Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is better than ANY Mario Kart game

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#1 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15589 posts) -

I highly suggest it if you like having fun.

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#2 Posted by Masenkoe (4889 posts) -

I really want it. Looks great

 

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CTR >>> Mario Kart

#3 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23925 posts) -
I have it. It's pretty good. Controls are a bit input laggy, but so is the console version.
#4 Posted by 8-Bitterness (3707 posts) -
It is definitely amazing, dat Beat... I almost like it better than Mario Kart, but it's just missing something. :/
#5 Posted by Lost-to-Apathy (459 posts) -

Meh, not really.

#6 Posted by LongZhiZi (2453 posts) -
I've only played the Vita demo, but I have to totally agree. MK is somewhat dead to me now. I'll be looking to grab this one when it's on sale.
#7 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15589 posts) -

I really want it. Looks great

 

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CTR >>> Mario Kart

Masenkoe
That is true.
#8 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -

It does look damn good.

 

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Going to be a super rebelhipster and say Blur was great too.

#9 Posted by Lach0121 (10022 posts) -

Yeah, my gf, and I are thinking about getting 2 copies of this game so we can do it together.

Looks good, and fun.

 

The closest thing I have had to cart racing recently was Wipeout on the ps2. (plan on getting the ps3 version before long)

 

Honestly, at first I dismissed it, but lately I have been checking out the trailers, and had a real itch for some kart style combat racing.

#10 Posted by Barujin (308 posts) -

Yeah, my gf, and I are thinking about getting 2 copies of this game so we can do it together.

Looks good, and fun.

The closest thing I have had to cart racing recently was Wipeout on the ps2. (plan on getting the ps3 version before long)

Honestly, at first I dismissed it, but lately I have been checking out the trailers, and had a real itch for some kart style combat racing.

Lach0121

You can do split screen with two controllers if you want.

#11 Posted by Lach0121 (10022 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lach0121"]

Yeah, my gf, and I are thinking about getting 2 copies of this game so we can do it together.

Looks good, and fun.

 

The closest thing I have had to cart racing recently was Wipeout on the ps2. (plan on getting the ps3 version before long)

 

Honestly, at first I dismissed it, but lately I have been checking out the trailers, and had a real itch for some kart style combat racing.

Barujin

You can do split screen with two controllers if you want.

Yeah, I saw that, but honestly, I don't like split-screen gaming anymore.  It dillutes, and destroys the sound channels in the game, as well as screen space.

We will just get 2 on sale. We have 2 computers that should be no problem for this game.

#12 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15589 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]I have it. It's pretty good. Controls are a bit input laggy, but so is the console version.

Turn v-sync off but use something that limits your framerate.
#13 Posted by Planeforger (16384 posts) -

I bought this because of all the great word of mouth going around (I really wasn't a Sonic kid back in the day), and...you're right, it's actually a really good cart racing game.

I'd have to play it more to make a proper comparison to Mario Kart, but ye gods is this thing loaded with features. The sheer variety of 'stuff' to play and unlock in this game is impressive, and more than makes up for the $20-whatever pricetag. Tons of modes in singeplayer, heaps of characters and tracks to unlock, and an overarching driver-specific XP unlock system could keep me playing this one for a while.

The actual racing is solid too. Cars control well (as do the air vehicles, less so the boats), the items make things interesting without being super-cheap (there are no blue shells in this one), and the tracks seem quite well designed (almost more F-Zero than Mario Kart in design - although sometimes they're a little too crazy for my liking).

Overall, it's a solid package.

#14 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23925 posts) -
[QUOTE="SAGE_OF_FIRE"][QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]I have it. It's pretty good. Controls are a bit input laggy, but so is the console version.

Turn v-sync off but use something that limits your framerate.

i already did that i mean the game it self is just input laggy i used kegetys fps cap for 60fps game = no play if i would ever have to enable vsync. not that it would solve my problem either, 120hz monitor
#15 Posted by Darkslayer16 (3611 posts) -

Was gonna preorder it a while ago but didn't because wasn't sure if people would play it. Is the online very active?

