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FlatOut has been on my wanted list since it was first announced about 18 months ago. A racing game with the excellent Havok physics engine seemed like a very good idea, especially since the graphics seemed very nice. Did we get what was promised ? I guess so, but it could have been so much more.


FlatOut is one of these games that lack so little to be a reference. The destruction is there, the physics is as good as can be, and yet something is lacking. It's hard to describe, some of the fun seems to be missing.
FlatOut's gameplay is part unrealistic (the cars are never totally destroyed in races) and part realistic in the way the cars behave. This makes the game way too shallow, the cars are too heavy and lose too much speed in the curves, even in the better categories. Add to this a very frustrating pilot ejection when you crash too hard and you get a game that's quite nice to play, but certainly not as fun as it should have been.

If you are a fan of racing games and already have all big games of the genre on Xbox I'd say you should give this game a try.

About the game
Platform
XBOX PS2 PC
Published by
Empire Interactive
Developed by
Bugbear Entertai...
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    Melmoth A jump in resolution in VR has a larger impact than on a tv/monitor. This together with new controllers, 360 roomscale and simpler setup would imo be a good upgrade (54 minutes ago)

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    Melmoth @MrWhite: lager FOV while having same or better pixel density than the G2 would be tough to drive for the ps5 gpu. Tech like variable focus is still way off (1 Hour ago)

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    MrWhite if not, then at the very least a far more accessible headset with a superior FOV and display at least on par with Reverb V2. (1 Hour ago)

  • MrWhite

    MrWhite which is an incremental increase in resolution and inside out tracking for the most part. PSVR2 needs to deliver more and still be reasonably priced. It needs to be wireless (1 Hour ago)

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