Do these morons who made this game actually play this game before they hand it in and head to the bar?
This game is a joke. Biggest letdown for me by far though was NO replays. I mean, it's supposed to be a SPORTS game... without replays?? Papyrus was doing 2 hour full-race replays years ago, so why not now? C'mon... the game is pointless without them.
nascars on forza 3 are more fun so up the rednecks and harden up we are next gen gamers not 6yr olds that want to play bumper cars, realy sad game. realy let down with this one
Once again cool looking graphics & no gameplay. Face it if the graphics were less quality we wouldn't even be talking about this game.
@iceboy8 No you don't. You have to brake in the corners of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but not in Daytona.
If you want real, fair and competetive racing either Nascar or other series you cant beat iracing. Although its relatively expensive it keeps the spoilsports and kids away who just want a demolition derby.
activisions nascar 2011 official forums already have a massive bug list that addresses almost everything critisized in this review - once these get fleshed out, this should be a fantastic racing sim.
Remember, Folks - Van Ord was the reviewer who gave "Fallout NV" tremendous recommendation in the face of save disasters, freeze-ups, and other game-destroying glitches that any normal gamer would (and DID) find infuriating to the point of distraction. He displays his ignorance of the sport and it's focus by pointing out that incidental contact can cause a caution to come out (that's what happens in a real race, Kevin), and "waiting for that explosive crash that never comes". As for the online and 2011 roster changes, one glance at the game's official website would tell him that patches are on the way ASAP. So, it's alright that "Fallout NV" can be broken at launch, but it's not ok for this game? And you can hardly blame a game for the actions of a few tools in the online being upsetting, or CoD would be a ghost town. To paraphrase Dan Akroyd from 70s SNL Weekend Update: "Van Ord, You Ignorant Slut".
Dang "All too often, you might be frozen in place, unable to race, while the few racers able to move intentionally zip about, crashing into the paralyzed competitors." OK Maybe that's because the people are racing and aren't going to stop because someone is frozen ? BTW I have not had this happen in numerous online races. "though public matches are plagued by players intent on spoiling the fun with intentional crashes and other such shenanigans." This is a reflection of people and how they play, not really something the game could dictate now is it ? Jeez I don't know how you keep your job, on your knees is my guess.
whatever has happend to nascar 2003 or nascar 2005 where everything clicked and was fun to play a great career mode where you can either be a driver and get sponsorship deals or be a owner and get to race or be a owner and sign other drivers online needs to be 43 human drivers the tech is there for it to happen caution flags pit roads and many other real nacar features should be in nascar 2012 we have been waiting for a long time for a legit nascar game and yet all we are getting is half baked games maybe PD can do nascar instead of GT6
do you know what i like i like that racing game who cars can be destroy in game or damage or break or happening any thing in game but i cant see in any racing game the cars are change
Very good review, you highlighted almost all of the difficulties I found with the game. As a NASCAR fan who waited almost three years for this, I was pretty much committed to purchasing this game as soon as it was announced, regardless that I wasn't expecting a lot of content. However, I was not expecting it to be as broken as it was, nor was I expecting Eutechnyx to completely ignore the obvious problems that take all of the fun out of public online races. Hopefully next years iteration will improve the game, because it has been proven in the past the NASCAR license can create quality titles. Also, Micheal Waltrip Racing FTW! :D
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By the time I'm done with Gran Turismo 5, this should be in the bargin bin and worthy of a pickup. Assuming the big patches coming up actually fix the biggest annoyances, that is. Looking forward to NASCAR 2012 or 13.
What a pity, I really liked NASCAR racing in GT5 and I was looking for this. But it seems I have to wait for a better NASCAR game now.
Very good review! Helpful and informative without being wordy or overly specific. Good job Gamespot/Mr. VanOrd.
I hate to say it but I saw this coming a mile away. Obviously folks don't remember SRS. Eutechnyx made that game too and it bombed too.