but it looks like a step back.
Commented on 2009-06-04 11:59:52
Nice this and GT5 nothing comes close.
Commented on 2009-06-04 12:12:53 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
Graphics: amazing
Gameplay: seems exactly the same as Dirt 1. I can't understand they make the same mistakes again. Although Grid was arcady, it did feel much better than Dirt. So I was expecting that Dirt 2 would be even more advanced, but it looks like a step back.
Dirt is still my favourite rally racing game. I'd be pretty disappointed if they changed the physics. They weren't realistic, true, but they were fun as hell.
Commented on 2009-06-04 12:40:32
I downloaded the mp4 vid, I get an error: 2048:H :/

redownloaded it, still same problem..
Commented on 2009-06-04 14:11:08
Nice. I loved the first game and this one looks ten times better.
Commented on 2009-06-04 16:29:31
wow
Commented on 2009-06-04 16:58:11
Since it appears that GT5 is going to be WRC licensed, this is going to be a great year for rally racers after a long drought!
Commented on 2009-06-04 17:24:05 In reply to Snoopers
Snoopers, can you please give us your impression on the vehicle handling compared to the previous game? Is it better? Do the cars feel like they have more weight to them?
Commented on 2009-06-04 17:34:39
I think the handling looks better compared to this video of dirt 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT0s2WYPVLE

I won't know till I get my hands on it but i'm hopeful at this point.
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