Quick Look: TrackMania United Forever
Thought this was going to be beta of TrackMania 2, then i realised as i started it that the beta ain't out until July but I guess it's nice that Jeff and Ryan finally come in contact of this series and might watch out the new game when it finally hits in september.
Is the video messed up? Whenever i hit about 22 minutes on it the bottom half does that whole weird compression thing, streaming and progressive. Disabling hardware acceleration did nothing to help, i'm on firefox 4 so yeah. Looks like a fun game, though i'll never play it myself
@Chavtheworld said:Yeah I just found it really coincidental because I recently (like, last week) downloaded the free version of this haha. I'm actually pretty excited for TrackMania 2 Canyon - and even more so for ShootMania <3Why a Trackmania QL now? Seems odd hahaEh, it's a slow week for game releases, so I'm not surprised. I've never actually seen what this game is, so I'm totally cool with a QL of it.
I actually did a doubletake on seeing a quicklook for Trackmania. Why now? Why not when TM United came out, or when the Forever stuff came out, or the Star edition stuff came out?Well, the game was released in '06. Giantbomb launched on '08. Maybe that's why.
Dear Giantbomb and viewers.
Trackmania is all about drifting. You are just not playing on high enough lvl (no bashing) and/or not on the fullspeed tracks. If you see high lvl trackmania, its always on fullspeed tracks and its all about drifting. Once you learn to drift right, its what all the game is about.
Some ppl have made a nice video of high lvl trackmania play called "Belgium will do it" http://vimeo.com/6128910
As you will find Jeff, if you play enough, you dont let off the gas, you just drift ;)
Trackmania is the best LAN-party game, especially if no one has played before. Its free, very easy setup and alot of premade tracks. The track editor is very easy to use, and with a little trial and error you can pretty fast learn to use all the tools (into movie, changing camera angles ect.)
Again this is not bashing, just a low lvl review of the game.
Awesome. I wish they would show more of the other environments. Island is by far my favorite. I also dig Desert, and to some extent, Bay. But Island is the superior environment. It's also fun to see how different people use the game! I don't ever touch random online servers, I only play custom tracks with friends. So yeah, the game has a built-in friends list and stuff like that. And usually I make tracks more than I race them. I swear I must've spent a couple hunred hours just making tracks, between TM Sunrise, United and Nations...
Now and then I'll feel creative but don't know what to pour it into, so I'll start up Trackmania and put on the Giant Bombcast and just spend two hours making yet another, insane Island track. Finish it up, try to beat my own gold time on it, then never touch it again. And just doing that is a hell lot of fun, for some reason!
I disagree! I think the best Stadium tracks are the ones that require proper speed management. The Stadium cars are the most "realistic" of the bunch, so they're well suited for more technical tracks. I, myself, am a huge fan of completely out of control insanity, though. That's why I mostly play Island tracks, or Stadium ones that use almost nothing but dirt tiles.
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