#16 Posted by BombingSystems (140 posts) -

Theres something about the controls that make it not as fun as MK imo.

#17 Posted by Barujin (308 posts) -

Theres something about the controls that make it not as fun as MK imo.

BombingSystems

I use a 360 controller for the PC version. It works great. What sort of problem are you having?

#18 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15589 posts) -

[QUOTE="BombingSystems"]

Theres something about the controls that make it not as fun as MK imo.

Barujin

I use a 360 controller for the PC version. It works great. What sort of problem are you having?

Maybe he can't go fast.
#19 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25159 posts) -

Really good, I thought the original Sonic Racing was already a good alternative, Transformed is even better. It's up there with some of the better Mario Karts.

 

Whilst nice and colourful, PC version could look a bit better, in some parts the low polygons stand out.

#20 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15589 posts) -

Really good, I thought the original Sonic Racing was already a good alternative, Transformed is even better. It's up there with some of the better Mario Karts.

 

Whilst nice and colourful, PC version could look a bit better, in some parts the low polygons stand out.

SaltyMeatballs

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#21 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25159 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"]

Really good, I thought the original Sonic Racing was already a good alternative, Transformed is even better. It's up there with some of the better Mario Karts.

 

Whilst nice and colourful, PC version could look a bit better, in some parts the low polygons stand out.

SAGE_OF_FIRE

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I still notice the low poly geometry, I expect better for PC is all. But man, is that how that level looks on PS3? Doesn't even look like textures loaded!
#22 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15589 posts) -

[QUOTE="SAGE_OF_FIRE"]

[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"]

Really good, I thought the original Sonic Racing was already a good alternative, Transformed is even better. It's up there with some of the better Mario Karts.

 

Whilst nice and colourful, PC version could look a bit better, in some parts the low polygons stand out.

SaltyMeatballs

 

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I still notice the low poly geometry, I expect better for PC is all. But man, is that how that level looks on PS3? Doesn't even look like textures loaded!

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#23 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
[QUOTE="Barujin"]

[QUOTE="BombingSystems"]

Theres something about the controls that make it not as fun as MK imo.

SAGE_OF_FIRE

I use a 360 controller for the PC version. It works great. What sort of problem are you having?

Maybe he can't go fast.

Damn, I laughed.
#24 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22721 posts) -
Mario kart seems to run smoother than the console versions, but I suppose that isn't a problem for the pc version
#25 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23925 posts) -
who cares about how many polygons it has it's bright, colorful, and smooth.
#26 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25159 posts) -
Mario kart seems to run smoother than the console versions, but I suppose that isn't a problem for the pc versionShinobishyguy
PC version has some problems, if you play without vsync is is very choppy (as in bad framerates, not screen tearing). Vsync is highly recommended. MK is 60fps, so yeah not something these Sonic games can say on consoles.
#27 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

How does it compare to the original? I disliked the Wii version.

#28 Posted by Barujin (308 posts) -

[QUOTE="Shinobishyguy"]Mario kart seems to run smoother than the console versions, but I suppose that isn't a problem for the pc versionSaltyMeatballs
PC version has some problems, if you play without vsync is is very choppy (as in bad framerates, not screen tearing). Vsync is highly recommended. MK is 60fps, so yeah not something these Sonic games can say on consoles.

Error. Error. Does not compute.

Are we playing the same game? Mine is always smooth with not frame rate problems and I don't have a powerhouse computer. As for graphics, it's more beautiful than any Kart racer I've ever seen. Are you just trolling or something?

#29 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15589 posts) -

How does it compare to the original? I disliked the Wii version.

