Not enjoying the online component of this game at all...

#1 Edited by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

I bought Hot Pursuit a couple of days ago from the recommendation of Giantbomb, it had been mentioned many times on the podcast and through the TNT. I've enjoyed what i've played of the career, but I've found the online to be incredibly frustrating and aggravating. Most games I get into have the racers drive really, really slow, swerving in and out, frustrating the police. This sucks, this isn't fun, and it leads to me rage-quitting most of the time. The rubber-banding used against racers also seems unbalanced, but i'm not sure if that's my racing skills coming into play. When I race I go straight for the finish line, I had assumed that this was the point of the game, am I playing Hot Pursuit completely wrong?   
 
I had been under the assumption that online play was the bread and butter of Hot Pursuit...

#2 Posted by Jimbo (9863 posts) -

I don't really understand your problem.  Are some of the racers running defence so that another racer can win?

#3 Posted by Thule (692 posts) -

I don't understand what you're talking about either. As a cop, I'd be delighted to see the Racers "drive really. really slow", because they'd be easy kills. 
I think the rubber banding can be annoying sometimes, but it's all in the best interests of the game. I wouldn't be much fun running from the cops, if you'd only see them in the first 10 seconds of the race. In the end, the best racers are rewarded for driving well. Even with the rubberbanding, I'm usually able to outpace/outsmart other racers due to my driving skills.

#4 Posted by JCGamer (666 posts) -

I might get this game when it gets really cheap. Is the ge any goo without the online stuff? I rarely play games online and its almost impossible to get together withy friends. Is it a good game on it's own or does the muliplayer make it good?

#5 Posted by Redbullet685 (6052 posts) -

I like the online, but I suck at it. Also, I get into a lot of laggy matches which ruins it.

#6 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -
@JCGamer said:
" I might get this game when it gets really cheap. Is the ge any goo without the online stuff? I rarely play games online and its almost impossible to get together withy friends. Is it a good game on it's own or does the muliplayer make it good? "
I've been getting my joy purely from singleplayer, and that can fun, yes. I'm just not clicking with the online though, maybe there is a steep learning curve?
#7 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1863 posts) -

It's great against people I know, and I've never ever been able to connect to a public matchmaking game. Doh...

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