VIDEO | PS4 Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 3:20 PM

GC: DriveClub gameplay

GC: DriveClub gameplay

We are finally starting with our Showfloor videos for this Gamescom, and DriveClub is certainly the best game to begin with. A second video will follow in a few minutes.
Update: Added a third video showing some involuntary crashes by a rather bad player, but it's interesting visually.

GC: Showfloor gameplay #1
GC: Showfloor gameplay #2
GC: Gameplay showfloor #3 (bad player)

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Commented on 2014-08-13 11:21:12
The graphics are stunning. But how does it feel to control the car?
Commented on 2014-08-13 12:35:46
God damn that looked amazing and it is off-screen capture!
Commented on 2014-08-13 12:56:20
It's a stunning game. Hoping it plays well.

Shame you can't hear the real sound.
Commented on 2014-08-13 13:10:43 In reply to droezelke
Just like in Motorstorm, theres always a sucker ready to robbe your 1st place at the last second ;). The "gameplay2" video does look good.
Posted by droezelke
The graphics are stunning. But how does it feel to control the car?
I would assume it is 80% arcady just by looking at the cars reactions. Actually I think its the only way this game could be. Its another gorgeous Evolution Studios arcade racer with fast pace fun. Any attempt of making this a Sim would blow the game up in my opinion. This guys are good at what they do, which is exactly this - fun and good looking arcade racers.
Commented on 2014-08-13 13:25:28
TBH it way better if you see how FH2 car is driven in the off road sections with those speeds in open filed smashing things around. DC is not having mechanical damage though but I do not think anyone like their car to look messed up after the race.
Commented on 2014-08-13 13:55:40
Still poor AA but overall looks great.
Commented on 2014-08-13 15:41:03
Physics still look off to me, Especially when your crashing into the sides.
Commented on 2014-08-13 16:18:05 In reply to mehdino1
Posted by mehdino1
Still poor AA but overall looks great.
Ppfffffffhhhhh
Commented on 2014-08-13 16:44:03
Just watched the third vid and i agree with Xoar. Awful pinball physics bouncing from rail to rail, off other cars etc. Noob friendly gameplay tho, why brake for a bend when you can grind the rail with no speed penalty whatsoever. Plus at the end of the race after all the bouncing and scraping all you end up with are a few light scratches???
For a quick fix pretty looking p2p arcade racer it does what it says on the tin but thats about as deep as it gets by the looks of it. Yeah ill still buy it day one but cant see it holding my interest after a few weeks unlike FH2. My opinion.
Commented on 2014-08-13 21:05:06 In reply to Executioner_UK
Posted by Executioner_UK
Just watched the third vid and i agree with Xoar. Awful pinball physics bouncing from rail to rail, off other cars etc. Noob friendly gameplay tho, why brake for a bend when you can grind the rail with no speed penalty whatsoever. Plus at the end of the race after all the bouncing and scraping all you end up with are a few light scratches???
For a quick fix pretty looking p2p arcade racer it does what it says on the tin but thats about as deep as it gets by the looks of it. Yeah ill still buy it day one but cant see it holding my interest after a few weeks unlike FH2. My opinion.
i was not aware DC was a full on racing sim, i thought it was an arcade racer!
Commented on 2014-08-13 22:15:18 In reply to r3tr0gam3r1337
Posted by r3tr0gam3r1337
i was not aware DC was a full on racing sim, i thought it was an arcade racer!
You can still have an arcade racer with decent physics...See the PGR series or Horizon series.
Commented on 2014-08-13 22:30:42 In reply to Xoar
Horizon? Where you drive a lambo through a cornfield and get back to the race lol.
Commented on 2014-08-14 00:12:24
not just drive through a corn field but drive through it with next to no slowdown, how exactly is that good physics!
Commented on 2014-08-14 02:37:01 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
You can still have an arcade racer with decent physics...See the PGR series or Horizon series.
Those are arcade racers as well. In fact fh2 is NSF, burnout category. It looks super fun though and will bring lots of non racing fans into it: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Q02SZkVCM

Gfx and car handling DC is far superior. The way car moves is much better in it:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2KWBlw2rKjg
Commented on 2014-08-14 03:04:31 In reply to norbert
WOW...lets just say I cant disagree with you more. Horizon 2 has much better physics and handling based off the vids you provided. DC looks to be the one closer to NFS to me. Lots of bumper car-type gameplay in it. And while Ill say that DC edges FH2 in overall graphics, its only due to the fact that DC is doing less outside of graphics than FH2 is. Its the price you pay when you go open world, but graphically neither one is "far superior" to the other.
Commented on 2014-08-14 03:56:29 In reply to timotim
Gotta say norbert, love the profile pic gif.
Posted by timotim
WOW...lets just say I cant disagree with you more. Horizon 2 has much better physics and handling based off the vids you provided. DC looks to be the one closer to NFS to me. Lots of bumper car-type gameplay in it. And while Ill say that DC edges FH2 in overall graphics, its only due to the fact that DC is doing less outside of graphics than FH2 is. Its the price you pay when you go open world, but graphically neither one is "far superior" to the other.
I don't think either one of these games should be associated with the phrase "better physics and handling" seeing as their not sims... just a thought.
Commented on 2014-08-14 04:16:30 In reply to bubble2020
I hear ya...thats why I said "based off the vids you provided", which were of two arcade racers. FH2 has legacy in Forza's physic's system...DC looks very twitch and the AI looks very rubber band like.
Commented on 2014-08-14 07:50:45
This game might have nice graphics as far as consoles go, but the gameplay just looks awful like a step above a tablet racing game besides, Forza Horizon 2 looks like it's much more fun.

The lighting in DriveClub is second to none though.
Commented on 2014-08-14 08:22:01
The shit this game takes from the gaming community must really bum out the developers. They can't do anything right w/ this one.
Commented on 2014-08-14 10:03:19
It's a shame horizon 2 exists. Otherwise this title might have been a rental. Just not ambitious enough.
Commented on 2014-08-14 21:47:19
DC is a good looking game but Gameplay is so Boring , FH2 is much better than DC , gameplay is more important than graphics but as a matter of fact FH2 has both : better gameplay and awesome graphics ...
FH2 > DC
Commented on 2014-08-14 22:31:40
This really looks a cut above visually. That is about the only thing that could entice me into this kind of driving game to be honest.
Commented on 2014-08-14 23:46:04 In reply to LordSooren
Posted by LordSooren
DC is a good looking game but Gameplay is so Boring , FH2 is much better than DC , gameplay is more important than graphics but as a matter of fact FH2 has both : better gameplay and awesome graphics ...
FH2 > DC
I don't think these 2 are comparable but anyways if I had to.

FH2 has more content, open world and probably more fun But DC is miles ahead in gfx, car models.
Commented on 2014-08-14 23:54:17
This has such an incredible, almost scary sense of speed. And the visuals are jaw dropping. This game has seriously benefitted from the delay.
Commented on 2014-08-15 02:23:03 In reply to norbert
Posted by norbert
Those are arcade racers as well. In fact fh2 is NSF, burnout category. It looks super fun though and will bring lots of non racing fans into it: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Q02SZkVCM

Gfx and car handling DC is far superior. The way car moves is much better in it:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2KWBlw2rKjg
Dayum, that forza video I awesome. DC look good gfx wise it is sweet

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