Cwagmire21
A lot better.
#30 Posted by GoldenElementXL (4105 posts) -
Wow I own the Wii U version. The frame rate is a big problem at times. And seeing these screen comparisons I might have to buy this game for the PC.
#31 Posted by metroidfood (11175 posts) -

WHY IS SONIC IN A CAR

#32 Posted by jedikevin2 (5263 posts) -

Love the game. I did have to use the X360ce program so my ps2 controllers would work without any issue. No biggy for me since I always use it. I did wish they would have allowed splitscreen thru separate monitors. I haven't seen anyone really use that aspect of Pc gaming since Kane and Lynch 1. Would have loved to splitscreen to my computer monitor and TV screen but its cool. Definitely love the racing and shortcuts. It reminds me of Diddy Kong racing, waverace 64, mario kart and alittle bit of Rush Hour. I do love how even lower hardware computers can play this game pretty much maxxed out without a issue (unless your on anything prior to a 8800gt or 4800 amd sseries gpu).

#33 Posted by BattleSpectre (7530 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"]

Really good, I thought the original Sonic Racing was already a good alternative, Transformed is even better. It's up there with some of the better Mario Karts.

Whilst nice and colourful, PC version could look a bit better, in some parts the low polygons stand out.

SAGE_OF_FIRE

PC version PS3 version

Nice comparison, the PC always looks so sharp at everything it does ;)

#34 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25159 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"][QUOTE="Shinobishyguy"]Mario kart seems to run smoother than the console versions, but I suppose that isn't a problem for the pc versionBarujin

PC version has some problems, if you play without vsync is is very choppy (as in bad framerates, not screen tearing). Vsync is highly recommended. MK is 60fps, so yeah not something these Sonic games can say on consoles.

Error. Error. Does not compute.

Are we playing the same game? Mine is always smooth with not frame rate problems and I don't have a powerhouse computer. As for graphics, it's more beautiful than any Kart racer I've ever seen. Are you just trolling or something?

Error? No error, you have a virus... well you are just misinformed, don't accuse me of trolling. Read this thread, inform yourself:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=510997 

As you can see. People with really high framerates are getting choppy framerates if vsync is not turned on. (not a big deal, so don't be upset for me pointing this out)

As for the graphics, it's my opinion. I agree they are great for a kart racing game, but I didn't say it wasn't, could be better for PC though.

#35 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -

Eh, it's decent. I picked it up on wiiU but I can't convince myself to actually play it...I guess I'm just not convinced that it's that great of a game.

#36 Posted by Barujin (308 posts) -

[QUOTE="Barujin"]

[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"] PC version has some problems, if you play without vsync is is very choppy (as in bad framerates, not screen tearing). Vsync is highly recommended. MK is 60fps, so yeah not something these Sonic games can say on consoles.SaltyMeatballs

Error. Error. Does not compute.

Are we playing the same game? Mine is always smooth with not frame rate problems and I don't have a powerhouse computer. As for graphics, it's more beautiful than any Kart racer I've ever seen. Are you just trolling or something?

Error? No error, you have a virus... well you are just misinformed, don't accuse me of trolling. Read this thread, inform yourself:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=510997

As you can see. People with really high framerates are getting choppy framerates if vsync is not turned on. (not a big deal, so don't be upset for me pointing this out)

As for the graphics, it's my opinion. I agree they are great for a kart racing game, but I didn't say it wasn't, could be better for PC though.

So it has a bug with 120Hz FPS. Big deal. As your link said: they're fixing it.

#37 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -
Well it should be after all their hasn't been a console Mario Kart in 5 years.
#38 Posted by GoldenElementXL (4105 posts) -
Nothing will beat Mario Kart Double Dash. I even played it for a few hours today. Transformed is very cool don't get me wrong. But Double Dash, Mario Kart DS, and even Mario Kart 7 are just on a different level.
#39 Posted by kidcool189 (4307 posts) -
Is there still decent amount of online activity? Very tempted to get it now...
#40 Posted by Darkslayer16 (3611 posts) -

Is there still decent amount of online activity? Very tempted to get it now...kidcool189

If you want it, its cheapest here. http://www.getgamesgo.com/product/sonic-all-stars-racing-transformed

#41 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15589 posts) -
Is there still decent amount of online activity? Very tempted to get it now...kidcool189
I've never had to wait when trying to find a game.