Man this would be awesome! I'd love to jump into a game or two with you and get some pointers. I guess my only problem is I live in Japan so currently I'm... 13 hours ahead of east coast time which depending, is probably a really awkward time to start a game up. Might if we also use this to just ask questions? I've been playing bot games and trying to read up on guides and watch as many videos as I can to get a feel for it, but I'm still kinda lost on a few things.
I used to live in Japan so I totally get that. Feel free to ask away and I'll do what I can do answer them!
If you want, send me the match ID of one of your games and I can maybe find the time to record commentary for it. That way, you can still participate. It'll mean rewatching the whole match again but,if you have the patience I'd be happy to give it a shot.
Seriously, this is one of the most underappreciated games of this gen. While it doesn't quite rival the best the arcade racer genre has to offer, it's still a TON of fun. I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it and the PC version runs pretty well.
It's not quite the Ridge Racer you know, more of a cross between Split/Second and Flatout. I really highly recommend it to anyone with even a remote interest in racing games, especially if you take your racers less sim-y and more arcade-y.
Seriously, after the original trailer and now this, it's clear that these guys are really taking the 80s aesthetic to heart.
I've already pre-ordered my copy after having watched the odd bits of a video playthrough of the game online. From Terminator, the Transformers movie, Aliens, GI Joe and a plethora of other 80s touchstones, the game really goes all out in its references. Some done with a deft touch, others not so subtly. Regardless, the opening to the final mission was so absurd that I had to put money down. The game totally seems to match the tone of the marketing material they've put out so far which makes me very happy indeed.
Anyone else psyched for this? It looks like it'll play just like FC3 which, for me is an added bonus too.
@vitor: It might be. Although i am personally not against an extra program to handle the voice part of the equation. And if you can manage playing and giving hints, no reason not too. I have just found that i just miss to much or focus too much on my own play when i join.
Ye, you are right. I was just brainstorming and thinking back till years ago to what some groups did in Hon.
You're probably right. If people don't mind using an extra program, it's definitely the best way to do so. Otherwise I'll likely just be sat in mid at exp range and never last hitting as I wouldn't be able to focus on that and coaching simultaneously either. I mean, against normal levels bots that's not an issue, but being able to pay full attention to everyone is definitely better.
I'll be organising my first session sometime soon - got a sore throat right now so that's getting in the way but I'm hoping that won't last.
This is a pretty cool way to get people into the game. I appreciate it. My Steam username is Stri26
Glad to have one more on board!
I'll start the first session soon - just came down with a bad cold and sore throat so can't do anything proper as of right now. Hopefully I should be able to organise something before the weekend if all goes well.
@vitor: From what i have seen, having new people in a custom game and the more experienced players in the commentator slot so they can watch without any delay and directly comment on their actions and decisions seem to be the best way.
Not sure if it is best to just set up some moments during the week when this happens, and let people just be taught by whoever shows up or pair up certain people with certain coaches so there isn't an overlap in advice or a sense of progression for both parties.
Yeah, the issue with that though is that people can't hear you speak unless you organise a third party client like Skype or Vent and that seems like it might be a bit of a hassle for people. Plus, it might be more manageable for myself also if I'm playing mid and only have to talk 4 people through everything.
I don't think there's an issue with overlap,if anything, the repetition should help reinforce any of the 'lessons' you've learned. Not sure how feasible it is to only have 1 consistent coach per person, unless people are really willing to set up calendar dates and the like. It's a good idea, but may not be practical.