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SHIFT 2 has news tracks

SHIFT 2 has news tracks

EA has revealed four new SHIFT 2 Unleashed tracks: Hockenheim, Irwindale Speedway, Riviera and Silverstone. You can find the fresh screens below.

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Commented on 2011-02-25 14:06:58
I have a feeling the actual "racing" is going to put GT5 to shame, obviously the physics wont be as good but if they cant get them pretty decent i have a feeling this is going to be one hell of a game.
Commented on 2011-02-25 14:35:07 In reply to UkHardcore23
Posted by UkHardcore23
I have a feeling the actual "racing" is going to put GT5 to shame, obviously the physics wont be as good but if they cant get them pretty decent i have a feeling this is going to be one hell of a game.
it's a true testament to PD that every racing game is compared against it.
Commented on 2011-02-25 15:45:09
i dont see why GT is rated so highly, sure its super sim but as a game its dull as hell. there is nothing fun about it, its purely for car maniacs which is fine but that doesnt make it the best racing game
Commented on 2011-02-25 15:48:07
NFS Shift 1 done everything right bar the driving!

GT does everything right bar the racing!
Commented on 2011-02-25 16:17:20 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
i dont see why GT is rated so highly, sure its super sim but as a game its dull as hell. there is nothing fun about it, its purely for car maniacs which is fine but that doesnt make it the best racing game
As a racing game, GT falls on it's face, imo. From janky AI to the car collisions being utter bunk, GT is a great driving game...
Commented on 2011-02-25 17:09:40
It's funny the amount of praise SHIFT 2 is getting when in the Sim racing community SHIFT is considered one of the worse sim racers available on console.
Commented on 2011-02-25 18:00:50
Yeah but in the Sim community GTR is very highly rated which simbin worked on and GT and Forza games are no where near regarded as good.

There is hope for Shift due to how amazing GTR2 was!
Commented on 2011-02-25 18:37:07 In reply to UkHardcore23
Posted by UkHardcore23
Yeah but in the Sim community GTR is very highly rated which simbin worked on and GT and Forza games are no where near regarded as good.

There is hope for Shift due to how amazing GTR2 was!
Although you seem to forget games like Forza and GT have way more cars than GTR, GTR can focus on making a more limited amount of cars feel realistic.
Commented on 2011-02-25 18:49:48 In reply to FordGTGuy
Posted by FordGTGuy
Although you seem to forget games like Forza and GT have way more cars than GTR, GTR can focus on making a more limited amount of cars feel realistic.
Indeed, and being realistic is what the sim community want.
Commented on 2011-02-25 21:12:19
why is everyone so obsessed with racing games having 500 plus cars, does having way more cars make it less realistic and by saying that your assumption is that as GT5 has over 1000 therfore its not as realistic as TDU ???, i dont know why some people draw the amount of cars as a conclusion to determin whats a good racing game and whats a great racing game against a racing game with less than 100.

i also find it very amusing that everyone is so quick to constantly rubbish this game even before any beta testing or physical previews have been submitted by prfessional games testers, id rather wait to see just how well this game actualy plays rather than taking blind guesses about the physics or the handling of the cars, the camera view or the frame rate of the game till its near its public release date.

just 1 more thing GT5 was in production for over 5 years, is that not long enough to make the cars feel realistic enough ???.
Commented on 2011-02-25 22:53:45
A trust worthy preview, talks about handling, he answers questions in the talk back. If the handling is just good enough, this should be an exciting, visceral, racer.

http://www.virtualr.net/need-for-speed-shift-2-lon...
Commented on 2011-02-25 23:36:48
The gfx are good, cars, tracks are also nice. But the gameplay looks bad. It is obvious in the videos and all the shaking of the camera doesn't help either .
Commented on 2011-02-26 00:01:56
This game looks fantastic. I can't wait to play it! I loved the first game. It was actually exciting unlike GT5, which isn't even a real sim. If you want a real sim, get a PC. Its funny how all these console gamers think GT5 is a real sim.
Commented on 2011-02-26 08:12:10
GT5 and Forza are GREAT racing games, they are all different all the same, GT in my opinion is easier of the 2... once you can keep the wheels off the grass and understand how to actually drive, in comparison to SHIFT they are by far better, SHIFT was and still is a great game but after playing much of GT5 for days straight and going back to SHIFT the steep uphill grind SHIFT starts you off at becomes a steep downhill and you realize that theres no real comparison to GT5 and Forza..... But SHIFT 2 looks extremely epic, the ideals of quality over quantity is where SHIFT 2 looks promising... GT5 forces you to use cars you dont give a rats arse about with bonus races for mega cash where as SHIFT 2 gives you what you want and cuts the crap, really looking forward to the release.

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